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  1. Company trying to blame me for employee speeding in parking garage causing an accident

    General E46 Forum
    I work as a valet at a BMW dealership in Atlanta. Someone recently hit me at a parking garage as I was pulling out of my spot after I was leaving when my shift ended. In the pictures attached, he came around that corner going 15-20mph and turned right into my car. What makes it even worse is...
  2. E46 frame damaged? Totaled? Help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, I was driving home the other night, when 2 Hondas wanted to race. Knowing that I've easily beaten SI's before, I ignored the temptation to race. I was then cut off and brake checked causing me to slam on my brakes and swerve to the right, causing me to hit a curb. I cracked and popped...
  3. Rear Ended - what to check?

    General E46 Forum
    I stopped, the driver behind me didn't notice. Took the hat right off my head, and the whole thing occured right in front of the police station. My rear bumper obviously needs to be replaced, but what else should I have my mechanic look at specifically? Sub frame, and...? How much does it...
  4. [HELP] Diagnosing Damage Caused :(

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello E46Fanatics, This morning, while on a very nice and mellow drive, some idiot in an SUV decides to take the same exit I am taking last minute, and sends me into a hard left causing me to essentially drive directly over a curb going close to 75 mph. Once I hit the curb and the car danced...
  5. Just got rear-ended

    California
    Hey guys, my coupe just got rear-ended... while it was parked. :bawling: Anyways, I'm at work right now, but before I go out and get some estimates and everything, I just wanted a general idea, from e46 owners, of how much this is going to cost. Whoever hit me dipped right after, so I have no...
  6. WTB: Front collision-URGENT need parts

    Parting Out
    Fanatics, I'm a long time lurker (literally on here every day) and I have a close friend who is in serious need. Let me know if this is in the wrong thread. The Car: 2003 325xi Location: Bayonne, NJ Short story: Friend just bought the car with cash a month ago for $5k from a meticulous first...
  7. My 325 ci was in a minor collision. (Not at fault)

    General E46 Forum
    Basically someone back into me as my car was at a complete stop in a parking lot. My bumper and the part where my blinker is suffered some damage. Because I'm not at fault and the other persons insurance will cover damages, should I take my car to BMW (stealership) to fix or a body shop that...
  8. fell asleep behind the wheel(luckiest guy)

    General E46 Forum
    So today I was driving from San Diego to Orange County. Right about San Clemente I felt very sleepy. I've been dozing off here and there for a few seconds. Then the next thing I know I just hit an armored van. It was a BRINKS van. The image on my mind was that I just ruined the front/right...
  9. Moving an E46 after an accident

    General E46 Forum
    I came across a "sandwich" accident this morning on the way to work and they couldn't move the 325i out of the single lane. I don't know the whole story but saw the cop and (female) driver try to put it in gear and start it and what not. I was offering some help since I almost redid everything...
  10. Reckless Driver Sped away...now what?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I come to you for advice. My accident is best explained with the diagram, so please view those before answering my question. A simple summary of the accident is that I was traveling at 30 mph on a two laned road changing to include a left turn lane. I didn't need to turn left so I kept...
  11. My Poor Baby

    General E46 Forum
    Some idiot texting rear-ended me this morning :banghead: The front also has damage because he drove me into the car in front of me. :tsk: Babys at the collision shop right now and I'm waiting on a phone call I was trying to sell her to pick up a new car after Christmas, maybe i'll have to...
  12. Expensive panel damage on my 318i, just bought

    Australia
    Hey guys, this is such an unfortunate first post :cry:. Bought a 318i two weeks ago, was very pleased with my purchase, I worked hard for it, had plans towards making it clean. Didn't get any insurance right away - a big mistake. I street parked it when I visited a friend last Saturday night...
  13. trouble after airbags deployed

    UK
    just a bit of knowledge sharing here many of you will probably know this already but i tried finding info on here about this and it was hard to find. had a wee disagreement with a set of pedestrian railings last week in my 2001 316i:banghead:. Set the airbags off but that was only the start of...
  14. New radiator, new fan, what else?

    General E46 Forum
    So last week, someone brilliant came to visit the family from about a state away, this brilliant person is a self-titled "Mercedes expert" but has recently switched over to BMW, so he has a BMW-specific carputer he wanted to show me. "let's go check your codes" he says, I was quickly lured in...
  15. OUCH!!! Bad Monday!

    General E46 Forum
    I live north of Boston. It rained biblically up here over the weekend 4 full days of the heaviest rain and winds I had ever seen up here. On my way into work Monday morning I was cruising in the fast lane (approx 60mph) on 128 south just passed the North Shore Mall and *SLAM* I nailed a...
  16. BMW VS Tree. pics!

    General E46 Forum
    This is what happens when a BMW meets a tree. I tried to avoid someone who lost control and smoked a tree. $13,000.00 in damages so its a total loss. I'll miss her. Btw my v710s are now up for sale cause I bought a Corvette. Rims only have like a 6-700 kms on them. Pretty much new.
  17. was in an accident

    General E46 Forum
    ok so heres the deal. I was turning left from a stop to go to the other side of a median and my 99 323i started to hydroplane, i tried to turn left to get into the left lane. i turned too much and my car did a 180 smashing the left rear wheel into the curb, making my wheel tilt to about a 60...
  18. Rear fender bender help

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    So i bought a 1999 323i with SP from a friend 2 days ago. solid low milage car. anyway, he got into a small accident some time ago, and there is a 2 inch crease dent below the left tailight. This doesnt really bother me. However this also caused the rear bumper to move a bit so on the left side...
  19. Engine wont start!!!!

    General E46 Forum
    I got in an accident about a week, and the driver side airbag popped, so i know the Battery Safety Terminal (BST) blew. i pushed it back in, (i know i have to replace it) and theres power to all systems now, i tried starting the engine and all i here is a clicking sound, anyone have any idea on...
  20. Accident, Air Bag deployed, car won't start

    General E46 Forum
    Gang, apologies for the cryptic title; I'm trying to make sure it gets picked up in searches for future reference. I was in a somewhat nasty accident with my '03 330i. It's a bit hard to describe, but I was on a 2 lane 1 way street making a left-hand turn into a driveway when I was hit from...
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