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Old 06-09-2004, 01:03 PM
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FXXX, someone hit my Z4!

Hello members,

OK, let me tell u guys what happened. I was trying to find a parking space in a parking lot. There was a Ford pickup truck was backing up the car and I was waiting in the aisle. The driver didn't see me and keep backing up the car, I was like what the FXXX. So I honk the horn, but he didn't hear me. Now, u guys should know what happen, this stupid guy just hit my car right in front of me.( there was a car behind me, that's why I couldn't back up) It really pissed me off, and I found out he was only 16 yrs old while I was taking down his information for insurance purpose. 30 min laters, his parents call me and ask me to do them a favor which was don't go through the insurance. I said OK, all i want is just get my car fix.(sigh.......why am I so nice to them??) By the way, I bought the car for less than 2 months and this kinda **** happened to me. Anyways, the car is repaired now, it cost $4000 to fix it. The body shop replaced the Xenon headlight, side fender and fixed the bumper. I am glad the car looks great now.
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:56 PM
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Which parts are from the accident and which parts are "flame surfacing?"
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Old 06-09-2004, 02:06 PM
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Which parts are from the accident and which parts are "flame surfacing?"

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Old 06-09-2004, 03:12 PM
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Which parts are from the accident and which parts are "flame surfacing?"

BTW, Steve, that sux
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:20 PM
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damn sorry to hear that, but atleast you can pick your place of repair and make sure it is exactly perfect on their dime, not that , that makes you feel any better
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:28 PM
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Glad everything worked out OK. It was very good of you to settle without the insurance co. they are theives. My daughter was involved in a minor fender bender when she was 17, and I paid for the repairs to the other car myself, so her rates wouldn't skyrocket.

I sorta feel bad for the parents, $4000 bucks, I hope they make the kid pay some of it off himself.

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Old 06-10-2004, 07:07 AM
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Same story for me in December: my parked MZ3 got hit in the front corner (left not right) by a backing driver in Los Angeles. The impact didn't break the headlight, but did damage to the bumper cover and side fender. The other driver didn't want to use insurance and I got 3 estimates (from $1300 to $4000). They eventially decided to use insurance.

I went with the $1300 shop because they knew the most about BMWs, and wanted to repair the bumper cover (retaining the original VIN on the part).
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Old 06-10-2004, 06:36 PM
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Bastages got me back in March too but it was a hit & run with no witnesses, looks like I'm going to eat it too as the deductible was $1000 and it would count against me if I claim it


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