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Old 01-22-2017, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When you're driving a gen 1 Insight on a dark country road...

When you're driving a gen 1 Insight on a dark country road, and a big possum appears before you in the middle of a curve, just for an instant, you brace for an impact like it's a wild hog. Or that's just me, going from the big van to the low-slung Honda tends to skew my perspective for a while.

BTW, sorry possum, I tried...
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Possums, scourge of the south. MS boy knows firsthand
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I can't say anything about possums in AZ (I'm sure we have them), but I can attest to the "low-slung" aspect... I drive 40mph and feel like I'm going 60mph...
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I can't say anything about possums in AZ (I'm sure we have them), but I can attest to the "low-slung" aspect... I drive 40mph and feel like I'm going 60mph...
Just think of it like a squishy armadillo.
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I've encountered a raccoon family in a blind curve on a dark rainy night in NC with my first Insight.
Insight: 1... Racoons: 0
But I thought I left a transmission in the middle of the road. When I got out, I found no damage to car, and racoons scattered nowhere to be found.
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I smoked an old raccoon dead center my car at 80mph. Destroyed the bumper, radiator, and the subframe bar or what ever it is under the radiator. I should have taken pics but didn't. Was also really surprised my insurance company didn't want to total it.
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You have full coverage still on your car? I'm surprised. Or does uninsured/underinsured somehow cover animals I'm not aware of.
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I smoked an old raccoon dead center my car at 80mph. Destroyed the bumper, radiator, and the subframe bar or what ever it is under the radiator. I should have taken pics but didn't. Was also really surprised my insurance company didn't want to total it.
Noooo my Bandit brother ...

Must have been a fat coon to do that sort of damage.
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One time in my Mustang I hit 3 raccoons in one night. It was so bizarre. But no damage to the car, on account of how massive it is.

Sorry Balto, but FWIW, I've never hit a raccoon since. There must have been something strange going on that night, I've never seen so many of them in my life.
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Several years ago, my wife and I went for a nighttime drive in the country. It was one of those nights when we just wanted to get out somewhere, anywhere. As we drove, I kept seeing snakes crossing the road, almost like a migration. They were all heading across in the same direction, and they were all copperheads. Dozens of them, over about an 8 mile stretch of road. I managed not to run over any of them, and my wife waited a really long time before she asked me what kind of snakes those were.

She'd wanted to live in that part of the country for years. After the night of the snakes, she never talked about it again.
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