When questioned on the amount the lady on the other end of the phone, with an accusing undertone, questioned why we would spend so much money on a 1993. I felt like saying "Because I am a mentally unbalanced sociopath who is 'Googling' you right this moment." I didn't. What I did mention was there are are almost no small wagons available and we felt no need to dispatch a perfectly good car that fits our needs just to toss our money in the market place by purchasing a new car simply because it is typical behavior.
September 3, 2009 -- The morning brought more phone messages and emails from the Dixie Turman Agency. Shortly after noon Dixie Turman called to report that after the deductible Sate Farm was offering a $4045.78 settlement for the Escort. While I am not turning cartwheels it isn't bad for a car with over 370,000 miles on the clock and if a plaid leisure suit clad used car salesman was to sell it would bring maybe: $2,000 to $2,500.
$4045.78 for an Escort with 372,200.7 miles on it!
I started following that car about a year ago or so. I was really surprised when I saw the car had been wrecked a week or so after it happened. My Escort is a sister car and rolled off the factory the same month as the Yeager's. Sent him an email of condolence and got a nice reply. My car engine rebuild five months ago was heavily inspired by the Yeager's reasoning. It just goes to show you it just takes a teen driver to wreck something a responsible adult never would. I almost wrecked my car last week, but I think I'll start up a seperate thread for that.
I'm still kind of lost, can someone summarize what is so special about this escort without me having to read that 100 page book? I mean the chick looks nice and the escort looks trashed, that's all I gathered from scrolling through it quickly lol.