bpd1151 Posted June 25, 2017 Report Share Posted June 25, 2017 Well, we knew it would happen eventually, and surprised it didn't occur sooner, however, youngest of three was in the car with Mom, driving back from a Dr. appointment last week, and it happened. She got into an accident, rear-ended a big 'ol 2011 Chevy Suburban. No real damage to the Chevy other than cosmetic, however the 2006 Nissan Altima we purchased used, is being totalled out as a complete loss, due to age of vehicle, mileage, and extent of damage incurred to same. Funny, because even though she slid literally right under the Chevy and completely cleared the front bumper of the Nissan, it sheared the engine hood, and pushed back the radiator, the head lights, and a few other ancilliary parts, horizintally atop the engine itself. Both airbags deployed, so windshield took a $h!t too. Luckily no one was hurt, and I think a combination of things contributed to the collision. Driver inexperience. The road was slick as it just had started to rain. The tires on the car, although decent tread and were installed new last Spring (taken off in the Winter for Bridgstone Blizzaks) they weren't (I learned afterwards) the greatest tire for wet weather traction. Luckily speeds were less than 30mph, so all in all, could've been a lot worse. And there she goes, off to the junk yard, or in this case our mechanic, as there were many new parts on the car and he plans on scavenging them off of it as he sees fit..... So, moving along, Wife and I have been scrambling between both of our hectic work schedules, to try and perform some car shopping. We ended up purchasing a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, Metallic Red, Tan interior, w/ quite literally every available option possible, including the Technology Pkg and Panoramic Sky Roof/Sun Roof. Kick @$$ mid-size car to be honest. I'm really impressed. 16v 2.4L inline 4cyl. A reasonable 185hp & 178tq. 18k on the odometer. 26mpg City, and 37mpg Highway. The laden. Dare I say it appears has more tech than our beloved SHO's. Spent all of Saturday performing a full, infamous bpd car show style detail on her, inside and out. She cleaned up well and looks awfully purdy. Wife is happy, as the Nissan was her principal driver due to all the call-ins she has, and this new to us replacement will fit the bill quite nicely, as the creature comforts were/are important to her, as is/was the gas mileage. So a chaotic incident, resulted in turning out the best in the end. Will provide pics in the next post due to size limitations in/on this community...... tokyorick79 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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