As some of you may know, I was in an accident on the 29th of last month. I've had a few problems since then, health wise, but right now, I'm more pissed about what the other guy's insurance wants to give me for my car. The accident was his fault, and he was ticketed for it, so it's my opinion that my car should either be repaired or replaced with something of equal value. I know it's nothing special to look at, it's only a '90 Buick Skylark, but I've maintained it regularly and it's a very dependable car. The interior is in good shape, but the paint is really bad, but I don't care about that. I just need to know that I can get in and drive to New York if I wanted to.
So anyway, the insurance adjuster came out to look at it today, and offered me $500.00 for it. I told him that's not acceptable, and I either want it repaired, or replaced. I've replaced the radiator, tires, alternator, water pump, oil pan gasket and timing chain tensioner, and a whole lot of other things. The car has 132,000 miles on it, but like I said, it runs great. I've got 4 other vehicles that all have gotten well over 200,000 miles, and one was actually double of that.
So I guess what I want to know is this, is it fair for the insurance company to basically take my car for 500.00 dollars, when to actually buy another one that is in the equivalent condition will cost me twice that, if not more? Because if it wasn't for the other guy's careless driving, I would still be happily driving my Buick.