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Old 04-03-2008
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So, I buy a truck on Monday and get in a wreck on Thursday

Good grief, what a week.

Last Saturday I see a '99 Mazda B4000 truck (with a 100K on it) that's for sale on a road near my house. I'm shopping for small trucks so I call the guy, take it for a test drive, make an offer, and pick up the truck last Monday (see pictures of my truck below).

This morning I'm driving it down the freeway to work when the traffic suddenly starts slowing down and comes to a complete halt. I'm slowing down as well and check my rear view mirror to see if the guy behind me is slowing down too. He is but not fast enough and, as if in slow motion, I am watching this guy as he plows into the rear of my 3 day-old new truck (new to me, at least). I thought he was going to make it just in time, but nope not my luck.

We pull over, inspect the damage, call the Utah Highway Patrol, they come and take my information and his, I get his license information and insurance, he gets a ticket, and I drive away. The driver was very apologetic and really a pretty nice guy -- just one of those things.

His car (a Pontiac G6 GT coupe that he coincidentally just purchased a week ago as well): now has a smashed grill, scratched-up bumper and a crumpled, bent-up hood after sliding in underneath the backside of my truck.

My truck (that has a body lift to it and big ol' tires on it): no damage -- that I can see. Built Ford tough? It took a pretty good hit without any cosmetic damage to it.

I am going to get it checked out to be sure and file a claim if necessary.

Life goes on.

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I love how well our trucks hold up in rear end collisions. I got rear ended about 3 years ago by a car doing like 40 MPH and just bent the bumper down didn't touch the the bed!
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That stinks, luckily you got away uninjured and the truck still looks good.
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Wow, thank god no damage but if it was a ford, it would have been a write off lol

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Wow, thank god no damage but if it was a ford, it would have been a write off lol

You sir get a and a swift for that joke.
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Yeah the rearends hold up well but the fronts sure don't lol. Glad your ok!
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glad to hear that your ok and that the truck is okay bc i like that truck alot
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Wow how the hell did I miss your truck. That thing looks freakin awesome!! I backed into my gf's brand new Caliber $3900 worth of damage to her brand new car with 100 miles on it, and i havbe a broken tail light...Woops


NICE TRUCK!!!
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I backed into something IN my GF 2006 Escape! I felt bad.
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I rear-ended an F150 going about 30MPH and bounced back off him. My truck has a broken front light and grill is a lil broke but nothing major. Truck still runs like a champ.
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Are those pics of the accident?? Where's the damage?
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yea i rear ended a honda in december goin like 10-15 mph(not exactly sure but not too fast cause no air bags) and it messed up their back bumper and knocked the tail light off center but i had to have a new bumper and grill...
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Are those pics of the accident?? Where's the damage?
No. Those are pics from the day I bought the truck. It was still parked out on the road where it was for sale.
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Wow how the hell did I miss your truck. That thing looks freakin awesome!! I backed into my gf's brand new Caliber $3900 worth of damage to her brand new car with 100 miles on it, and i havbe a broken tail light...Woops


NICE TRUCK!!!
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Thanks to everybody.
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wow...I got rear ended about 1 year ago, just bent the rumper down, no other damage.
I ended up getting a $1500 check from the guys insurance, spent about $200 to fix the bumper and pocketed the rest.
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Well glad you werent hurt any and yea i was rear end by a VW jetta they crumpple like tomato cans i got a scratch and drove away....i seen her couple hours later in school and she apoligized (she in the same school as me both on ur way to school)
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I got rear ended in mine, and let the body shop rape his insurance company replacing the bumper with genuine ford parts. besides, I got to drive a bvrand new f-150 for a week!
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Yeah the rearends hold up well but the fronts sure don't lol. Glad your ok!
that is because you got the plastic bumper.


I hit a guy that pulled out in front of me at 35mph. All it did was push my bumper a little out of adjustment and scratch it.



Glade you or your truck didnt get hurt traveler. Its a really nice truck, wish mine was that clean.

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i got backed into by a jetta at work and the girl's boyfriend comes in all freaked out saying whos truck is out there in the lot. i go out and hes saying omg look at all the damage and i'm like what damage. not a scratch on mine she smashed her lights and bumper and actually popped the trunk. gotta love those steel bumpers
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that is because you got the plastic bumper.
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Well glad you werent hurt any and yea i was rear end by a VW jetta they crumpple like tomato cans i got a scratch and drove away....i seen her couple hours later in school and she apoligized (she in the same school as me both on ur way to school)
Funny, I got rear ended by a Kia Sephia a couple of months ago in my GTI and it crumpled her hood and scratched her bumper to hell. My plastic rear bumper valence was dented in and had some light scratches on the bumper.

Good to hear that the truck held up, that's the same situation i was in. I stopped but they guy behind me didnt quite make it, I saw him coming and I braced myself for the impact lol
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I see a '99 Mazda B4000 truck (with a 100K on it) that's for sale on a road near my house
I've seen that truck on another forum. Beautiful truck.

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Yeah the rearends hold up well
I got rear ended on the freeway with my old 02' ext. cab. The guy was driving an old Accord or Civic and hit me at 45 mph. He slid under me. The only damage was the bumper brackets and license plate cover. The estimate was $890. My dad and I did it ourself for less than $100. The bumper was fine, but his car was totaled.
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I feel your pain Traveler. We bought an 07 Ford Freestyle back in Sep 06. Didn't even make the first payment on it and my wife was rearended by another woman talking on the cell phone. Luckily no one was hurt. But it still sucked. Still having trouble with the paint where the damage was too. Oh well.
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Yeah the rearends hold up well but the fronts sure don't lol. Glad your ok!
I second that!!!!!
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