Keep the Jeep and give them the grand like Jeeplover1 said and with some of that 5k get yourself a CCW and handgun that has a .4 in the caliber, again like the MilPro .45 that JL1 posted...(I carry the 24/7 .45c)
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My idea of help from the man above is a sniper on the roof.
Sorry about your Jeep, it sure was nice before hand. I just picked one up last week a 04 Wrangler all black hard top lifted up some. It looks awesome and was well taken care of by previous owner. I'm concerned though for its safety and will continue to read these threads for ideas to protect it.
My insurance has decided to call it a total loss which sucks but depending on how much I can get from them I think I'll keep it, I have looked around and found someone to paint it. Also a friend knows how to replace the ignition (who ever stole my jeep basically took a filed down jeep key and crammed it in and jarred it around till it started) I'm not sure if it is indeed broken but I am going to replace just to be safe.
I'd take the payout, and keep the jeep. Then I'd take the cash and buy another one. Keep whatever parts off this one are still good, and sell the rest. If it was in any way remotely worth trying to put yours back together, the insurance company would have done it and not totaled it. You'll spend way too much trying to do it yourself, and still end up with a salvage titled jeep. Keep it as is for a beater jeep if that's what you want, but I wouldn't put the time and effort in to trying to make it all pretty again.
Ok so another big update but this is the biggest, and I would like and very much appreciate any opinions or input to weigh into my decision. I got the final numbers from my insurance, they will pay me $6850 and I can go find something else, or I can keep the jeep (with an clean title) and they will give me $4675. If I keep it I need it repainted, the interior detailed, and replace the center dash with all the heating controls, the ignition switch, or tumbler or whatever, the glovebox and a stereo. After hearing the numbers I am leaning more towards getting a different jeep just to avoid the added stress of dealing with fixing a bunch of things all at once. Again if you have any suggestions or advice it would be greatly appreciated, or if you know of anyone selling a jeep for under $7000 let me know. I unfortunately can't keep it as a trail beater, and don't have time to part it out myself but thanks for those suggestions earlier.
Thanks again for your help!
... I unfortunately can't keep it as a trail beater, and don't have time to part it out myself but thanks for those suggestions earlier.
Thanks again for your help!
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Start negotiating with them, what they are offering suits their interests the best and not yours. Tell them you want $5675 and the Jeep, just make sure they also pay for the towing and storage as part of the settlement. The claims adjusters want to close this and if they atke it as salvage they have even more expenses to pay out. Be polite and do not get upset, a lawyer is not solid advice, as soon as you mention a lawyer the conversation will end with the adjuster and they will just take the vehicle as a total loss and drag things out. I spent 5 years as a damage appraiser for an insurance company, those who were nice and fair always made out better and the settlement got done quickly.