Am a proud owner of a 2003 325xi touring 5 speed with 240,000miles that I purchased almost a year ago for 4k (it needed A LOT of work). I'm a car guy, have been since I was little and I take great pride and joy in taking care of my car and working on it. I have a pretty sweet car for a 17 year old and my friends are envious. Well this past Friday night (it was verrrrry verrry rainy) I went out with a "friend" to get something to eat and burn time. My "friend" begged me noncessantly to let him drive and after a good 15 minutes of it I gave in. So we went to a big high school parking lot so he could drive it around. I handed my precious baby over to him and he went like demon possessed, I can't even explain it. He turned DSC off and put it in 1st and got the car in a drift and he lost it. Instead of powering off like I told him he kept power on and went sideways right into a curb. The wheels were tucked under the car and I could tell the damage was bad. Upon further inspection I found that both front and rear axles were shatter, the rear shock was bent(good excuse to get blilstiens! ), the diff was knocked out of its mounts completely, upper and lower wishbones were were bent, front spindle was destroyed, and the body right behind the rear driver's side door was bent slightly inward. (Because the impact the trailing arm took at an angle that was outside of its design limits.) Long story short I called my dad and got a tow truck to bring it back to the house and we put it on jack stands. I have no collision insurance so all the parts have to be paid for by me. (Luckily I have 1,500 in savings bonds). The kid never apologized and has yet to contact me even though ive called him multiple times. I would really enjoy beating the **** out of the kid....... yeah,, I've found all the parts at a BMW specialty junkyard for under $600. The bodywork is going to be what costs big$$$. I thought for sure the car was totaled but my Dad and I have decided to fix it. It's a pretty rare car, actually really really rare, so I'm glad we can save it. This year it's going to get an m54b30 swap and a 6 speed Anyway, I've only got one photo of the damage but I'll put some more up tomorrow morning.
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