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  1. PMMatthews

    First day bump

    Hi, I've been checking out the forum for a week or so now, ahead of collecting my new 2019 520i G31 yesterday. Owning my first BMW completes the full sweep of major German car manufacturers whose cars I've owned/own, and fulfils a lifetime motoring ambition. Having also owned a Porsche for the last 15 years (currently, a 997 C2S), I'm very aware of the value of owners forums such as this one. I'm posting an unusual first photo as, after collecting the car yesterday morning from Barons Hindhead, I was out for the obligatory 'short drive to fill up with petrol' when I was rear-ended! Fortunately the damage to my car doesn't seem to be as great as I feared (testimony to how robust these cars are, perhaps?), but I don't have to tell anyone about how gutted I am at having to go through the hassle of an insurance claim (especially, as I'm presently covered under the complimentary 7-day BMW insurance scheme promoted by the dealer). Hopefully, my second post will be more upbeat and accompanied by some more conventional photos! Paul
  2. Hello, I've had an e28 (525e) in very original condition now for 9 months or so, I'm Fred and I'm 20, it was my pride and joy. Spent three hours polishing on Saturday and went for a drive round the block only to be hit by a careless driver in a modern. What a nightmare it's turning out to be. the car is undrivable (still shines tho) the wing is shot, the bumper is toast, the inner bulkhead behind the lights has a crease, the (opposite) battery box has split away from the inner wing, front valance upper and lower both bent, indicator hanging out, bonnet misaligned so it looks like the crash has pushed the while front end over slightly and the very front of the cill has been pushed in. that all looks like any insurance company would right it off as they are presumably going to value it at low,low,low found three similar cars on net for sale at 4500/5000 but not sure they will treat that as market value after heavy negotiating they have issued a hire car and we asked to approach classic car specialist for repairs which they agreed to but less than 24 hours later are pressing for the details of the garage we have chosen!!! we have sent photos and details to two (one very well known classic bm) and one well set up more local shop near us and I've also approached a local crash repair chap who has an interest in classics the most frustrating part aside from the major issue of; will they pay out (o and the third party has accepted full liability ) is the car was very very clean and solid and way too clean to wright off (right off?) and it will never be the same, all because of some silly bugger not paying attention. I could be left with a cat d car I have to buy back and get repaired and it's then effectively worth less than it was on Saturday morning, maybe not to me but certainly in the future. anyway I'm after a super condition front bumper (1986/87) wing, possibly front valance I'll post some pictures nice to be here though fred
  3. MFM

    Rear bumper woes!

    Some nitwit bumped into the rear of my car cracking the bumper, so of to a local garage to have it replaced under insurance. I use the guys a lot and like them as their standard of work is normally very good. However, I've just picked my car up tonight and on inspecting the work, I noticed that the bumper doesn't line up properly where both ends meet the rear wheel arches. It's not that bad, but it's enough to annoy me and it should be done right. When I asked the guy what was going on there, he said there's nothing they can do as the bumper slides in at the end and there's no adjustment. He assures me it's an original BMW part. So I told him I'm not happy about it and want it sorted. All I can think is that he's lying and it's a copy bumper. Why else would it not line up? And on top of that, my parking sensors are now playing up. Has anyone had similar problems? I will take my car to a main BMW dealer to get their opinion and let the garage know I will send them the bill if they come with anymore excuses.
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