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Jam in an SUV sandwich :-(

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Waiting in a left turn lane with half a dozen vehicles in front, and a Chevy Suburban plows into my rear at about 25 MPH. (He said 40, but I don't believe it.) Shattered the glass in the hatch, where my dog was riding. Scared her so much she jumped out and went running into the traffic, which about gave me a heart attack. But I got her back, and both of us are fine.

Not so the poor little Insight, though. Bent hatch lid, squished the bumper, and warped the sheet metal on the roof and right rear quarter. Insurance company wants to total it :-(

So I'm probably in the market for another used Insight (5 speed, not CVT), though I'm going to be off to Switzerland for three months as soon as they straighten out my visa problems. And if anyone is interested in an Insight to experiment with, there's one in Reno. Still drivable, engine & power train are ok, just rear end damage, cracked windshield, and minor damage to front bumper cover.
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I don't know if this helps, but when I got smashed by a very nice 18 year old in his new red Mustang I called my insurance company to let them know about it when his was a bit slow and hard to figure out - and to make sure my guys heard from me that it wasn't my fault - in case he tried to be shifty.

Anyway, my insurance company said, "Oh don't you even worry about trying to work with the other company we will take care of it all for you. That is what we are here for." I figure this helps them because it makes it less likely that their insureds get snookered when it wasn't their fault.

Anyway, that was the last thing I ever did about it. Everything went through my company at no cost to me and nothing against me, and it was all done with no hassles. That was with AAA in CA. I don't know if they are the cheapest, but they sure have treated me right.

p.s. This wasn't the Insight.
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