Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Picked up the check

So, I got my check for my car, and the car is now deceased. Bloody hell.

Anyway, I learned a few useful things from this. First of all, don't ever leave the title in the car. It's a very bad idea. Second, if you have a club, use it. Third, don't leave anything in the trunk. I disabled the trunk release (Civic's have a valet-blocker thing), yet the thieves still got in.

Basically, it's a pain in the ass to have your car stolen. I didn't lose anything of real value (that insurance didn't cover), but it's still kind of crappy to be out some tools and other things.

Progressive did treat me well in the end, but I'm still really glad I asked them to check the first offer. Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So, Progressive came through, and they're now offering a fair-market rate for what I lost. I really appreciate that they're being honest about the whole thing.

Trevor, my rep from Progressive, thank you. I know I asked for a bit, but you never flinched and took great care of me. Thank you very much.

I have to drop off a little more paperwork, but then I can get the check to cover my Civic. 4NPR307, or 400CSZ, depending on the state, you were a great car.

It is with a heavy heart I say goodnight sweet prince, and regret that we had to part ways so soon. 114,000 miles is too soon for any machine. Sphere: Related Content

Monday, March 23, 2009

Want to go bowling?

So, the car is totaled, and the valuation seemed a little low. I'm waiting for Progressive to get back to me with some dealer quotes, but it seems a good amount of their total was figured from CraigsList.

I like CraigsList, I found my car there! Even if I didn't buy it there, because I did buy a car there. Once. A pickup truck. I had to replace the brakes, and it still managed to get itself bent in half due to poor repairs I paid for.

It's unfortunate though that they're basing the value of my Civic on some anonymous CraigsList posters who may or may not have sold their cars. With or without listing mileage, just features. I really have to doubt a car selling for $3000 on CL is comparable to a very similar car (to what I had) listed for $6900 by a repuatable dealer.

Hopefully I'll have a happier post soon, but the first offer wasn't quite what I was expecting. I expect Progressive will do better once they take another look. Sphere: Related Content

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bloody hell!

Bloody hell, man!

So, my car was a little bloody. It was marked BIO. As in bio-hazard. They play some mean guitar, but I didn't want it to be this way.

Sorry they didn't show the passenger seat, or the doors, or the other bloody spots, but holy hell... I'm glad the picture doesn't show enough detail to really show the gentle smearing, small spatterings, et al. But, none on the wheel at all.

Yeah, let's leave it there.

Holy hell.

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Free engine w/stolen car recovery

Junk in my Trunk

I ended up with a bit of junk in my trunk, including what appeared to be another Honda engine. I'll have more later, but I wanted to make sure to share this ASAP.

Good thing Progressive bought the car, and engine, from me.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Title me?

So I'm now waiting for my car's title. I think I left it in the car when I renewed my registration, so I'm probably screwed now. Yeah... Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

She's done

So, with the body damage and the BIO (hazard), she's done. They apparently hit some things, and they managed to get a BIO (hazard) all over the inside.

Not like normal, oh shit, I cut myself BIO (hazard). Like, I was shot, and you have to dump me at the hospital or vet kind of BIO (hazard).

So, I don't want it, and Progressive agrees it's not worth fixing. It's not. Not even worth buying back.

I just hope a duck was shot, or maybe a Guinea Pig. Maybe it was Taco Bell.

Oh, and there was an engine in her trunk. Not her engine, but some engine. Sphere: Related Content

Monday, March 2, 2009

So, there are ads

Yes, I know there are ads. It's okay, I put them there.

I have a $500 deductible. Please, just survive some ads. I'm not an ads kind of guy, but I need to try to get my $500 back. Feel free to click them if you're interested, I certainly won't mind!
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fox 12 at CrackerJack's Pub & Restaurant

Dave w/Fox 12

This is me with the Fox 12 guys.

Dave w/Fox 12

Me with Mark Ross after he'd talked to Lizzy. Sphere: Related Content