- Oct 14, 2022
Original Owner of a 2003 100 Series with 153,000 miles. We had some water intrusion on the floorboard due to the Hurricane (less than inch). Insurance wants to total it. I have brought it to a local Certified Toyo mechanic (not a dealership, private shop, he owns 2 80 series so he gets our mindset). He thinks he can fix all the issues ( not many) and still be under what the total payout would be even me buying it back and then getting a rebuilt title. We had planned on keeping this for 5 or so more years. But, if we kept her another 5 years and then sold as a rebuilt title ( I do see this) what would the aversion be to a 25 year old vehicle be that was priced right, all the fixes done with that title in mind be? I could take the total loss value and look for another but I know where this one has been and what maintenance has been done and like I said we are the original owners. Very sad. I hate to get rid of her. By the way. she was THE ONLY vehicle that ran in the 100 unit condo neighborhood...they are towing away everything else. LCs are beasts. Just looking for thoughts from other LC owners what they would do. TIA.