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Postby Doive » 05 Apr 2006, 12:39

For Sale - BMW 525e, very light rear damage, rare coupe version. £offers.

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Was waiting to turn across a road, when all I saw was a Transit closing in fast in my rear view mirror. I just had time to brace before the impact, which sent me across the road and almost into the path of another van. So thankful to be alive today. The driver of the van apparently didn't see me(!), the impact completely twisted the bodyshell and wedged all four doors shut. Thankfully the rear window popped out and I was able to scramble out that. Oh well. Another nice car gone. Wonder what I'll get next?
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Postby Miss Icey » 05 Apr 2006, 13:02

Blimey.

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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Apr 2006, 13:53

Very glad to hear you're ok Dave - so if that one's got rear end damage and the other one's got front end damage are you gonna do a cut'n'shut? :P
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Postby Doive » 05 Apr 2006, 13:58

I had thought about it!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 05 Apr 2006, 22:02

eek. mate, it's been said before, it'll be said again, and i'm sure it doesnt make you feel much better at the moment - but in the wider scheme of things it's only metal. Glad to see you're ok.

none the less - gutted for you :(

what next? you'll get another beamer and you know it!
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Postby Midnight.R » 05 Apr 2006, 22:11

How the hell could he miss a bright red 5 series....
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 Apr 2006, 22:50

bl00dy hell Doive, good to hear your ok. i'd give up on the beemers mate as they're a bit accident prone :wink:
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Postby Fran » 05 Apr 2006, 23:29

:shock: Gordon Bennet! Glad you are ok Doive!
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Postby jifop » 06 Apr 2006, 08:52

glad your ok buddy!

how the fudge did he miss that?
Before you say anything..... no i cant spell or type!

The post above is my own personal opinion, it is not meant to upset or cause offence, if it does bugger off.

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Postby chris(not) » 06 Apr 2006, 12:43

Oh dear- white van man strikes again! :(

Am I missing something here.... the guy didn't miss the Bee Emm, he hit it...HARD! :wink:

Glad you survived OK, whiplash can be nasty.

Hopefully his insurance and your estimate of values won't be too far apart.

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Postby Doive » 06 Apr 2006, 12:51

The insurance nightmare has officially started. Hopefully won't be too problematic, they are sending out an assessor shortly to cost it for repair. What's the point of finding out how much it would be to fix? The bodyshell is creased all the way up to the A pillars, the rear end doesn't exist any more, virtually every panel would need replacing. Hopefully they will say it's worth about two grand. :lol:

Have a hire vehicle arriving at work this afternoon, the company supplying it attempt to replace like with like so I'm hoping for something nice to drive for the next few weeks. If it's a Ka I won't be a happy bunny. They're rubbish.

In terms of replacements I'm after a weasel as I've started doing a lot of miles, none of the BMWs I can afford appeal in the slightest, the 530d is too expensive and I've kinda gone off Beemers anyway. Currently looking at a couple of nice Audi A4 TDi 110s, or a Passat TDi. Any other suggestions?
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Postby Paul L » 06 Apr 2006, 13:31

Gutted for you

I used to have an E28 528 SE - lovelly car.

E34 525D, Omega 2.5D or Saab 9-3TID?
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Postby Shellysowner » 06 Apr 2006, 13:33

Get a cr*ppy old diesel for the long journeys, something like a 405 GLD and then get yerself an SD1 with the rest of the money :D
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Postby Doive » 06 Apr 2006, 14:09

As nice as it sounds, I quite fancy something comfortable and quick for the long journeys. Just been given a brand new Focus 1.6 hire car, not bad looking and feels good despite a truly shocking interior - the dash looks like it is formed from black styrofoam. Why do new dashboards have to be six feet across and made from swathes of black plastic? Never mind. I'll enjoy it while I have it, then look for something else.
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Postby jayen4 » 07 Apr 2006, 00:44

Doive,hope you're O.K. after that !! Must have been shifting to do that much damage !!

Re nice diesel..... A nice Omega or a Rover 45 should fit the bill .....
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Apr 2006, 06:06

jayen4 wrote:...or a Rover 45 should fit the bill .....


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Postby Doive » 07 Apr 2006, 08:52

Why the angry face Ralph? Rover 45s aren't too bad, although I wouldn't drive one myself - they feel as if a five year old has put them together. The Omega did tickle my fancy, especially with the BMW engine but it just doesn't do anything for me. For some reason I've got this idea in my head of an Audi, I remember seeing a metallic blue TDi when I was younger and just loved it. I liked the colour so much I planned to have my mini sprayed with it. Managed to find one now that fits the bill:

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T reg, full history TDi 110 SE, that colour, bi-xenon headlights, etc etc etc. Might try to get up on saturday to see it.
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Apr 2006, 11:26

Doive wrote:Why the angry face Ralph?


It's not an angry face - the smiley is called 'ugghh', by which I meant 'A Rover 45 - what a strange suggestion'. I wouldn't have one unless forced anyways. Get a bigger rwd audi with a V8 :D
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Postby Doive » 07 Apr 2006, 13:50

I had thought a Rover 45 was a bit bizarre, and certainly not on my must buy list. A friend of mine has one, and while fast and comfortable enough, it's just boring and ordinary. Nobody will ever look at one and think 'mmmm, that's nice', which people often did with the 525e. The A4 at least looks nice. A rwd V8? A fine idea, but again terrible for long distance fuel consumption.
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Postby jayen4 » 07 Apr 2006, 23:07

Ralph,there's nothing wrong with a Rover 45 (diesel) :?

And Doive, didn't you infer that you only had 2k to spend ?? Won't get an A4 TDi for that !! :? I was thinking Rover,to keep you under the 2k mark !!

Oh well , I'll just keep my mouth shut in future,eh ? :cry:
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Apr 2006, 23:11

jayen4 wrote:Oh well , I'll just keep my mouth shut in future,eh ? :cry:


Awwww, there's no need to get all upset! :wink: :lol: Personally I couldn't own a Rover 45 Diseasel without losing the will to live but each to their own :P
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Postby jayen4 » 07 Apr 2006, 23:16

Ralph , I get easily upset,you know ! :D LOL !! Re the Rovers....I think that their o.k. ,quite cheap, for what they are.......

So what would you have ?? A big block Corvette with an LT1 in it ?? :shock: :wink:
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Apr 2006, 23:19

jayen4 wrote:So what would you have ?? A big block Corvette with an LT1 in it ?? :shock: :wink:


Yes I'd love one! I dunno, if I had to have a Diesel for under 5 grand I would have... no it's no good I can't choose. I'd have a Sierra 2.3D and keep £4650 for something better!
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Postby jayen4 » 07 Apr 2006, 23:23

A Sierra 2.3D ......Aaargh !! Bloody cheapskate...LOL !! :lol: :wink:
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Apr 2006, 23:28

jayen4 wrote:A Sierra 2.3D ......Aaargh !! Bloody cheapskate...LOL !! :lol: :wink:


Guilty! At the end of the day it's a Diesel and the fact that the Sierra would be rubbish would be offset by the fact that it cost next to nothing. I fear our discussion isn't of much help to Doive in his car search though :lol:
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