Post # 1
My Fiance was in an accident (no one was hurt thank god) on Leap Day… He was driving to work and hydroplaned into the center median on the freeway… He was driving our only 4WD vehicle that we JUST paid off… thankfully I never even considered lowering his coverage…
I just got a call today from the Insurance people and they decided it cannot be repaired, so now we wait until they tell us how much it was ‘worth’
This stinks so bad… can’t they just give us the same car instead of money? We are obviously NOT prepared to buy a ‘new’ vehicle…. I feel like I have so many other decisions to make being only 64 days from our wedding day!
GUH! Drama Llama!
Any advice for what to buy? What would YOU do?
Post # 3
he is really lucky…my fiance totalled and flipped his car on the highway because someone didn’t bother to look where they were going, on January 8th 2012, and is stuck at home with a broken neck, among other random injuries, for a very long time… =( We are only looking at whats safe…he doesn’t wanna be in some fancy cute little car anymore…The Chevy Impala has a roll bar, (thats what he likes now, lol), and front and side airbags AND front and side 5 star crash ratings, and the new ones start around the low 30s I believe…we’ll hold out for 2013 if thats what we decide to go for… =) He also likes the Nissan Mazimas, and the acuras but I don’t know how safe those are yet…
Post # 4
im so glad hes ok, cars can be replaced or repaired but a loved one, give eachother extra hugs!
Post # 5
So glad he turned out okay!! Best of luck to you two.
Post # 6
I am so relieved to hear that he is okay! I agree with @eloping: You guys should give eachother hugs! It’s a car, and a car can be replaced, but not our loved one!
Post # 7
@ForeverAndEverAfter: Maxima’s are great cars, my bf drives one. Still sleek and stylish, but also very safe. I had two friends (brothers in fact) that both totaled Maximas with barely any injuries. And I’m talking when you saw pictures of the car there was no way you’d believe anyone survived it.
Post # 8
Glad he’s ok! If you guys are looking for another 4wd, Subarus are full-time 4wd and are fairly inexpensive to start- I’m actually looking at Impreza hatchbacks that start around $18,500, and I think the Forresters are only a touch more than that. If you can find a used Forrester, my ex’s whole family drove their Forresters to 300k miles and beyond, so if they’re maintained they really do last forever. Just check the gas- I think back in the day some of them took premium only, which might’ve changed, but it’s an important issue with gas the way it is.
Post # 9
Good to hear that he is ok. An insurance company is not going to replace your car unless you have replacement car insurance, and here you can only get that type of insurance on a car that is less than two years old.
Unfortunately, it is a used car and they will give you what the going rate is for your vehicle depending on the condition.
Post # 10
We just heard back from the insurance company (geico btw if you were interested)… they are going to give us a really fair settlement… I had been looking to see what the car would cost to replace it with the same year/model and we actually could make like $100 and get one with less miles than ours…
So at least the $$$ stress is gone…
And I honestly have no idea what I would have done if he was hurt! @DollDancer8 I am SO sorry to hear about your FI…. definitely sending prayers your way! Thank you everyone for your support, probably the best thing about Weddingbee!
Post # 11
DH was in an accident (not his fault) back in ’07 and his car rolled twice and ended up totaled. Such a frightening experience for him – he was really shaken up in the hours following. So happy for you that he isn’t hurt and that you’ve found a replacement vehicle!
Post # 12
@MySunshine: Ugh! Was this in Redding?? (I noticed your location, and I am super close to there) I personally hate driving in Redding and avoid going there whenever possible, especially with all the construction along the 5. Glad he wasnt injured!! You totally lucked out with the insurance!