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      10-06-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Owned my car for a month and this happened...

Hi guys, I recently joined the forum as a new BMW owner about a month ago. Unfortunately, experienced my first accident today when someone at my work parking lot was not looking and backed into my car

Our building speaker system asked for the owner of a white BMW to come outside. I went out and it was one of the worst feelings every seeing my car like that. Backed in perfectly out of harms way (or so I thought) with a mangled front end. Of course it was a F150 (so many blind spots). I had met the guy before because he works two floors above me. Police report was done and all info exchanged. I contacted my insurance (and theirs) for reimbursement and scheduled an appt. at a local approved shop tomorrow morning. I have a rental covered so it will be interesting driving a boring midsidze sedan for a little. Spoke with a coworker and they took their BMW to the shop I am going to and he said it was excellent. Hope everything plays out. I will keep you posted. Feel free for suggestions, but I should have it all figured out. Talked to family and friends about the situation. I had never been in ANY type of accident before believe it or not.

The only positive part of this will be that I will get a new bumper which means the two nasty holes from the front plate will be gone! I had plans to get rid of them, but now no need to.

Keep you all posted. These pictures hurt my eyes, but here ya go. I had a bungee I used to temporarily mend it for back to home and then to the shop tomorrow morning about 2 miles away.



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      10-06-2014, 11:44 PM   #2
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YIKES!!

I hope there isn't anything serious underneath when they strip it apart.
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      10-07-2014, 06:01 AM   #3
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Soo sorry to hear. Looks like they other car back into yours with some speed / force to crack the bumper like that. Hope everyth turn out the best for you

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      10-07-2014, 02:13 PM   #4
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Now your car will have diminished value if it shows up on Carfax! I hate that.
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      10-07-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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      10-07-2014, 07:31 PM   #6
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Now your car will have diminished value if it shows up on Carfax! I hate that.
Yeah, I was thinking about that. I will be checking the car fax periodically to see when it shows up. It really sucks especially considering its only the front bumper and bottom plastic piece. No structural damage at all.

The estimate was about $1,400 which is what I expected. They said it will be ready on Friday (3 days from now) at the latest. Really miss my car, but glad it wasn't anything more serious.
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ouchhh!
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Damn that sucks just replace the few parts, and hopefully you have a very reputable body shop you can take it too!
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Yeah everything checked out and it looks great! Went to a body shop several people I know had a great experience with. Will post pics soon.
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Make sure to get colored side markers as well since your getting a whole new bumper
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Sucks big time !!! every time I leave my car in a crowded parking lot, I secretly pray I do not come back to anything like that !!!
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Same feeling i get ^^
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You can get diminished value from his insurance company. Be thankful that the guy stopped and had insurance. Could have been someone in a crappy car that just took off, then you'd be stuck holding the bag.
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      10-27-2014, 07:11 PM   #14
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Only took a couple pictures recently, but it is all fixed. Looks great, especially now that the license plate holes are gone! Also, just waxed as well. I know not the best pictures...but I did see what I am pretty sure is a McLaren F1. I looked up pics online and it looks nearly identical. Please tell me what it is if it isn't a F1!

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Only took a couple pictures recently, but it is all fixed. Looks great, especially now that the license plate holes are gone! Also, just waxed as well. I know not the best pictures...but I did see what I am pretty sure is a McLaren F1. I looked up pics online and it looks nearly identical. Please tell me what it is if it isn't a F1!
you used half a bottle of collinite?! dayum!
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you used half a bottle of collinite?! dayum!
Noooooo...I used to wax my other car too so that's why it's down to half.
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Nope not a mclaren rather a car make that on the tip of my tongue..... I'll tell you later
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you used half a bottle of collinite?! dayum!
Noooooo...I used to wax my other car too so that's why it's down to half.
loll I was hoping that would be the case haha how do you like it compared to traditional paste wax or other liquid waxes?
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