hey that's a nice truck!.. OH CRAP!!!!!!!!

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  • xrracer36

Posted November 15, 2002 - 03:58 AM


funny story... a little scary, but funny...
driving up to shool yesterday and pass a car dealership everyday. saw a new addition yesterday. dodge dakota. looks in good shape from road. has writing in winshield:
"v6", "automatic", "4X4", "$3495" :D
wow, i thought. good price. looked mint from road. maybe an early 90's model. (=step up from my 1987 4-cyl. 5-spd ford RUSTang) black. i'll check it out on way home i figure.
oh yea, that truck. approach dealership, and slow down to exit off 55mph highway into lot.
well, there was some of that sandy, slippery gravel tween the highway and their lot, and i hit that and the wheels instantly locked and started sliding on this gravel like it was on ball bearings. :)
(OH SH!T !!!!!!!!!!) :D
heading straight for a 00 acura something-or-other ($12k used car).... :D
sliding, sliding, sliding (by this point that car is getting really close, and my wheels are still turned to full right and plowing straight forward over gravel) :D

right before ther second of impact....... :D
i stopped. :D :p
my front bumper was like an inch (= [<------>] ) :D
from t-boning this new car squarley in left rear fender.
talk about a sigh of relief.....
let's just say i bout had to change my undies when i got home. :D
moral of story?
don't bother stopping to look at a truck with that description on winshield, even for that price, even if it has an 8-foot bed (which it did) because it is aa 1987 with 137k miles on it. :D ;) :D
racer36 :D

  • WR_Jason

Posted November 15, 2002 - 12:48 PM


LOL, keep the Mustang!!!! Getting rid of a good running Ford for a good looking Dodge is the worst mistake you can ever make!!!! :D :)

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 16, 2002 - 04:11 PM


Good story!! Been there myself, a few times I had some clearance , and a few times not to much clearance! You didn't really have "undies" on ..... did you? Wasn't it Choners or drawers or boxers or somthing like that? :) :D

  • BluKrew

Posted November 16, 2002 - 05:31 PM


Great story. I'm with WR_Jason push the Ford if you gotta, but keep the 'stang. Whenever I talk with older car guys I love to ask one question..."If you could have kept one car which car would you have kept?" They always talk about the one that got away.

  • xrracer36

Posted November 18, 2002 - 05:54 AM


LOL... undies, drawers, whatever... they are worn under pants, hence undies... LOL :)
mustang is descent car, but need truck have 2 bikes, and now a quad. it's a little hard to fit aone in trunk to go riding... lol j/k
thinking either a mid 90's ranger or s-10 or a trailer hitch on rustang( it's 4-cyl will pull a flat trailer, our 4-cyl 1.8 liter geo tracker could, so i hope my 2.3 liter ford can) in spring. we'll see what pops up.
i know i'll miss it when it's gone. first car (centimental)
its a mustang (namesake), but it's just not as functional as a vehichle could be for me right now.
racer36 :D


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