Bye, Bye, Subie

Instead of participating in the inaugural running of the San Jose Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, I spent the morning on October 8, 2006 at Kaiser Urgent Care.

It doesn't really look like much, but it's enough to "total" this winestone red 2000 Subaru Outback with 106,000 miles. The preliminary estimate to repair it is over $7800. The insurance adjuster says the cost will only go up from there as he finds more damage behind the body panels. The Kelly blue book private party sale price is around $10,000 or so. GEICO won't pay anymore than some fraction (%50?, 80%?, %90?) of the value of the car in repairs.

And I just had the head gaskets replaced last month. Doesn't that count for anything?

Note the lack of damage on the rocker panel plastic (the strip below the doors). This shows that the lower life-form who hit me (and fled the scene) never touched his brakes as he ran that stop sign at (I'm guessing) 30 or 40 mph. The impact knocked the Subaru up onto the sidewalk.

Thank you Subaru for building a car that still functions after that.

I'm lucky he didn't hit the driver's door.
Anybody got a used Outback they want to sell?