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Old 02-27-2007, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Time To Say Goodbye

It is time to say goodbye to my 94 325i. We had an unfortunate run-in with a guardrail near the bottom of an icy hill. The insurance adjuster declared it a total loss even though it didn't look too bad. I loved this car and I'll miss it.

Thanks to all who helped me fix various problems. This forum has been the single greatest resource for my ownership of this vehicle.

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That doesn't look bad at all. Was there any damage done to the frame?
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You're right, it doesn't look that bad. I suspect there was frame damage because there were some significant engine vibrations afterwards. Also, the fan contacted the radiator and shredded itself. It dumped a bunch of coolant on the ground as well.
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Bring it somewhere to have someone look at the frame. As long as its not, anything can be fixed. I worked at a body shop for a summer... thats nothing... trust me.
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Everything worked out ok in the end. I am now the proud owner of a 2003 330xi. I'll miss the manual in the 94, as this one has an auto. Everything else, however, is a substantial upgrade.
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i know what you mean. im doin' the same. your car is probably considered a total loss due to the rear dammage. i had a accident dammaged that area, and because these cars don't have rear qtr's you have to cut another car and repair, which can equal $$$$. $2K to fix mine, ive just sold and moved on. feel your pain, but also feel your excitement as i have an e46 on the way too.
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