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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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So done with the 2015 F150

So I'm not sure if anyone else here has replaced their 2015 F150 yet, but looks like I have no choice. After 5 months with it I got in a collision and wrote it off

It was due for its first oil change the next day !

The truck held up surprisingly well, and worked as it was supposed to. Neither I nor my dog were injured, which is surprising considering I hit a guardrail at about 45 degrees going 120 km/hr then bounced across 3 lanes of traffic to another guard rail. Somehow, thankfully, no one else was involved in my stupidity and I didnt hit any other vehicles.

The safety systems worked awesome. The side airbags went off. The seatbelts locked up. The bumper area absorbed the crash. I barely felt it. Walked away with no injuries, not even a sore shoulder, sore back or whiplash !

So now it looks like replacing it with a 2016 F150. Thankful for insurance !
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Ouch!

Glad you didn't get hurt and the safety features work as they should.

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Thanks. I was actually surprised how little I felt the jolt when I hit the guardrail.
This truck really does a good job protecting the occupants.

I did find it interesting that when I spoke to the appraiser, he said that its usually cheaper to replace the aluminum panels than fix them and thats a large reason why the truck was written off and not just repaired.

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Glad your OK! I came in here expecting a huge rant about your F150. Any details on the crash? Black ice? Alcohol?

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Glad to hear you are ok C. Looks like safety equipment did it's job. Ice and cruise?

Such is life. Just passing through.

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Fell asleep and cruise was on .....
Drive 750 km trip every 4 days and was on one of those trips when I fell asleep outside Ponoka. Fortunately I didn't get hit by, or hit, anyone else. Just exited road to right and slid across some grass (snowed the night prior) and hit the guardrail .... at about 120 km/hr.

Driving tired just is NOT worth it.
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And now they have zero % financing on 2016 models. Was planning to buy a 2015 on good price but sales guy took good care of me and with 0% I got almost identical veh and now pay 30$ less every two weeks haha
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Great to hear you escaped that ordeal without getting hurt. Most of us don't really think of all the safety features vehicles have these days until something like this happens.

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Sorry to hear about the wreck, just a thought, but do you think it's a really prudent idea to post on an Internet forum that you fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked? Just wondering if the insurance company and cops know that little tidbit, I had a girlfriend back in the late 80's, her dad was driving home one morning after a midnight shift , fell asleep and went off the road on a city street, so at 50 km/hr. He got charged for careless driving.

You're right though, driving tired is almost as bad as driving impaired, used to work mid nights myself, and it's brutal trying to stay focused when you're whipped. Just a thought, glad you're OK, glad no other vehicles involved, post pics of the new ride.

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Sorry to hear about the wreck, just a thought, but do you think it's a really prudent idea to post on an Internet forum that you fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked? Just wondering if the insurance company and cops know that little tidbit, I had a girlfriend back in the late 80's, her dad was driving home one morning after a midnight shift , fell asleep and went off the road on a city street, so at 50 km/hr. He got charged for careless driving.

You're right though, driving tired is almost as bad as driving impaired, used to work mid nights myself, and it's brutal trying to stay focused when you're whipped. Just a thought, glad you're OK, glad no other vehicles involved, post pics of the new ride.
Yes, I told both the Insurance company and the Alberta Sheriffs who responded. My integrity and honesty is not worth a few dollars I may save in fines and insurance costs.

I decided to post as a warning for others that driving tired can be as bad as being drunk or texting. It definitely woke me up to the concept. Unfortunately, we rarely hear about it in Canada I'm guessing because its hard to prove and sometimes other factors (like being drunk) override the fact that someone fell asleep.
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