The insurance appraiser just left.
The bad news is, he declared my Jeep a total loss. I sort of knew that’s where it was going, but deep down I think I sort of hoped it wasn’t as bad as it looked.
The “good” news is that he declared the value of the Jeep/damages at just about what I paid for it. So it looks like at the very least I may break even, which is fine by me.
I’m going to start looking for a new Jeep tomorrow. I’m trying to decide between a Cherokee and a Grand Cherokee. I used to hate Grand Cherokees, but I’ve been looking at some (with lifts) and they’re starting to grow on me. But I do still love the boxy, angular style of the XJ. We’ll see.
Originally I wanted a YJ, but Wranglers are more a summer vehicle, and with my sports car I already have a summer vehicle. I need something tough for the harsh NE winters.
A couple of interesting facts from the accident report: The woman that hit me was nine months pregnant. Also, her license has been suspended since September of 1991.