Thursday, May 26, 2011


My car, after being struck
Yesterday, on my lunch break, I was heading up the main drag to a thrift store (because that's what I do when I have an hour to spare) when I was struck by a car exiting a strip mall. The driver, a sweet 19 yr old girl, was very solicitous and apologetic; to my relief she was actually licensed and insured (not necessarily a given in this town). Three hours later my undriveable car was at a body shop, I was in possession of a rental, and I was home icing my neck and back.

Today my insurance company phoned with the bad news that my very nice, paid-off Saab is totalled. The car I was planning to drive for (at least) several more years is not worth repairing. They will give me a cheque for a substantially lesser amount than I will need to replace my wheels. F@#k.

So I now have to do one of my least-favourite things in the whole world: buy a car.

*Just* what I wanted to do this weekend. Not.

Universe, I am asking you to lead me to the right car. Because I have no idea how to get there on my own. In fact, a bicycle is looking pretty attractive right now.


Penny said...

Oh sh#t,n so sorry it looked such a lovely car too. Did you get a 2nd opinion?

The Hungry Crafter said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! What a bummer. I hope your neck and back are OK?

deb did it said...

damn....sometimes 2 wheels look better than the headaches of 4...happy shopping!

Lizzie said...


VW Golf diesel would be a good option, good reputation and very economical. My Mazda 3 has been a great car...Mazda also has a good reputation or what about a Subaru Forester/Outback, then you can go camping and a bit of 4WD...

Jane LaFazio said...

totaled? oh my!! glad you're okay, but you're all right, buying a car kinda sucks. do you have a credit union or bank that has an 'autoland' type of thing? you can look at cars and prices on your computer, and they arrange a viewing and financing. and it's good pricing.