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just totalled a cobalt cuz it sucks

This is a discussion on just totalled a cobalt cuz it sucks within the Domestics and Foreigns forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; EDIT!!! here is the thread for the news article: http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...06#post1049806 wlel... liek the title says. i was in a cobalt, ...

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    just totalled a cobalt cuz it sucks

    EDIT!!! here is the thread for the news article:
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    wlel... liek the title says. i was in a cobalt, goin about 55, a deer ran in front of me by like 20 feet or so (im bad with distances) and i slammed on the brakes, swerved once i let off the brakes, and could not regain control cuz i immediately lost control. in my third gen i could have gone 80 and had more control than that...

    i was on a country road, and there was a field on one side and trees on the other... luckily i went towards the grass... but anyways, i went straight into the ditch and rolled 2 or 3 times.. im not sure how many cuz it all went so fast.

    i was the only one in the car, and the scariest part was hearing the windshield smash. i ended up upside down in the ditch a little further up the road than where i initially hit cuz i rolled so much. rolled down (or up.. lol) the windows and crawled out. pulled out my cell and called my dad first, then an old man wlaking came running to help me, called 911, and said he was a paramedic so he helped keep me still and what not.

    nothing hurt at the time... emts got there and thought i snapped my neck. i had slight pain in it that they were relaly worried about. at the hospital after all teh cat scans and what not we realized it was neck muscle damage and not bone so nothing toooooo serious...

    other minor injuries like bleeding inside my arm from being pinched on sumthing some pretty big lumps on my head, and some shoulder pain.

    walked out of the hospital a couple hours later with aspirin. i shouldnt be makin jokes, but im takin this as calmly as possible.

    i never liked that car anyways i told that to all the emts and they laughed so hard.

    i can testify.... seat belts save lives. i could feel it holding me in my seat the whole time i was rolling and had i not been wearing one i would have been dead... no doubt about it.

    think about it... in a situation where i would have died without a seatbelt, i wore one and walked out of the hospital in a couple hours with some bruising and muscle damage needing only aspirin... pretty amazing


    i hope i do not have to pay for any tickets or fines... but i may... idk how much our insurance deductible is but its pretty much totalled.

    honestly... the worst parts about it all are that now that i sold my car and just totalled my moms, we only got 1 car in the house, i have to pay for the car (surprise) and i missed homecoming... my girlfriend was so disappointed i felt relaly bad, but what am i gonna do....



    cliffnotes: i rolled my mom's cobalt, swerving for a deer and hitting a ditch. seatbelt saved my life


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    Yeah, had to drive a rental cobalt for a week.. hated every SECOND of it!! So I know what you mean. You're lucky all you got was a sore muslce.. when our van rolled.. I SHATTERED my 7th vertebra... won't heal, and I get migrains from it.. and pretty much complete memory loss before the acciudent... took me 2 weeks to accept the people that took me home were my parents.. Had to relearn spelling, friends, everything.. it sucked! So just count yourself REALLY lucky!
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    holy shit kitt... thats insane.

    i would assume with a van ud be much safer?

    the cobalt blows in so many ways... the sound systems just about the only good part about it.

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    Shitty pics, but this is the van... and me after 2 weeks when I finally came out of my coma...



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    wow... how long ago was that?

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    so u were 14?

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    why swerve atc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    why swerve atc?
    cuz cobalts suck with crash ratings and it was a big enough deer to fuck me up. i figured, why go straight into it if i KNOW it will cause an accident... why not try to swerve and have a possibility of avoiding it?

    i didnt expect the suspension to suck THAT bad

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    I am glad you are O.K., but dude, next time, HIT THE DEER!!!!!!!! I come across deer everyday, maybe 2-3 a day running out into the road, and I have hit many! HIT THE DEER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    cuz cobalts suck with crash ratings and it was a big enough deer to fuck me up. i figured, why go straight into it if i KNOW it will cause an accident... why not try to swerve and have a possibility of avoiding it?

    i didnt expect the suspension to suck THAT bad
    You would have had less damage if you would have hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I am glad you are O.K., but dude, next time, HIT THE DEER!!!!!!!! I come across deer everyday, maybe 2-3 a day running out into the road, and I have hit many! HIT THE DEER!
    i keep hearin that... its just hard when ur in the situation to think "well its better to hit it than try to avoid it"
    ya know?

    i know what u mean... but i just figured i had a possibillity of avoiding it...

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    Yeah I was 14... mom was driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Yeah I was 14... mom was driving.
    ohhhh i thought u were driving

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    No, if I was driving, I would have known where we were going, and not almost miss the exit and go off the road and roll...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    cuz cobalts suck with crash ratings and it was a big enough deer to fuck me up. i figured, why go straight into it if i KNOW it will cause an accident... why not try to swerve and have a possibility of avoiding it?

    i didnt expect the suspension to suck THAT bad
    ..because that is just the nature of cars..they will flip when you swerve hard..the cobalts aint no vette
    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I am glad you are O.K., but dude, next time, HIT THE DEER!!!!!!!! I come across deer everyday, maybe 2-3 a day running out into the road, and I have hit many! HIT THE DEER!
    glad your ok.

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    it didnt flip cuz i swerved... read the post carefully lol. i hit a ditch and rolled because of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    You would have had less damage if you would have hit it.
    I've only hit one deer in my day, but im pretty sure inside something as shitty as a slowbalt, that engine would have been in his lap, and his legs shoved somewhere underneath the seat...but thats just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    it didnt flip cuz i swerved... read the post carefully lol. i hit a ditch and rolled because of that
    yes you hit the ditch because you swerved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    yes you hit the ditch because you swerved.
    u made it sound like it was swerve, flip...
    it was swerve, couldnt regain control cuz the handling sucks, so i went straight into a ditch. just clearn it up

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