Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
User Name
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-11-2019, 10:48 PM
PropellerHead's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At the wheel of a Bimmer
Posts: 1,985
PropellerHead is on a distinguished road
Unhappy Warning- pretty irrelevant to the E53

Well, fellas yesterday was the final day for our 17 year adventure with the E46 330. We picked up this car via Performance Center Delivery on The Ides of March, 2002.

My wife has dutifully driven it nearly every day since. At just 130k miles, it was set to become our (now 15!) daughter's car next Summer. We'd set an appointment and picked out the new headliner material, leather redye, and carpet clean/freshen. The day prior to the accident, Wednesday, I even ordered KW Street Comfort coilovers. I love the v2's on my E39. I was able to cancel that order.

My wife's eyes had wandered over the past few years to dealership lots across the country. So, the good news is we have a list of candidates- and a few surprises (for me, at least.) I never pictured her as a coupe gal, but she's raised more than one eyebrow at the 2 series. Hrmmff.

We ordered the car just the way she wanted it and did so because it was one of the safest sedans you could get at the time. It did the same job today that it would have done so long ago.

My wife was hit head on. We do not know how fast she was going. My daughter was not in the car. My wife is fine but sore. Some minor burns from the airbag, bruises from the collision, and dizzy from medicine to make her forget about all that.

For E53 content? Well, that's what she's driving for now. The white 4.4 has been called from occasional weeknd service to fill the gaps while we find the next one. The timing of the hoses, cooling system, belts and pulleys could not have been better. We picked it up today.

Goodbye, Baby Blue. And thanks for everything.
Attached Images
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

Old 10-11-2019, 10:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 291
xbimma is on a distinguished road
Glad the wife came out ok
"better the devil you know than the devil you don't"
2003-03-04 E53 X5 4.4i M62 [SOLD]
2006-03-16 E53 X5 4.8iS N62s
2006-03-28 E90 325i N52 [TOTALED]
2012-09-06 F30 328i N20 (CEO's)
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 12:17 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,634
g300d is on a distinguished road
Sorry to hear that, glad the missus is ok!
04 X5 3.0i auto
03 X5 4.6is
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 12:30 AM
Happy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Golden Coast/Lake Houston
Posts: 1,005
Happy is on a distinguished road
I pray your wife has a speedy recovery.
02 BMW 5 Speed Supercharged Ethanol Burnin Meth Injected E53

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 12:32 AM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 7,891
andrewwynn will become famous soon enough
No broken windshield and the fender isn't even wrinkled! Car did it's most important job, protect the contents. It's a primary reason my wife drives an X5! The odds of it losing an accident are slight. Plenty of front crumpled to absorb energy but the people box looks very good.
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 03:30 AM
EODguy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saudi Arabia/Philippines/USA
Posts: 2,062
EODguy is on a distinguished road
I'm glad that your wife is unhurt and although it's sad to lose a car, it truly is the reason my family chose BMW (impact survivability) especially while driving in a country that somehow made the saying "hold my tea & watch this..." their national catchphrase.!!

Again I am so happy that you only lost a car and nothing important in this life and wish her a speedy recovery.

Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
"When the Team Chief said.... You're trapped in a hole with nothing but a goat and a slinky, what do you do? Stubby said, I'm not sure but it won't end well for the goat...." ~(Overheard) Last day, Phase 3, Q Course
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 09:17 AM
motordavid's Avatar
RetiredBum & Semi-RenaissanceMan
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mtns of Western NC, & SW FLA
Posts: 16,788
motordavid will become famous soon enoughmotordavid will become famous soon enough
Very good to read that your CEO is OK...that car did its 'job'.
Cars are replaceable, a good wife is not.
Hope she recovers quickly and completely!
GL, mD
From the Home Base of Pro Bono Punditry
and 50 Cent Opins...

Our Mtn Scenes, Car Pics, and Road Trip Pics on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

My X Page

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,472
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Ditto the sentiments above...hope your wife has a speedy recovery.
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2014 f15 X5 50i (11/13 build date) Space Gray exterior/Mocha Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4 Sterling Gray
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 01:12 PM
haigha's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Machine
Posts: 1,314
haigha is on a distinguished road
I echo mD's and the other supportive sentiments posted. Sad to see the end of her beautiful 3-series, but it sacrificed itself for your wife.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2019, 07:08 PM
Overboost's Avatar
//Binary is in my DNA
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,106
Overboost is on a distinguished road
Wow! Looks like a really hard hit. Glad she is OK and give her our E53 family condolences. Shame to see a M Tech 1 sedan destroyed.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:42 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.