Damn deers!

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by EvoNiner, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. EvoNiner

    EvoNiner Active Member

    Well last night I think I officially almost became the first FiST owner to wreck my car... When 4 deer galloped up onto the highway! I got to warm up for my first AutoX Sunday with a little bit of deer slalom!

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  3. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    How bad is the damage? That's one thing I'll never miss about living in the country. I've had plenty of close calls, but only ever had a deer hit me once, that was in my already ugly old beat up first car so it really wasn't a big deal.
  4. EvoNiner

    EvoNiner Active Member

    I managed to come out of the ordeal untouched, but I was a few inches from not being so lucky. I figured they'd see me coming in the molten orange too...

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  5. CarefreeAZ

    CarefreeAZ Active Member

    I was driving home in my new Camaro the same day I picked it up when a deer decided to cross I94 to visit Wisconsin Dells at night...near miss by inches.
  6. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Ok, I completely read over the almost like half a dozen times and thought you had actually hit one. :p It's good you didn't hit one though.
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  7. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Not to derail the thread, but what year Camaro? :p

    OP, glad you came out of that situation unharmed. Have had a few close calls with Deer, but not quite that close. Having seen the damage they can do.... not something I'd wish upon anyone. Especially not in a Fiesta.... :|
  8. amathophobia

    amathophobia Member

    I hit a deer in my first prelude. Bent the radiator support back almost to the engine block. Me and my dad pulled/hammered it out in his driveway. We got it so straight that we didn't need to adjust the new headlights when we put them in.

    FORDTOUGH Member

    Last November I Hit 2 Deer in less than 2 weeks with 2 different cars. The first one I hit was a total loss, airbag went off when I hit it. I got everything settled with my insurance had some money left over for a down payment on my new car. I picked my new car up about 2 weeks later drove it home the following night from work and hit another deer!! Caused over 3k in damage to it. Damn deer are scared by rustling leaves but not by a speeding automobile. Don't understand them.
  10. 2glides

    2glides New Member

    I bet Molten Orange would be a tough match for a body shop. A deer ran into the side of my wife's 2012 Yellow Blaze Focus when it was only a couple of months old and tore up the rear bumper cover. They had a hard time matching that, I don't want to try it on my Molten Orange.
  11. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    That sucks. They are scared by the speeding car, they just have the sense of a rock. Speeding car! Run in front of it! I had a close call recently coming around a corner on some twisty country roads. Saw one deer run across and expected another couple immediately so I had the brake pedal at the ready. Didn't see any right after it until I got right at the crossing point. The deer was coming from the right and about 1/4 into the road. I swerved to miss and luckily the deer stopped instead of running into my car. That would have done some damage because I wasn't going slow.

    Considering it doesn't ever photograph right and the only way to really tell it's orange is in the sun, yeah I'd say it'd be very difficult. Just ship it back to Mexico had have them respray the entire car at the factory. :p
  12. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Where do you live? I want to stay away from there ! :p

    FORDTOUGH Member

    I live in upstate NY. The last 3 cars I've owned have suffered deer collisions. Sad part of it is since I've hit those 2 deer in November I've had some very close calls hitting more. I drive a country highway every morning on my way to work and they seem to always find their way into the road.

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