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A Thing Happened Today

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ccap41    1,235

Some broad blew through a red light as I had a green. Plowed her going 40-45mph. Luckily both parties were okay aaaand I had a witness who was behind her and saw her blow the light. 

Good night Roxy, you treated me well. 

I apologize for the sideways pictures.. they're not sideways on my phone. I even tried rotating them and saving them.. 

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ccap41    1,235

She definitely did do her job. 

But after all of those times I've ragged on government forcing stupid safety regulations and over looking crash ratings.. I have to tip my cap to Ford and the ole Govnt. Just a sore back and walked away from it. 

I also didn't realize I had knee air bags..neat.

 

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Guest William   
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Just be sure to watch your back over the next several weeks and don't sign anything with the insurance company until you are sure you have no further issues

My son thought he was fine with minor back injuries after an accident, and then spent the better part of a year in physical therapy.

And you have my deepest condolences on Roxy.  Last time I was in a Ford dealer they had one silver like that, sweetly detailed and smiling at me as I walked by.  She was quite a looker, right up until the very end....

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Frisky Dingo    635

Damn, dude. That sucks.

 

Glad you're okay. You should have gone to get checked out afterwards. Far too often signs of serious injury don't really manifest until hours later or maybe even the next day. It's far better to be safe than it is sorry. Especially if it's not your fault. If nothing else, they probably would give you some muscle relaxers and good pain meds to help you through the next few days. The next day is always the worst. You'll be feeling it tomorrow, trust me.

 

Make sure you give us reviews of your rental. :D

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Stew    352

Dude that sucks, but you are okay and that is the important thing.  THought I was going to get it today myself when a car decided to use a turn lane to pass me (they had to be doing 70+ in a 45) on a 2 lane with traffic coming the other direction. 

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oldshurst442    1,048

Shyyyyte dude!!!

Im sorry to hear of your accident. And that was a biiiig accident. It looks like a severe impact even though both vehicles saved the lives of all parties involved.

Im sure glad you are alright though.

Roxy is a goner though. I guess. That sucks as I was happy that you were a Ford owner. Hopefully you get your ass in another Ford???!!!

To tell you the truth, I dont like the new face of the Escape. I much prefer Roxy's.

Then again, the Edge is one beauty of an SUV. That face looks awesome on the Edge.

Then there is the new Fusion. 2.7Ecoboost. I can hear it calling your name.

PS: Ford is an official sponsor of our beloved Dallas Cowboys...

Image result for dallas cowboys sponsors

 

 

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ccap41    1,235
54 minutes ago, Stew said:

Dude that sucks, but you are okay and that is the important thing.  THought I was going to get it today myself when a car decided to use a turn lane to pass me (they had to be doing 70+ in a 45) on a 2 lane with traffic coming the other direction. 

Jesus. Some people are just ridiculous. That's pretty scary. 

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ccap41    1,235
18 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Shyyyyte dude!!!

Im sorry to hear of your accident. And that was a biiiig accident. It looks like a severe impact even though both vehicles saved the lives of all parties involved.

Im sure glad you are alright though.

Roxy is a goner though. I guess. That sucks as I was happy that you were a Ford owner. Hopefully you get your ass in another Ford???!!!

To tell you the truth, I dont like the new face of the Escape. I much prefer Roxy's.

Then again, the Edge is one beauty of an SUV. That face looks awesome on the Edge.

Then there is the new Fusion. 2.7Ecoboost. I can hear it calling your name.

PS: Ford is an official sponsor of our beloved Dallas Cowboys...

Image result for dallas cowboys sponsors

 

 

Haha yes Ford does have their name on "our" stadium! 

I'm usually fine getting an opportunity to buy another car but I was actually really content with what I had and I was just trying to pay her off so I could buy a second vehicle as a toy.. and trying to eliminate debt to buy a house more importantly. 

The car definitely did its job. Again, I've always given companies a hard time in gaining weight and adding bull$h! safety stuff..but it might have just saved two lives or at the very least injuries. I walked away scratchless. Just a little sore. 

Nooooo clue what I want to replace her with yet. Sometimes I think cheap and owe very little and pay it off quick then other times I still want an ATS 2.0T. Which isn't expensive but I'd still borrow 15k most likely, depending what their insurance company gives me. 

I'd LOVE and MKC 2.3 in their deep purple but those are still 25-28k. The perfect vehicle would be a Chevy SS or a JGC SRT. VEEEEEE EEIIIGGGHTTTTT! No coupes.. not yet in life. Maybe a focus ST but I'm not sure if I want to daily a manual trans again(lazy...I know). GTI is a sweet car. A buddy of mine has a '12 GTI with the DSG and love it. Frisky loves his as well. Sounds kind of dumb but laying the .50-.70 premium for premium gas negates all fuel savings of the small car though..

I feel so clueless now that I have an opportunity to get something else. Lol 

we need a dream garage thread for 15-20k cars. LOL

This one is $24,xxx with 54k miles. 

Roxy was about a week away from creating 60,000 miles. 

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oldshurst442    1,048

You owe money on it....

That sucks. I hope you get enough insurance money from her that you could pay her off. There was a thread a couple of days ago about being upside down....so buy cheap to pay off quickly...

You are still young, you got time...you could buy that car you always wanted later on in life.

Yeah yeah...YOLO.

Hey...its not as if you didnt own a killer Mustang just a few years ago. LOL

You are a fit young lad, I assume. You still have a life time ahead of you...make the right financial choices now, and you will be laughing all the way to the bank later...PATIENCE is what humanity needs to re-learn today.

Hey...if all things go our way...we live until 80...make right financial decisions now and enjoy your toys at 50...

Like I said, Im assuming you are a fit young lad...at 50 you probably would still look and feel like you are 30...

Catch my drift?

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ocnblu    776

Oy, not cool.  Take as much time as you can figuring out what you want to move on to.  I kept my rebound car 3 munts and I bought it brand new.

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oldshurst442    1,048

PSS:

I reread what I wrote...I did not want to sound like a condescending prick when I referred to you as still owning money on it and it sucking...

What I meant was, that it sucked you getting into a car accident and totalling your car BEFORE you got a chance to pay her off...

With that being said...buy yourself a car/cuv/suv that fits your family needs now that does not stray far off from what you originally had as a plan when you bought your FORD....Escape...

And yes....house budget and house money for mortgage comes waaaay before extravagant car purchases...whether its a Cadillac ATS or VW GTI...

Get yourself another Escape...new or used or that $24 000 used Lincoln, if that Lincoln does not break your bank account for your house plans that you had...

8 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Oy, not cool.  Take as much time as you can figuring out what you want to move on to.  I kept my rebound car 3 munts and I bought it brand new.

Sound advice!!!

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ccap41    1,235

Oh I owe way less than I'll get. I owe 9300-9500. I know I'll get more than that, easily. Just is it enough to get something I want..? Last I looked it "booked" for 15-16k. 

Oh olds, I definitely didn't think you meant anything in a condescending way. I knew what you mean/meant. 

Which is why it sucks I just totaled it because I was doing well paying it off quickly. And now I'll likely end up with less car for similar money.. 

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Intrepidation    848

AH, the old C&G Curse strikes again. Credit to the crash structures and safety systems modern cars have though. The passenger compartment looks undamaged, the crash structure absorbed all of the impact.

Now if you (or that Caravan driver) had been in a Chevy Venture for example...

 

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ccap41    1,235
1 hour ago, Intrepidation said:

AH, the old C&G Curse strikes again. Credit to the crash structures and safety systems modern cars have though. The passenger compartment looks undamaged, the crash structure absorbed all of the impact.

Now if you (or that Caravan driver) had been in a Chevy Venture for example...

 

Jeeeeeez! Exactly why I'm so impressed with how far safety has come. 

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ocnblu    776

A 2017 Escape SE 4WD isn't too much money, around $28k MSRP and you can get discounts off of that.

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ccap41    1,235
19 hours ago, ocnblu said:

A 2017 Escape SE 4WD isn't too much money, around $28k MSRP and you can get discounts off of that.

The Titanium package spoiled me too much to get another Escape with less features..

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ocnblu    776

WELL excuuuuuse me, Mr. Baller!  :AH-HA:

Good luck in the search.

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Drew Dowdell    5,164
8 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

For the love all things sacred, do NOT buy another soulless CUV. You're a young single male, for krisesakes.

He's not single.... His girlfriend is already picking out houses.

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ccap41    1,235
17 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

For the love all things sacred, do NOT buy another soulless CUV. You're a young single male, for krisesakes.

Yeah I have noooo clue what I want to get to replace the ole girl. 

My short list has consisted of: ATS 2.0T, MKC(they're a little more pricey still), GTI mk7, Focus ST, ILX, CX5 and Mazda 3 possibly.. all depends what the insurance company will give me though. I owe 9300-9500 yet. If you feel the want to sell your GTI..let me know.. lol 

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Frisky Dingo    635
6 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Yeah I have noooo clue what I want to get to replace the ole girl. 

My short list has consisted of: ATS 2.0T, MKC(they're a little more pricey still), GTI mk7, Focus ST, ILX, CX5 and Mazda 3 possibly.. all depends what the insurance company will give me though. I owe 9300-9500 yet. If you feel the want to sell your GTI..let me know.. lol 

Come see me, I'll whore out a GTI for you. I can sell you a new one for less than I'd need for mine, lol.

I think you would love the new Sport. Has Performance Pkg and Lighting Pkg standard, unique wheels, etc. If I were buying one over again, I'd get a Sport.

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ccap41    1,235
26 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

Come see me, I'll whore out a GTI for you. I can sell you a new one for less than I'd need for mine, lol.

I think you would love the new Sport. Has Performance Pkg and Lighting Pkg standard, unique wheels, etc. If I were buying one over again, I'd get a Sport.

I absolutely want the lighting package. What's included in the performance package? Aaaaaand, most importantly, what do these cost..?

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