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Old 01-22-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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The 03 Ion caught fire last night. Had it for almost 3 years. Only 62000 miles on it. Not a single problem that required dealer service. Bought it brand new from Saturn of North Houston. A deer ran in front of me and so I slammed on my brakes on a dirt road, car skidded onto shoulder of road, and next thing I know car under hood was on fire. Called 911 and ran probably 1/2 a mile to get to a mail box to see where I was at. The fire trucks beat me walking back to the car. It seems pretty bad will have pics later. Police said it was probably an exhaust and grass fire.
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well that sucks! If you didn't hit anything it might fall under comprehensive still. Better a comp deductible instead of a collision one (unless they are the same amount).
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Insurance said if it totals out will be a collision ded., if it is fixable will have to be a comp ded. Collision is only 500 and comp is only 250 so either way will be not so bad.

At work Im going on a special project where I was going to be driving an hour one way and getting mileage reimbursement for 3 months, I was going to use the saturn for better gas mileage and too keep miles off the bonnie
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Whoa freakish event, glad your ok and well insured
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