Alas, She is No More
I am sorry to say that my 2005 Cobalt is no more. After years of service to the tune of 243000 miles, we were traveling along I-95 from Richmond, VA to Washington DC this past Labor Day while visiting my mother-in-law who's in the hospital in Richmond. The wife wanted to go to to DC for sightseeing, so that Sunday we were cruising along near mile marker 116.2 when a semi in the right lane lost it's restraining bolt. It went under my Cobalt, and rattled along the bottom. I pulled over and noticed antifreeze and transmission fluid just gushing out!. Other cars had their tires shredded, mine was the only one with under-carriage damage.
The semi also pulled over, so the wife was able to get pictures and all the other information. AAA towed the car back to exit 110, where it stayed until I could get it towed back to an insurance approved repair facility in Richmond. And we had to get back to Toledo that Tuesday in the rental car provided by the insurance company.
1 week later, the body shop called back with estimate of $4000...needed radiator, transmission, and engine cradle! Insurance called a couple of days later and said the car was totaled.
Now I am the proud owner of a 2012 Chevy Cruze!! Very impressive. But I do miss my baby :(.
2005 Cobalt LS Sedan, blue granite
2012 Honda Civic EX-L