Yeah I’m human and I’ve learned a few things already from this which I plan to carry forward the rest of my life.Oh man that sucks. I know a "friend" who was also at fault in an accident, totaled vehicle high speed collision (below speed limit tho). My "friend" had an entire morning of hard workout under the sun, did not eat anything and passed out while driving on the freeway.
Well insurance went up, but not by much. After 1 year it went back down. I guess my "friend" got lucky!
Anyway. If you have a "weakness" for speed, stay away from Jeeps. Jeeps are vehicles to enjoy at low speeds. Offroad, or driving through town with the top off and such. That Mercedes is much safer than a Jeep at high speeds.
Good luck! and dont feel too guilty about it. We are all humans. I totaled my dads sedan when I was 18. Crashed it against a concrete wall while being dumb. Since then I drive like a grandma. Maybe thatll happen to you too.
Wow, you lost control of a Mercedes in a parking garage? The way a Jeep handles, maybe it isn't the right vehicle for you... The body roll can be quite intense, don't want to lose it on an Interstate off-ramp and roll it.Good point. I’m prepared for that. Luckily no police report or anything. It was in my parking garage into a cement pillar, but yes my fault even if I lost control.
Let me take you back to 1985 when I was driving my Shelby late at night. Wet road, going too fast, something in road punctured both right side tires. Shelby disintegrated during multiple rollovers. I was scared to go fast after that and test drove a brand new CJ-7 but ended up buying an Isuzu I-Mark. I have been kicking myself in the ass for NOT getting that CJ-7 for over 30 years now. Last year I traded a Mustang GT on my 2.0 Rubicon. Don't miss the GT at all.So I totaled my Mercedes on Friday night. Was going too fast and lost control. Looking at Jeep’s since I already use my wife’s all the time.
I really like the 392 but since I just got in an accident going too fast (no one else or other vehicles involved) I’m not sure if that’s a good idea. I also saw a statement from FCA that said all vehicles in 2022 from FCA will ship with U Connect 5.
I definitely want a Rubcion but wondering if I should just use a car lease app for a 6 months until 2022 vehicles are released.
My USAA insurance bill dropped 40 dollars over 6 months with the 392; traded in a 2020 f150 3.5. I was expecting to it be a large increase, and ended up being a slight decrease.I have been in an at-fault accident before, and my auto insurance went through the roof for 6 years. If you do decide on getting the 392, be prepared to pay $$$ on insurance.
I crashed into a cement pillar by myself in my apartment complex with no one else around and no else involved. Who else did it? If admitting fault is saying yeah I crashed then I guess I admit fault. I’m not going to lie and say the breaks went out or something. That’s even more crazy.Don’t admit fault on a public forum with your name and picture in your profile? I think you meant to say that you swerved to avoid a Sasquatch.
I respectfully disagree about "the best deal in the Wrangler" comment. Think of all of the problems that FCA has with internal combustion engine Jeeps right now. Also, the fact that their dealerships don't work on electric cars. Nobody has yet to explain to me why the ESS battery is necessary. You add all the complexity of an electric powerplant in addition to the conventional powerplant and it makes a very complex machine. All of this for 21 miles per 2 hour "fast charge". I think there is a good reason why Chevrolet no longer makes the Volt. If I was going electric, I'd go for the VW ID.4.It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. If I had a 10 minute commute the 4xe would definitely be the way I’d go. The 20 mile fully electric range would handle the daily commute. The instant torque of the electric motor would be great for technical trails. The 2.0t is peppy enough to be fun to drive even on windy mountain passes without the added torque of the electric motor in our 2019, and that’s on 37” tires. Add in the $7,500 federal tax credit plus whatever state and local incentives are applicable to you and I’d say the 4xe is the best deal in the Wrangler world right now.