View Full Version : IX attacked!

07-16-2006, 07:11 PM
went to a keg party-2houses side by side-sausage fest..but FREE beer!?

well...after parking my car overnight(cab to the bar after party) on a quiet sidestreet-almost in the ditch, completely out of the way-and about a block from the party-I was lucky enough to return to my car and find this


yes..the car needs a paintjob and bodywork..that was in the plans this summer:(
but..she has 300 000km + on her..so maybe I should let her sleep for good?

I think it was a truck that hit it...impact was so hard my cd player popped out halfway and the skiboot um..door? lid? whatever...popped off into my trunk and the car was pushed about a foot into the ditch...skid marks down the street and through another ditch...

plus side was we emptied the keg! and I didn't get home til noon today :cool:*par-t*

saw this on the shops lot after towing it...
a 318IS with a dead motor...how much should I offer? $500??? its in good shape minus the motor..I have 2 m20's, either of which I could throw in...

07-16-2006, 07:23 PM
That sucks man, but I'd definately consider that one a parts car.

07-16-2006, 07:42 PM
Thats awful to hear.... its sad that people are such morons and don't know how to drive properly!

Such strange damage.... it looks like something side swipped it, but theres hardly any damage to the fender or door, yet the mirror is hanging!

07-16-2006, 07:51 PM
probably a drunk...happened at 2:25am on a saturday night(time according to what neighbours heard) but yah..strange damage...rim looks melted!(its obviously not..just the way its bent)

so..the 318is?? should I offer $500?

07-16-2006, 08:52 PM
If the body is in good shape on the Is then ya, 500 seems pretty reasonable!

07-16-2006, 11:39 PM
Wow, that's a real shame.

I have to agree with the others though, it looks like the end of the road for the IX. I can't imagine the repairs being very reasonable with all the all wheel drive parts up front. And I may be wrong here but don't the half-shafts on the IX run through the oil pan? If thats the case based on how far the wheel moved, there is likely some more damage there.

Also 500 seems reasonable for the 318. good luck.

07-17-2006, 12:58 AM
Car's done.

Probably someone at the same party who drove home drunk..

07-17-2006, 06:17 PM
ok..got some info on that dead 318

been sitting in the same spot since december, mechanic says it'll need new brakes, shocks?(i think) etc..since everything will be ceased up

so..still 500?? body is in good shape..i'll take a look underneath and in the usual spots for rust...

plus he didn't buy the car..it was abandoned there after the owner heard the engine was dead...so..now that its way past 3months he's entitled to go to the DMV and claim ownership...therefore..he spent nothing to get it..(well..he paid 60bucks to get it towed and it'll be 80 for the new ownership according to him)

um..so how much guys? asap please! i need a car! engine swap this weekend if all works out
plus new rad...maybe new suspension for the heavier engine??

07-17-2006, 06:21 PM
If he didn't pay a dime, the lowball the shit outta him, try to get it for a couple hundered at the most!

More money for mods, as for te engine, slap an M50 in there if the body is fairly rust free!