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Old 12-05-2014, 02:26 PM
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So the Challenger needed an oil change last Saturday...

and a tire rotation and the CAI filter needed to be rotated out for my clean spare.

So, I took the kids to their grandfather's shop and we did it. They had a great time.





Then, on the way home...JUST before my neighborhood I was traveling West bound and a guy in a truck decided to pull out of a Home Depot parking lot traveling South across 4 lanes of traffic so he could make left turn...And well...



























The car did its ultimate job. It kept my children safe, and I was able to walk away as well. And thats really all I care about.

Just got official word the car is a total loss, and now begins the search for something new.

The wife and I agreed that now is not the time for another Challenger, which sucks but its true.

Anyway...so ends the 5 year and 18.5k mile tale of Sarlacc. RIP and thank you for keeping my kids safe.
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That SUCKS bro! Thank God you guys are all okay and it wasn't your fault! What is next on the list?

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I know I already said this via PM, but again - very glad you and the kids were safe. So sorry about the car.
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Again, I'm SO GLAD that your kids were safe. That's all it matters.

Cheer up brother.
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tough to look at considering how much time you put into it, but glad you and the family came out fine.
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that guy in the truck is a jackass!

glad you and your family are safe!
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BTW, do you know if the spidering on the passenger side of the windshield was from the passenger side airbag deploying?
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"It kept my children safe, and I was able to walk away as well."

This!!!

hurts to watch it, but metal and plastic will be replaced.
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Fuuuuuuuuu...

That sucks big time. Your kids must have shit their pants when that happened... Along with you. With the amount of damage that sucker took, I'm glad it's a write off- I don't think you'd ever be happy with it again, knowing it was smashed that hard and repaired.

Hopefully your insurance company takes good care of you. Glad no one was hurt... Except for the other driver... He should have been introduced to your tire iron.
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Very, very glad you and your kids weren't hurt. That looks like quite the impact.

Best of luck with the new car search. Will you be looking at the newer Challengers?
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BTW, do you know if the spidering on the passenger side of the windshield was from the passenger side airbag deploying?
I'm positive that's what caused it.

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Best of luck with the new car search. Will you be looking at the newer Challengers?
This is how I know who didn't read all the way to the end.
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My 11 year old is starting to want to sit in the front seat. This may change my mind.
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I'm still sorry to read of this. I'm very glad it kept you and the kids safe and in that respect it did its job. Kudos to Chrysler for engineering safety into a fun car.
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I missed the "not"... total :aman:, sorry.
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that sucks man. glad you and your family were ok.
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Will you be looking at the newer Challengers?
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So sorry to hear about the crash David, such a great day quickly turned bad. Relieved to hear and see that you and the boys are OK, in the end that's all that matters.

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that sucks man. glad you and your family were ok.
You SOB Nauman.. give Sarlacc your new '15 Z06 as a loaner.

or your '15 Viper.. or '15 Raptor..
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Do you get to retain the plates at least? Can you transfer them easily to the next ride?
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Glad to see you and the kids are safe.
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What a jerk.. glad your family is safe. That truly is ALL that matters in the grand scheme of things. What are you planning on getting next?
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Sorry to hear that man but glad you and the kids are ok and walked away without an issue. That really sucks to hear about that happening but the car is replaceable, you and the kids are not. If you haven't gone to see a doctor yet I highly recommend you do ASAP and make sure nothing is wrong. It takes a while before your brain will tell you something hurts so better get it checked out sooner rather than later.

Also, guess this is a good time to get that 2015 Jeep SRT eh?
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David, thank the Lord you and the kiddos were safe. The Dodge did it's job. However, I think that asshat needs something else.

This makes me angry. FUCK YOU WHITE RAM FUCKER.
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Hate begets hate.. don't we have enough dodge on dodge violence. Was the guy insured David?
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btw.. there's a mint black on black magnum SRT8 near me.. 68k for $20k neg. They hold their value pretty well.
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Dayuuum! That looks like a solid hit. Glad you and the boys are safe - that's all that matters.

Just curious what did the other driver say and/or what was his/her reaction? Assuming he/she will be cited??
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Wow, sorry to see this man. Glad to see your family was kept safe. Cars can be replaced...
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Sorry buddy. Again, glad everyone is ok.
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Aw shit, what a rollercoaster ride of a post that was. Glad to see you guys are alright! Not much else can be said beyond what's already mentioned... itchy to see what you'll get next.
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I know I already said this via PM, but again - very glad you and the kids were safe. So sorry about the car.
x2 dude. Glad you and the boys were able to walk away from that.

I meant to ask you about the windshield being broken in the photos you sent me, but now that I see them full size in this thread it's obvious the passenger side airbag broke it.
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Then, on the way home...JUST before my neighborhood I was traveling West bound and a guy in a truck decided to pull out of a Home Depot parking lot traveling South across 4 lanes of traffic so he could make left turn...
Glad you and the boys are safe.

I hate those morons who pull out of the Jefferson westbound Home Depot parking lot exit, cross all the lanes and the double-yellow(!) to go eastbound.
Sorry that you ended a victim of one of those jerks.

It seems safer to take the Alla Road exit and turn left at the signal onto Jefferson rather than risk that type of accident, and it's sometimes faster than waiting for traffic on Jefferson to clear for the [illegal] left.
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how fast were were you going? car held up well and I'm glad no one was hurt. Are the kids shaken up about it?
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Holy shit, I just saw this.

I thought it was going to be a feel good story about the boys learning about the car with dad and grandpa.

Really glad you and the boys are OK. Honestly, that is all that matters. I hope they weren't too shaken up by it.

Sad to see the car go, but a big thanks to Dodge for engineering that thing to take an impact like that and let you all walk away.

Anyway, seeing airbags deployed always makes me cringe, but I am glad you guys are all OK.

Your back/neck ok?

So, you going to get a new challenger?
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Wow man! Sorry to see that happen to such a beautiful car but REALLY GLAD you and the boys are safe. Gotta love idiot drivers.. I vote for the a 2014 SRT4 Jeep, It will fit your personality. Best of luck, keep us posted.
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Wow, so sorry to see this. I'm glad you and the children are OK.
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Damn, what an asshole ... I can only imagine the beating you wanted to rain down on that guy for endangering your kids. Sort of like what Vinnie Jones did in "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels".

Glad you and the kids are okay. Sorry it's a total loss. I hope that driver gets his license revoked.
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Glad you and the boys are safe.

I hate those morons who pull out of the Jefferson westbound Home Depot parking lot exit, cross all the lanes and the double-yellow(!) to go eastbound.
Sorry that you ended a victim of one of those jerks.

It seems safer to take the Alla Road exit and turn left at the signal onto Jefferson rather than risk that type of accident, and it's sometimes faster than waiting for traffic on Jefferson to clear for the [illegal] left.
I've always said someone me is going to get nailed because of those people. I just didn't mean for it to be me. And more people were doing right front of the cops.

I've lived there for almost 8 years now. And I SWEAR there used to be a no left sign. There isn't now.

I've been trying to call the city to find out and it keeps leading to dead ends.
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Sorry about what happened man but on the bright side no one was hurt. Maybe the silver lining here is to upgrade to something newer/better
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Really glad you and the boys are OK.

And you blew out the highlights on the windshield cracks.
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