Friday morning, on my way to work, I got T-boned by a Ford SUV. I can't tell if it's an Expedition or an old-model Explorer. There's some pics of my car, the SUV, and the landscaping damage on my website. Here's my car, and the other car:
I'm pretty happy with the way my Honda Civic Hybrid held up, but I'm skeptical it can be repaired.
looks like it could be repaired if the frame wasn't badly affected. one part of the frame is practical to replace, but multiple parts requires a lot of labor and costs..hope things turn out alright for ya
Hope things work out okay for you and your claim. You buy a car with all these safety features (some of which are just part of building a car these days) and hope you never have to use 'em. I used to drive a Corolla that was hit like this, only on the passenger side, by a pickup truck about 10 years ago. The other driver and I exchanged insurance cards like we are supposed to here in Texas, and I settled back to wait for my agent to contact his agent.
Next day I got a call from my insurance agent... turns out the other driver had bought insurance coverage, and stopped making payments after he had his truck inspected (in Texas you must undergo a yearly safety inspection, and have proof of insurance), so although he had a card to show folks he ran into he was not insured.
Wow, that's nasty. My Mom almost died in a car accident just like that, about four years ago, in Phoenix. I'm glad you are okay.
It looks like your HCH did okay in the crash, fortunately. My Mom's car, was a Buick Century, and was hit by a Caddy. I took some similar pictures from the impound lot. Her Buick was not repairable.
With what will you replace your HCH? Another HCH? A 2006 maybe? Or another hybrid? It would be interesting to hear what your experience has been with your now-deceased HCH, and where you plan to go from here.
My dad had a 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback. One day my brother (this was the first time he drove it) took it to the garage he worked at to have new tires put on it. He was hit from behind trying to get on the onramp near 22nd st in Tucson, AZ. The car held up and even though my brother was not wearing his seatbelt he walked away ok. My dad didn't want to show my mom the car, but it held up. My dad had the car "clipped" with another Civic that had been hit head on and drove it for another 175,000 miles (car had over 250,000, when sold).
It just goes to show how good design is important.