Stupid chirpy sales manager tried to intercept me on the way to meet with the owner, dealership manager and their lawyer. He 'assumed' that if they gave me a new X-Type I would go away.
The XJR is dead; long live the XJR!
"Terribly sorry about our salesman crashing your jaaaag, but it's ok, have another jaaaaaag... shit why isn't it working?! Crap, I forgot the X-Type isn't really a jaaaaag! "
Glad it was resolved so quickly.
Also, I really need you to deal with my insurance company
But what has your insurance said/will compensate?
Some people would do that.
Those people are not me.
Here's how it works with me: Something like this happens, well, it is unfortunate. Unless it was done with malice aforethought, I am reasonable and amenable to appropriate and equitable compensation for my loss. I don't automatically reach for the lawyers, nor do I figure that I've just hit the lawsuit lotto. That sort of thinking is what has gotten this country into the sad shape it is in now.
However, the reason, equitability, and willingness to negotiate is, as they say, a limited time offer. With me, you get one shot to live up to your responsibilities as incurred. One shot and one shot only. If you do your best to do so, all will go well. If you try to screw me or play games... well, I hear Antarctica is nice this time of year. Out will come the not-so-nice/reasonable/flexible side, along with the lawyers and whatever other hellish nightmares I can summon up; you'll be wishing you had moved to Antarctica.
The idea (IMHO) is to be 'made whole' from a loss, not to make out like a bandit. If they decide they want to screw you, then you should feel free to attempt to make out like a bandit, IMHO.
BTW Spectre, I think it's quite.......strange.......that you loaned a car with firearms to the dealer....I mean....I would have taken them out before that (not that I own any)