Thursday, November 12, 2009
Black Clouds Over a Kiwi Green SUV
I’ve been involved in another car accident. You may remember last summer’s accident and if not, go ahead and click the link.
And once again, it was not my fault.
I’m beginning to think my cute, kiwi green Mercury Mariner SUV is cursed. Or at least carries a black cloud over its awesome little sunroof. Why, do I think this? Well, here’s a list of the work its had done on it since I leased it 2 ½ years ago:
About 2 months after the start of the lease, I totally caved in the passenger side when I cut too close on a brick retaining wall in a parking lot. Yeah, it was a total blonde moment, and I’m not proud of it. It was in the body shop for a week.
I have a starburst chip on the windshield from a rock that flew up and hit it, about 4 months after leasing it.
Last summer’s accident. It was in the body shop for two weeks and needed an entirely new hood, front bumper and grill. The radiator needed to be replaced.
Yesterday’s accident. I was rear-ended on the freeway. Luckily, as you can see, the damage isn’t bad and no one was hurt. It was more inconvenient than anything else, but I know it’s going to need a new rear bumper. And this morning, I noticed the hatch in the back was dented a bit, so I’m hoping that can just be puffed back out (yes, that’s a technical term).
I suppose I should consider myself lucky. The accident occurred when a woman, driving her SUV wasn’t paying attention and nailed the girl driving in her BRAND NEW Ford Escape SUV, who then in turn, hit me. The girl behind me – her car is FUCKED. She has front-end AND rear-end damage, and I’m pretty sure it was her radiator that was pouring out onto the freeway while we waited for the police to arrive. So, yeah. I could have been in her shoes. I felt bad for her. And thank goodness she didn’t hit me hard enough for me to be launched into the car in front of me, otherwise, I would have been sandwiched too.
I can’t WAIT for this lease to end (May). Then maybe the black cloud will go away!