Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jeep vs. Mercedes

The Friday before Sims' birthday party, Jason was driving home as usual, except he was driving the Jeep.  The "silver car," as Sim's calls it, was having issues, so it was sitting in the driveway until we could get it to the shop.  On a road that Jason drives on every day, a Mercedes pulled out in front of him, and he couldn't stop.  Luckily all the people involved were fine.  Unfortunately, the cars were not.

The Jeep is not new or anywhere near new.  It's the oldest of our cars, and our newest will be 10 years old this year.  We were mostly concerned that it would be totaled.  (The damage is worse than it looks in the picture.)  We had just booked a week in Ocracoke in July, and we kinda need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to really enjoy the beach.  But we were fortunate that Jason could drive the car home, and it's being repaired as I write this. 

The poor family in the Mercedes couldn't even drive their car.  The driver-side door wouldn't even close.  The Jeep was definitely the winner here, if you can call that winning.

When Jason brought the Jeep home, Sims went out to see it and said, "The Jeep is sad."  But it will happy by Wednesday of next week, when we get to pick it up.  Here's to hoping that they can match the paint on all the replacement panels!  Of course, this gives Jason an excellent excuse to start looking for a new Jeep Wrangler.  Any excuse is a good one for him.  I will admit that it would be nice to have one that has 4 doors and more storage area.  But many of the new ones have power windows and GPS!  That's a little too fancy for a Wrangler to me!  It might be nice to have CD player though.  We have a bare bones version.  You see, riding in our current Jeep is as close to camping as I want to get.  (At least it has A/C.)  But we love it.

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