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Unread 02-12-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default The focus survived an accident without damage!

So, for the first time ever. I got hit, and the Focus didn't take any damage. I was waiting for a spot to go on a busy street, moved up a little, kid thought I was going, hit the gas, I stopped. He didn't.

Important thing was. Neither car had damage. Finally!

Good for the kid though, 16 with 5 other kids in the back of his trailblazer. thats a hefty fine now in IL. you have to have your license for a year before you have passengers.

Oh well.

Although my ticking is getting louder (I can hear it in the car now) I also have what appears to be a air leak (it sounds just like the air hissing out of a spark plug hole when you crank it.
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Unread 02-12-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you hoped the car would end up totaled?
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Unread 02-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to Ford ownership .

They might have all kinds of nagging issues, but they're pretty hard to kill. Mine did 800 dollars of damage to a school bus while taking absolutely no damage itself.
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a 2-3mph side hit caused over 1K in damage LOL, a t-bone to my rear right caused 3500 in damage.
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lol expensive plastic covers.
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
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Are you sure it didn't just hit a previous spot with damage? Seems to be alot
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the rear end was damage free :P
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happened to my friend when I was in the car. oh I guess I should not do that then too. haha

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