Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I find out if my car is totaled

I got a call from Progressive this morning and they think my car is not worth the effort to repair.  My options:
1.  They give me $1600 and let me keep the car
2.  They give me $2600 and they keep it
I went over to their shop to take a look.  (see below)
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It doesnt look all the bad to me.  I figure I can pick up a new gate for about $600 and a new bumper for not too much more than that.  the latch should be good as new after a few whacks with a hammer.  So I am going to try and pick it up today and repair it this weekend if I have time.  I may try to give may dad a call to see if he needs another vacation down to TX for some good clean fun.  :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Met some new people today

I met some new people today. I was on my way to Freescale (customer site) and after exiting E Ben White/71 to N 183, I was rear ended. It was a 3 car accident and the one in the back was at fault. The lady in the middle was in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and her car did not appear to have any damage. The little Chevy S10 that hit her and drove her into me was a bit messed up on the front and my back gate on my Plymouth was mashed in.

I took it to his insurance adjuster to see what the damage was. They game me 3 options:
1. Take $1400 and fix it myself
2. Take it to another garage and have them bill the insurance company
3. Let them fix it and the give me a rental car in the mean time
I took the third option and they are going to get back to me and let me know if there is any additional cost.
They called back later that night and let me know that it was $1000 off the total-the-vehicle estimate and that they would get back to me if they were going to total it or fix it.
Guess we will wait and see.