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Old 01-13-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default My turn with bad luck

Coming home this evening, ended up having the front end meet a deer. From the looks of it, the hood, grill, and passenger side head light will need to be replaced. And the driver's side quarter panel will need to be resshaped just a bit. Didn't pop the hood to take a peek, afraid I won't be able to close it.

Even at 5-10 mph, the hood and grill is a total loss. Keep that in mind everyone.

At least the front bumper just needs a good buffing and maybe some paint. No damage to that. The damn thing did put a hole in my license plate with it's hoof though.

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Old 01-13-2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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At least you weren't hurt, that's the main thing. The hood and grille on the Astra and most Euro cars are designed to crumple to protect pedestrians, (too bad they work for deer too).

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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back in 1981, we attended a wedding in smooth rock falls, ontario. on the saturday morning a datsun 260z drove into the gas station at the hotel site. the driver had struck a moose broadside. the roof was literally peeled, the windshield crushed as was the hood. the car was probably a write-off but the driver was uninjured, yet he was still able to drive the vehicle.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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Oh ive had 2 accidents with my astra already in 5 months.... first one was two weeks after i got it... A lady purposely ran into me because i would not let her cut me off, exiting a shopping center. The next accident was i hit a inch thick rubber mud flap off a semi truck going 70mph. put a gash in my door and scratched both bumpers. Insurance is paying for my grill, hood, bumper, fender, door, and rear bumper to be repainted but honestly bad luck.

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