Originally Posted by LordBritish
Somebody did say that the owner of the Dodge Neon loved her car as much as I loved my Stang. What a rediculous statement.
You don't buy a Dodge Neon because you love it !!
A Dodge Neon is a bare bones econobox to get from A to B. It's ugly as f*ck.
Funny... some folk on the various other forums for sports cars say the exact same thing about Mustangs. Before spoutin your mouth, you might want to actually think about what you are saying bro. A guy I used to work with loved the hell out of his neon (personally, I never saw it, but...). We both did pizza delivery (me part time, him full time)... He quit because he was tired of putting so many miles on his neon, while I still deliver in my Mustang. Whose to say who loves which car more? I'd argue my case, to be certain... but honestly, its probably a toss up.
In your case, the damage is ugly, but I would be surprised if the frame is bent (as another said earlier). It looks fixable, if you want to accept that or not is another matter. On the flip side, it could be worse. You could be like the fellah I was reading about today on msnbc that totaled a Ferarri Enzo worth about 1 mil according to the article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11499944/
(yes, I know thats not msrp)... or, you could be like a co-worker of mine who has to take his daughter to seattle because her skull isnt expanding with her brain & they have to do some opperation, or my other buddy who's wife is taking off for some NYC cop...
Really... its just a car. Be happy that nobody got hurt (as I am sure you are). The car can be replaced, and... like the microsoft xbox 360 are slowly being found on dealers lots now. Im sorry, it sucks... but whenever you feel like you are the only one, count all the fingers and toes you have, multiply by 10 and you'll still be way shy of the # of folk who've come before you.
Food for thought. (and if that pisses you off, you'll get over it. If it doesnt, good on yah... welcome to the real world).