Posted by SusanL.–FL on January 12, 2001 at 09:31:08:
Hi R.L. !
When I ?totalled? my (fairly new) Aerostar XLT, the insurance co. decided to rebuild it.
There was still a balance of about $14K on that loan. I traded it in for a Ford Explorer Limited. Since it had been in a wreck, I didn?t get as much for the trade-in as I normally would have for a car in mint condition. What wasn?t covered in my $trade-in had to be rolled over into the next loan (because I didn?t have the cash$ to pay it off). NOT a smart idea but I was kind of over a barrel.
The teenager hit me so hard that my front end was crushed right up to the windshield. When my airbag went off, I thought the dang car was on fire! (cause the whole interior filled with that brownish smoky substance). When I tried to jump out of the vehicle, my seatbelt jammed (momentarily). A scary moment, for sure.
I hit so hard that I bent my steering wheel down on both sides where my fists were gripped—(almost touching the dashboard). The car shouldn?t have been rebuilt. It never ran right after that?so we didn?t keep it long.
?.and ALL for the sake of trying to collect past due rent on my duplex? Boy, the adventures we have to go thru to collect our money, I?ll tell ya?. :-))