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So I'm going down the road with a green light on my side. This Corolla thinks that she has a green arrow (coming the opposite way). I T-boned her at about 50. I had both seat belts on and I was able to "walk" away. My neck was sore, so as I precaution I went to the hospital for x-rays. I was sent home later that day. I'll post pictures tonight (the car not the xrays). The car's safety feature did what they were supposed to. I hit my left knee on the dash but nothing a little time won't cure. The Escort is totalled. The front end was shorten by a few inches and it was leaking all of its fluids. The hilarious part is that both headlights didn't break. The radiator and oil pan didn't make it but the headlights and the Millen grille made it thru. Sucks thou, new cv joints and brakes all the way around, less than two months ago. The clutch has less than 10K on it. No matter what I get for it, I'll never be able to replace it. Lesson: wear your seatbelts! That wreck was less than 2 miles from my house.
 

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They say most wrecks are with in a few miles of your house and dammit if that isn't so true.
PS: Get that highly rare RMM grill off the car.
 

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sorry to hear that your car was wrecked, but glad to hear you are ok for the most part.

I agree, get that RMM grill off the car ASAP.
 

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Not to be a vulture, sorry about the accident and hope you don't end up with any post trauma aches and pains.....

But yeah. The RMM grill. Interested. ;)
 

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So good so far and the grill is spoken for. I hit at the perfect angle for the safety equipment I had. I didn't even have a seat belt welt. It was pretty much the same aches that I had when I did a tandom parachute jump. I think my neck hurt more that time. I'm going to see a chiropractor this week just to be sure (and so I set off the great chiropractor vs physio therapy disscusion, lol).
 

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GOOD LORD! I hate to say it, but that's more than just a few inches! That is PUSHED back! I can't believe your grill survived that hit. Are you going to look for another EGT?
 

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Dave94LX said:
GOOD LORD! I hate to say it, but that's more than just a few inches! That is PUSHED back! I can't believe your grill survived that hit. Are you going to look for another EGT?
I had it for 7 years and it served me well. I have a 2003 Accord so I'll keep my eye out for another. It's a shame thou, I had the Corksport short shifter, the springs and shocks, the Protege mirrors, new headliner, perfect seats, EGT floor mats (new on eBay) and new CV joints and new brakes (two months ago). The only thing that didn't work was the cruise. I swear it drove like it was only a 5 year old car. After that hit, I think I'll be looking for something with an air bag.
 

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sucks to hear, but damn! that thing looks like it held up really well for t boning her at 50! escort powa!

and it's always kinda been a pet peeve of mine, the whole "most wrecks happen within a few miles of your home" thing. well OF COURSE THEY DO! the majority of your driving is within a few miles of your home so logically so are most of your wrecks.

good luck with finding a replacement gt. lol i was driving through burger king the other day and the guy working there complimented me on my gt (which is in only average shape with 200k miles on it now). he said he was looking for one for such a long time, he just gave up and bought a zx2. don't settle like he did!

you have any pics of the other car?
 

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damn thats a shame to see a egt all crashed like that i never see them anywhere i only seen like 2 others in life including the one i own. damn sorrry bout the loss best of luck to u finding another when i found mine it looked ready for the junk yard its ran like shit and drove like shit but its turning into a jem now hopefully you run into another egt, goodluck.
 

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It's a shame you're on the east coast. there are at least 5 for sale on the west coast (wa, or, ca)
 

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Glad to see you came out alright. That amazes me, though, that the RMM grille and headlights came out intact.
 
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