I have the check from All-State from the car being totaled. It feels abysmal. Over the life of our 2010 Toyota Corolla, we spent $36,000 for full coverage insurance. They are giving us just $7,000 to replace it. Car was in perfect condition with just 62,000 miles on it. I tried to argue with All-State that I would not be able to find a car that matches for what they’ve giving me and they didn’t care.
I have never shopped for a used car and to be honest it scares me. The thought of driving off a lot (or wherever) and having the transmission die 6 months later leaves me in a panic. Looking on Autotrader or carmax I can’t seem to find a car of equal value with the kind of mileage that would match what we had before.
So any tips you could provide I would appreciate. I also wonder if I should look for cars sold by the individual owner? And if so, how does one even do that nowadays?