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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661

    @grahampeters said: G'day

    When I lived in England, my employers had a run of car accidents, all involving deer strikes. For a few months it seemed that it was the only damage that befell our fleet, which excited interest from our motor insurers.

    Remarkable how much damage an animal can cause, even if not huge. I hit a rabbit on the Yorkshire Moors and it ripped out the whole of the wheel arch liner and sundry components on my Mercedes - about GBP1,000. Judy and I joked that he must have had Semtex in his pockets, given the extent of damage.

    Conversely I hit a kangaroo at the bottom of its bounce, so it was close to the ground. Car was thrown around a bit as it rolled under the car, but minimal damage. Bizarrely, it hopped off into the distance. I would not want to hit one when it was at the top of its bounce as they, especially plains males, can be very large. I had a very near miss last year where I really tested the brakes.

    A long time ago, dad hit a wombat which ripped the front wheel off his Renault 16; they are like short concrete bollards on legs.

    The car definitely looks very second hand and the apparent upper body damage is not good news. It really is pleasing to see that the airbags did their stuff.

    Cheers

    Graham

    Love it. It's not everyday That I read about hitting kangaroos or wombats with a car. :) Always enjoy your posts Graham. :)

    Bob

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457

    My car was declared a total loss. Initital estimate was ~$15k to fix and I suspect there was more hidden damage. I lose the insurance rental on Friday, so I need to find a new ride SOON.

    I will most likely get another Subaru and am leaning toward a 2015 Forester 2.5i Touring. I liked my Impreza Sport Limited, but would like a bigger cargo area. I would have liked to wait for the 2015 Outbacks to arrive before making a decision, but I can't wait until mid to late July.

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,583

    @dcm61 said: My car was declared a total loss. Initital estimate was ~$15k to fix and I suspect there was more hidden damage. I lose the insurance rental on Friday, so I need to find a new ride SOON.

    I will most likely get another Subaru and am leaning toward a 2015 Forester 2.5i Touring. I liked my Impreza Sport Limited, but would like a bigger cargo area. I would have liked to wait for the 2015 Outbacks to arrive before making a decision, but I can't wait until mid to late July.

    G'day

    Glad to hear that it is a write off. Looked like a lot of damage.

    You could do worse than taking a longish term rental from a local second or third tier rental firm. We have something like "Rent a Wreck" her but the actual cars hired are 2-3 year old and in decent condition. If you just ned to buy yourself some time whilst making a decision, this is very appealing.

    Cheers

    Graham

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391

    Yeah, I agree. If you can buy yourself some time, you'll be happier with your decision in the long run! Unless, of course, you're completely sold on the Forester, in which case now is as good of a time as any (assuming you can get the options/trim you want).

    I certainly understand the time crunch; I experienced that with the demise of our '96 Outback. While I felt like our replacement vehicle was a reasonable approximation of what we wanted, it certainly represented a compromise.

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457

    Picked up my new Burnished Bronze 2015 Forester 2.5i Touring this afternoon. :smile:

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391

    @dcm61 said: Picked up my new Burnished Bronze 2015 Forester 2.5i Touring this afternoon. :smile:

    That's great, Dave! Sounds like a nice color to me. The only downside I can see is that, with a Touring model, you're surely stuck with the automatic (CV) transmission. Steer clear of intersecting trajectories with this one, will ya?! :p

  • jfljfl Posts: 1,346

    Dave, congrats on the new wheels.

    Just rotated my tires the other day. Waxed the rims inside and out too.

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457

    Thanks Wes and jfl.

    Well, the love affair didn't last very long. ;) Drove into a BMW dealer with 67 miles on the odometer and drove out with a 428i xDrive convertible. Really, I did. :)

    Also drove an Audi A5 2.0T Quattro convertible, Mercedes C350 coupe, Lexus IS 250 convertible, BMW 428i xDrive coupe, BMW 435i coupe.

    BMW had an Un4Gettable Test Drive Event to introduce the 4 series and compare them against some competitors.

    Drove out with a 2015 Subaru Forester with 67 miles, with no regrets. B)

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457

    @xwesx said: That's great, Dave! Sounds like a nice color to me. The only downside I can see is that, with a Touring model, you're surely stuck with the automatic (CV) transmission. Steer clear of intersecting trajectories with this one, will ya?! :p

    I may be in the minority, but I like the CVT transmission.

    I got the Burnished Bronze because the deer fur will blend in; it stood out too much on a red car. lol

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391
    edited June 2

    @dcm61 said: Oh No! Another deer attack.

    Hahhahahahaha! Dave, you are on a serious roll! As far as the CVT goes, there's nothing wrong with it aside from it still being an automatic; I simply prefer manual. :p

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    edited June 3

    @dcm61 said: Picked up my new Burnished Bronze 2015 Forester 2.5i Touring this afternoon. :smile:

    Very nice Dave. :) I think you will be very happy with the Forester. Does it have navigation? What dealer did you get it from?

    BTW, you're not the only one who likes CVTs. ;)

    Bob

  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,924
    edited June 4

    Dave, glad to see no one was hurt in the deer strike, congratulations and good luck with the new forester.

    Cheers Pat..

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457

    @rsholland said: Very nice Dave. I think you will be very happy with the Forester. Does it have navigation? What dealer did you get it from?

    No, it does not have navigation or Eyesight, but does have HIDs, Keyless Access/Start, 18" rims, Harman Kardon speakers, etc. Got it from Rafferty Subaru.

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457
    edited June 5

    @hondafriek said: Dave, glad to see no one was hurt in the deer strike, congratulations and good luck with the new forester.

    Cheers Pat..

    Thanks Pat. And very belated condolences on your loss of Mac.

  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,732

    Catching up after another long hiatus from the boards. Dave: Sorry to hear about your conflict with Bambi, but it sounds like you have a nice new ride. You did have me going for a bit with the BMW post, and I had to read it twice before I laughed!

    Speaking of Bambi, I have (had?) the nicest line of Hosta plants along the driveway, and this morning they were gone! I got sloppy with my application of Liquid Fence, and the herd staged a stealth attack overnight.

  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457

    Yeah, it was weird driving into the dealership with a brand new car.

    Opening Father's Day weekend ... Revenge of the Herds. See movie listings for locations and times.

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391

    I love Hostas; they make a great ground cover around ornamental trees, etc. No luck with that sort of thing in these parts, though. I have to wonder if the moose would bother...? Probably - they're spiteful that way!

    What is this "liquid fence?" Is it garden-safe? Effective?

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,004

    The deer love them in the UP too, but mostly they love my neighbor's garden more.

    In topical news, I no longer own a Subaru. We've downsized to one car, an '09 Grand Caravan.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391

    That's sad, Steve. It was nice knowing you! :p

    In topical news.... your honorary membership starts now! B)

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