I was sitting at my desk today eating an excellent sandwich I made when my cell rings. Two words are on the screen “Private Number”. I don’t know about other countries, but when those words show up on your caller ID in Canada, it isn’t good.
So they found the CX-3 today, ridiculously close to my house(!). Some fucking crackheads really did a number on it. Cigarette ash inside AND out. Everything is damaged/worn/dirty. It makes me want to cry as I lovingly detailed it the night it was stolen.
Crawled under and it looks like there are some fresh gouges in some of the suspension bits (shiny metal exposed). Insurer expects us to pay for mechanical inspections, so that will be great.
Vehicle was locked and insurers took my keys so I couldn’t open it up.
Perhaps it’s still bad enough to be written off? Looks like it will need a lot of work. All front panels are misaligned, seatbelts slashed, shift boot cut, scratches all over, all 4 rims heavily damaged, all 4 tires damaged. They cut the seatbelts to stop the “no seatbelt” warning it looks like. Pity they didn’t get hurt.
God only knows about the mechanicals. Looks like they ramped it off something.
Even though this wasn’t a unique car or a “jalop car” it still really hurts me to see it like this. We gave it a good life and for it to be taken like that.... really sucks. I was proud to buy this at 24 and really happy my wife’s first car ever was something so nice and safe.
I think my current plan is:
1) See how this plays out. May still be a write off. The insurer, ICBC, is pretty liberal with paying out vehicles.
2) Still go for the wagon? I have to plan with my wife on the strategy moving forward.