Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
Andrei Freeman

We used to have a Prius...

Got a 2005 Prius about 3 years ago. Loved it.

Two months ago while sitting at the end of a line of cars stopped at a red light in a residential neighborhood, my wife got rear-ended by kid going at highway speeds.

Note.. "Loved it"

Settling on a total loss of a Prius was nearly impossible. Our insurance refused to believe that the value of a 3-4 year old car could possibly appreciate rather than depreciate. We turned to the at fault's insurance. Even they lowballed their first offer, basing it on KBB values from cars in January (8 months ago). (About 60% street)

After finding a car on a local Toyota lot that was not only the same year, but also the same colour with the same milage.... they really couldn't tell us that a prius was worth what they'd offered.

So tonight... I'm back on Prius chat. And after 2 months of rental hell with 23 MPG driving. My wife and I are back in practically the same car we lost in June.

We bumped up one model... so we now have nav and bluetooth. So 2 months.. and we basically got a refinance and a recently cleaned and upgraded car.

Now, the only thing missing is the tabs for the old plates and...

Oh, yes...

It's missing a Pittsburgh Steelers' bumper sticker :)

Pictures of ours forthcoming.

We love our Prius (es... er.. ii)
Tags: accident, car, resolution

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