Friday, July 31, 2015
So they hauled my little car away
It's been about 3 weeks since my car was deemed TOTALED by the insurance company and hauled away. 51,000 miles and ran perfect. What a waste. I detest waste. Everyone kept saying we should keep it but I don't know how to do that. Plus if the frame was cracked, it could crack more and be dangerous but deep down, I believe it had more to do with the cost of repair.
So they settled with us and gave us a high blue book and then some. HOWEVER it was still not enough. We could barely buy one just like it. and no two cars will be the same.
2 weeks ago, we decided to buy a 2nd car, previously owned, because THE BEAST is dripping oil and it's our only vehicle. I found a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan-Sport for $5400. It had 78,000 miles and looked like it had been hermetically sealed since 2001. It still had that new car smell. I love it. I love vans and trucks and SUV's because I can sit up tall. They are great for camping, and road trips, and taking the dog(s) with us. I am bored with little cars.
We still have half the money in savings. Looking now for a newer hatchback or smaller SUV - 4 banger that the Husband can take back and forth to work and we can take out for better gas mileage when going places without the dog.
Meanwhile, the Beast is still running good, just has a oil leak. I think she has 178,000 miles on her.
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