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    It's another collision with deer thread

    Hit and killed a 6 point buck this morning at 55 mph. It's rut season and this buck was moving fast. Never even had a chance to take my foot off the gas. Surprisingly, I'm not leaking any fluids, and the lights still work. It was a dead center hit in the upper grill area. I'm afraid to try and open the hood in case I can't get it closed again. Off to Chevy I go.

    In the spirit of this thread http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/9-che...sion-deer.html, I'm taking guesstimates on the damage costs. Take a look...
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    wow, I am surprised there wasn't more damage.

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    I'd give that one to USAA for estimating. Ouch. Are you okay and did you manage to at least get some vennisen out of this?

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    Seem to have a little fur in your grille. Lucky it didn't hit your windshield, from the looks of it did you send it flying forward rather then it rolling over the car?
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    Yeah, I'm fine. The Cruze drives fine too. I really sent it flying. It end up on the shoulder and was sliding alongside the car on the grass for quite a while. I gave the deer to the guy who saw it running full tilt through his yard only a minute before I hit it.
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    I would have kept the deer, and make some deer sticks...

    Freaking love deer sticks with jalapeños. Sorry to hear man, make sure whenever it gets repaired you listen to any weird noises and bug them until it sounds perfect. Go through your insurance first.
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    That really sucks, hope the insurance covers the cost? If not, how much will the dealer charge?

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    upstatenybill hope everything is ok. PM me if you need anything. What dealership you going to?

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    Ouch! Glad to hear you weren't hurt. There was an article in the local paper today warning folks to be on the lookout for deer roaming where they usually aren't. Here in NW OH, nearly all of the crops are out of the fields now and the deer have started to move into the suburban areas looking for cover. Saw a doe and a buck bedded down in someone's front yard up against the front porch yesterday. I was going to work a couple of years ago and as I rounded a curve on a six lane 50 mph street, I encountered a small herd of them trotting down the middle lane going in my direction. Scared the crap out of me. Popped the four ways on, and laid on the horn until they cleared off into a ravine. Around here, November is rut season, so they are a bit more nuts than normal. Keep an eye out around dawn and dusk.
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    Insurance covers deer collisions in NY, minus the deductible. It was actually a very small buck, only a 2 year old, I would guess.

    The Cruze is at Denooyer Chevrolet now waiting for an insurance estimate. I picked up the rental through Denooyer and got the very last vehicle that Hertz had in the area. According to the Hertz agent, they had a run on rentals because of the storm damage in NYC, some are rented for a whole month to workers headed down there for the cleanup. I ended up with a Dodge Grand Caravan. UGH!

    No one wants to take a guess how much the damage will come to? I'm gonna throw out $4,000.
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