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Old 10-30-2007
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Dang, someone hit my truck :o(

I was at the gym awhile ago, and some people came in asked if anyone owned a silver Ford Ranger....I was afraid of what was coming. I said I did, and one woman said, "You're blocking someone in". *Whew, a moment of relief* Then another one immediately said, "Someone backed into your truck". Ugh. Visions of the whole side and/or fender/door mashed in danced in my head. I got a little irate, and then felt bad about throwing a fit afterwards...but I just don't get it. It's a truck. It was a large, stationary object. How hard is it to see? Do people just tend to back up and not look to see what's behind them until they hit something? I'm kind of **** about my "stuff". I tend to take really good care of the stuff I pay for w/ my hard earned money, then people come along and trash it. I usually park as far from other vehicles as I can, but this time I didn't. I'm glad they came in and let me know they hit it, or I would have been a whole bunch more upset. It scratched/dented the right rear wheel opening, just on the lip, and scratched up the right rear wheel. I don't know how hard they hit it because I was inside, but I didn't notice any alignment/tracking issues, so hopefully everything is alright there. It could have been alot worse, but it's the first ding in the truck. The Dodge Stratus was in a lot worse shape than my truck too. It mashed the whole right rear of the bumper cover in pretty deep.

I know it's nothing serious in the big scheme of things, but I had to vent somewhere, and I figured you guys would understand.
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that sucks man, i would feel the same way if that happened to me.
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I understand, you just feel violated...
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i worry every time i'm at the gym, they need more parking
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I know what that is like. The day of my graduation party my dad and I went into a Kroger for no joke 2 minutes and I usually park far away but my dad and I just ran inside for ice. He warned me to park out but us young people know more than our parents and I told him no because I was in a hurry. Well when we came out my fenders over my left tires were scatched up. So needles to say im the farthest one in parking lots now. lol
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That's sucks bro, I know I would be rather irate if someone hit my truck.

I work on campus at UofM and drive around all day long and can't tell you how many times a day I am cut off, and have to lock the brakes to avoid hitting people. Alot of terrible drivers out there.
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Im seeing more and more stupid stuff happening on the roads now. I've got like 6 door dings on my drivers do, but half of them are minor and hard to see unless you look down the side.

About a week ago, while taking a break during the morning at school, this kid was running to his car, and I happened to be right there near him, and without looking, he just backed right into a truck parked behind him...he got out and looked at it, and said it looked fine, and told me not to tell anyone, and im like ??? and there was like 10 other people that saw it too so yea. Someone that saw it told the guy that owns the truck and called the cops, and you know the rest.
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Thanks guys for making me feel better! It's a shame there isn't a pill for common sense.
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Hey it least they didn't run you were able to exchange insurance right?
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im scared to hit ppl so i always park far away in the parking lot. and usually when im driving in the city i do it slow cause if my bumper hits a car its gonna go straight at your face.
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Same thing happened to me. I was backed into by some woman at a grocery store. I gave her a bill for $1,200, which fixed my bumper too.
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Its a shame man, Its happened to me in my 94 2wd, someone caved in my driver door when i was at work :/ **** happens... Thats why i always park next to the curbs and what not at the big parking lots so only one side is showing
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i know hot you feel... someone backed into my truck a few weeks ago too although it didn't hurt the truck at all... my hitch did put a nice hole in their trunk though
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i know hot you feel... someone backed into my truck a few weeks ago too although it didn't hurt the truck at all... my hitch did put a nice hole in their trunk though
Oh hitches, the great weapon against people not paying attention to you and just straight backing up into you.

Yea that does suck man. I usually do the same thing, park far away. My friends give me guff over it, but its nice to feel better about my vehicle not being able to be hit as easy.
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that sucks. Glad it wasn't too bad.
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i know hot you feel... someone backed into my truck a few weeks ago too although it didn't hurt the truck at all... my hitch did put a nice hole in their trunk though

thats why i got my hitch is for idiots.
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what about getting the pusher bars on the frond bumber for some protection like the cops have?
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To Bad 03xlt. Hope everything will work out ok for you. Sounds like a real Bummer of a day and I bet everthing was going real will up to that point.
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I bet everything is fine, it happened 5 years ago.
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lol. Bump?

Now we wait for OP to respond.
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Rofl
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lol.. Bump?
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lol. Bump?

Now we wait for OP to respond.
I'm still waiting for the pics of the center console idea too. I'm sure they'll return one day to shed some light and knowledge upon us.
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