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    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









     
     

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    Savage! Im sorry to hear about that mate, looks like someone really didnt want you to have the 5 series! Is it going to be an insurance job or are you sorting it privately??
     
     

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    Hi Lmc 535m,Welcome to Bimmerforums UK..

    That looks messy but fixable the other guys insurance should cover that.
    I would be mad...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanE36 View Post
    Savage! Im sorry to hear about that mate, looks like someone really didnt want you to have the 5 series! Is it going to be an insurance job or are you sorting it privately??
    Got to go through his insurance mate there is no way he could afford the damage he was only a young lad about 20..

    I am just on my way out to the hospital to get checked out had a banging headache all last nite..?

    (apparently he must of hit me at 40mph while i was stationary because all his air bags blew out..)
     
     

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    Sorry to hear about your mishap matey - hope alls well at the hospital, oh and welcome from another newbie.


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    nice lookign car there mate shame what happeend but at least your ok.

    welcome
     
     

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    Welcome to the site mate.
    Sorry to hear about that, such a shame as it's a very nice car you got there.
    Hope the guys insurance pays out and you get it sorted, glad you're ok that's the main thing
     
     

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    Gutted for you mate. WTF was he driving?
     
     

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    Crap. sorry to hear that, but yr right BMW BUILT LIKE TANKS. Had a similar experience with my 520d ma sport....brand new 7 weeks old, had a 106 go into me at roundabout. their bonnet was totally crumpled and mine not even a scratch! Dont forget you can insist that it is fixed by BMW and not approved indy

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    feel for ya man
     
     

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