Although it is taking a bit of time, the collision adjuster from Allstate did make a fair valuation of the totalled 1996 Outback. The amount we were promised ended up being $54 more than we originally purchased the car for four years ago. I was looking for a replacement that was small and with 4WD to give me a bit more peace of mind when Emma drives to school in winter.
This Honda CR-V we found with a private party in Cedar Rapids fit the bill.
The previous owners looked us up on the blog (you’d hate to sell your beloved Honda to just anyone, you know!)! They were also a bit surprised that our teen-age girl was proficient with a 5-speed. You go farm Girl Emma!