No More Jeep.

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  1. Metaldog

    Metaldog Well-Known Member NOTM Winner!

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    It has been a sad week in my household. :(

    My daughter just graduated from college, and is now a social worker, helping troubled youth. The office that she works for decided to take the youth to an Indianapolis Fever game (WNBA). She was asked to be a chaperone for the event. She had remained at the office to finish a couple of tasks before heading to the game. The youth were already in route to the game.

    She left the office and was travelling Conseco Fieldhouse, where the game was held, when another driver ran the red light. My daughter had the green light, and plowed into the side of the other vehicle as it speed through the intersection.

    Needless to say, we are now jeep-less. [​IMG]

    The accident happened a few day ago. The good news is that nobody was seriously hurt. All airbags deployed in both vehicles, which in my daughters case, saved her from severe injury. We are sad about the Jeep, but extremely grateful that the accident was no worse than it was. And all parties involved are safe and in good health.

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    My daughter is a die-hard Jeep fan, so naturally, she wants another one. We will be starting our shopping spree soon. In spite of this tragedy, we have many things to be thankful for, and many blessings to count.

    MD
     
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    Sorry to see that! Glad no one was hurt
     
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    Ouch! Glad everyone is OK. The Jeep did it's ultimate job.
    And, it also looks like the Malibu held up pretty well. That "B" pillar still looks to be in decent shape, considering the damage to the front of the Jeep.
     
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    Metaldog Well-Known Member NOTM Winner!

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    Thanks, Scar. And yes, the Jeep faired very well for the impact Although it did shoved the engine into the firewall. Surprisingly, not one window on the Jeep even cracked. We probably could get it fixed, but it's really not worth the expense. We will be shopping for a new Jeep next week.
     
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    Scar0 Khaki Nitro Nut Moderator Member Relations NOTM Winner!

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    I hear ya. You can get another one for 2K if it is in really great shape. 1k if you want to fix it up a little.
     
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    UPDATE: Went car shopping for 2-3 weeks with my daughter. She couldn't find a low miles Jeep in her price range. Of course, she wanted one no older than 5 years old. She quickly found that Jeep are pricey, but they retain their value.

    She was able to qualify for a loan on her own without a co-signer. Being a single college student she quickly realized that her budget would not allow her to get a vehicle priced above 15k. We went to several reputable dealers in our area because she wanted a warranty on whatever vehicle she got.

    Ultimately, she did get a vehicle, but not a Jeep. She settled on a 2014 Nissan Juke AWD - Black on black color. Under 35k miles on it with a 5 year/100k miles bumper to bumper warranty. The dealer had it stickered at $14,995. They came down $1500 on the price & she put $4k of her own money down. After all was said & done, she financed the vehicle for about $10k, and got her payments at a little over $200/mth. Not bad for a 22 yr. old just starting out.

    [​IMG]

    As for me.... Still looking for a Jeep. A co-worker of mine has a lead on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ, gold color, tan interior. 4.0L engine, 4wd with 97k on it (barn find) for $5k. He & I plan to go look at it this weekend. So, I may soon have another Jeep. Just depends on its condition. :)
     
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    Not bad for a college student on a budget.
     
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    Glad she was ok and glad she found her a new vehicle. The Juke should suit her well.
     
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    So, I went to look at the 2k Wrangler TJ with my co-worker. Turns out we were told wrong. It had 198k miles on it. Still not bad, but I passed on it because I feel I can get a better deal. My co-worker bought it instead. It has a 6" lift on it with 35" tires, so he bought it primarily to go trail riding with the local Jeep club. It's all good! He's happy with it & I'm happy for him.

    When my time comes, I'm thinking of trying for an old CJ. :D
     
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    A 1980 - 1986 CJ7 is what the wife and I will be looking for. And it will just be our weekend fun vehicle.
     
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    My thoughts exactly! Ran across a real nice '83 a few months back, but the guy wanted way too much for it. It was all stock & in excellent shape, but he wanted almost $20k for it. My heart said YES, but my sensible financial Scrooge of a mind said NO!
     
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    LOL. I hear ya! We saw a decent '86 CJ7 a month ago but the kid was asking over $10k for it and I had that same case of logical thinking sweep over me as well.
     
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