I remember you getting the deal on your current car. You were surely on the tail end of good deals and decent selection, even though you searched a third of the country.So like I tend to always do - I've got my mind in a sticky situation (the joys of OCD!)
Long story short via a combination of my own stupidity and Florida drivers I managed to get into a fender bender (first accident ever, highly disappointed in many ways).
Liberty Mutual (again, my own doing from not looking deeper..live and learn) is shafting me however they can - my PPF / Ceramic is only being covered up to $500 of expense, they tried to get aftermarket parts used for replacement (I'm now fully aware how this stuff works - props to the collision shop manager to work around that) - etc. etc. (Oh and my Oracle sidemarkers i've had for 5 years now one is probably borked and they also won't cover that).
Outside of that, I feel confident the shop is going to provide my car back almost like it was, minus the PPF / ceramic and I guess with one OEM sidemarker paint matched LOL. No mechanical issues from the accident, I had to drive it a bit to get home / to the shop the next day and besides the ugliness of the messed up bumper and hood all seemed fine.
Now comes in my brain; I struggle with keeping a car with an accident reported on it (despite currently thinking I will keep my HC forever and pick up other vehicles at some point). And with the current state of the market and the prices people are getting, I am leaning towards possibly making a move to a 2021 RedEye. Which is where I could use some opinions.
I got a fantastic deal on the 2020 Widebody I have, which helps lessen the suckiness of the lack of real incentive (currently) if I were to order a RE (granted, still tossing money into the wind in the end).
So two questions I am trying to answer...
1. Am I an idiot for wanting to do anything but get my car back and make sure it's as pristine as it was prior to the shop touching it, and just enjoy it
2. If I do want to make the move to a RE - I come to 3 questions.
I haven't done a ton of work yet in terms of seeing what offers would be out there - but I did get numbers from Vroom and Carvana at 63k and 57k respectively. That is with letting them know the accident details, etc. Figured i'd humor myself and drop by Carmax, and maybe some local dealers and see what they say.
- Do I sell my car locally after I get it back in a few days? - I work from home so I can be without a car and get by (ugh)
- Do I hang on to the car assuming I can get an order placed that I can stomach cost wise, for the trade in savings? (possibly lose out on resale / trade value depending on how things go with the market?)
- In either case, what do you guys think I should be getting for a purchase / trade value? Car has 3200 miles (Hellraisin) and is like new, garage kept, was fully ceramic'd and front end PPF'd and rear flares PPF'd, etc.
I remember you getting the deal on your current car. You were surely on the tail end of good deals and decent selection, even though you searched a third of the country.
1. Not an idiot if there was a possibility you were thinking RE even before the wreck. But honestly, if you're going RE as a result of the wreck, you're still not an idiot. My guess is there was something in your ID just waiting to scream Redeye! Good luck shaking that thought.
2.a.b. Talk to dealers about trading in and ordering a car. See how that stacks up with outright selling the car. Factor in loss/gain from taxes based on selling/trading.
3. c. Crystal ball is broken and I don't really trust KBB, NADA guides anymore.
You already know that only you can make this decision. If money isn't an issue, and you don't need the car, then this is the market to sell your car. Have you tried @Just_See_Jake at Dan Cummins in KY?
It's part of the equation, I mean - I would love to move to a RE - I am just the type to like to have the latest and greatest if I can (within reason)Another thing to consider, and correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems I’ve heard or read somewhere that a ding on a carfax losses some of it’s effects over time if you’re main concern is the loss of value.
Obviously, take this with a grain of salt and do research but maybe you’ll find something interesting there.
I understand that notion, I am very much the same way. It sounds, to me, like you should price shop your trade and see if it makes sense to move forward on a RE. If it does, great who doesn’t like a new car with an angry cat on it’s fenders? If it doesn’t, you’ve lost a little time and still own an amazing car with a very perturbed cat on it’s fenders.It's part of the equation, I mean - I would love to move to a RE - I am just the type to like to have the latest and greatest if I can (within reason)
It's really the oddity of the market that has me even considering this, mixed with if I can get a "decent" deal from Jake or someone on an ordered car - if I can come close to "even" my mind would just be more at ease knowing I have an untarnished car..my mind works like that lol.
Hahah, well said sir, well said - thanks for the feedback.I understand that notion, I am very much the same way. It sounds, to me, like you should price shop your trade and see if it makes sense to move forward on a RE. If it does, great who doesn’t like a new car with an angry cat on it’s fenders? If it doesn’t, you’ve lost a little time and still own an amazing car with a very perturbed cat on it’s fenders.
Now is the time.I am leaning towards possibly making a move to a 2021 RedEye. Which is where I could use some opinions.
FTFYi'll see what good ol ANY STATE IN THE UNION, AND ANY COUNTRY, ANYONE, ANYWYHERE has to offer.
Appreciate the feedback. And I agree with you, really.What happens if you trade on a new vehicle and get in another accident? I ask because even being OCD, its not cost effective to trade everytime the car is in an accident. At the end of the day, you have to realize these are just cars, they're made to be driven, they will have wear and tear. Just enjoy them and don't stress about them being perfect because you can't keep them that way forever. If the car had major damage, I might understand some concern that the car won't ever drive correctly, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. I say keep it.