Hi people first post here so go easy !
Anyway my first experience of owning a bmw (well second i had an old 318 in red when i was 17, 7 years ago but not for long..) hasn't gone well.. Previously had a classic subaru sti which got sold on the weekend was a lot of fun just hard to live with day by day so i got looking for the replacement a few weeks ago..
It had to be big, spacious, comfortable, have a bit of go for overtaking/having fun but i wanted it to be refined for them long journeys ( just drove the scoob from liverpool to devon and back again and it was not nice!..) So after some frantic looking i set my choice on a 5 series... This is when i spotted my 535i on fleabay so i immediately start looking for reviews on the car, common faults and all that malarky and the general consentus is the 535 is the black sheep..Stuck inbetween the 530 and the 540, drinks like its big brother and not much faster than its little sister but i sooo wanted a v8 and came across a right bargain in immaculate condition so i thought sod it i like it and thats what matters..
Must say i was pleasantly surprised by its performance and its not too bad on the juice really so was very very happy with my purchase, up until last nite..
First night out just on my way back from seeing my old lady came to a stop at a set of lights, kids crossing all is good then SMASH i was flung towards the steering wheel absoloutley shocked at the force couldnt comprehend what had just happened till i looked in the rear view and there is what i can only describe as a crumpled car sitting on my boot!!
To say i couldn't believe it was an UNDERSTATEMENT was devastated the only thing is there isn't as much damage as i expected and that is down to the build quality and sheer size and weight of the car (thankyou bmw)..
Needless to say his car war wrote off and here is mine pics to follow ...
(sorry for the rather large first post looking forward to getting it fixed and back out,,)
Anyone know a rough price for the damage done from the pics?? Thanks for listening..Lee