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.