This incident occured while en route to my
girlfriends' place. I was *almost* there; the last curve in fact. And
there she was...running full speed ahead. Big deer. I'll never know who
was more surprised. I doubt very much she survived the impact. I did
though; and so did my Neon.
It seemed a more violent impact than the
pictures indicate; the change in my coin holder was scattered all over the
console. I remember being surprised that the headlight was still working;
let alone pointing in the right direction. Right now I'm getting estimates
on the repair; and the insurance co. will come out and take a look at it
and give me their appraisal.
The estimate for this little altercation is a
whopping $1,1161.81. The shop I'm going to (Karl Mey's; rte 130) is
involved in a program with the insuance company (New Jersey
Manufacturers) in which the two of them work
out the paperwork, etc. and I just wait for the check :) So far so
Well the repair is all lined up...the car goes
under the knife on 2/8 and will be out of service for about three days.
Tune in then for the final update!
2/11/99Noon. The repair is about
done. I will be picking up the car about 7:30 - and the saga will be over!
I will post pics of the new hood here; mostly for the new sailboat
The car is BACK!!!! Looks shiny & good as
new..with the *original* Plymouth badge used in 1995. They had pulled
thecorrect number to use off theVIN. The sailboat has been around much
longer so it is the one specified in the parts listing. Due to carbon
build up (start, run 10 ft, stop, start, repeat) the car wouldn't idle,
stalled out and set the check engnie light. Let it run a bit, disconnected
the battery to clear the code, and then all was fine.
The saga is DONE!!!!!!!