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Old 03-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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HHR vs deer

I hit a f*ng deer on our way back from a nice weekend in the woods. The rad is damaged so I didn't even try to start the engine. Still, we had a free 3 hour towing ride... Gonna call the insurance company tomorrow morning and see what happens.

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The deer did not make it.
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Very lucky you didn't just "sweep "out the legs. From the pic the damage looks relatively minor. Are the fender and headlight intact? To me it looks like the hood and grille took it on the chin for you.!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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should have seen the hit i gave with my 03 sonata 60MPH direct hit totaled out car and deer.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Ya the hood took it all. But the headlight and fender are a little damaged. If it were a smaller sized car, the deer would have probably crush the hood and smash in the windshield. This time the deer just bounced on the grill 6 feet in the air, 15 feets away in the ditch! Poor little guy.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Ouch! As long as you're OK, that's all the really matters. Sorry you had a such a bad day.
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Did you keep the deer.If not you could have gave it to a soup kitchen .
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OUCH !! ca doit surprendre!
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Shouldn't be too bad. Because of the semi-retro design, the HHR's got a lot of room between the grill and the radiator support - lots more than most.

Oh- and if you're radiator's damaged, there's a good chance your A/C condenser is a goner as well. Get us a pic with the hood open.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:48 AM   #9
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That sucks! glad your ok but not the best way to end a nice weekend.
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OUCH !! ca doit surprendre!
a fesse en criss!
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