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Cars > 87IROCCAMARO’s Garage > Blog > 2002 Dodge Durango (BIG BLUE D) > mustang saleen vs dodge durango vs pt cruiser


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mustang saleen vs dodge durango vs pt cruiser


Filed under: 2002 Dodge Durango (BIG BLUE D)

ok first off this was not a race (sadily) this was a 3 car accident. ok i was coming down a main road and happen to noticed a mustang saleen and was talking to myself about it in my head and well i came to a stop light with no one behind me and a few in front and tottaly forgot about the mustang and I just got to a complete stop and happen to look in my rear view and see this black mustang come shooting at me from the rear i got myself prepared for the wreck and about a sec later BAM I flew foward a bit and hit a pt cruiser infront of be but luckily not as hard but not like i expected.

I jump out of the durango and see the whole saleene's front end about 5 feet from the car and it hissin out air and pissin out coolant. i look at the rear bumper on the durango ready to expect it being toren in half but was lucky to find just the dodge trailer hitch cover litterly ripped in half and the driver side of the rear bumper dented in at sections and the whole bumper scratched up then i checked to see if everyone was ok and yes they were so i checked the front end and the bumper was a little messed up there was a small spider web crack in the paint and the liscence plate handing down and some scrapes but nothing huge but the pt cruiser in front had a huge crack on top of the rear bumper.

i was shaking in shock but was glad everyone was ok. and i was AMAZED the rear of the durango wasnt ripped in half because the mustang was doing a good 60mph in 40mph zone because i rember about a quarter mile down the road seeing the mustang going very slow about 10mph so she must of steeped on it trying get to the light because it defintly was no 40mph. and when we all got out she ( the driver of the saleen) even admited she wasnt paying attention. Im amazed still that so little damage was done to the durango from what i could tell nothing was done to the underbody but when i was leaving a parking lot i heard a loud screech like in the front suspension and the seat belt was kinda coming apart but the rear bumper did highly absorb the inpact because I kinda just rolled into the pt cruiser and the mustang literly bounced back about 10-15 feet with the front end about 5feet from the durango and from the car itself.

im just blessing my lucky stars that everyone was ok and nothing to bad happened. The mustang i belive is totaled and im getting the durango repaired hopefully tomorrow. It makes me still sick though to look at all the care iv put into the durango and to see it all wrecked up and same with the mustang you know its gonna be sent to a junkyard to be crushed. wish me luck that nothing to bad has happened to the durango and sorry about the long post. thank you. btw the mustang was a new edge 99-04 black mustang saleen very beautiful car though and hate to see it ripped apart.

also along with the ripped off front end, coolant shooting out, the hood also was literly ripped like paper in spots. shows how well todays vehicles are made.

also i found out that the frame is bent into a triangle shape, radiator is smashed, ac is crushed, tranny oil crushed, and some other odds and ends that i cant remember.

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ccz2887’s Profile Photo
Feb 19, 2010 at 7:26 am
Man dude that is nuts, I'm glad everyone was alright, kinda sucks about the Mustang cause that wasn't just any Mustang that was a Saleen Mustang. And there isn't much to the newer cars, they are actually made to do that though believe it or not. Too bad you couldn't get that car and rip the motor out of it those Saleens are nasty cars. They would toast our IROCs in a heartbeat. I'm glad everyone is alright and that the Durango didn't have too much damage to it.
frank76ta’s Profile Photo
Feb 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm
Wow glad you came out all right on this one, I am sure you get your car fix in no time. Just make sure all componets under your bumber are replaced. Some insurance companys try not include all the inside damage like that and get off cheap that way.Did you have to pay for the Pt cruser damage/? Here in Texas any rear hit even if you were pushed into it is condsider an automatic your are at fault. Sucks!
427Roushman’s Profile Photo
Feb 17, 2010 at 10:54 am
It is always good when everyone can walk away from a accident. I used to own a 2001 Dodge Durango with a class III Hitch. There were more then a few Boneheads that hit the back of my bumper but they always seemed to be low to the ground and would always hit the hitch first which would give me very little damage to my rear end but would cave in there grill or hood. For this car I am glad for my hitch! Hope all turns out well for your Durango.
KITTB’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm
Ouch, glad everyone is ok.
donnalove’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm
The girl must of been on her cell phone texting away with the difference in her speeds when you first seen her. She is lucky she didn't get hurt bad by the way her car looks. Lucky for you that your neck etc isn't all messed up. Sorry to hear of what happen. Glad you can tell about it, thats always a good thing to be around to do sosmile image
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm
The people involved got away uninjured - that's the important thing. Cars can be repaired or replaced, but not people. It's too bad about the Mustang, but it sounds like the car's owner brought it on herself. Her insurance should take care of your Durango. Be sure it's done to your satisfaction and not just to the extent that her insurance company says it should be.

(One thing to watch out for: Here in Pennsylvania, the law is that, since you were stopped close enough to the PT Cruiser to be driven into it in an accident, that you're responsible for any damage to it! How's that for screwed up - It's like they expect you to anticipate being rear-ended at 40 m.p.h. by some idiot that wasn't paying attention!)
revhard’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 11:25 am
God Blessed all of you That Day brother, some times in life there are things that happen for a reason & others are just plain unexplainable If you have been through what I have you'd know there is someone watching out for us. Good luck & God bless!
Racingchevy1965’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 8:29 am
Long live the RAM!! I'm glad everyone is ok, thats just a good reason why I won't buy a ford...
Littlewing’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 6:45 am
Looks like the front of the Saleen just exploded.It must of sounded like that. Sure happy to here everyone is alright .
Rodney1’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2010 at 6:19 am
I hope it has a speedy recovery.No pun intented. Good luck and glad you all were ok.

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