Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I'm Getting a New Car!

Happy Tuesday Friends! I hope you have had a great start to your week and the Monday Madness did not drag into Tuesday for you like it did for me.

Today I wanted to give you all a quick update because I just realized that I had not shared this with everyone yet... but three weeks ago Justin got into a car accident with my car and my car has been totaled.  Thankfully no one was injured and there were no airbags deployed, but the car took a beating.  Justin was driving to pick me up from work and he had someone turn left in front of him thus causing Justin to t-bone the other person's car.

At first, we were thinking that there would not be a ton of cost to fix the car because we could drive the car and the damage did not look all that bad, but the initial quote came back at $4500 for the damage.  Of course, we had assumed my car was only worth $5000, so they would have totaled the car right? Wrong.  

They had to send the car off to the auto body shop to get into the nitty gritty details of the damage to the car and determine what really happened inside the vehicle because the initial quote was just preliminary.  Of course, once they opened up the vehicle they found that the car had damage on the rails (which ultimately meant that the frame of the car was kaput), the car was deemed as a total loss and we were able to finally get rid of the vehicle. 

Honestly, I thought I would be more sad to say goodbye to this car, but I was ready to part with it long before the car ever was damaged.  When Ford designed the vehicle, they made some significant errors that caused the vehicle to have a ton of issues.  Coupled with the construction errors and the poor quality of service at the dealership, I was ready to trash the car myself.  Thankfully, this worked out exactly as it was meant to and we walked away getting $3000 more than we owed on the car which is the perfect amount to put down on a new car.  

So that has been the totaled car drama that we've been handling over the three weeks or so.  I am so happy with how our insurance handled everything and feel blessed that we had insurance that covered 100% of the costs.  The seriously made the entire process so amazing and I feel so good to know they had our back the entire time.  

But on an exciting note, we are looking to get a new car this week! Currently, we are looking at a 2016 Chevy Malibu because it had everything we needed/wanted and it had a ton of great incentives right now.  I will let you know if I end up getting a new car this week!

Well that is all for today!

Question of the Day: Have you ever totaled a car?
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1 comment:

  1. Do not let the salesman at the car dealership dictate the action. As hard as it might seem, you have the right to get up and walk away at any time that you feel you are not getting the best price. Despite the efforts to frustrate you, hold your ground, stay firm on your price, and if you have to walk away, its better than paying more than you want.


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