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      07-10-2009, 02:11 AM   #67
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      07-10-2009, 08:19 AM   #68
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Dmboone25, show her the pics. I am COMPLETELY unscathed, which is unreal. A telephone pole is about the worst stationary object you can hit, also. TONS of point force. I think only a tree would be worse. I'm pretty confident I would have walked away if I hit it at highway speeds, but I certainly never want to find out.
I already did--like I said, I am really glad you are ok, but this seriously makes me (and her, even if she won't admit it) feel better because I like driving this car in a spirited fashion.

I am impressed--kudos to BMW to surrounding us with a very fast, yet safe, car.

BTW--get the ///M--whether it is the Z4M coupe or the new 3. Both are fantastic cars--I would have one if I could afford it.
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      07-10-2009, 12:22 PM   #69
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clean your wheels....hehe


glad you're okay, good aim btw.
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Believe it or not I used a ruler. I think it's the angle of the photo.
Did you faint while applying the decal?

I'm sorry, that was in poor taste...

I'm glad you walked away from that. It could have been a lot worse. Especially if you plowed through a glass window at a pet store, with cute little puppies behind it.
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      07-10-2009, 01:01 PM   #71
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Sorry to see that man, I'm glad you're okay.

I crashed my 318ti into a bunch of trees and poles; I must've spun at least 3-4 times from ricochet. Everything in the car was totaled, except for the driver's seat.

These BMWs are so strong and sturdy, I wouldn't be here if I was in anything less.
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      07-10-2009, 04:25 PM   #72
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man, glad you're okay! as for the 1er, it did what well in protecting ya noggin.
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      07-10-2009, 07:13 PM   #73
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glad you are alright dood....I saw your car today at JMK when I swapped my rims for your performance rims....thanks again

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      07-10-2009, 09:34 PM   #74
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glad you are alright dood....I saw your car today at JMK when I swapped my rims for your performance rims....thanks again

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Front left is kinda Fed up, but the rest are ok. I think it's just cosmetic. Tires should still have some tread left.
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      07-10-2009, 11:39 PM   #75
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wow...thank god you are fine...i had a head on in my 325i with a fire hydrant after i tried to dodge another accident...car was just as smashed up...BMW FTW!
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      07-11-2009, 02:45 AM   #76
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glad you are alright dood....I saw your car today at JMK when I swapped my rims for your performance rims....thanks again

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so you got his performance rims then?
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indeed I did...they are quite sexy
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wow so were the seats sitting in the car, did you buy the perf rims from the dealer or just trade urs and the dealer was cool or what?
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Cool, so this is the famous car with performance rims at JMK. I think I spoke to you on the phone...but I couldn't part with my wheels to trade for your performance wheels. If only I had a spare set of 5 lug wheels.

Glad to see your OK and can have another car of your choosing.
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WOW! So glad you are OK, and clearly in good spirits.

You are truly blessed, as well as quite a good sport considering.

As far as the vultures asking, wanting, and outright taking the parts off of you're poor car... it is nothing short of pathetic! How much lower can people get?

Opportunistically unreal!
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why should we let good parts go to waste though, if it happened to my car and me I'd be glad to sell parts or help those interested find them once the wreckers got it
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why should we let good parts go to waste though, if it happened to my car and me I'd be glad to sell parts or help those interested find them once the wreckers got it
Dude,,,It is just not the right thing to do, that's why!

However these days people somehow carry around a degree of entitlement, thinking that kind of mindset is OK, when in fact it's really not. PERIOD!
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Several people talked to me via PM, phone, and in person, and I said it's all free game.

I think of it like signing an organ donor card.
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Several people talked to me via PM, phone, and in person, and I said it's all free game.

I think of it like signing an organ donor card.
Very nice of you, and clearly you are a great sport considering.

It still is just about as tacky as they can get. It is not hard to figure out that if they were PMing you, then they wouldn't be posting the questions as well.

Glad you are OK!
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Just saw this post from the front page, that looks really bad.

Geez, no one hurts, that's best news for the driver.
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2nd) Why did the curtain bags blow? With no damage to either side of the vehicle, I would have thought the car would be smart enough not to use them. You know, like its smart enough not to use the passenger front if there is no one in the front passenger seat.
apparently that's the way it's supposed to happen, at least in the 3 series. Take a look at the NCAP video http://www.euroncap.com/Player.aspx?...ae&media=flash you can see it deploy in the second stage

Ps: Glad you're ok man! Best of luck with the tests.
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Update:

Insurance offered $32,900. They're sending me a form to go over to correct any errors in how the car was equipped, but sounds fair to me, that's NADA.

Forgot to ask where the car was taken...
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Got a letter, release form, and a nice coffee mug from BMW NA. They said they read this thread, and wanted permission to use my posts/testimonial and pictures.

They're watching....

Seriously though, I wonder how they got my real name and address from my handle?
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