E90Post
 


Motormavericks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Got in an accident :( need advice



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-12-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
335iwiggle
Enlisted Member
0

 
Drives: 335isedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: cali


Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

Got in an accident :( need advice

Hey guys i recently got into an accident with my 07 335i due to wreck less victim who ran the red light and cut me off.. so i swerved out of the way dodging his car but clipped the center divider and went up a curb and struck a tree.. driver who cut me off got away.. none of the air bags deployed and luckily I'm okay but now I am stuck in a dilemma on what to do with my car as in to repair it or total it..my parents want to keep the car because i still have low miles under 21k.. i went to a repair shop and their quoting me 27000 in repairs and most of them coming from the suspension and frame damages as well.. i have full coverage with AAA and an adjustor should be coming in this week to look at the car so any advice for the best repair shops or how do go about with this situation if should i shud let this go..theses r just some of the pictures
Attached Images
          
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
ceb
NHTSA Nazi
21

 
Drives: 335ix
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD


Posts: 1,979
iTrader: (1)

If the damage is $27k then the car is totaled since that is more than the car is worth.
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
lopealle
Resident Black Guy
Zimbabwe
59

 
lopealle's Avatar
 
Drives: Lion
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Federal Way, WA


Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 M5  [5.00]
I'm thinking he made a typo. I can't imaging the car being totaled for that little bit of damamge. Don't go with the body shop the insurance company suggest usually they do shitty work. See who your dealer goes through.
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2011, 11:06 PM   #4
krnboy817
Major
South Korea
13

 
krnboy817's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DFW texas


Posts: 1,012
iTrader: (3)

if there is damage to the frame BMW would never fix that car and would total it right away.

plus you wouldnt want to fix something that has frame damage... it will just be more of a headache in the long run... such as uneven tire wear or excessive tire wear / car leaning / car pulling to one side / you get the idea.

your insurance company would total it but if they dont then take it to a BMW dealer and they will and that would make your insurance company to total it.

less mile is good since you will get more money for your car. dont know what year it is but from my recent experience i got out by making $800 bucks.

mine was a 2009 A3 19,467 miles 7 months old. i had 22k left on the loan and insurance paid 23k for the car.

[IMG]
__________________

driving is poetry in motion.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 03:53 AM   #5
mv57
First Lieutenant
6

 
mv57's Avatar
 
Drives: E92
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London


Posts: 381
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lopealle View Post
I'm thinking he made a typo. I can't imaging the car being totaled for that little bit of damamge. Don't go with the body shop the insurance company suggest usually they do shitty work. See who your dealer goes through.
I agree dont go with the insurance company body shop. You can choose the company you feel comfortable with.

Also if the frame is damaged/bent then start looking for a new car...

Sorry to hear and see those AE's damaged.
__________________
E92 320d M Sport, titanium silver, auto,

E9X Picture game / 5 MPH / double bhp / The Beatles zebra crossing / Gordon Ramsays restaurant / Michelin star /
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:48 AM   #6
quantumx
Second Lieutenant
United_States
3

 
quantumx's Avatar
 
Drives: Invisible
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Random


Posts: 280
iTrader: (0)

Wow, that's awful. As others have said, if there is any structural damage at all, you're best to total the vehicle and be on your way. Even if there isn't, it may still be in your best interest to do so. I've had a few serious accidents and it resulted in many months of back and forth fixing, issues that couldn't be worked out, and so on. People say cars in major accidents don't drive the same and sometimes it's true, sometimes it's not. Hopefully if you decide to keep the car, you don't have to go down this road.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #7
ddigangi
'Murica
United_States
21

 
ddigangi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 E90 330i
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago, IL


Posts: 597
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 E90 330i  [0.00]
sorry man
__________________
Web developer at @ Apartments.com, digital media director, budding entrepreneur, technology guru and marketing nut with an affliction for the finer things in life.

I blog at http://ddigangi.com
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 11:12 AM   #8
r3v0
Private First Class
1

 
Drives: e90
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SF Bay Area


Posts: 111
iTrader: (2)

quick,
take off an AHL module for me

ill pay $80 shipped to 94134
insurance won't really care.

Sorry for your loss, but good that you are ok
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
335iwiggle
Enlisted Member
0

 
Drives: 335isedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: cali


Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

hahahh thanks guys for all your inputs.. but my insurance adjustor just called and said that they are totaling the car any suggestions for a new car something in the same price range
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #10
r3v0
Private First Class
1

 
Drives: e90
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SF Bay Area


Posts: 111
iTrader: (2)

So... can i pay u for a few parts that i am looking for.
I am looking for the
suction hood front, part #: 13717541738
and
Electronics box ALC, Part number: 63127189312

$100 shipped to 94134.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #11
mv57
First Lieutenant
6

 
mv57's Avatar
 
Drives: E92
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London


Posts: 381
iTrader: (0)

Now no doubt on the car and possible future issues. Are you going to stay with BMW?

Quote:
Originally Posted by r3v0 View Post
So... can i pay u for a few parts that i am looking for.
I am looking for the
suction hood front, part #: 13717541738
and
Electronics box ALC, Part number: 63127189312

$100 shipped to 94134.
__________________
E92 320d M Sport, titanium silver, auto,

E9X Picture game / 5 MPH / double bhp / The Beatles zebra crossing / Gordon Ramsays restaurant / Michelin star /
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #12
335iwiggle
Enlisted Member
0

 
Drives: 335isedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: cali


Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

im not sure, but for sure next car will be manual and awd
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 06:15 PM   #13
quantumx
Second Lieutenant
United_States
3

 
quantumx's Avatar
 
Drives: Invisible
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Random


Posts: 280
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335iwiggle View Post
hahahh thanks guys for all your inputs.. but my insurance adjustor just called and said that they are totaling the car any suggestions for a new car something in the same price range
Car shopping time! Looking for the same year or going to purchase new? I imagine you took a bit of a hit financially, so are you looking to spend what you get back from insurance or more?
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2011, 05:38 AM   #14
mv57
First Lieutenant
6

 
mv57's Avatar
 
Drives: E92
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London


Posts: 381
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335iwiggle View Post
im not sure, but for sure next car will be manual and awd
S4 quattro?
That is all i can think of in the same region. Not a fan of the mercs.
Saab dont quite cut it for me. Too practical in design.
Happy hunting. Test drive everything.
__________________
E92 320d M Sport, titanium silver, auto,

E9X Picture game / 5 MPH / double bhp / The Beatles zebra crossing / Gordon Ramsays restaurant / Michelin star /
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 02:27 PM   #15
benzo23
Colonel
35

 
benzo23's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 F30 AW MSport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: FL


Posts: 2,886
iTrader: (1)

It will never drive the same, not to mention the value afterwards is going to be lower since its been in an accident. Time for a new 335
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #16
Neutrino45
Major
24

 
Neutrino45's Avatar
 
Drives: XXX
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: milky way


Posts: 1,446
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335iwiggle View Post
I am stuck in a dilemma on what to do with my car as in to repair it or total it..
I don't think you get to make that decision. It's not up to you to decide if your car is totaled or not.
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST