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Well, Yesterday it was sleeting and the roads were slick. About 6 pm yesterday me and my girlfriend was headed to a basketball game. I shifted down into 2nd and I started to slide sideways on the road. There was a car coming the opposite way and if I straighted the car up I would of hit him head on. So I just braced and BAM right into a tree. Spun and took out a fire hydrant. My guess is I was going 30-40 MPH. So before I get what were you thinking..... I just wasn't thinking.... I'm a idiot. Anyway we both had our seatbelts on and the airbags deployed. Everything worked like it was supposed to. We are both fine and walked away with just minor bumps and bruises. I guess all I am saying is that you should appreciate what you have no matter what it is. I used to bash on my mustang for being a 3.8 and now what do I have? I am just thankful to still be alive and for my girlfriend still being alive.
 

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Well, Yesterday it was sleeting and the roads were slick. About 6 pm yesterday me and my girlfriend was headed to a basketball game. I shifted down into 2nd and I started to slide sideways on the road. There was a car coming the opposite way and if I straighted the car up I would of hit him head on. So I just braced and BAM right into a tree. Spun and took out a fire hydrant. My guess is I was going 30-40 MPH. So before I get what were you thinking..... I just wasn't thinking.... I'm a idiot. Anyway we both had our seatbelts on and the airbags deployed. Everything worked like it was supposed to. We are both fine and walked away with just minor bumps and bruises. I guess all I am saying is that you should appreciate what you have no matter what it is. I used to bash on my mustang for being a 3.8 and now what do I have? I am just thankful to still be alive and for my girlfriend still being alive.
THat's rough, man, good thing it has a 5 star crash rating!

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Sorry to hear of your loss, didn't you just get the stang not to long ago. I almost did the same thing THE WEEK AFTER buying mine. Cruising down the highway at a whopping 35mph in the snow, and it just broke loose.....but I saved it :eyebulge:. Then, a mile up the road a toyota 4x4 had spun out and hit the barrier on the median. Every year I see 4x4's spun out and wrecked in the snow on the highway, mostly SUV's.

Well, look at the positive side, you can go get that GT now....if insurance rates allow. Good luck!
 

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Good to hear everything's okay man. You know someone's watching over you when all that's wrecked is something replaceable. Look at it how I see it, everytime we lose something, we only do better. That's how I went from a Mazda Protege, to a Prelude SI, to my Mach...
 

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Good to hear everything's okay man. You know someone's watching over you when all that's wrecked is something replaceable. Look at it how I see it, everytime we lose something, we only do better. That's how I went from a Mazda Protege, to a Prelude SI, to my Mach...
yeah, the IHTSA and the engineers who designed it for crash protection, airbags, etc .. .

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So, I get the word if its officially "totaled" or not today. I think Yorchi was right though about the whole watching over me thing because where I wrecked, its like impossible to wreck there and a couple of days later me and my girlfriend got in a arguement. I am a emotional driver, when I am mad I drive faster and more aggresive. Anyway the night we got in a arguement we had freezing rain and I KNOW I would have went out driving and wrecked. Probably alot faster too.
 

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So, I get the word if its officially "totaled" or not today. I think Yorchi was right though about the whole watching over me thing because where I wrecked, its like impossible to wreck there and a couple of days later me and my girlfriend got in a arguement. I am a emotional driver, when I am mad I drive faster and more aggresive. Anyway the night we got in a arguement we had freezing rain and I KNOW I would have went out driving and wrecked. Probably alot faster too.
Dude, as long as you're alive, and healthy, there's nothing to get angry about!

Life's short enough that to spend any of it p.o.'ed

My TKD instructor once told me "all anger comes from fear -when you get angry, figure out what you're scared of, and deal with it, then move on." -goes for when people are angry at you as well, figure out what they're scared of, deal with it, and move on.

Anger is the mind-killer, you can't make good decisions when you're angry. You can't make good decisions when you're fearful. 9/10 times, there's really nothing to be afraid of, or angry about -it's just something in your mind.

Anyway, just thought I'd pass along some wisdom . ..

Take it or leave it.
 

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Thats deep dude. Anyway, its totaled and I got 9,200 dollars out of it. I only gave 9,000 for it, but if I can get a new Mustang 5spd I will cry.
 
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Good to hear you're ok, no go buy a GT. The week I got mine I came through a U-turn in the rain and pulled a 180, almost shat myself, but I threw it into reverse and pulled into a parking lot and I swear it should have been in a movie.
 

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Sorry to hear of your loss and glad you are okay. I hope you can get another Mustang soon. I am always careful not to hydroplane in the rain, nearly paranoid in fact, but the first time I drove my 'Stang in the rain I almost lost it.

I was merging onto the Interstate and checked over my left shoulder to make sure I wasn't about to cut anyone off. There was an 18 wheeler in the distance, but I had plenty of room to merge without being a jerk and without getting up too much speed. I was doing about 45 when I reached the bottom of the ramp. The ramp has some pretty bad buckling right before it joins the inside lane of the Interstate, but it had never caused any problems for anything I had ever driven before because I am aware of it and react appropriately. However, the 'Stang had other ideas. I hit that patch and started fishtailing like crazy. I have experience driving RWD cars, many beaters with bald tires and no traction, so instinct kicked in and I was able to pull it out. Unfortunately, I had lost enough speed that the semi was now breathing down my neck and couldn't get over because there was a car in the outside lane. I was able to get back over onto the shoulder just in time, but it passed so close that I swear I thought I was going to lose my driver's side mirror. Now, if it is raining and I have to merge from that on-ramp, I do so like an old lady in an Escort - very carefully.
 

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Everything worked like it was supposed to. We are both fine and walked away with just minor bumps and bruises. I guess all I am saying is that you should appreciate what you have no matter what it is. I used to bash on my mustang for being a 3.8 and now what do I have? I am just thankful to still be alive and for my girlfriend still being alive.
I am terribly sorry for your loss. Let me assure you of one thing... There is always another car. You cannot be replaced, but the car is just some steel with some rubber, and Mustangs are plentiful. For 9000 you can get some very nice GTs around here in AZ!

I am glad no one was hurt!

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"all anger comes from fear -when you get angry, figure out what you're scared of, and deal with it, then move on." -goes for when people are angry at you as well, figure out what they're scared of, deal with it, and move on.
Anger is the mind-killer, you can't make good decisions when you're angry. You can't make good decisions when you're fearful. 9/10 times, there's really nothing to be afraid of, or angry about -it's just something in your mind.
Very good advice, though I believe people make better decisions under the duress of fear, than they do when they are angry.
 

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Very good advice, though I believe people make better decisions under the duress of fear, than they do when they are angry.
no, they come from the same emotion. More often than not, what you fear happens. It's why every creature tries to instill fear in its opponent, dogs and cats bristle to appear bigger, cobras have hoods, birds ruffle, and people start acting crazy, getting amped before a fight, because they fear their opponents and try to instill the same fear in others. A fighter who is confident does not act in this manner.

It's to instill fear.

A fearful creature will always follow the path of least resistance.

Muhammad Ali was a master at getting into the heads of his opponents, and using their fears against them. They were beaten before they stepped in the ring, even though they were larger, stronger, & faster.

Tyson did the same thing, before he ran into an opponent who didn't fear him. Buster Douglas was no champ, he had fewer skills than most of the people Tyson beat in less than a minute.

In driving, when they get crossed up (and I've seen it!!) people mash on the brake, let go of the wheel, throwing their hands up in the air because they fear a crash. Once this happened while I was in the passenger seat, and I was able to reach over and grab the wheel to counter-steer the car into a yard, instead of traffic.

Just let go of your fear, and the action you need to take will become clear.
 
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