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post #1 of 39 Old 2nd June 2006, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 4 months old M5 Totaled

Hey guys, and gals (If there are any on this board), well sad part of my story is my 4 months old Indianapolis red was totaled in an accident that was not my fault at all, I was driving down the road at a reasonable speed when all of a sudden someone T bones me and my car spins hitting the pavement, the gear box, engine and front suspension, one whole side of the car are totally destroyed, and the damage is such that the insurance company will total the car, since its so new I will be getting all my money back.
Good news is that the dealer has two cars, one is Interlagos blue with Silverstone interior and the other is Silverstone 2 with Silverstone interior, I donít know which color to choose, so help a fellow board member with incredibly bad luck out will you. Oh and the air bags make a god awful noise.
On the bright side, barring a few bruises, I am ok.
PS I had my Eisenmann race (which sounds great btw) installed a week prior to the accident; the exhaust is badly damaged too.
Iíll post pics once the insurance formalities are over.
Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 39 Old 2nd June 2006, 12:59 AM
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Sorry to hear about your accident, good hear you are ok.

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Another vote for Interlagos Blue. "Everyone" has Silverstone2.

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Glad you are OK! Sorry about your car. When you do post pics, would you mind giving us a few more details? Hope the other person(s) is OK too.

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Thanks for the replies, I was leaning toward the blue too, still not sure though, your votes will sure help me make up my mind, as far as the other car goes, he was an in E60 too, a 523i which is a 6 cylinder 5 series, you donít have those in the states. The other guy walked away; apparently he did not see me!!
It all happened in a blink of an eye, I have to say, I did not feel a thing until the bags popped, awful noise and white powder everywhere, the engine bore the brunt of the impact.
Everyone should be very careful out there.
Be safe
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Glad to hear everyone is OK!

You're right - be safe and careful out there, but even as you pointed out - things happen out of nowhere!

Another vote for Interlagos Blue!


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Echo the sentiments - glad you're ok and get the Blue one.




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Glad you're ok. These cars get a slight insurance discount for being so safe.

I vote IB as well =)
Or what if you order one?

The noise an airbag makes is loud enough to cause slight hearing damage. It's comparable to a gun shot. But I'd much rather trade slight hearing damage for a split head.
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I walked out of a local restaurant last night to find an Interlagos blue M5 parked nose to nose with my car. The color just is stunning, especially at dusk. BTW, the car belonged to 8-Ball a M5Board member. – Great guy, it was nice meeting him.

GLad that you are OK.

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