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

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:03 PM
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2009 535i totaled - Worth more than I thought

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Totaled in an accident my wife had by T-Boning another car. Pics attached.

From what I could find on KBB and related sites, I figured it was only worth $28K - $30K. State Farm ponied up $33.7K. Car was in excellent shape and had just gone out of warranty @ 51K miles. Thankfully the two new Continental Extreme DWSs had not been installed and were still sitting at the tire dealer. Of course, she had just filled up the tank that morning.

I'm wondering what a car like this, and in this shape, brings at the salvage yard. Estimated repairs were going to be north of $22K and that was using non-OEM AC, radiator, and AC condenser. My guess is this had to be worth $40K at the bone yard.

Since we've had no car since before Thanksgiving, we ordered a new X3 x28i yesterday. Planning on building in the country in the future and wanted to give the AWD model a try.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:08 PM
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Your wife OK from the accident?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:43 PM
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Wow - advantage E60!
The frame looks like it absorbed the impact perfectly!

Hopefully the wife's aight. Too bad about the full up tho.
What's with two totaled bmws? I'd hate to have your insurance premium
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:45 PM
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Wife is fine, little sore was about it. Airbags didn't even knock her glasses off. Car sensed the collision was not the violent.

Yea, this is #2 totaled. This one was her fault, ran a red light. First one was a head on that was someone else's fault. He's some picks of that totaled 525i. She was pretty sore after that crash.

Insurance is pretty high just because I live in St. Louis city limits. This accident will not reduce it.

I'm gonna miss that car, probably one of the fastest and quickest I've even driven.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:49 AM
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I bet somebody will pick up that car and restore it. Looks very salvagable. It's a Sport version too, great car. It does not deserve the bone yard.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:58 AM
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So that's where the air bags come out. Great pics and sorry about your cars. Defensive driving classes may help your wife.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:54 AM
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Maybe it would be cheaper to hire a chauffeur for the wife!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:45 AM
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Good thing you were in a BMW in both those events .Cars are replaceable people are not.
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Maybe it would be cheaper to hire a chauffeur for the wife!
Hahahaha this is funny
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:11 AM
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Maybe it would be cheaper to hire a chauffeur for the wife!
She is currently driving a Chevy Cruze rental car. I think in another month or so I could have been at the point where she was used to driving the Chevy. It would have saved me a lot of $$ over the 2013 X3 we just ordered.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:37 PM
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With the aluminum frame rails, the car will most likely be parted out. Not many shops will even bother to repair aluminum.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:03 PM
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She is currently driving a Chevy Cruze rental car. I think in another month or so I could have been at the point where she was used to driving the Chevy. It would have saved me a lot of $$ over the 2013 X3 we just ordered.
Hahahahaha cross your fingers for the X3.
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