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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By WagonTheDog
Awesome... Thanks so much for the input. The guy...

Awesome... Thanks so much for the input. The guy has some bad reviews online so I was suspicious but I really appreciate the clarification. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By WagonTheDog
Just what I thought... I ran the VIN which is how...

Just what I thought... I ran the VIN which is how I got the production date... I have a feeling this guy (dealer) is a snake because he's got quite a collection of low mileage e39's and a couple of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By WagonTheDog
Suspicious Cluster?

My 2000 528iAT has a production date of 06-30-2000 and comes equipped with the low cluster.

I recently looked at a low mileage version of my same car only slightly differently equipped... It has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
That brings out a good point... If the vehicle...

That brings out a good point... If the vehicle isn't your daily driver (as mine is) there's a lot of other avenues to explore if you're only driving the thing a limited number of miles annually...
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Nice additions :thumbup: It might almost be worth...

Nice additions :thumbup: It might almost be worth starting a dedicated thread on this specific topic to provide folks with a resource so that they might be able to avoid all this or at the very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
I'm sure it varies from one provider to the next....

I'm sure it varies from one provider to the next. Check with your insurance company and see what they're take is. I've talked to quite a few friends who care about their high milage vehicles about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Hi Bill, This was something new to me as...

Hi Bill,

This was something new to me as well and I'm sure the offers vary from one provider to the next... For example, Ive been seeing commercials where Liberty Mutual offers some kind of policy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
If I can help even one other person save their...

If I can help even one other person save their high-milage Bimmer from the mindless algorithms that have been charged with determining their fate, it's time well spent :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Insanity, right? This is where knowing your car...

Insanity, right? This is where knowing your car (and a little common sense critical thinking) comes in. One of the guys from the shop that gave me the 7k estimate started going on about the A pillar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Victory is mine and the lessons learned

After weeks of phone calls, what feels like dozens of conversations and multiple trips to repair facilities, I have finally persevered and saved my beloved 2000 528iT from being "totaled". To follow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Yeah, I know I can find a door myself but the...

Yeah, I know I can find a door myself but the shop won't guarantee the work unless THEY get the door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
I picked the car up yesterday and took it to a...

I picked the car up yesterday and took it to a shop near my house to get a second opinion. $4800 as opposed to the original 7k the AAA estimator came back with.

AAA is sending them "an assignment...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Thanks for the info... The door def took the bulk...

Thanks for the info... The door def took the bulk of the impact and while it opens and closes, the top of the window frame doesn't seal up against the body. I know they don't want to fix this car but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Yeah, I have a feeling this is how it's going to...

Yeah, I have a feeling this is how it's going to pan out. I'm really grinding them (without getting belligerent because God knows that will just make it worse) on their $7k estimate on repairs and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Autobahn in El Cajon are the folks I've dealt...

Autobahn in El Cajon are the folks I've dealt with in the past...

http://www.autobahnparts.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
A resounding "yeah, I get it" with the car...

A resounding "yeah, I get it" with the car payment thing. I've had and driven a lot of different cars and haven't found anything I enjoy driving as much as this wagon, new or otherwise. So far, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Will do... I just did a quick Google search and...

Will do... I just did a quick Google search and found doors for under $400 without batting an eye, I'm sure I can get 'em cheaper if I shop around. There's a place not far from me that has a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
WOW!!! 11k for THAT? That's insane :yikes: Yeah,...

WOW!!! 11k for THAT? That's insane :yikes: Yeah, I'm waiting to see what their response is going to be to my last email where I basically laid my expectations out for them. It will be interesting to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Agreed... I can get a door for about $365 so I...

Agreed... I can get a door for about $365 so I don't know where they get the other $6600 bucks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Thanks for the insight... I've already made clear...

Thanks for the insight... I've already made clear to my agent a list of repairs/upgrades I've made to the car and that while I didn't expect these items to retain 100% of their value in the overall...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Fortunately I found this:...

Fortunately I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191858534302?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Admittedly not the same mileage but I pointed out the car didn't even have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Exactly what I told my agent... I asked her,...

Exactly what I told my agent... I asked her, "What's the point of even having insurance if I'm not going to be protected from the recklessness of other drivers?" I told her that I wanted the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
LOL, I was SO tempted to go down that road but I...

LOL, I was SO tempted to go down that road but I just don't want to be "that guy". Who knows, if I end up getting screwed I'll become that guy in the future but hopefully that won't be necessary ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
Yeah, the door is actually a piece of cake which...

Yeah, the door is actually a piece of cake which is why I don't know where they're getting $7k. It's basically a waiting game right now because I've expressed my skepticism over their findings and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By WagonTheDog
I'm with AAA and the culprit is with GEICO. I...

I'm with AAA and the culprit is with GEICO. I called AAA immediately because they guy acted like a scumbag at the scene and tried to pretend the whole thing was somehow my fault. I THOUGHT I was...
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