Tekila: This was my first time in an accident, and hopefully my last. The other partys insurance was Geico, if that makes a difference or not I'm not sure. The woman who hit us had only $10,000 in property damage!! I've never seen lower than $25,000 for prop damage coverage, even on liability, but I guess that's the minimum for Kentucky. So, the total of 3 claims came out to about $13,000. Whatever percentage of the 13,000 my claim took up, I got that percentage of $10,000. If I want the other $1400, I guess I have to sue her, but I'm not.
I also called a lawyer because I thought I was being haggled around at first, and maybe I was a little. HOWEVER, this guy was an ambulance chaser. I had a nice bruise inside my knee from the steering wheel, and I was achy that night, and that's all. He wanted me to go to a chiropractor, get MRI's and s*** . .. the whole nine yards. I'm not out to ruin this ladies life, I just want paid for my car and my ER visit . . . and thats what they gave me so Im good. Im not keen on lawyers, but I guess they gotta make a living . . . That was a lot of typing, sorry!
Money man: I think I read somwehere why they worked with honda, but I cant remember what it was :( I've hears Hondas have decent engines. I've never owned one, I've had a 1999 2.2 Cavalier and my 2005 2.2 Cobalt. I have to drop several hunderd on the Honda engine at around 100k for timing belt and pump/tensioner maintenance . . . at that point i need to check a few other things as well. So that blows, but otherwise it seems pretty ok to maintain. The transmission had 77k on it when I bought it, the person before me didnt do ANYTHING to maintain this thing. It shifted kinda crappy, but once i changed the fluid . . . it ran smooth. The transmission is the most finicky part, you just have to keep the fluid fresh. My cobalt had 220k, and I never touched the ATF . .. so it's something I have to get used to doing
I could go on forever about bail outs . . . thats for another forum! ;)