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Earlier I posted about my car being stolen.   Things have settled down a little.

The police found my car.    Someone on the other city of the city saw someone ditch my car and steal another one.    That person called the police and they recovered the car.   They recovered it two days before the insurance was going to settle.

Once the car was recovered, it was in the body shop for 4 weeks.   Whoever stole it did about $5,000 worth of damage.   Additionally, insurance had to pay out $900 for a rental car.

Nothing like an ordeal like this to bring out the paranoia.   It was several weeks before I could sleep through the night without having to get up and look outside.   I have also gotten very picky about what I leave in the car at night.   On the plus side, the car stays cleaner.

There was substantial body damage done.   No mechanical damage.   In all reality, the car is as good as new, but something still doesn't feel right.   Even after all of the damage was repaired, there is still a lingering sense of violation.    That may never go away.

I seriously thought about getting one of the new hybrids.    I seriously thought about getting several different cars.    I couldn't decide on one.  Plus by the time the car was fixed, hybrids were in short supply.

 

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:32 PM Stolen Car | Back to top


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I wouldn't mess with hybrids just now. Wait for several years until things settle. Right now we have no idea about the longer term maintenance issues.

I've seen at least one steady that shows them to be more expensive in the long run than using gas. And the creation of the technology can be more polluting. I don't have any sources, but I found enough on my own search to convince me to stop considering them for awhile.
Left by Anthony Trudeau on Nov 24, 2005 10:56 AM

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