::delurks a bit::
So, everyone around here knows I drive a Focus, which I loving refer to as
my baby pony, since the Mustang I wanted was cost prohibitive and shall
continue to be so for a few year... especially after yesterday. So I was
driving down the road, it was raining. The light was green, the woman in
front of me was not moving, I tried to stop, but sadly, my car did not. I
rear ended a Nissan Altima going probably 20 miles an hour. She hit the car
in front of her. That driver left. No damage. The Nissan wasn't so lucky.
The back end is destroyed and the back passenger tire is on a tilt. My car?
The airbags deployed (thus smashing my windshield), driver's side seatbelt
is fubar, and the bottom grill is bent... oh yes, and some paint transfer.
Thing was, it was raining out, and lightning something awful. So when the
burst of white hit me, I thought we got hit by lightning. And the dang
powder that pops up from the airbags smells like burning something, so I
immediately thought my car was on fire and jumped out. Then I realized I
hit something. The lady was alright (oddly calm though), I was super
apologetic, the cop was nice (all I got was a moving violation... sigh...
traffic school), but AAA took forever to come get my car. If it hadn't been
raining, my mom, who came up when I called her, would have driven it back
home, but since we didn't want the glass further going, we towed it...
At least I won't be SOL for a car. Here's where the Stang comes in.
Saturday we're driving up to Tampa to pick up my mom's new 05 Wrangler. we
were going to fly, but flying would be about 200 bucks, but renting a car
would be 60. she didn't want anything to do with the economy cars since my
mother refuses to drive anything that's not a V8 save for my car and now her
new Jeep (the Wrangler is a real stretch for her... being an inline 6... my
dad spoiled her with big engines) . So we looked up rental cars, and Hertz
has a Mustang (or comparable) in the standard section. That's what we're
going to go pick up this afternoon. So I'm really hoping its the Mustang...
Funny... this Jeep was a spur of the moment thing. She just decided to get
it. It was either a Jeep or a Mustang GT. So, once again, we shall own
three cars: The Land Yacht, the Focus, and now a Jeep.
Anyway, the moral of the story is... aside from going slower in the rain....
I'll never buy a Japanese car. never never never never. Heck, if I did
that... dad would get up out of his grave and smack me around some...
Between my brother's Corvette, boat and jetskis, the Jeep, and me trashing
someone else's car, he's got to be turning.... all the men in the family,
save my bro, their blood runs ford blue. I wonder if he'd approve of an
Aston Martin.... oh, and btw, I've got pictures of the damage:
cheers and be careful out there,
patricia and the tankish focus.