My Montero Sport Saved my life today.
Took a T bone collision to the rear quarter panel, from a lorry, the thing came straight to the drivers door. I accelerated and saved my self, just got discharged from the hospital after a checkup,
No matter what new fellas say about crumple zones and what not, this thing is proper weight to weight. Just realise how strong these suvs are. Just a large bump and I drove it home. Amazed realising it took tg awhile weight and was shoved to a side.
The lorry was a proper mahiyangana sand lorry, full load, the c**t was driving on a learners permit, couldn't control his reverse into the construction zone, lost control and rolled right onto me down a slope, face first. If I was in my vitz or a smaller car, I'd be in a morque now.
Cops took over the lorry momentarily but I deferred them.
Repair cost approx 100k, given I need a new wheel arch and tail light. And its pearl white, expensive bitch to paint.
Despite my parents and friends deciding to ruin his life legally, the driver is in the hospital after negotiations but I am not pressing charges or taxing him for the repair, as he will loose his livelihood and be in jail.
Best part is, if the car rolled over, I would be in the mahaweli river.
Dear friends, please give up smaller cars when money permits. Get something large and safe.
Due to privacy concerns I am unable to share pictures.