UPDATE 2/28 - CAR IS TOTALED...read down!!
I was pulling out of my complex this morning...it was very foggy, and misty. I was turning left out, heading westbound. The guy in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee was heading east, at speed (45 mph) WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS ON
in a heavy fog. I went to pull out to turn left, I did nto see him until he was ~ 100 ft away. Had he kept going, he would not have hit me, as I was in the outside lane, and he was in the inside lane.
He locked up the brakes, the driver's side rear swung around, and hit the driver's side front of the M. He had scrubbed off a lot of speed, but still hit me pretty good. He got out yelling at me...saying "you didn't see me". I replied, "you didn't have your headlights on" he then said "it is daylight out"
I got cited for "failure to yield"..I am going to fight it because he did nto take his due diligence to make sure he could be seen in the fog. I am hoping to get the fine reduced, and the points eliminated. We'll see.
I have Progressive Insurance, and they are towing the car today to one of their facilities. I explained to them that the car is a show car, and has many custom parts...and I wanted extra care taken with the vehicle...
I am figuring ~ $3000 of damage....
KBB states that trade in value is ~ $4600
The ABS/Brake lights are on
It is leaking coolant
The power steering sounds like a dying cow
The driver's side fender liner is rubbing the tire
There is under the hood damage.....TCM is pushed over, and the coolant reservoir is damaged.
I don't think this is enough to be totalled...
You guys have any thoughts??