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Old 07-29-2008, 06:34 PM
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crappy, least the d00d who was involved also was cool about it and didn't do like most and flip out saying you did it. lol.
 
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:25 PM
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Sorry for your bad or good luck.

I have seen most of the wrecked Fit posted on here and sure get the feeling they can't take much of a hit.

20mph and it's totaled. WTF

My 99 Accord has been pounded 3 time by more than that in the rear and just has cosmetic damage.
 
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:02 PM
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cause they're made to... guess I haven't seen one totaled going 60+mph but I'd assume they'd still keep the cockpit/cargo area intact.
 
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by shazaam View Post
cause they're made to... guess I haven't seen one totaled going 60+mph but I'd assume they'd still keep the cockpit/cargo area intact.
Made to be TOTALED in a 20mph accident.. WOW interesting concept. Pretty pie in the sky way of looking at all that carnage.
 
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:12 PM
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iono lol. my lesabre withstood a 25-30ft light pole...dunno if I'd feel safe in the same situation with the fit. Well I would, just wouldn't wanna see the damage. His front end doesn't look that horribly bad though, IMO it's not totaled. Cause totaled ='s $12k+ worth of damage/the price of the vehicle...there's not that much damage. Granted there's no pic of the engine bay or underside but yea. The engineers did their job to keep one safe in an accident and from the threads about fits that have been in accidents, they've stood up perty good considering the limitations the fit provides for occupant safety(ie small, light material, etc..). and a 20mph hit is quite decent. Crumple zones also aren't in the rear...you got the bumber, the frame and your trunk...
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:17 AM
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Basically, the car is totaled because the frame is bent and could not be repaired. At 20mph, the impact felt a lot less than I expected. I did not experience any neck or back stiffness or pain at all, the airbag only deployed at the 1st stage, and I never made contact with it with my head. I don't know if I would feel as safe in a 60mph crash though. That said, I don't know how safe I would feel safe in anything in a 60mph crash.
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:13 AM
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that must have been a big trick to bend the frame at 20mph... still i think the fit held up well, protected the driver.... yes it sux to have a totaled car... but it did its job and kept you safe, there are some pictures on here from a while back, some morons in NYC stole a base and slammed it into an elevated train support at i beilve 65-70 mph.... car was a tangled mass of metal but everyone survived... had some pretty bad injurys but nothing they ddnt recover from... the Fit is really a very safe car and i feel very safe driving in it, although i am sick of morons almost crashing into me on an almost daily basis....
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:38 AM
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20mph is just an estimate. It happened so fast is is hard to say for sure. The truck I hit had one of those big brushguards on it. It only had a hubcap knocked off.
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:58 PM
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Where did you hit the truck? On the side, back, front? It's almost amazing that you survived hitting a duelie in such a little car! But looking at your car does give me pause...there are still a hell of a lot of big trucks and SUVs down here in Houston...
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:05 PM
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I hit on the driver's side front. He was pulling out across my lane.

Believe me, Dallas is the same as Houston. Mostly big trucks and SUV's. I have an F150 just because it's required here, but I usually (used to) drive my Honda everywhere.

The Fit is a safe car, and as soon as I can, I am going to buy another.
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cranky18 View Post
I hit on the driver's side front. He was pulling out across my lane.

Believe me, Dallas is the same as Houston. Mostly big trucks and SUV's. I have an F150 just because it's required here, but I usually (used to) drive my Honda everywhere.

The Fit is a safe car, and as soon as I can, I am going to buy another.
And his wheel cover fell off....and that's all....I slid into a Suburban in the back with my '96 Camry - I hit his trailer hitch. My hood bent, about $800 damage and I *think* I scratched his hitch a little...

You can probably put your Fit in the back of your truck, can't you???
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:41 PM
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And his wheel cover fell off....and that's all....I slid into a Suburban in the back with my '96 Camry - I hit his trailer hitch. My hood bent, about $800 damage and I *think* I scratched his hitch a little...

You can probably put your Fit in the back of your truck, can't you???
Actually, he was pulling a trailer that my Honda would have fit on. I don't know what he was doing at Sonic with a dual wheeled truck with a dual axle trailer. Amazing!
 
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I spent one school year in Denton. I lived on Louise Street, right off Bonnie Brae, and real close to the BEER BARN.


I must say, I did hate living there, although UNT is an awesome school (the only reason I was there). I ended up getting a great job I had to take, and never did finish that Master's degree....


I think I know the Sonic you are referring to. It was the very first Sonic I had ever been to!
 
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Denton is a great place to live. That Sonic was the ONLY Sonic in town up until the last 8- 10 years and now we have no less than 7.

Originally Posted by cranky18 View Post
Believe me, Dallas is the same as Houston. Mostly big trucks and SUV's. I have an F150 just because it's required here, but I usually (used to) drive my Honda everywhere.

The Fit is a safe car, and as soon as I can, I am going to buy another.
I just purchased my Fit a couple of months ago and have retired my truck to the driveway. One thing I've noticed is that it feels like the big trucks either don't see you or choose to ignore you because they are the bigger vehicle. Maybe that's just me.
 
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:41 PM
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[quote=fuzzyfowler;384498]Denton is a great place to live. That Sonic was the ONLY Sonic in town up until the last 8- 10 years and now we have no less than 7.


I agree, Denton is a good place to live.

The old Sonic was a "drive through" meaning you came in one side, and exited on the other (two drive approaches. At this one, the entrance and exit are on the same approach (dangerous).
 

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Hey bro,
I got an accident with my Fit on 16 Jul. Jul is not a good month for Fits. I was rearended by a GMC Yukon XL at 20MPH. The rear hatch, quarter panel and bumper was pulverized. Over $10k worth of damage. My fit was 7 months old with 14k miles on it. Paid $15.2k out the door and totalled claim return was $15.4k. Freakin' cool! It's still a b*tch to have to look for a car over the last two weeks. Around here in the bay area, there's a $2k mark up on all 4 cylinder Hondas. Fits are starting sale of $17k to $19k. I wasn't about to buy one for that much. Good luck to you on your next Fit.
 
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:19 PM
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ouch! dude that sucks sorry for your loss glad your ok tho
 
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Stupid Infinite scroll!!!
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by boon4376 View Post
omg accidents ALWAYS happen right after filling up with gas! Glad that you're ok!!
<sarcasm> You'd think someone up that high in a truck would be able to see good enough to know if it was a good time to merge into traffic </sarcasm>
​​​​before i bought by fit i had an 07 hyundai accent and i had just filled her up and didnt make it 5 miles and i got slammed into and it was totalled
 
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