Must of been alarming to hear that sound... Make sure you keep that license plate, it is now a good luck charm. :wink:I had my first near-death experience in my Insight yesterday. I truck hauling heavy construction equipment going the other way dislodged a large rock which hit my Insight squarely in the front license plate. Firstly, I'm glad I live in a state requiring a front plate. Secondly, the plate took the full impact. It punched a 1/2" hole through the plate. Had it hit anywhere else, it would have caused significant damage. Had it hit the windshield, it may have gone through (90mph closing speed between vehicles). I was able to remove the plate and hammer it back to being hardly noticeable, and there's no damage behind the plate. I have a dash cam in both the front and rear. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a plate number because of the "oversized load" banner on the front of the truck, and rain on the rear window which obscured things.
Counting my blessings. Hug your Insights tight tonight.