I had backed up over a bag filled with grass and brush the other day. When I got out of car,all the grass was out and I had to pick it up before my neighbor got home. What was the funniest thing you guys have run over with your Azera?
A month after I get my Azera my wife ran over a large shrub. Accidentally. It had been showering, her shoe was wet and slippery and when she was putting on the brake at a parking lot, her foot slipped off the brake and off to the right and hit the gas. My. Barely. Month. Old. Azera. [face-sobbing]
Repair cost was estimated at $1200 until they pulled off the front bumper and found the fog lights had super special brackets that held them in place and one was broken, the other cracked. Total cost at repair shop: ~$2500 - $500 was our deductible.
To clarify, it was a large shrub that was just over the edge of the curb at the edge of a parking lot. She jumped the curb and stopped on top of the large shrub. It tore some of that black plastic "plating" stuff that protects the bottom of the engine and put a serious crinkle in the front bumper next to both front tires. On a brand-new car, even small accidents like that quickly add up in costs for parts.
Well, it's going to be funny to you, but it wasn't for me . Running over a concrete curb 'pull-out' on the right side. Only the 2 right wheels hit, but damage was 4 grand since a lower control arm, strut, and subframe were bent. Paid out of pocket ($1K deductible) to avoid 3 years of increased premiums, losing the good driver status (meaning automatic premium increase), or both. And as a self-punishment for getting distracted for a fraction of a second with the radar detector. Since it was considered at-fault collision, it'd have ended up being a wash after 3 years either way IMO. Painful lesson, that even when you don't expect ANYTHING to hit, it can happen. I was leaving town, and had to go back home and grab another car for the trip (thankfully it was driveable, so didn't turn into a major inconvenience at that moment). And yes, the worst happened: dealer damaged the fender and bumper, so car is far from like new now ... but I refused to remove any parts, so they were 'blended' with everything in place. Well, they were supposed to remove the mud guard, but the lazy bums didn't even do that. Oh well. Better NOT to hit your baby at all folks .