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wow man,I believe He was looking out for you that day
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Good thing you walked out of this. . . as for the cop . . . if he was on a higher priority call like domestic violence or something thats in progress, he wont stop just call it in. He probably saw you and called it in to dispatch. You do have some cops that dont pay attention to their surroundings sometimes tho and some that are just stupid, but for the most part theyll at least call it in.
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wow i guess it's hard to see a truck like that go but at least your okay. (thank God)
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Approx how fast were you going when you had your blowout?
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Exactly. I need something that gets great MPG and only costs me $12K on a 4 year loan. I don't want to spend more than 200 a month, but I'm cheap, and poor, haha.

I found a bunch of different cars.
Mostly: Chevy Aveo, Malibu, Cobalts, and a couple Saturns

and I def need A/C... I can't stand the heat, haha
I even leave the blower on cold in the winter.
Check out suzuki's eithe reno or forenza.

They aren't the coolest cars, but they get decent mpg's and have a great warranty and you can get them new for around 10k. Had a reno for about 2 years avg 27mpg and that was with my driving it crap out of it haha.
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Exactly. I need something that gets great MPG and only costs me $12K on a 4 year loan. I don't want to spend more than 200 a month, but I'm cheap, and poor, haha.

I found a bunch of different cars.
Mostly: Chevy Aveo, Malibu, Cobalts, and a couple Saturns

and I def need A/C... I can't stand the heat, haha
I even leave the blower on cold in the winter.

Geo Metro... haha why dont you look at getting another ranger? with the 4-cyl? theyre going for like $5,000 around here(2001-2003's)
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You forgot to thank the thing's that really saved your life your seatbelt and air bag (if that deployed)
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good too see your ok.

one word of advice. AVOID the AVEO, terrible gas mileage and horrible to drive. I get better MPG's out of my Ranger then the person I know with an Aveo
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glad to see your ok, thats a bummer on the loss tho. not to sound rude, but is the door damaged? you wanna sell the driver door?

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good too see your ok.

one word of advice. AVOID the AVEO, terrible gas mileage and horrible to drive. I get better MPG's out of my Ranger then the person I know with an Aveo
my dad drives an '08 aveo and he gets like 26 mpg or better
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glad to see your ok, thats a bummer on the loss tho. not to sound rude, but is the door damaged? you wanna sell the driver door?



my dad drives an '08 aveo and he gets like 26 mpg or better
exactly my point. I'm averaging 29 MPG out of my Ranger right now (or at least when I get it back from the body shop) with mixed driving
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Just get a 4 cylinder, They get pretty good gas milage.
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Damn sorry to hear it, how fast were you going?

As for the cop, maybe he was drunk and couldn't risk stopping. =o
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Dang skippy! The Good Lord was definitely watching out for you. You did quite a number on the truck.
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Exactly. I need something that gets great MPG and only costs me $12K on a 4 year loan. I don't want to spend more than 200 a month, but I'm cheap, and poor, haha.

I found a bunch of different cars.
Mostly: Chevy Aveo, Malibu, Cobalts, and a couple Saturns

and I def need A/C... I can't stand the heat, haha
I even leave the blower on cold in the winter.
Ford Focus ZX3/ZX5- CHEAP, great mileage 35+hwy, good amount of power, good handling/ride for the price, hatchback versatility ( I use my GTI and my friend's 2007 ZX3 Focus all the time to haul crap around in, there's surprisingly good amount of cargo space) you can either get a ZX3 or ZX5 for more doors.. and it's a FORD

On topic- OUCH, glad to hear you're OK! I hope everything works out with getting another vehicle, insurance and everything.
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Did you thank god for blowing out your tire too?
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