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    Count your blessings, not your problems. Your very fortunate taylor2 as I'm sure you know. No one wants that phone call.

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    Thanks everyone, appreciate the sentiments. She's doing ok today, soar of course. A little swelling around where the seat belt was and some belt burn on her neck.

    Started the next fun process of dealing with the insurance. We have state farm and so far they've been great. Other than the number their website told us to call because more than 3 vehicles were involved. Some guy said hello then silence, it rang again and was a 800 number for Washington Gas. But, our policy includes a rental up to $25/ day up to $600, so that is a huge relief. Really hoping they total it and we get enough to make the jump up to an AWD.
    Again, thanks.
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    Glad your wife is ok, have had similar calls like that where my mother was driving, the body shop was seen driving my car around and I had to get very involved lived with them, you know what I mean! Finally got everything all taken care of my family was not really hurt, which was the most important point as well!!!


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    Leaving in a few to pick up the rental car, now if any of the local body shops I trusted had openings if be set, but, they're all booked for almost a month so far. Waiting on one to call back. He's our customer, so I made sure to drop the name with the message in hopes of some favor. It's most likely a total at 7 years old, 132k miles and blue books for $4-5k. But, what happens if somehow they approve the repairs?
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    I can't see anyone fixing that for
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    Last edited by beenthere; 11-09-2018 at 06:21 AM.

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    If they repair it - trade it in That Day. Immediately go straight from the body shop to the dealer and make the deal. After that day the car fax report will be filed and the car will then be worthless for resale in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor2 View Post
    Leaving in a few to pick up the rental car, now if any of the local body shops I trusted had openings if be set, but, they're all booked for almost a month so far. Waiting on one to call back. He's our customer, so I made sure to drop the name with the message in hopes of some favor. It's most likely a total at 7 years old, 132k miles and blue books for $4-5k. But, what happens if somehow they approve the repairs?
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    Finally got word yesterday that the collision center totaled the car. Now we have to wait on state farm to look over the estimate and give the final word. But, sounds like they're going to be sending us a check next week. I'll believe it when I see it. I've had to stay on top of everything since day one and i'm not impressed with state farm.

    So car shopping, two vehicles stick out to me. The chevy traverse and dodge journey. I've always been a GM guy until this last car. The dodge journey seems to fit the bill pretty well for our needs as well. We're trying to narrow it down to 2015 and newer, under 60k miles, and AWD. The road I live on has a small but steep winding hill to get on the main roads. It's proven troublesome in the past couple years for the sonata. I'll just feel more comfortable with her commute in AWD as well. Found some decent deals on both cars just scanning autotrader, but figured I'd ask on here if anyone has good or bad reviews of either model. Thanks again.
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    I have a 2012 Dodge Journey Crew (FWD) that I have had since 3 miles and am currently at around 60000 miles and no problems with it other than it has had 2 factory recalls.

    Only thing I would say is if you don't have snow tires get some. Even with an AWD its going to make a difference in the cold weather due to the softer compound and tread compared to the all seasons that come with the car.

    I drove the first two winters in my Journey with only the all season tires and after getting the snow tires it was why did I wait two years for better traction.

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    Glad that everything ended up OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbhydro View Post
    I have a 2012 Dodge Journey Crew (FWD) that I have had since 3 miles and am currently at around 60000 miles and no problems with it other than it has had 2 factory recalls.

    Only thing I would say is if you don't have snow tires get some. Even with an AWD its going to make a difference in the cold weather due to the softer compound and tread compared to the all seasons that come with the car.

    I drove the first two winters in my Journey with only the all season tires and after getting the snow tires it was why did I wait two years for better traction.
    Thanks. Funny, I was actually just shopping tires and reading reviews. She's actually a pretty decent winter driver. She made a 30 mile drive each way for a couple years in college through the winding hills of Ohio and west Virginia in all kinds of weather. We ended up buying a 2016 dodge journey rt AWD with 17,900 miles on it for a pretty good price. I wish I had haggled for new tires at the time though. Front tires will probably need replaced by end of winter. She puts a little over 100 miles a day on it mon-friday. Pricing 225/55r19's can get you a little depressed. We're going to Pensacola in the spring for my sister's wedding, better start saving for tires now!

    Anyways, we're very happy with the journey so far. At a measly 6'1" I can't tell you how many vehicles feel cramped in the front seats to me. Not the case now. Could use a little more room in the back seats, but, the overall size is nice.

    The color looks a little funny with flash in the dark, but, really like the dark gray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calawn View Post
    Glad that everything ended up OK.
    Thank you. It's been a trying month for sure. November 2018 will be a month I can only hope I can forget. It all turned out ok. Really more than ok. Someone did something for us I will never forget, in a financial manner. We were surely blessed both in the beginning with her safety and at the end financially.
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    Glad everything worked out for you and your wife!!!


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