Just want to share my first official day of owning this car, it was a day to remember.. WARNING, pictures are graphic
So I finally purchased the car and drove it off the lot at 12:30pm this past Saturday. The following Sunday I was driving to the lake for my niece's birthday party. Had the cruise control on, enjoying my drive in my brand new car and a dog decided to ruin my day (and the dog's as well I'm sure) and ran onto the highway right in front of me. I hit the dog of course and I checked my mirrors to see where the dog rolled out and if it was still alive and on the road and I didn't see anything. I pulled the car over to see the damage it did and saw that the dog was inside the car! She was standing on the plastic undercarriage cover thing in between the bumper and the radiator (pics below)! I kinda freaked out and wasn't too sure what to do with a live dog stuck inside my car, so I called the sheriff's office and they came to check it out and he proceeded to call animal control AND the firemen so that they could cut my bumper in half and then animal control could grab it in case it was mad and wanted to bite someone. So we got tired of waiting for them to arrive so he took out a little saw he had on his knife and proceeded to cut a couple pieces off of the bumper to slide the dog out. The dog had a cut on its side so there was a bit of blood, when it got out of the car it walked around and went and laid down by the side of the road. It looked like it was about a 30lb dog, the bumper is completely gone, the assembly that holds the radiator and the headlights got bent in so that the radiator is about an inch or less away from the engine now and the headlights point about 10ft in front of the car. The car still runs amazingly, I still love driving it even with a busted bumper Can't wait to get it fixed and brand new again. So while the deputy was cutting my bumper up, a firework stand about half a mile down the road caught on fire and the fireworks were all starting to blow up, so the deputy left me without writing a case or a report or anything for me to give the insurance company (luckily Geico isn't requiring me to have one). So I finally made it to the lake with my friend and his two jet skis. We get the jet skis in the water and discover one of them is sinking! We put the trailer back in the water and try to drive the ski onto it to drain the water and realize the steering cable has come loose, so every time I hit the throttle I go in a nice circle to the left. His ski was working, for the time, and he went out on the lake to give it a good run. While he was out there one of the spark plugs fouls and he's stuck in the middle of the lake for a few hours. We finally make it back and go home. Day complete. If you made it through this post, thanks for listening!