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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Bent control arm and tie rods.

Looking at roughly $1k in repairs.

Going to put this car up for sale after fixing everything.

Was that from your first accident or did you curb it again?
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I'm eyeing the M235i in manual but unsure.
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Went and drove the basic BMW X1 yesterday with sport seats and sport wheel. (We own a Cayenne S and an R 32). It was a blast to drive. Nice power, very nimble, , great interior. All the things you want in a small, car with room to carry stuff in the back. I can see it was one of the only cars that both the car reviewers for the NYTimes praised it in their 2013 roundup.

As an aside, have you ever noticed how certain cars look great in a color and other not so good in the same shade? The X1 looks it's best (a bit more sporty and adventuresome) in black or charcoal. In white it looks like a Nissan. smile.gif

I have an x1 in the dark grey color. It's not as spacious as I'd like but the hydraulic steering is great and it's fun to drive. Also not hard to get a good deal right now. I got mine at BMW SF and happy to give you more details if helpful.
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^^Thanks, I'll shoot you a PM for details
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Was that from your first accident or did you curb it again?

Curbed it again. Lost traction completely unexpectedly.

Was on the left-most lane of a bend curving to the right and my rear left tire kicked out and then both driver's side wheels got curbed pretty badly.

First time around was the result of bald tires but I cannot believe this happened with a fresh set of tires that have been broken in. I'm obviously not skilled enough to handle such a car so I'm going to sell it before I get myself into more trouble.

So far I'll have spent close to $3k in just repairs over less than a year and I've only added 4k miles.
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That doesn't sound right. Your tire doesn't just "kick out" randomly.
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Does the M5 have traction control? I've found that my ESP kicks on unexpectedly sometimes and straightens me up. Don't know if it the road and/or the massive torque.
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That doesn't sound right. Your tire doesn't just "kick out" randomly.

The bend is a lot more aggressive than you're probably thinking based on how I described it above, and I was going a bit faster than I should have.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Does the M5 have traction control? I've found that my ESP kicks on unexpectedly sometimes and straightens me up. Don't know if it the road and/or the massive torque.

Yup, it does.
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GF.....E60 or F10?
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Dude, if you were going a "bit faster than you should have" on a bend it still shouldn't have lost it unless you lost traction (ice? Since tires are new)

At the M driving school the instructors had me taking sweepers much faster in a E60 m5 than I thought was possible and they thought I was a pussy for driving so slow. I didn't have my side bolsters adjusted properly for one run and the g forces ended up pressing me right against the door as I held on for dear life. The car didn't miss a beat

Losing traction suddenly feels like something is wrong. Unless you're goosing the throttle in midturn or something like that
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GF.....E60 or F10?

E60
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Dude, if you were going a "bit faster than you should have" on a bend it still shouldn't have lost it unless you lost traction (ice? Since tires are new)

At the M driving school the instructors had me taking sweepers much faster in a E60 m5 than I thought was possible and they thought I was a pussy for driving so slow. I didn't have my side bolsters adjusted properly for one run and the g forces ended up pressing me right against the door as I held on for dear life. The car didn't miss a beat

Losing traction suddenly feels like something is wrong. Unless you're goosing the throttle in midturn or something like that

It was the throttle input. I accelerated mid-turn.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

E60
It was the throttle input. I accelerated mid-turn.

This is why I don't drive recklessly often and why I don't care that much about performance.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Curbed it again. Lost traction completely unexpectedly.

Was on the left-most lane of a bend curving to the right and my rear left tire kicked out and then both driver's side wheels got curbed pretty badly.

First time around was the result of bald tires but I cannot believe this happened with a fresh set of tires that have been broken in. I'm obviously not skilled enough to handle such a car so I'm going to sell it before I get myself into more trouble.

So far I'll have spent close to $3k in just repairs over less than a year and I've only added 4k miles.
How much have you spent on fines or trying to get out of fines? Sorry about your mishap, btw.
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