After only getting my new Limited on April 20th, on my way back from New York to NC last night, some idiot didnt think he needed to stop for the rest of STOPPED traffic on I 895S through Baltimore. Nope, He definitely saw the rear of my Deep Cherry baby as a target. BAMM!!
I had my mother, and my dog in the car with me at the time and the first reaction we gave to the impact was, did we just get hit? It looks like the Nissan that hit us basically hit at the lowest point of the bumper, with the tow hitch assembly receiving all the damage. It did manage to completely crush my right muffler on my borla exhaust I installed, which in turn caused my passenger side rear tire to deflate. I had to get under the car and unbolt the muffler on the highway, in heavy rain
, just so i could get the spare tire on.
The nissan was completely smashed in at the front, airbags deployed, radiator, frame everything smashed, but was able to get out of the car just fine. Everyone in my jeep (yes my dog counts as a person) was perfectly fine, and I was able to continue my drive tp NC after the spare went on.
The shop I took it to has estimated only about $1500 in damage so all in all not too bad. Mostly just a new bumper and tow setup, new muffler, and possibly a new tire.
I will say through all this how pleased I am with how well the Jeep absorbed all the impact, especially since that guy's car was totaled. Yay for insurance.