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The Fez is no longer :(

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Enfield, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. Enfield

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    Hello

    Driving back home from a friends house last night I decided to go for a little drive as the air was nice and fresh and there where virtually no other cars out on the road.

    Going down my favourite road, I round a bend and there is a deer running across the road from left to right and I hit it square on at 60Mph. :(

    I didn't even have enough time to brake...saliva from his mouth hit my windscreen when his head hit my bonnet and a load of fluff kicked up into the air.

    The bumper took the brunt of the impact, there's a small dent where the head hit the bonnet and the rad is leaking (car overheated).

    Think i'm quite lucky that the airbag didn't go off otherwise im sure that something much worse could have happened...there was a car coming towards me at close proximity.

    Just my luck really, spend money on new shock absorbers, discs and pads and some other little bits recently all for what.

    I don't think i'll be repairing it, I swear i'm bloody very unlucky or very lucky depending on how you look at it. :(


    Gareth :(
     
  2. _PD_

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    Oooooh.. nasty. Suprised it didn't do more damage!

    What did you do with the deer? Just push it to the side of the road?
     
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  3. mr tommo

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    Unlucky mate - especialy after the upgrades you recently made. You got any pics?
     
  4. paradigm

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    Awaits GT3's replies!

    Anyway, unlucky. We get a lot of deer round near my mates house and they cause a lot of accidents :(
     
  5. GT3

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    Stop driving now. Seriously, give up.
     
  6. penski

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    Step 1: gut and skin deer
    Step 2: eat deer
    Step 3: sort out bodywork
    Step 4: keep driving.

    *n
     
  7. mr tommo

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    Have i missed something? lol
     
  8. _PD_

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    You've just reminded me of Freddie Got Fingered.

    Anyone else seen that?

    *shivers*
    [/OT] :)

     
  9. Bar

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    Hope you reported it to the police? - fairly sure anything bigger than a cat should be reported.
     
  10. Mickey_D

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    Deer strikes are NOT fun. (speaking from experience)

    Sorry to hear about it, mate.
     
  11. JRS

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    I hope that deer is in your freezer now....would be a terrible waste otherwise.

    Might I recommend a Volvo 240 for your next car? Or possibly something large and American? If you plan on getting into any more accidents it may be worth it.
     
  12. Enfield

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    The fiesta held up quite well actually, quite suprised really.

    I'll get some pictures later on. The damage doesn't look too bad but I don't think it's worth the repair and I didn't like the car anyway.
     
  13. Dup

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    Who cares about the damned car, what about the Deer?!

    RIP poor Deer.

    At least cars can be fixed and cleaned.
     
  14. iCraig

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    Poor Deer :(

    Are you going to repair it, or is it going to be too deer to fix?

    Sorry, that wasn't very fawny at all.
     
  15. Mr Nice

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    d'oh


    a deer?


    a female deer..


    Sod the animal, as long as your ok.....
     
  16. Oakesy2001uk

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    I like your style, but might I suggest a hum vee or similar for you next car.
     
  17. penski

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    Dear God no!

    Volvo - Will kill the bugger but not fall to bits like a HV.

    Mmmmm...Bambi....*drools*

    *n
     
  18. Enfield

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    Well here's a picture, probably not as bad as some of you where expecting.

    [​IMG]

    The headlight brackets are broken so the headlights are loose, the bonnet is a bit bent and dented, the bonnet fixture thing is bent, rad is pierced.

    RIP Fez.
     
  19. paradigm

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    That'll still drive surely?

    Just replace the rad and be on your way.
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    Enfield crashes everything I think.