Join Date: Nov 2003
Sportbike: 99 Honda CBR600F4
Years Riding: 7
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Car purchasing question
As I mentioned in another thread, my gf recently totalled my old car. I will be buying a 2004 Honda Accord EX-V6 sedan. I could go out today and pick up the new car, but there are a few things holding me back. What I want to know is... what do ya'all think I should do? Buy the new car, or wait. The adjuster will be out on Tuesday or Wednesday next week, but I need a vehicle this weekend (need, not want... i.e. I'll have to rent one, which isn't covered by my insurance).
My current car...
Has a blue-book value of $3000
Has a ruined hood, front bumper, headlights & assembly, fog lights.
Needs work done on the side panels (minor scratches... if it gets totalled, they won't fix these... but if they repair it, they will).
The hood release was moved back 6 inches and will need replaced and re-wired.
There's a gas leak of some sort, though I can't smell fuel, and there's nothing on the ground. I've gone through 3/4 of a tank of gas in around 100 miles (normally I get 300 miles per tank), the aerodynamics have barely changed.
There's other unspecified damage to the engine/radiator/other stuff.
I'm not positive they will total the car. If they don't, I have "issues" with the title of the car. (I bought it in Indiana, now life in Illinois, and the two states won't agree on how to obtain the title.... I still have the notes from the bank saying that it's paid off). I have no idea how I'd get rid of the car if they don't total it. I know if I were the adjuster, I'd total the car, then fix just the major body damage and sell it at auction. (Total cost to AllState would be about $1500 as opposed to fixing it for $2500)