My insurance company has provided me with a rental car while my own Honda Civic is in for repairs. I’ve been driving around a 2007 Saturn Ion. It doesn’t have many extra features, such as power windows, but it has been an adequate temporary replacement.
My car should be ready to be picked up today or tomorrow. Due to the accident, I needed to have the driver’s side door panels replaced as well as the fenders. There was damage to the frame, so they are taking care of that as well. As of yesterday, they’ve painted all the new parts and are reassembling the car.
A friend suggested I pick up the car only when it is sunny, as the clouds or darkness can hide problems such as unmatching paint. Please feel free to leave any suggestions about what I should look for when picking up the car.
Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published November 9, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @flexo on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.