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My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked #4708051
03/27/18 12:19 AM
03/27/18 12:19 AM
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San Antonio, TX
Nyogtha Offline OP
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2011 V6 automatic Mustang with premium interior, 48K miles, well maintained (of course). Got the determination from insurance today they're totaling it.

Some 30 year old from Minnesota pulled out right in front of my wife last Tuesday morning to cross a 4 lane divided 40 MPH street from one parking lot to another while my wife was doing the speed limit, 40 mph, in the left lane. Another car parallel to my wife's in the right lane was turning in to the parking lot the other driver pulled out from. Concrete median where my wife was ahead of the break the other car was shooting for, my wife had no opportunity to brake or swerve. Her right front bumper basically T-boned the other car's left front quarter panel. No injuries, my wife went to her PCP who ordered X-rays just to cover all bases the following day. Although her engine shut off immediately the Mustang was hemmoraging coolant and motor oil heavily.

So, we're car shopping, looking at 2017 Mustangs both new still on the lot and low miles used. The premium interior was no longer available in 2017 V6 Mustangs so we're test driving V8's. The standard seats crimp my shoulder blades rolling them forward but the premium interior seats don't. As if changing to a V8 would bother me wink

Last edited by Nyogtha; 03/27/18 12:26 AM.

"No matter how paranoid you are you're not paranoid enough. Tell the truth. Reach as many people as you can with it. That's your weapon." - Susanne Modeski, aka "Holly" to The Lone Gunmen
Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708053
03/27/18 12:24 AM
03/27/18 12:24 AM
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USA
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As long as wife is ok that's all that matters. You should be able to find a Mustang to meet your needs. Try a GT out....maybe the seats are just what you need. grin


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708058
03/27/18 12:36 AM
03/27/18 12:36 AM
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San Antonio, TX
Nyogtha Offline OP
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We've solely been test driving GT's, my front runner is a highly optioned yellow convertible with automatic and 3.55 rear gears but my wife finds the color combo too flashy for her. She plans to take the 3 day weekend to visit her parents in Houston and look around there. She's never owned a manual transmission vehicle but is looking at some solely for body color. I keep telling her I don't think she'll like a manual transmission when in bumper to bumper traffic in hilly San Antonio. Our visions of priorities diverge. I test drove a silver GT fastback with manual transmission with her this weekend but she didn't drive it and got really perturbed when I asked her if she was going to take lessons. She's always said she wanted auto trans with paddle shifters previously, never a manual transmission, but this body color issue has her shifting priorities. Her 2011 was Kona Blue, very similar to the 2017 Lightning Blue (and Kona Blue is back in 2018 Mustang options). I liked the auto downshifting / engine braking on the highly optioned yellow & black GT we both test drove without the other in the car, I'm positive I tested the performance envelope more widely than she did.

In the mean time insurance set her up with a black Kia Soul as a rental car.

Last edited by Nyogtha; 03/27/18 12:37 AM.

"No matter how paranoid you are you're not paranoid enough. Tell the truth. Reach as many people as you can with it. That's your weapon." - Susanne Modeski, aka "Holly" to The Lone Gunmen
Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708063
03/27/18 12:45 AM
03/27/18 12:45 AM
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Michigan
Glad she is okay...hope she finds one she likes....


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708071
03/27/18 01:00 AM
03/27/18 01:00 AM
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San Antonio, TX
Nyogtha Offline OP
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San Antonio, TX
Thanks!


"No matter how paranoid you are you're not paranoid enough. Tell the truth. Reach as many people as you can with it. That's your weapon." - Susanne Modeski, aka "Holly" to The Lone Gunmen
Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708114
03/27/18 04:30 AM
03/27/18 04:30 AM
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Virginia
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Wow. Holy cow. Like others have rightly said.. main thing is she is all right. Cars can be replaced easily. Not people in our lives. I am very glad that she is all right given that accident. Sure are some World champions out there on the highways.


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708118
03/27/18 05:00 AM
03/27/18 05:00 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Good to hear she is OK.

Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708120
03/27/18 05:12 AM
03/27/18 05:12 AM
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San Antonio, TX
Nyogtha Offline OP
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San Antonio, TX
Thanks, both of you.


"No matter how paranoid you are you're not paranoid enough. Tell the truth. Reach as many people as you can with it. That's your weapon." - Susanne Modeski, aka "Holly" to The Lone Gunmen
Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708143
03/27/18 06:04 AM
03/27/18 06:04 AM
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NY
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NY
Driving that Kia must feel like torture to her. Glad she's OK; that's all that matters.

Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708149
03/27/18 06:12 AM
03/27/18 06:12 AM
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
Glad your wife is OK, that is all that really matters...

I think the seats in a GT350 might crimp even less grin whistle


Last edited by DuckRyder; 03/27/18 06:13 AM.

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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708153
03/27/18 06:21 AM
03/27/18 06:21 AM
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In the shop
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In the shop
Glad your wife is ok sir smile

Good luck with the car search too


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708155
03/27/18 06:24 AM
03/27/18 06:24 AM
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Sunny Florida
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Ouch! Always sorry to hear of anyone getting banged up. Glad she is ok. Probably going to feel a bit worse as a couple of days pass.

The car? Just a car after all, it protected her well. Get another one, maybe a bit of an upgrade is in order!


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708157
03/27/18 06:26 AM
03/27/18 06:26 AM
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Cincinnati, OH USA
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Glad she is OK...I agree about standard Mustang seats, I find them unbearable.


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708173
03/27/18 06:47 AM
03/27/18 06:47 AM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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So glad she is ok!! Go give her a huge hug "just because" smile


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Re: My Wife's Mustang Got Wrecked [Re: Nyogtha] #4708193
03/27/18 07:29 AM
03/27/18 07:29 AM
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Texas
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Glad she is ok. Sure she will find something she likes in Houston.


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