I have an awesome cool truck that’s worth more than $2,000.
I bought it for my sister, who loves cars and has been driving them for years.
I’m not rich.
I was able to afford it thanks to a great loan.
But my sister is married and doesn’t drive a car, so I didn’t have any money to save up.
So when my loan ran out last fall, I bought a new one and waited.
The truck had a huge dent in its hood.
I had no idea how much damage it had done, so it’s been a while since I’ve driven the truck.
But this past weekend, I went out and picked up a replacement truck and drove it to a dealership, hoping to fix it.
The sales rep didn’t even seem to notice it had the dent, which I figured was a sign of repair work.
He didn’t know what to expect, either.
After a while, the salesman told me the truck was totaled.
“The tires were worn out, and the roof is cracked,” he said.
“You can see where the hood is on the truck, which was covered in rust.”
The salesman’s wife came over to help me take the truck to the mechanic, who didn’t see any damage to the vehicle or the roof.
After the mechanic examined the truck and looked at the hood, he decided to replace the whole roof.
“I can tell you it’s not going to be that big of a deal,” he told me.
“It’s a good dent, and it’s a little less than $100.”
The mechanic took a picture of the damage to his computer and emailed it to me.
I then contacted the dealership to find out how much the replacement was, how long it would take, and what I should expect.
They said they’d let me know the price and would try to get the truck repaired.
So I took the truck home and drove around to other parts of my house.
After my wife showed me where the dent was, I decided to call the dealership and get some quotes.
I called them up, and after confirming that the dent wasn’t that bad, the sales rep let me take a look at the truck in person.
He said the dent would cost $2 a day to fix, and they would need to spend about $1,000 for the truck over the next two weeks to fix the dent.
That seemed like a reasonable price.
But as I got closer to the scheduled time, I realized I had a problem.
The repair company said they couldn’t do the job at the time because they couldn to fix all the damage they’d found on the vehicle, which they estimated was $3,000 to $4,000 per tire.
“What do you mean you can’t do it?”
“Because they found a dent in the truck,” the sales representative said.
I told them I couldn’t afford that kind of cost.
“Do you think I should do it myself?”
The salesman said, “Yeah, that’s a possibility.”
I asked, “But if I can’t fix it, who can?”
I wasn’t sure I wanted to put my family through that, so he told the salesman, “It will cost $500 for a tow truck, $600 for a pick-up truck, and $1 a day for the repair.
You can make the repairs for the price of $2.”
The price was too high, and I asked for a refund.
“We’re sorry we couldn’t work out the price,” the salesman said.
Then, he said, he’d need to go over the pictures to get an estimate.
“Can I do it in person?”
I tried to explain that I didn.
He then said he’d have to call back to find the best price for me.
When I told him I couldn and asked for my credit card information, he started talking about my insurance company, which has a $2.5 million policy that covers my truck.
I said I couldn, but he said I didn and he needed to get my insurance.
The dealership called my wife to see if she could take the new truck to my sister.
“She’s worried,” she said.
My sister has two children, ages 11 and 9, and is going to drive them to school every day.
“How can you do that?”
I told her.
“They won’t be able to drive the truck because their cars won’t fit in the new bumper,” she replied.
I didn, and my sister and I drove to the dealership.
We went in, got the truck inspected, and waited until the dealership had finished the repair work, which took about an hour.
The next day, my sister took the new vehicle to her school, and we walked it home.
The new truck has no issues.
The car seats are comfortable, and there’s a seat belt on the front seat.
The only thing I can say about the repair is that