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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:31 AM
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i concur. taking up 2 spots is a sure fire way to attract unwanted attention and convey a sense of "i'm better than you".

interesting mentality about parking and people. i will purposely park relatively far away and pretty isolated in a mall parking lot that is generally quiet yet someone will always either park next or near to you. similarly you could be sitting in a pretty empty bus or subway train and yet people will always sit near you despite having the whole bus/train empty to themselves.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:31 PM
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i had both of my bmws keyed in the past - my 330ci and my 645ci. its painful. depending on how many panels they got it can be an expensive fix and if its deep its not cheap. i did get one fixed at maaco (the 2nd time) and they did a very good job at a very good price. at first i though my car was too high end for maaco but they do bmws all the time (its really not that difficult).
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:26 PM
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There are some really sick psychopaths running around in our society. Most of them likely resent that you own a nice car and they don't.
"They don't want what you have; they just don't want you to have it." - words of wisdom
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:17 PM
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My e36 328i totalled when it was keyed a few years back. I still had a dealer drive out tag on it when someone decided to scrape off my hellrot paint off of every panel. The only panels they missed were the rocker covers. The quote to repaint it was about $6k+.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:58 AM
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One time my car was parked at the supermarkets parking lot. When I was approaching to my car I noticed a kid like 5 years old from the other car that was parked next to mine opened his door really hard and hit my passenger door in front of me. The damage was a scratch with a small bump, I got so mad but really couldn't do or say anything, he is a kid one day I guess he will learn.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:02 AM
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talking about taking 2-spots for parking it never wise eventhough sometimes the jerk-ahole who likes to key someone car may not got the whole story.

I used to work for a company where office parking lot sits next to park-n-ride, one time a co-worker came in to work on saturday; knowing no-one would be in since the office close he took 2-spot (the spots are on the office property). The overflow cars to watch college game spilled over in that afternoon to the office property, and saw what they thought was a rich guy on new Lexus LS430 and decided to do a number of it.

So I never take two spots wherever I park cause right or truth etc means nothing when dealing with people who are prejudice. even when they encroach on someone property they always though they are right.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:54 PM
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There are some really sick psychopaths running around in our society. Most of them likely resent that you own a nice car and they don't.
And a certain political party in the US inspires resentment with their "fair share" mantra. My used '08 535 likely cost me less than the good old boy top of the line trucks out there , but they don't realize it!
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Just last week shopping at Walmart. Parked my car away from other cars except one car two spots away. When I came back that car was not there anymore but there was a shopping cart close to my car. He/she must have moved it after letting it go and whacking my passenger door with it. Contacted my paintless dent repair guy who works at a local Bimmer dealership and he will fix it for me next week.
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Just last week shopping at Walmart. Parked my car away from other cars except one car two spots away. When I came back that car was not there anymore but there was a shopping cart close to my car. He/she must have moved it after letting it go and whacking my passenger door with it. Contacted my paintless dent repair guy who works at a local Bimmer dealership and he will fix it for me next week.
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That's why I stop shopping at Walmart, for Mobil-1 0-40 that alot of times on sale for $4 over there, cause at the end I don't save money.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:29 AM
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Security Cameras are your friend!! Park near them so police can get the DVR files for evidence when you file a report. Security cameras protect your cars also at home. Bad people want easy prey. Cameras make it too complicated and dangerous so they go for another car.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:35 AM
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So I was spending time with my wife and daughter on New Year's day; we went to eat and then she wanted to go to the mall to check out some sales. Being paranoid as I am, I didn't want to go to the mall on a day as busy as New Year's day because I didn't want to get my car dinged up by inconsiderate mall goers. I decided what the heck, she wanted to go and I figured I could check out some things as I hardly ever shop. So I find a nice parking spot on the end of an isle where only one side of my car is in danger of being door dinged. We go in and shop and leave the mall and once I get home, I notice a 2 foot plus key mark on the passenger side door and fender. There are actually 2 marks, 1 appears to only have scratched the clear coat surface (about 18 inches in length), but the 2 foot plus scratch I described is DEEP...all the way to the metal. I can't believe these assholes roam the earth in numbers. I haven't had this car but 5 weeks and baby it like crazy, parking in the middle of no where so I don't get door dinged and some pathetic human being gets a thrill out of keying this beautiful vehicle. I will post pictures once I get a chance. I am sick to my stomach every time I walk to my car and look at it. Now I have to drop money that I would have liked to spend on getting 166 style wheels on repairing the scratches.
Sorry to hear about that. At least they didn't break into the car and steal valuables. Last year, some sick individual broke into my uncle's E90 335i and thankfully, he was in a restaurant with 4 kids instead of being robbed.
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