After doing about 2000 miles last week, driving up to the Scottish Highlands and back, I booked the M5 in for an Oil service, new water pump and chain tensioner upgrade at my local indy. I arranged a meeting point with my mechanic where we swapped cars....... About 10 minutes later I got a sheepish call from him to say that he had hit a deer with my M5! I had spent the week dodging herds of deer in Scotland and he hits one after a few minutes in Devon!
I am told there is not too much damage. Just bumper, spoiler, head light, front panel, radiator, a/c condenser and dent in bonnet. Sounds expensive to me. He is taking it to a BMW approved body shop where it will be mended.... I am worried that even though the damage is not too great, these cars are not worth much from book, even when they are in fantastic condition like mine. ( car is '94 5 speed 3.8 with 67,000miles) I hope nobody argues that it should be written off.
Should I expect him to repair it even if it is written off?