I have a 1989 525i 5 speed just sitting in my garage, last time I drove it was winter because of some engine problems. I took it into the mechanic but wasn't able to get anything fixed, because i didn't have the cash on hand, however now I do and I shall be taking it back in.
A couple of quick questions though about possible fixes.
My neighbors backed into my e34 when it was parked in the street, leaving a huge indent in the body panel above my back left wheel, how much does it usually cost to fix that (I have their insurance information, and will file a claim, haven't up until now because I thought I was going to junk the car)
My front passenger wheel was apparently bent when I got into an accident (some bitch hit me as I was making a left turn, ripped the front bumper completely off), where could I find a replacement wheel, and also the headlight was cracked, what would you recommend as a replacement (new glass for the headlight, or just a completely new enclosure)
What can I do to the car to improve its driveability, appearance and possibly power/speed? I'm trying to keep the costs under 2k as well.
Thanks in advance guys.
Here is a link to some pictures Index of /pics/bmwfix
IMG_9567 is a pic of the car from the front
IMG_9568 through IMG_9570, IMG_9577 through IMG_9579 documents the damage that occurred when I was hit while completing a left turn
IMG_9572 shows the damage when my neighbors backed into the car
IMG_9575 and IMG_9576 show the headlights up close (9572 shows the crack in the left headlight)
IMG_9580 through IMG_)9582 shows the interior of the car
IMG_9583 through IMG_9585 show vandalism that the car has undergone and needs to be fixed (driver's side keyed, and X carved into the hood)
IMG_9586 through IMG_9593 shows the engine
Please, any help would be much appreciated. This was my first car, and I want to be able to drive around in it with pride