I don’t know what to do! On Friday morning I parked my car in a parking lot in Table View. An hour later a truck lost control and smashed into 10 cars. One of them was mine. The car was written off yesterday and, since I was covered for the retail value of a 2010 Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente, I will be paid out around R70 000.
Our car is a write off
I am grateful for the fact that at least I had insurance and no one was in the car at the time. I had even added a rental car on my insurance policy the week before in preparation for our longest road trip ever, for the National Instameet in Graaff Reinet. I have been looking for a car to replace the one I had for the money I will get and I can find absolutely nothing that will suit us. My contract at work comes to an end on 30 November and I can’t afford to start another lease agreement now.
I paid my last installment on the Ford Figo in August. This car has taken us to Cape Agulhas, Sutherland, up the West Coast, the Cederberg and McGregor. We want to do a road trip through South Africa, to showcase our beautiful country for other families like us who feel like they can’t see the world because their budgets are so tight.
Once I send the paperwork through to officially write the car off, the payment will be processed and I will have to return the rental car. I am holding off on submitting the paperwork until we have found an alternate form of transport as we cannot be stranded without a car. Does anyone have any advice? I am at my wit’s end at the moment!