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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 06 Aug 2007, 14:48

well what an eventful morning. :(

Rolled my 325i on the way to work i'm fine just a couple of bruises.
I don't think it will polish out.

Bugger :!:

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Postby Doive » 06 Aug 2007, 14:54

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Oh man, and only after I was admiring it too! Glad you're unhurt though, a testament to how strong these old Beemers are. Those photos remind me of my accident.

Very sorry to see another one destroyed - guess that means you'll have to buy a new one!
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 06 Aug 2007, 15:12

guess that means you'll have to buy a new one!


A new one, i wish, time to start banger hunting. :(
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Postby Doive » 06 Aug 2007, 15:48

Keep a beady eye on ebay, at the moment there are half a dozen E28 528i and 535i manuals on there, all going for a few hundred quid. I'm sorely tempted by a couple of them as usual, but they would certainly solve your problems.

Alternatively I know of a very very rapid Saab 9000 Carlsson for sale, 280bhp, MoT until next year sometime, all for £500. Again I'm tempted!
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 06 Aug 2007, 19:21

I think i'm going to opt for somthing sensible.
A small estate will do as we do alot of trips to Scotland with the dog on board and struggle in the wifes Fiesta.
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Postby Bean » 06 Aug 2007, 21:18

Looks nasty, glad you'r ok
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Postby BamOpel » 06 Aug 2007, 21:39

Yeah, pretty spectacular ! Glad you're ok

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Postby Shellysowner » 06 Aug 2007, 23:35

Wow! Sorry to sound like an echo, but glad you're ok. Stood up to being parked on the roof well though didn't it.

In terms of a cheap no-nonsense replacement that can cope with being abused and has a large load capacity, I suggest you give serious thought to a Saab 900 Classic - ideally a 16v combi-coupe. I've owned one for 2 years now and would recommend them to anyone - cracking cars and they can be picked up for only a few hundred notes.
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Postby CancerWagon » 07 Aug 2007, 00:59

Looks like one of thoes "It was a fun ride I don't want to try again!" type of incidents.

Living to tell about it is a good thing, walking away without major injury is very good!
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Postby Gordo » 07 Aug 2007, 08:35

Ah, another member of the "I drove it on it's roof" club ...
Glad you're OK, shaken not stirred.

If I may ask, what happened - looks like it may have been a problem with the R front before the accident.

If you should be breaking it - what are the size of the alloys?
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 07 Aug 2007, 18:53

Gordo wrote:Ah, another member of the "I drove it on it's roof" club ...
Glad you're OK, shaken not stirred.

If I may ask, what happened - looks like it may have been a problem with the R front before the accident.

If you should be breaking it - what are the size of the alloys?


After looking back on it today i'm thinking something did fail on the front right.
I was taking a right hand corner at around 50mph in fourth and the car just spun, usually when the back steps out you can put some opposite lock on ease of the power and the car sorts its self out but not this time.

I had thought i lost the wheel on a small stone wall in the field but there where no marks on the rim and the tyre was still inflated and the wishbones still attached to the car looked fine.
So i think the wheel parted company before the wall flipped the car.

I'm not breaking the car not got the time or the space. :(
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 09 Aug 2007, 20:26

Just a quick thanks for the kind words fellas.

Looking forward to meeting some of you at the national on September 14th-16th.

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