Thanks to you and your friend for taking the time to look that up.
It WAS in very good condition -- the red paint still looked good after 10
years -- in fact, when it was all cleaned up people were surprised that it
was as old as it was. It didn't spend a lot of time outside of a garage.
We figure if we take good care of our cars, they will take good care of us.
On the other hand, in August 2004, I traded in a 1994 Saturn and it was not
in good condition but then again I bought it in that condition in 1999. At
the time I just wanted an economical car (I was driving the Explorer and it
was not economical. The Saturn was mechanically OK and I didn't care what
it looked like on the outside. In fact, when I handed the car salesman the
Excel spreadsheet for my Saturn that showed every gas tank mileage, new
tires, oil changes, and any repairs since I bought it; he showed it to
several people because he'd never seen anything like it. I have a
spreadsheet for every car we own. Yes, I'm very anal.
Sorry, I didn't mean to tell a big story...
Thanks again ... that's the figure I'll have in mind.
| > My husband wrecked our 1995 Ford Explorer Sport last night on the ice.
| > rolled it and more than likely it will be totaled. We'll know in a few
| > days. Fortunately, he walked away from it although he kinda looks like
| > prize fighter today due to the air bag.
| > We have never had a vehicle that has been totaled and I wondered, since
| > never trust insurance companies, how much were not going to get. We are
| > going to replace it since it was a 3rd vehicle (the oldest of the 3).
| > Does anyone know what insurance companies use to come up with the value
| > the vehicle? I've gone to Edmunds, NADA, and Kelly Blue Book websites
| > they all stated different amounts.
| > We bought the vehicle new and it has been insured with the same
| > the entire time so they know it has never been in a wreck (we've never
| > claim on it). It WAS in very good shape and had almost 170,000 miles on
| > and we planned on it giving us a few more good years. I know that will
| > considered high mileage but that's not bad for a 10-year-old vehicle.
| > looks bad now so how would adjusters know what kind of shape it was in
| > before it was wrecked?
| > Also, if they come up with an amount that we don't like, do we have any
| > options?
| > Is there anything else we need to think about that I haven't mentioned?
| > I just want to make sure we handle this correctly at the right time.
| > Thanks for any help/suggestions,
| > Debbie
| This is Turtle.
| I called a friend of mine who does body work for All State and state Farm
| give him the info to run on his computor program that the insurance
| uses. If he programs in the 170,000 miles it will come back at about
| . If he does not put in the 170k miles like most does , it should come
| about $4,850.00++ . Now you still have to concider sales tax , new
| plates, inspection, and make ready [ plugs, wires, grease, oil change, and
| computor check up ] on a replacement truck.
| Now when it comes to it being in good shape or not. Well when the subject
| up. You say it was in mint condition and people from far and wide would
| come see it because of it being such a good mint condition. I have people
| street stop me to ask me how i was able to keep that truck in such good
| condition. It was so good of shape i was thinking about putting it in a
| next month. Don't accept nothing but MINT CONDITION WROTE ON IT.
| Now I would be wanting $5,000.00 + + if it was me. I would have $5K+ on