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Old 20th February 2011, 16:06   #1
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Pretty sure my M5 is going to the crusher.... :(

Today was just one of those days. Me and the wife woke up and decided to take a road trip up from Deagu South Korea to Osan South Korea for a bit of shopping. The weather was amazing, clear skys, low traffic, dry roads. Basically a perfect day for a road trip for some pointless shopping.

About 121KM into the trip it all went wrong. Here in Korea they have amazing freeways. Limited access with 8 lanes. I was in the far left lane doiing 100KPH. Oddly enough I was not speeding. Suddenly the car in front of me slammed on his brakes. due to a ramdom dog on the freeway. I of course come to a stop and then from behind some jackass that was tailgating or not paying attention slams into the *** end of Ginger at 60KPH.

After the Expressway patrol shows up and moves us off the highway the National Police show up and through the language barrier I discover that the Korean that assended me had no insurance and he was 100% liable. So now I have a pretty rare 1992 Nurimburing 3.8L Eurospec 1 of 35 for that year that is going to be recycled into toasters. I am so broken hearted of this damn car has been my favorite vehicle ever.

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Shot at 2011-02-20

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Old 20th February 2011, 16:37   #2
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So sorry for your car.

Main thing is you and the wife are OK......
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Old 20th February 2011, 17:24   #3
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wow,,,,, too bad.... could be a lot worse if you guys got hurt, the car, for more that we like it, is a car.... our life is unique in all senses....
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That's terrible news, on the bright side the car did its job and kept you safe, it seems that everyone is ok?
Also, lots of parts can be reused on another car.

On a more technical note, were you able to turn on your hazard lights or did it all happen too fast?
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Old 20th February 2011, 18:56   #5
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condolences for your car. Is this the one on youtube with a video of your eisenmann race pulling into a parking spot? Also, even though its totaled, you could still take that 3.8 out of it and give birth to another e34...shame that some people just don't know how to drive.
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Old 20th February 2011, 18:58   #6
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That is terrible, great that Ginger took care of you and your wife! Hope you get a decent resolve without too much heartache
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Old 20th February 2011, 19:16   #7
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A disaster so sorry.

Some tool in a skoda very nearly totalled my E34 today. I think I might of killed him if he had actually hit me and we had both survived. Glad you are both ok.
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A disaster so sorry.

Some tool in a skoda very nearly totalled my E34 today. I think I might of killed him if he had actually hit me and we had both survived. Glad you are both ok.
I think any like minded e34 owner would do exactly that! I know I would after all the effort gone in lately! Especially yours Dan
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I'm sorry about the car If possible you should part it out to benefit the members of the board
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