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1/25/99
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.
Update 1/27/99
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 good...

Update 1/28/99
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!
Update 2/11/99
Noon. 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 ornament.
Update 2/12/99

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!!!!!!!

In case you're wondering; the top center picture is the passenger side headlamp assembly. One of the mounting arms broke off. Sure hope the hood keeps rain outta there..

Last updated 3/22/99 
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