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Old 02-09-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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Bye Bye Bmw

This is very hard for me to say ... but

on February 8th 2005 i got into a huge wreck with my bmw...

i was going to work, it just started raining the road was asphalt. was going 50 mph in the 55 mph zone. I lightly switch lanes lightly but the back swings a little, then i progresses to a hard drift. The car was sideways and then it proceeded to the median (by then i was honking) i missed the suv and then watched horribly as i near a black honda ... i braced and hit the oncoming car

the impact made me hit my head against the passenger seat. When it was over i look up and look horrified at my interior, the passenger door was at the center console. I quickly turn the keys to off position (although the engine was off) and try to get out. The driver's door was stuck so i look for the switch for the window which was 2 feet higher than it was supposed to be. I push it and the window goes down. By now i get about 5 "good samaritans" ask me if i'm ok ... i didn't feel hurt ... 30 seconds later cops, firefighters, and ambulance arrives...

The firefighters already had their tools out to cut the car open.I told them i can get out through the window, and after repeating that multiple times they okayed it. Then they all jump on me trying to hold my neck still and they slap a neck brace on me. Then they ask the questions: what day is it , where are you ... blah blah ..

Then i walk around to see my car i felt like crap .. Its totalled... i'll show you all pics later. I went to the ER, but there was nothing wrong with me whatsoever, no scratches, nothing (safe car!) The EMT's hey said that it was the record wreck theyve seen with the driver not being hurt at all

here's how it happened in chronological order



the car is at home now ... engine is fine ... no full insurance ... so i'm basically screwed ... i think i'm gonna sell it part by part ... so i have an engine and transmission with a brand new clutch (which i spend hours last saturday installing) bumpers lights ... everything

sucks bad ... i'm no longer a BMW driver ...

but i'm still keeping my plans of buying an M5 though
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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sorry to hear that...glad you are alright.
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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sorry to hear bro
but the good thing is that ur oke...
every thing else can be replaced
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:45 PM   #4
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Glad to hear that you are Ok.
Sorry for the loss.
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:48 PM   #5
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there are easier ways to destroy a honda.... glad youre ok though, another bmw going beyond the call of duty
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:49 PM   #6
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That sucks man . . . . glad to hear your ok . . . .
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:15 PM   #7
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that sucks! Rear wheel drive can definitely be a handful in the wet, especially when the rain first wets the roads.

were you running summer tires or something ?

Sorry to hear buddy...
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:22 PM   #8
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damn that sucks...but like everyone says..at least your okay,

i heard a story of some lady in a accident like yours also in a bmw..no bumps on her not even touched..the hospital and cops said it was the car that saved her life..BMW's have power..but also safety!
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:14 PM   #9
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you are O.K that is all that matters. the can be replace but not you........
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:14 PM   #10
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sorry to hear about this dude.. Thank GOD your OK
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #11
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Dude that sucks balls. I just got my car last week and just felt my first experience driving in snow today and man it was horrible. After a corner when I put some gas my ass would swing abit but luckily I wasn't going fast. Then near my house at a stop sign I made a complete stop than started in first gear and next thing I know my car was driving sideways to the other side of the road, lucky there were no cars. Then I started with 2 at the next stop and it swung a bit but this time i started slower.

Rear wheel drive is dangerous stuff.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:21 PM   #12
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damn, tht suckss... but Glad ur ok! thank God
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:53 AM   #13
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well ... hmm maybe i didn't make it too clear when i read it ...


i was still sliding fast at the moment of impact ... i'm estimating that i still had 45 mph when i hit.... so if we think about it ... the lady was going 55 mph (speed limit) and i come with 45 mph ... tthats a total of 100 mph wreck...

also i live in houston ... there's only summer tires here ... but my tires were pretty bad ..


i can't wait to have some time to take some pictures ... the passenger door is at the center console ... yet get this ... the engine still turns on ... the wreck hit in between the 2 wheels


but yes ... i should stop thinking about the past ... there isn't much i can do ...

anyone know how much my used 328is ZF 5 speed transmission and engine (together or separate) can sell for? i also have OBD 1 manifold, my bumpers are fine, my rims are still good ... lots of inside electronics pieces can be sold .. such as 18 button OBC, climate console, radio... tailgate, trunk floorboard... driver's seat, tail lights stock, clear corners fronts, foglights, differential... thanks guys for all your support
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:58 AM   #14
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Glad you're ok ... i know how it feels to lose the car. Be thankful that you were not a cavalier or something!

Let me guess: When the back end came out, you let off the gas, or hit the brakes? That's the easiest way to get the back end to some around.
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:58 AM   #15
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sorry to hear about it man... ive almost encountered the same thing couple years ago cause i was riding on bad all seasons in snow.

if you're going to sell the parts, pm me.. i need a nose panel and maybe an 18button obc
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