Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Southern California
Car: 2000 GT & 2009 2.5i OB Limited Wagons, among others.
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No Airbags Went Off For You Either
Glad you are safe from yet another idiot and hope you are not left feeling pain or anguish from insurance companies or someone at fault and under or uninsured. Good job on having dash cam evidence. You were hit on the same front left section as I was recently in my '09 OB Limited. I was caught by a guy in a hurry, on the gas making a left turn in an intersection around a truck in traffic driving a hulk of an Oddysee. Like you, I saw him coming and was able to slow considerably. My car's ABS and stability tried hard to stop and steady both cars. No airbags from mine because it was hit on the left front corner outside of the sensors. The '09 had 9 airbags, I think, but no sensors there. But in my case, I was hit eccentrically from the corner, bending everything sideways in front of the engine as I tried to stop both cars while his engine was roaring and pushing us sideways. The car did what it was supposed to do; the front sub-frame took the most shock and we didn't go off the street into that apartment building. The body shop said it was about $11,000 damage, so my insurance company totaled it and I was not able to replace the car in my area. I enjoyed that car for the way it drove, it's crisp handling, giant panoramic glass moonroof, and lots of other things I miss. There were some features that are just not offered in the current Subarus even though they have been replaced with other nice items. For a few reasons, I was only interested in replacing it with another 2009 Limited in the same good condition, a tough call in my area - and when I could not, I went to a different model. That's a different story. But I did feel safe in it before and after I was hit. Very sorry to see it go. Stuff happens.
I hope you have a better experience with no ill side-effects of the collision. And most important, glad you were protected from the road idiot.