The title says it all - can you think of any reasoning to help me to convince my wife to get an Aluminess front bumper?
I’m hoping I can convince my wife for us to get a 2018 or 2019 Transit… then I think i would like to put an Aluminess front bumper on it - $2,250
(with brush guards, but without a winch)
…..for protecting the van if we accidentally hit a deer or similar.
Quite a few times we have seen deer by the side of the road, or running along the side of the road as we are driving at night… and it would only take one darting across the road to really mess up the van, and the deer. A pal totaled his car when he accidentally hit a deer that darted out. I recently saw a study that estimated that there are between one and*two*million collisions between vehicles and large animals in the United States every year.
p.s. I should have added... her resistance will be the cost, and also how it looks.
I would say that any collision with an animal is sure to cost a lot more than $2,250, and the bumper would greatly reduce the damage.
we also plan to 'build out' the interior, and if the vehicle got totalled from a deer ... yes we would have insurance, but it would be depreciated value likely, plus a big hassle to re-buy the van and re-build out the interior.
Thanks for any ideas.