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kross1300 10-12-2012 07:53 AM

Fender Bender--What to have checked?
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Yesterday a Mercedes G500 decided to crash into the back passenger side of my beloved E39 and I am wondering what things I should make sure to have the body shop and mechanic take a look at. The damage is immediately behind the rear wheel and part of the fender is crushed in. There is a nice mark on the tire but the rims escaped with only a slight abrasion. The side of the trunk where the battery is stored is crushed in about 2 inches. Also, is there any reason why I couldn't switch to an M5 bumper seeing as it needs to be replaced anyways? If anyone knows a reputable body shop in Denver or Boulder Colorado that I can take it to it would be appreciated. Thanks!

nsogiba 10-12-2012 01:01 PM

Hope it's not totaled. That's a lot of quarter panel damage.

Dking078 10-12-2012 02:01 PM

If there is any suspension damage, it may be done for good, bad qtr panel damage + the bar going across the trunk.

Nervous 10-12-2012 02:31 PM

Totaled, 99%.

BMWFoo 10-12-2012 04:05 PM

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i got rear ended in my 2000 528i and it was $4,100

they had to striaten the frame, replace the rear metal, new bumper cover an shock absorbers, plus all the other cosmetic things

champaign777 10-12-2012 04:51 PM

that is a bad area to have a damage
sorry for your loss

dms540i 10-12-2012 06:33 PM

Boy that's a big gap between the door and the quarter panel. What direction was the other car coming from?

kross1300 10-13-2012 04:09 PM

I was driving on hte street that goes right in front of the grocery store and she came out of an isle not looking. I have a hard time believing that they would total much do you guys think repairs would cost versus the bluebook of the car (sport/premium options)?

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