So as of currently I have lost my pride. In the early month of February I was in an accident, nothing terrible, no injuries or anything. However I suffered a major blow, practically all the damage was done to my front end (person in front of me stopped short, it was raining, you can pick up the rest). The most damage to the other car was a cracked trailer hitch but not even a scratch on her bumper, however my front bumper went in, far enough to dent my radiator and bend in the supports. While the car actually held up (and since I had to drive it a few times after that) it ran perfectly fine, no overheating, or clunks, front bumper just looked cracked down the middle.
My inspection was due in just 4 days at this point, I had just replaced the windshield and wipers so it would pass, and now I can forget about that.
So off to the mechanic. First quote was ~$2200 with all new, aftermarket parts. Then a check from the insurance company comes for $1200, body shop found used parts. This past week I receive a call from the shop that my car is totaled, it'll cost more to fix it then it's value. Apparently they found more damage. Called the insurance company to ask the value of the car, they said it was still in their computer as repairable for $1200.
So now I sit here with my thumb up my *** while I wait to hear what is exactly going on. The bottom line seems to be I will be getting a new (used) car. Knock on wood.
So this time I am doing it right. I currently saw ads for a '00 GT, '95 SVT
, and a guy my pal works with apparently has a '60s he's trying to get rid of.
Haven't done any research yet on any of them, however I hope to have a better idea this week at some of my options.
So folks, what do you guys think? Any thing I should be looking out for? Anyone know of a great deal (remember I'm NY area), Opinions?
I'm just opening this up, so feel free to put in any input or to say "Hello".
BTW I named my car Jane, since I never really adopted a name for her, therefore I felt it appropriate to name her Jane Doe.
R.I.P. Jane, you never gave me any problems.