So I couldn't make this up. I'm sitting on a stop in Parley's canyon waiting for someone to come pick up a car. Killing time I'm reading this thread. Just starting to type up a reply about lots of gas sucks but getting hurt from thumping a deer at 70 is worse. Rock the truck through winter, you can buy a lot of gas for "insert price" of new vehicle here. Yada yada
My partner had just arrived and was walking back to his car. About 5 seconds later I hear a thump. Look in my mirror to make sure he just didn't get thumped by an oil truck ripping by in the right lane. I can see him in his car fine, so cool get back to writing.
Few seconds later I see Jetta (same gen).... yes can't make it up, with its front end smashed roll up on the other side of the highway. Poor bastard tagged a deer about 200 yards behind me fubar'd the jetta and it was a fairly small doe.
So long story short rock the truck
Crazy coincidence! Yeah, I dread hitting an Elk in the Jetta, especially if it was a straight on hit. Pretty sure it would come in the windshield and that would be it for me.
The Chevy it is!