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Old 09-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Deer hit SGM SS

Just my luck a deer would hit me on Mexico Rd in St. Peters. In case you didn't know it's a pretty busy street. Luckily it hit me from the side and only cause a few dents and damaged a little bit of the clear coat.

Just got back from deployment and only been driving this for about a month before I was hit. The estimate is in and it will cost about 1700 to fix. I was told that they will have to repaint the door and the left quarter panel and that scares me cause I have heard about it being difficult getting the paint match for the SGM. I also purchased the "Auto Armor" wax which apparently lasts 7 years and now I will have to wait 90 days before they can apply it. I hope they follow through with that. And I have custom stripes on the door that will have to be replaced so I hope that isn't a problem.

Overall, I can still drive it but I feel embarrassed with the dents....Hope all works out. I have night pics of it but I'll get some day pics tomorrow.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Awww man that sucks! I hit a dear 2 years ago borrowing my gf car. Deer came out of no where but was almost running the same way as the car but at a slight angle headed at the car. Deer bounced off the car slightly and it made a small dent on the drivers door but i was so freakin pissed. I would rather something happen to my own car not a car i am borrowing from someone else.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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I'm sorry to bring this up but there is no way any wax in the world would last 7 years
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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That sucks but it's good that animal wasn't in front of the car.
It looks like she left her brains on your wheel

Hopefully your Camaro will be as good as new real soon.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #6
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but no seriously that sucks. I would be sick to my stomach.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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That sucks! I know we have a lot of deer around here, but I swear there are worse places. Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, especially from about now to Christmas.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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Sucks your car got hit by a deer.
Hope you get it fixed soon ~
I have been on Mexico road
and yes it is busy.
Mostly been on it in the day time.
My brother lives not far
off of Mexico Rd And Knaust i think it is ~
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #9
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lscamaro- Yeah it seems skeptical but so far the "Auto Armor" has made the car shine for up to week before it starts getting dirty and it still looks decent even when it needs a wash. I personally don't think it will last 7 years but I paid 700 bucks for it and I would hope they re-apply it with no complaints. USAA seems pretty good about holding their end of the bargain up though. I will have it taken into the shop on October 1st. It should take about a week. Let's hope it looks exactly the way it did before the accident.

I really lucked out on the deer hit though. I've heard some bad stories but luckily in my case no one was hurt. Just angry that it happened to me I suppose. The Camaro took it like a champ though! All I heard was a pop and the car just kept going. Built like a tank! I need to go hunting this year to bring the deer population down....
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
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This lightened my mood a little bit!
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #11
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How about this one?


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Old 09-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #12
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2 for one!!! damn!

How about a horse?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...CHLqit2K8&NR=1
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #13
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #14
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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2 for one!!! damn!

How about a horse?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...CHLqit2K8&NR=1

holy shit!! i've never seen that one before
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #16
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Before I got my gt front bumper, cdc chin spoiler, and saleen grille on my mustang this is what happened




3300 dollars worth o damage. 500 deductable

Then I got my camaro about 8 months afterwards. I haven't hit any deer since, but I'm cautious about not speeding at night, which was when I hit this one.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #17
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Honestly I'd say you lucked out, compared to what the damage could have been. My wife hit a deer in my 05 Pontiac Vibe daily driver. The deer ran straight into the front right fender as she was calmly driving up a busy road in a not so rural area, and it had the fender flattened completely to the point where the front passenger wheel was totally exposed, broke headlamp, bumper, bent the corner of the hood, and front part of the passenger front door. Just saying that it could always been worse damage done. Wish you luck in getting the your Camaro all fixed up!
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #18
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considering what you hit, that's actually not to bad.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #19
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Yeah I'd have to agree, I really lucked out. A second slower and that deer would have been through the windshield.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #20
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #21
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Damn Deer , Thats why i kill as many as i can , Great meat, better for you than red meat, grain feed , I kill 2-3 with my bow and at least that much with my gun . BROWN MUST GO DOWN!!! Save the Camaro's!!!!!!Stick them ,Clean them and grill them.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #22
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Smacked a deer at 45 MPH on Thursday night. It ran out of nowhere and I hit square. Glad I was in my Silverado and was really surprised when I pulled over - other than a 4 inch hole in my grille, there was no other damage at all. Very impressive. I was prepared to see bent sheet metal, broken headlights and fog lamps, etc. Lots of blood though... I am sure the outcome would have been different if in the camaro. Probably would have flown over the car...
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #23
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This is a big reason I want to stay in the city. You won't hit a deer in LA or Las Vegas.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #24
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That sucks! Try this one
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