We had a bit of a mishap on the Canada Day weekend, traveling to hang out with the family.
Suffice to say that our twelve-year-old Toyota Echo ended up with damage that the insurance company deemed more expensive to repair than the car was worth.
So, it was time to buy a new car.
After quite a bit of deliberation and some test-driving, we ended up with a Subaru Forester XT, which is a huge step up from the old econobox we were driving up until now, and a real pleasure to drive.
The accident itself ended up being almost, dare I say it, painless, aside from the time involved in reporting the incident. The guys who rear-ended us were very gracious about the whole thing, and the police and insurance people were all very helpful.
It is strange though, where we were when we were hit. We got off the 401 to avoid the crazy traffic and accidents, and ended up being in an accident as a result.
Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?