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    Hi all

    Just wanted to say hi to everyone and vent some anger at the same time. I do a fair few motorway miles so bought a 2006 520d three weeks ago. Not the fastest car but very comfortable and great MPG. Anyway to my unhappiness - was just driving home on the M6 and someone ran into the back of me. Never been in an accident before and trust it to happen to my new BMW.

    Everyone in the car that run into me are OK, so its just the damage to my boot and his Y reg Fiesta. Must say, surprised at how bad his car looks compared to mine.

    Anyone any advice about making a claim on insurance and the best solicitors to use?

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    welcome mate, sorry to hear about the accident, as regards to it not being the quickest car - thought about a re-map? You could get around 200bhp plus improved mpg
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    You should make a claim on the Fiesta owner's insurance and not pay any costs. Ring up a BMW dealer with a body shop, explain everything to them, and their accident management will take care of you including costs from 3rd party and hire car.
     
     

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    Hello and Welcome sparkzilla

    Sorry to hear of your woes but at least no one was injured, not surprised the Fiesta looked mashed they're just one big crumple zone compared to your 5er.

    Remember Where there blame there's a claim
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Hello and Welcome sparkzilla

    Sorry to hear of your woes but at least no one was injured, not surprised the Fiesta looked mashed they're just one big crumple zone compared to your 5er.

    Remember Where there blame there's a claim
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    Thanks for the support guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Freddybear View Post
    welcome mate, sorry to hear about the accident, as regards to it not being the quickest car - thought about a re-map? You could get around 200bhp plus improved mpg
    I have been thinking about this, but i drive a lot of miles over the motorway. My girlfriend had her Astra 1.9 diesel remapped and although much faster, the MPG was not increased on motorway runs.

    Does anyone have any experience of improved MPG with a 520, especially on steady motorway runs?

    Also, could this have any detrimental effect on the engine, as i will need to keep the car for 100,000 miles. Its done 50,000 at the moment.

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    hi and welcome to the forums sorry to hear about your accident hope you're back on the road soon
     
     

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