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#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2004, 06:36 PM
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Hello everyone! This is my first post so I thought should first say "howdie". I purchased an 01 325 w/42000 last week after driving an 04 325 and a couple of 01 330's. I thought I would save about 5 grand and go with a real clean CPO 01 325 for $24.000. It's a great car that my wife now loves because after driving it home I was dissapointed and needed a little bigger cabin. She loves it! So, I went back the next day and bought an 01 530 w 32000 miles, great ride!!! $31,000. We both needed a new car. Do those prices sound about right?

Now the bad part, I parked the 530 over a parking bump and when I backed up it pulled the right side of my bumper off the rubber damper and pulled the clip off the bottom rubber strip and so the wheel well shield is pulled off slightly too.

How can I get that bumper back on myself? The dealer wants to charge me since I did scrape the bottom backing up but hey, I already had the wheel well part tightened a few days ago as it was loose when I bought the car. Is it normal for the dang bumper to pull right off if it gets scraped on a parking bump?
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#2 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 01:37 PM
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I'm not sure if you are talking front or back. In the front, the area under the grill can tear, mine did but the fix was cheap at my auto body (a case of beer) where I had previous work done (re-painting the hood to get rid of rock dings).
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Originally posted by dbalogh@Nov 21 2004, 05:36 PM
Hello everyone! This is my first post so I thought should first say "howdie". I purchased an 01 325 w/42000 last week after driving an 04 325 and a couple of 01 330's. I thought I would save about 5 grand and go with a real clean CPO 01 325 for $24.000. It's a great car that my wife now loves because after driving it home I was dissapointed and needed a little bigger cabin. She loves it! So, I went back the next day and bought an 01 530 w 32000 miles, great ride!!! $31,000. We both needed a new car. Do those prices sound about right?

Now the bad part, I parked the 530 over a parking bump and when I backed up it pulled the right side of my bumper off the rubber damper and pulled the clip off the bottom rubber strip and so the wheel well shield is pulled off slightly too.

How can I get that bumper back on myself? The dealer wants to charge me since I did scrape the bottom backing up but hey, I already had the wheel well part tightened a few days ago as it was loose when I bought the car. Is it normal for the dang bumper to pull right off if it gets scraped on a parking bump?
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Yep, the front driver side at the top lip around the side. It cost me 310.00 buck at the BMW dealership, 10 for the aprts and the rest to remove djust and reinstall the bumper. That's alright though, it'll help me remember not to do it again. Unless I drink too much beer What about those car prices. I know I could have done beter not going CPO but since these are my Bimmers, I thought, ouch - I better not go used yet and I can't afford new or don't want to. I keep hearing Bimmers are expenseive to maintain but it seems lie it just depends. On what I'm not sure. If the only things that break are little things, electrical, window motors, etc. and the engines and tranmissions never break(hardly) seems like a good deal to me.
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Are you serious right now? You paid someone $300 bucks to put your bumper back on and adjust it a bit? But hey, I guess if you've got the money to throw around -- good on ya! There's better things that I could be doing with $300 bucks than paying someone to re-attach my bumper.

I would suggest looking into a Chiltons manual of sorts for your BMW. If you dont, it will nickel and dime you to death! A little here, a little there -- it adds up. You can't do everything yourself, but you can definately be a bit more thrifty next time your bumper falls off!

I'm not trying to be a ***, I'm just amazed -- that's all!

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Are you serious right now? You paid someone $300 bucks to put your bumper back on and adjust it a bit? But hey, I guess if you've got the money to throw around -- good on ya! There's better things that I could be doing with $300 bucks than paying someone to re-attach my bumper.

I would suggest looking into a Chiltons manual of sorts for your BMW. If you dont, it will nickel and dime you to death! A little here, a little there -- it adds up. You can't do everything yourself, but you can definately be a bit more thrifty next time your bumper falls off!

I'm not trying to be a ***, I'm just amazed -- that's all!

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I certainly don't throw money around that's why I bought Bimmers, I think, for the long run. But HEY! I posted here asking for help before I put the car in the shop.
300.00 dollars on a 0 percent was not that painful but I am a brand new Bimmer owner and basically haven't grounded myself yet as to what I can do or not. Body work is not my forte but I can definiety take a bumper off. Thanks for the reply.
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