I hate car accidents they slow things down and make life harder. With a good insurance agency though accidents are easier to take care of. I have been in multiple accidents and none of them were my fault.
This is how I felt in driving school. We practiced our turning and sign obedience in fixed vehicles. Now schools have high-tech driving simulators that blow my mind. http://www.crossroadsdrivertraining.com/driver_training.html
Car accidents don't necessarily mean the end of your car. If you know a good collision repair man then your car can last for a long time after its expected life. Even in the event of an accident it can last for quite some time.
Auto repairs are something that when finished and payed for relieve a lot of stress. My car has been usually noisy lately and it is kind of embarrassing. I worry how much it will cost and when I will have time to take it in though. I can't wait for that stress release though.
Some people really like cars, they have seen them on the streets and think that it would be fun to learn how to fix them. I was raised with cars, molded by them. I fix cars because it is who I am, not because I necessarily enjoy it.