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Old 11-14-2019, 10:53 AM
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In America, it's marketed as the Mad Max starter kit, but I believe the Australians call them roo bars. Make sure your wife's new ride has them!

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Old 11-14-2019, 10:59 AM
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Kia LOL, Deer gona be OK?

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Old 11-14-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Billable Hours View Post
Hope your wife is OK - from the looks of it, she hit the deer broadside so the tenderloins should have been fine - hope you got to cut them out...
I don't think I would mess with the tenderloins but the backstraps might be worth the effort
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:59 PM
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Just an update. Received word late last week that the car was determined to be totaled. 2013 Kia Optima LX with 34,209 miles and in immaculate condition. Adjuster determined the vehicle to be worth $10,746, which according to what I could find online, seems to be a fair amount. They determined the cost to repair would be $12,074. Pretty interesting how they provide a detailed, itemized list of all the parts needed for the repair.

So now I'm in the car market, though not under any pressure to get something right away as we have two vehicles to drive even without the Kia. Probably going to go the route of a certified, used Camry when I do decide to replace the Kia.
A "fair" price is usually splitting the NADA Retail value and the NADA Trade In value down the middle. Anything over $10K and you're all right on the Kia. Be sure to hit the adjuster up for enough $ to pay the sales taxes and licensing on a replacement vehicle. The adjuster probably expects you to bitch a little and prod him for more $.

You say you might go with a used Camry. They pull such prices on the used market that a New Camry LE @ $22K-$23K is a better long term value. I have a 2018 Camry Hybrid ($27K), and we just love the smoothness and quiet of the hybrid engine combo--getting 49 mpg @ 75 mph. And it's surprisingly quick.


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Old 11-15-2019, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
A "fair" price is usually splitting the NADA Retail value and the NADA Trade In value down the middle. Anything over $10K and you're all right on the Kia. Be sure to hit the adjuster up for enough $ to pay the sales taxes and licensing on a replacement vehicle. The adjuster probably expects you to bitch a little and prod him for more $.

You say you might go with a used Camry. They pull such prices on the used market that a New Camry LE @ $22K-$23K is a better long term value. I have a 2018 Camry Hybrid ($27K), and we just love the smoothness and quiet of the hybrid engine combo--getting 49 mpg @ 75 mph. And it's surprisingly quick.
There are numerous used, certified 2017 Camry's in my area with less than 30,000 miles that are selling for $16,000 to $17,000. I'm probably going to buy one of those. We put very few miles on a car. My Wife's the primary driver and she works only about 2 1/2 miles from home. We make several trips to Albany, NY per year to see the grandkids. That's an 800 mile round trip. But that;s about it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
A "fair" price is usually splitting the NADA Retail value and the NADA Trade In value down the middle. Anything over $10K and you're all right on the Kia. Be sure to hit the adjuster up for enough $ to pay the sales taxes and licensing on a replacement vehicle. The adjuster probably expects you to bitch a little and prod him for more $.

You say you might go with a used Camry. They pull such prices on the used market that a New Camry LE @ $22K-$23K is a better long term value. I have a 2018 Camry Hybrid ($27K), and we just love the smoothness and quiet of the hybrid engine combo--getting 49 mpg @ 75 mph. And it's surprisingly quick.
We ended up buying a new 2019 Camry SE for $23k. Thought it was a pretty good deal. Pretty nice looking car inside and out. Deep red with black wheels and black interior. Performance is nothing to write home about, but it's good enough.
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:12 PM
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We ended up buying a new 2019 Camry SE for $23k. Thought it was a pretty good deal. Pretty nice looking car inside and out. Deep red with black wheels and black interior. Performance is nothing to write home about, but it's good enough.
those are really nice looking cars. Congrats!
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