Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    ^damn sorry about the accident.

    In new york you have the plates installed before you go out the dealer. its convenient, but lame if you get a shitty number with 666 in it, because you don't have a choice its all sequential and is given out that way. plus ny used to have the tolerable blue and white plates, now they have the lame yellow/orange plates that make cars look like unmarked taxi cabs.

    speaking of license plates.... i miss my old rhode island plates... the design was awesome.

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    the newer NY plates are horrible. :fu:

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  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    That's a nasty dent, but should be easy to fix. Sorry about that RFX, I've been there and know how awful it feels.

    As for recovering diminished value, some states do not allow for it, unfortunately. My state is an example. When I was hit, the only way I could have been compensated for it was by suing the low-life because he was uninsured, but the low-life declared bankruptcy.

    Good luck with the repair, and with getting your plates, RFX.
     
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    deepitm Senior member

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    I actually like the NY plates that are orangish-yellow and black. I also really like those really simple plates from Delaware.
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Pretty much, dealers have demo cars that you can buy after they are done with them and some of the big dealerships have cars ready for delivery, but those are often poorly spec'd.
     
  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Thanks for all the best wished everyone.

    I drove around for a bit yesterday and good news is there aren't any swaying or any distinct/noticeable damage to the rear axle. The roof also worked well so I really do hope it is just body damage.

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    Edgein Senior member

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    I posted this before, you can take a deduction for the drop in value due to an accident. Not sure if it works with a lease, however. I'm sorry you had to deal with the idiot. The hassle is the worst part, no compensation for the mental anguish...
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think as long as it's repaired properly and OEM parts are used for those that needs replacing, there should be no problem when returning it after the lease.

    The hassle is definitely the most annoying thing outside of seeing the car damage every single morning. Looking for competent shops that will do a good job is the biggest hurdle, maybe I will just take it to the dealership since the insurance will cover everything anyways and maybe I can get an M3 or M5 as a loaner.
     
  8. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    ^i hate the embarrassment i feel that everyone that sees the damage thinks its the result of my bad driving - when it was the opposite. its like walking around with a toddler with her arm in a cast from a freak accident, you can feel the judging eyes.

    i'm glad they're bringing the Dodge Viper back. I personally would never buy one but I love the for what it is.

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    actually if I lived int he suburbs and had space for three or more cars maybe I'd get one just to know that I could easily die just by merely driving it.
     
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  9. impolyt_one

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    Roadsters are easier to fix at least - those back fenders just bolt off like a normal front fender and have shut lines instead of being welded to a greenhouse.
     
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    obligatory post about how i really want an e92 m3.
     
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    That cadillac ATS they are showing ads for looks pretty cool. The new CUE system for cadillacs is pretty neat.
     
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    I actually want to get a black 430 or 458 someday with a personalized Japanese plate of '6.66' :devil:
     
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  14. impolyt_one

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    haha, the guy in the thread with the CLK55BS is also a Styleforum member. :eek: The E60 M5 guys hurt their own resale though, they couldn't stop logging into the internet and picking at all the problems and openly exposing all the costs of ownership related to owning the E60. It's also not that bad, depreciation-wise - most larger BMW's depreciate like rocks in general, and the E60 M5 sounds great, but is generally a turd. The internet messageboarding and overblown bad reputations created have killed the resale of a lot of great cars, even the Ferraris and Porsches aren't immune anymore.
     
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    My business partner went to trade in his (financed) 135i last week, which was hit by a large piece of ice falling off a truck a couple of years back.
    Front bumper and fender were replaced via the dealer, using genuine BMW parts.
    He paid cash, in order to keep the damage off Carfax (dumb move)
    Long story short, he got absolutely murdered in trade-in, because apparently BMW can't certify a car they know has been in an "accident".

    I'm sure it won't have any impact on your lease return, but something to consider for BMW owners.
     

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