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Old 04-12-2019, 12:10 PM
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Sorry to hear about that. If you do end up buying it back, I'm sure you could either fix it or make good money parting it out. I for one would be interested in the rear bumper setup.
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:21 PM
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Right there with you. My e39 wasn't my 1st Bimmer, but it *was* THE Bimmer that brought me back.

I may like the silly thing *too* much. When the guy who referenced my build for his E39 decided to buy an E53, I couldn't get there fast enough. I brought 'em out the other day for a drive and snapped a pic.



Wow, beautiful machines! Same color as mine. Those machines were made with love. They're considered to be one of the best BMW's ever made.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:30 PM
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Mech was pulling out for test drive and got smacked. Appeared mostly cosmetic but when a headlight is $1200 dollars it doesn't take much more to make repairing excessive relative to value.
Sad to hear/see that. Seeing as it is a business insurance covering the loss I'm sure you were compensated to a higher extent than most. It is fixable, but time is money as they say. Same goes for parting it out... could make a good amount. But take it from someone who just parted one... it sucks. And shipping is always 5x more than you think it will be.

Good luck with the future transportation.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for all the support and ideas guys. I'll let you know what happens once I get a chance to look over written offer.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:31 AM
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Just wanted to say goodbye. My X5 was totaled while in the shop a couple of weeks ago. I'm heartbroken as I have had her for almost 10 years and absolutely love her. This was probably the only way my wife could have gotten me to let go. I obviously have something wrong with me because I jumped into another used V8 BMW but at least there's a CCP for it.

Thank you to everyone here who has saved me so much time and money the last 9+ years!

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That's a shame. Hope nobody was injured.

What did you end up buying?

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:18 PM
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My parent's recently got hit in their X5. The damage total was $3300 or so; the adjuster said that $50 more and they would have totaled it out. I was shocked at the check and joked that I can just find them another X5 that has less accident repairs for $3000, and we'd have a parts car too. They didn't like that at all.

Our damage was due to needing a new fender, bumper and all the plastics related cause the bumper was torn off. I went at it with a tube of plastic epoxy and got a foglight. Total repair was $50. Didn't help that I found out it needed a water pump, CV axle, trans pan gasket, etc. when I was fixing the accident damage though.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:08 AM
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That's a shame. Hope nobody was injured.

What did you end up buying?

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Thanks. We got a '15 Navigator to take over the family hauling and a '13 550i to fulfill my need to have a complicated relationship with a vehicle. Taking the 550i in already to have oil consumption test. Good news is I got a good deal on it and it's low mileage so if it needs a new motor I would be in the lowest responsibility tier. 😬

Edit: Totally missed the important part. Nobody was injured.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:54 PM
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I just put $2500 into a 2002 X5 with 357,000 miles on it. Why? Because I can't go out and purchase a vehicle with the same level of reliability, safety, performance, ability to tow or carry 400 pounds of lumber on the roof, much less with the fun to drive factor of my X5. If your X5 has been a Texas vehicle all its life, chances are it's rust free. If its been maintained properly, I can see no reason (other than major damage to the core support) to not fix it. I'd bear whatever legal pressure I could on the shop's insurance company for full retail value plus the amount you were going to spend on the repair.


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Old 04-15-2019, 06:32 PM
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I'm waiting for paperwork to show me what they value it at for salvage. Then I'll have a decision to make. OK for a couple of years then TX. The N62 is not what most would consider reliable. You are right that there is nothing out there like an e53; a big reason why I was willing to spend so much every year for maintenance & repairs.
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