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First VT CRASHED New one Tuesday.

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So, heres my silver VT, 221 miles. Picked it up on a Saturday, following Tuesday (keep in mind not even a week) Im driving home when I see a chevy blazer coming through a gas station parking lot, Im traveling down the highway 55 mph zone and see that he looks like hes about to pull out into the near lane. I slow to 45, when he decides he wants to go for the median 20ft in front of my vehicle. So here you have your first 45 mph T-bone. Airbag deployed, only thing hurt on my was a hyper extended thumb from the airbag. The rest of the vehicles interior was unchanged, the wipers came out and blue link immediately called me to alert me that assistance was on the way. Side note on blue link, my ignition was still on, saw fluids coming out from my vehicle and turned it off, doing this turned off blue link but 2 minutes later I received a phone call from them. The car was totaled and I didn't have GAP, nor was informed about it. Insurance is writing me a check for 23,800. I paid $100 over dealer invoice for my car $24,370. This was before extended warranty and all. So I'm about $3,000 short of my car. Tuesday I'm going to pick up another identical to mine in North Carolina (Greensboro). I'm from north Alabama and this is the closest one to me. SO, all in all. I wanted to give you guys some sort of example of the integrity of the vehicle. The pana roof was not cracked, it was still running, the windshield was cracked but didn't crumble and the interior did not crush a bit. Im 24 years old and in decent shape and have been hit by airbags before and this one did nothing to me, not even scratches or bruises. The only bruises were on my hips from the seat belts. So maybe this can offer some comfort to those of you wondering about the safety. Can't wait to get back in a VT. :)
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Sorry to hear about the accident but I'm glad your OK! From the looks of the car I can't believe thats all that happened to you. Let us know how it goes with the new VT!
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