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        09-11-2012, 06:08 PM
      #1981
    Green Broke
    Oh I wish I would have gotten pictures of the inside of her car. Because she hit mostly her passenger side to my driver side the entire front of her car was sitting in her passenger seat. If she had had a passenger they would not have had legs left. She was lucky that she was a tiny lady otherwise she would have had damage as well to her legs. It wasn't as severe on the drivers side but it was still pushed in. I know the front end is supposed to crumple to absorb some of the impact but I'm pretty sure it's not ment to go all the way into the front seats. And we don't know how fast exactly she was going as the cop was trying to blame me for everything. The witness behind said she was going at least 50 as that is what she was going and she wasn't catching up, so she could have been going faster. My vehicle didn't budge. I saw it coming and for some stupid reason held on the brake. I think that is what caused my herniated discs, the impact of everything being compressed together. I also have a wonderful separation in my spine that the doctors have advised me to never go skiing again.

    But on another note has anyone studies molecular genetics because it's kinda confusing me right now. So many different terms yet they are so much alike.
         
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        09-11-2012, 06:16 PM
      #1982
    Green Broke
    I, of course, wouldn't mind a moderately sized ute so that my little car wouldn't get covered in hay and I could pull a float... but there is no way I could afford one! So if those more well-off people can afford to run such a huge car... well good luck to them!

    I pay about $10 per 100km in my car, which is a really efficient 1.3L manual. When I hired a small SUV (Ford Territory) it was using about double my petrol without a float, and about triple with one. Double my petrol costs now... well that would literally not be possible! Not to mention higher registration fees, higher costs for parts like tyres.

    So I don't know, I love my little car, probably its not the safest of cars but it's got airbags and can fit practically anywhere, and the boot is just big enough to fit two bales of hay in, which is pretty cool, considering my car is about the size of a matchbox.
         
        09-11-2012, 06:19 PM
      #1983
    Green Broke
    So wait...you were at a stop light? And she was going 50? And they tried to blame you for it? Wth?


    Hmmmmm that's wierd that it crumpled that much....i wonder what model she had.....



    Can't help you with all the genetics stuffs...i have noooo idea haha
         
        09-11-2012, 06:24 PM
      #1984
    Green Broke
    Haha my car had a gremlin. It would try to start itself in the winter and it didn't work below 40 degress which is basically 6 months out of the year.

    You also have to remember gas mileage in the states is much different than overseas. The green movement here has made gas mileage faulter and maintain low numbers and driven up the price of oil to make more people want to buy electric or other alternative vehicles. I wont fall for their crap so I will continue to buy large vehicles until they remove semis and other large vehicles from the road so small cars are safe.

    Plus when we can easily get over 100 inches of snow in one winter a car wont get you to far when it's stuck lol.

    I get about 27mpg with my SUV it has a 2.4l engine and I want to say 5 speed transmission with the option to lock it into 4x4. It maintains the AWD which if anyone knows anything about them they are not all wheel drive they are turn whatever tires we feel like turning but it sure as hell isnt going to be 4 at a time.

    Tires are pretty average, shouldn't cost anymore than the tires for my car did. So far my year of car payments plus gas have been less than my year of repairs plus gas for my car were since that stupid thing got 12 mpg in the winter and I am not kidding, it had serious issues.
         
        09-11-2012, 06:27 PM
      #1985
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roperchick    
    so wait...you were at a stop light? And she was going 50? And they tried to blame you for it? Wth?


    Hmmmmm that's wierd that it crumpled that much....i wonder what model she had.....



    Can't help you with all the genetics stuffs...i have noooo idea haha
    I had just turned 21 and the lady and the cop was older. She never even got a ticket for it and the cop wrote in the police report that there was minimal damage and no airbags deployed...yea....

    That was in 2010 so I think it was the 2010 year since she was driving a company car for AAA insurance....seriously....

    I'll admit I was livid, I completely lost my temper with that one but really my jeep had just got out of the repair shop the month before from when some guy had a seziure and hit it while it was parked outside my house.
         
        09-11-2012, 06:59 PM
      #1986
    Green Broke
    Wow. That car has some bad juju going! Jeesh I would be pissed too....oh wait I just had to buy a new tire 3 months after getting a brand new one! I know how you feel (even though mine was a fraction of yours haha)

    I've heard alot of bad stuff about 2009-2010 models. So maybe it was just a crap car.
         
        09-11-2012, 07:07 PM
      #1987
    Green Broke
    Possibly, my family has always owned fords so I certainly love them. But I also drove an escape for a week during the first repair and I didn't like how it drove. Very stiff, boxy feeling. Didn't like the steering or all around handling. I also got to drive the Nissan Rouge, 2010 Dodge Ram, and while my breifly owned impala was dying I was given a 05 Saab, Chevy Cobalt, and then finally given my saturn. Out of all those I like the Rouge the best. It had the best acceleration, steering, handling, braking, and all around balance on turns.

    Hated the Ram. Biggest pile of crap ever. It had a v6 in a full size pickup that did 0 to 60 in 12 hours, seriously. Little old people would pass me on the interstate. Got good gas mileage though but seriously lacked in power. I would never even tow a little boat behind let alone a horse trailer.

    The Saab was also great. Loved the handling but then again it was not an American engineered car.

    And yes the jeep was cursed, it is no longer with me. It died at 52,000 miles. Pretty pathetic.
         
        09-11-2012, 07:26 PM
      #1988
    Green Broke
    Hmmm I've always thought mine had great handling.

    I used to drive my dads '99 dodge durango....that thing had the worst turning. I would turn the weel 2 full rotations to get around a "curve" in the road...horrid handling...

    Then my '02 mazda 626 I have to manhandle n put all 125lbs against to turn...i tell ya when I get back into my escape with its pinky turning after manhandling the mazda for a day...feels like a dream haha


    But I agree with the dodge comment. I had a '06 ram 1500 that thing was crap. It handled good, got good gas mileage, but we couldnt even pull our little dump trailer without the truck getting pulled from one side of the lane to the other....worst. Towing. Ever.



    But my ford F350 and my ford escape are my fav out of everything I've driven.
         
        09-11-2012, 07:34 PM
      #1989
    Green Broke
    I had an 03 Ford Sport Trac and I miss that thing everyday. I beat the crap out of it and so the whole front suspension almost fell off at 80,000 miles, oops, seriously the dealership couldn't believe I made it in but you couldn't get that thing stuck in snow if you tried. The best 4x4 I've ever driven.

    And now the bf has an 04 F150 and I love it already. I'm definitely a Ford person but I just don't like those escapes, but hey I might not hate them so much if one didn't try to kill me lol.

    Sooooo who went and put statistics in my Anthropology class????
         
        09-11-2012, 07:34 PM
      #1990
    Green Broke
    A 2.4L engine isn't very big for a big car though right?

    I looked online and apparently I get about 34 mpg so I guess there isn't a huge difference?

    Here it costs a fair bit more to register bigger cars, and tyres seem to be much more expensive. Who knows though.

    I was hit at traffic lights once too... although the other (drunk) driver was only going about 50km/h. Wrote off my car And the guy just got up and walked away.
         

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