After 6 years, 83000 miles, two PCS moves, numerous trips across the eastern side of the country to visit family...
...I was rear-ended on Monday.
I did not think that the damage was all that bad, but I received a call from USAA's Total Loss Department on Tuesday, at which time I was told that my beloved Trep was totaled. In addition to the visible damage, the manager at the body shop told me that the floor pan was bent and the rear body panels were crumpled.
I still have no idea how the stupid ***** hit me that hard. We were sitting at a stop light, which was red. She was behind me, and there were about three cars ahead of me. The light turned green, I started to roll, and next thing I know her bumper was sitting in my trunk!
She was claiming chest pain and went to the hospital. I was feeling fine so I drove to the house and started making calls.
Her insurance (USAA) covered a full-size rental, and they valued my Trep at $3900 and change.
The kicker is that she was driving on a suspended license and her on-post driving privileges were suspended last month, so she had no business being there at all!
Fortunately, my credit was good enough for me to be able to get something newer and with less miles on it.