Sigh, so I took in the 2015 Sienna minivan for a repair to the sliding door. Covered by recall and it wasn't opening. A clip thing was broken or missing. Well anyway I come back and they say great free. But we recommend you do the water pump, 90k service, and drive belt for $1700. I say thanks I'll have to consider it and will make an appointment later. The guy says if your car starts to overheat stop driving. I will probably call a friends mechanic and see if I can get a better deal.
No i'm not replacing the minivan it's great. I plan on keeping it forever. I'd rather buy 2 more cars and keep the minivan until it breathes it's last breath. Which in my world will be another 15 years. But that aside, I realize that DH and seriously not car people and maybe it's because we just aren't great drivers and we get super unlucky with our cars.
So then on the legacy which just got repaired over the bumper, sensor and light, I emailed the adjuster and was told it went to adjucation and we'll see what happens. Maybe I get my deductible maybe I don't. It'll be another few months. Okay but then my DH came home and told me that the car was hit again. Sigh. No idea but on driver door bottom. I am sitting staring at it thinking do I really need to get it repaired? Do we make a claim? Or just pay out of pocket?
Then I get in one morning and the subaru windshield is cracked. I don't recall a rock hitting it but we've had a ton of rock claims. Like I said cars and us aren't exactly great friends. FWIW we typically pay $1000/6 month for insurance on 2 cars and 2 drivers. This is on me since I've had two speeding tickets within a year. 3/2020 I got a ticket for 36 miles an hour in a 30 mph zone. And second ticket i got was 77 mph on freeway of 70 mph limit in 8/2020. So I deserve my stupid tax. DH also got a few tickets of 26 and 28 mph in 20 mph zone (camera tickets so not moving violations you just pay stupidity).
This could also be why we are just blah and meh about cars they seem like headaches for us. I do think it would be nice to get a newer EV but then I think nope. It's too much and I might like it too much. Better off sticking with boring and safe.