So, no big surprise, but my car is officially Totaled. What this means is that the estimate to repair the damage is higher (far, far higher) than the value of my car. AND it turns out (also no big surprise) that the car that hit me wasn’t insured. So it will probably come down to a death match between us and the insurance company over the settlement value for my car. AND because the owner of the other car wasn’t insured, I have only 30 days of rental coverage, so I have to find myself another vehicle sooner than later.
It’s been 13 years since I’ve been car shopping, and am not an Auto Enthusiast to begin with. To me, a car is a way to get from Point A to Point B, and in this corner of the world, a Necessary Evil. So readers, I’m looking for input. My requirements are: good gas mileage, seats 4 adults comfortably, automatic climate control and a good track record for reliability. Most of my day-to-day driving is around town rather than freeway. I’d get another Accord but a) the new ones are kind of ugly and b) they’re pretty expensive now. (Not Ugly is another requirement. As is Affordability. We hadn’t planned on this expense at this point, and will first be shopping dealers currently offering good financing deals.)
Do you have any recommendations? Any brands or models to avoid like the plague? I’ve already ruled out a Volkswagen Jetta, my current rental car. Don’t like the seat, feel like I’m sitting in a bucket.
The good news is that my neck/shoulder soreness abated with a couple of Advil and hasn’t recurred.
I’m just waiting for confirmation from the Karina Dresses folks to be able to announce the winner of the drawing. Soon, I hope!
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