Everyone is OK, but my workhorse is gone!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

Today I lost my favorite car I've ever owned, It has been a work horse since I got it! My 1994 Jeep Cherokee had 217,000 miles on it, been to many homes with many buyers. Been on many road trips, brought home many pets and never gave me an ounce of trouble in those 217,000. 

My 1994 Jeep (My Work Horse)

Total repair bills for those years other than oil changes and tire was only $800, this car rocked and I would love its equal. But today, it was all gone in an instant when a older gentleman crossed the center line and left my wife the choice of hitting him or taking the car and rolling it in a 15 foot ditch. 

We had a witness and everyone is alright, but I will miss my Jeep. Anyone got any ideas of what another great car could be for me and my real estate car. I do like simplicity. 

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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida and Washington

Hi Todd.

I hope your wife is alright! Someone once rear-ended the vehicle that my husband was driving while I was the passenger. I suffered soft tissue damage and it took about three years til I could do much. I hope she is okay.

~ Lana

Oct 17, 2009 12:34 PM #7
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Sheree - Love the photo! Finding another 94 jeep that has lower miles in not easy.

Larry, oh we hit the other vehicle and hard! It was that or the ditch, she didn't have a choice, if we didn't hit, we would have rolled the jeep and possible killed one of us.

 Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Oct 17, 2009 12:34 PM #8
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Todd - Thank God everybody is Ok. Accidents are always scary. I would also look for a new same model Jeep. I actually drove one a couple of years ago for a few months and really liked it a lot. ~Rita

Oct 17, 2009 12:47 PM #9
David Jirasek
Jirasek Realty - Temple, TX

Hi Todd, I hope you can find a suitable vehicle soon, and your family gets back to normal. I have a 95 Jeep Cherokee 4x4, bought it new in 94, and its been great. Your right, they are real work horses. It has 203,000 miles on it now. Jeep's are great for showing farm & ranch properties, and my back seat lays down to make room for the signs, etc. 

Oct 17, 2009 02:39 PM #10
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Tood - Thank goodness everyone is okay. I'm sure it is sad for you to lose a car that has been so reliable. Sometimes those reliable ones are hard to find. Good luck!

Oct 17, 2009 02:46 PM #11
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

Glad everyone is OK. Sounds like another Jeep is in your future.

Oct 17, 2009 03:39 PM #12
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Todd, I'm so happy everyone is okay.  I also love my car.  It's been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned but some think it's cheap.  You might want to read the blog I wrote "Does the Make of the Car I Drive Matter?'

Oct 17, 2009 03:53 PM #13
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Todd...Great News you are both okay. Cars can be replaced. I had 92 Chevy Blazer vortex for ten year, low maintenance..the V6 was a trouble free motor. See if you can find one they build that car for many years.

I now have 2001 Mercedes M430, Safe car, and reliable, maintenance is expensive if you go to the dealer.

Oct 17, 2009 04:12 PM #14
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Glad everyone's okay.  My husband was tellilng me the other day that he thought I should get a Jeep Cherokee.  I didn't pay any attention to him then, I think I will now!

Oct 17, 2009 04:41 PM #15
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Todd!
If you loved your Cherokee, why wouldn't you get another Jeep?  It is the perfect car for Beaverton driving and is a full utility vehicle.  Mind you, I don't have one...it just sounds like you should stick with what was a success!

Oct 17, 2009 04:45 PM #16
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Hi Todd,  I am so glad everyone is ok.  I hope that the insurance company does the right thing by taking care of this without penalizing you.  I agree with Paula, why not another Jeep.  I hear that Toyota 4 Runners are nice too.

Oct 17, 2009 06:12 PM #17
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Todd -

Great to hear Sam's okay.  Driving is a series of choices.  To swerve (and roll) or not to swerve (and hit instead) has to be decided in a split-moment.  Glad she made the right decision. 

It's so easy to make the wrong one.

Oct 17, 2009 08:07 PM #18
Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

Todd - An accident can happen so quickly leaving only a split second to react. Glad to hear everyone is safe and nobody was injured. It is tough to replace a vehicle that has been such a gem. Good luck.

Oct 17, 2009 11:53 PM #19
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Very happy you are OK. . cars can be replaced.

I'm amazed at seeing a JEEP Cherokee with over 200K miles. .are you sure you don't have a Toyota motor under that hood?

Oct 18, 2009 12:45 AM #20
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Todd - I'm happy to hear that everyone is ok.  As Fernando menationed cars can be replaced.  If you loved your jeep I would consider getting another one.

Oct 18, 2009 03:21 AM #21
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

My goodness, Todd --- thank goodness your wife and the gentleman are OK --- I am no good talking about cars -- sorry I cannot help.

                                                                             Mama  Liz

Oct 18, 2009 09:03 AM #22
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Thank you everyone, I do realize it was just a car and I am starting my search of a new 1994-1998 Jeep Cherokee, I did love that thing!

 Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Oct 18, 2009 01:41 PM #23
Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

I love jeeps... you should definately get another one.  Glad everyone was ok!

Oct 18, 2009 03:53 PM #24
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

Let's be so glad the ditch lost out!!

Oct 18, 2009 11:25 PM #25
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Glad to here everyone is OK... I've had a couple of favorite cars I've lost...

Oct 19, 2009 02:27 AM #26
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