Crashed M135i F21 Bought......E92 M3 Ltd 500!

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Crashed M135i F21 Bought......E92 M3 Ltd 500!

Post by GeorgeM135i » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:13 pm

Hey Guys,

I put a post up probably 6-8 week ago now just asking what people thought on the E92 M3 and whether anyone had made the move to the E92 from a M135i...

Well I finally received the information that my beloved M135i Had been written off.

The Crash...After a 4 Hour drive down to Dover we got the Euro-train across the Chanel to Calais. Once across we proceeded down the motorway on-route to Amsterdam.

The weather was raining quite hard but nothing to worry about on my drive, so obviously after the previous 4 hour run down we were all relaxed, heated seats, shorts and a t-shirt....what a bad decision that was. We were proceeding down the Motorway coming through Belgium (cant remember the actual motorway name/number) I was in cruise at around 60-70mph, basically just chilling (at this point i was trying to be eco to save fuel for when the nice sun came up at 6-7am).

We were in the slow lane in cruise, as I noticed a truck about 150-200 yards down I decided to pre-empt my overtake and get in the fast lane, but as i came across the white line DISASTER STRUCK! the overtaking lane was literally a small pond, thus causing us to Aqua-plane and after catching the car as it kicked to the right, I over-corrected and it flung back with vengeance!

We spun a few times and bounced off the motorway into a 6-8ft ditch ending on our side, after climbing out the car we stood in pissing down rain at the side of a motorway at 5-6am in the morning awaiting police to come and sort everything out.

Tip 1 do not crash but if you do make sure you have BMW Assist, they paid the £400 towing costs from motorway to private garage in Belgium, repatriation costs back to BMW in Bolton, all storage fees from the garage, a £80 meal for me and 2 of my friends while we waited for the rental car company to get a car sorted, a £125 taxi to pick the rental car up. Paid for the rental car for 3 days and organized us to drop the car off at Schipol airport on the last day and get 3 single flights home to manchester airport (again paid for).

Where they then had a courtesy car waiting for me which i was allowed to keep for 2 weeks......(the majority of the above only really applies if it is a mechanical issue but with the circumstances they helped anyway)

10/10 for Assists help!

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Now for the good news, after my insurance first of all accepting the repair estimate from BMW for £12500, they then found suspension and sound-system damage. This pushed the car over the £15,000 barrier to declare total loss.

So after alot of paperwork and phone-calls they have estimated my car at £24,500 + £10,000 (GAP cover), so as the car cost me £36,500 I lost £2,000. Not really a massive worry as I had the car 13-14 months.

My new purchase is this:
E92 M3 - Limited Edition 500 - Imola Red
49k Miles - Full service all done at the same BMW garage since first purchased.
Optionals - Loudspeaker Pack, Folding Mirrors, Heated & Driver memory electric Seats, 7 Speed DTC & Limited Edition Pack.

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Original list pricing was £32500, I paid £27,850. Would you say this is a good price for this car?
What do you all think? Good move bad move?


Thanks guys looking forward to hearing some views from my fellow owners!
George
Current: Mercedes C63 2013
Past:
E92 M3 Frozen Edition 12 Reg - Lots of extras
F21 M135i Saphire Black 15 Reg
Mercedes CLA220 AMG Auto 14 Reg
Renault Clio Sport 55 Reg

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Post by Wibbles » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:23 pm

Very nice.

I hope you have shares in your local petrol station :)
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Post by RearDriver23 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:23 pm

good move certainly if you can stomach the mpg, tax and servicing costs hike.

What a car that e92 M3 is. your example is really class looking. Congrats on the purchase and happy everyone was ok after the crash :)
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Post by GeorgeM135i » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:40 pm

Haha thanks people

@Wibbles - i used to get an average of 25mpgs from my M135i, obviously if i drove without any blipping at all then i could get it to do 30+ but this was rarely. And from what i've read before purchasing it i should expect 15-20 but some are claiming 25-27mpg's since software updates?

So at the worst and providing these are accurate i am 5-10mpgs worse off, that is a number i can live with! haha


@reardriver - Thanks mate I think the Imola red and black give it a very distinct look, the tax was abit silly really and i probably wouldnt have gone for this but my previous monthly costs were £550 for car,gap + tax.

I managed to get the m3 with supa-guard paint guard (with it being red thought this a necessity) + gap and yearly tax for - 400 per month - the car itself was actually 330 but 70 goes on tax and gap.

This was a 4k Deposit over 4 years PCP deal with a £14,500 balloon so I was quite happy with that not sure what you guys think?, now whether i take that extra £140 a month up in petrol will yet to be seen!

And thanks mate everyone was fine bit of a stiff neck but nothing 3 days in Amsterdam doesn't sort out! haha
George
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Post by RearDriver23 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:48 pm

GeorgeM135i wrote:Haha thanks people

@Wibbles - i used to get an average of 25mpgs from my M135i, obviously if i drove without any blipping at all then i could get it to do 30+ but this was rarely. And from what i've read before purchasing it i should expect 15-20 but some are claiming 25-27mpg's since software updates?

So at the worst and providing these are accurate i am 5-10mpgs worse off, that is a number i can live with! haha


@reardriver - Thanks mate I think the Imola red and black give it a very distinct look, the tax was abit silly really and i probably wouldnt have gone for this but my previous monthly costs were £550 for car,gap + tax.

I managed to get the m3 with supa-guard paint guard (with it being red thought this a necessity) + gap and yearly tax for - 400 per month - the car itself was actually 330 but 70 goes on tax and gap.

This was a 4k Deposit over 4 years PCP deal with a £14,500 balloon so I was quite happy with that not sure what you guys think?, now whether i take that extra £140 a month up in petrol will yet to be seen!

And thanks mate everyone was fine bit of a stiff neck but nothing 3 days in Amsterdam doesn't sort out! haha
I can only imagine!! :D

Will you go warranty for the M3 after the years warranty by the dealer?

If man maths could get me into one of these I'd have had a crack at it. lol.
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Post by MrMarty » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:03 pm

3 things:

1. Most importantly, awesome you're all right.
2. Bravo to BMW for that above and beyond assistance. It's this sort of thing people (non-owners) don't appreciate when comparing to lesser brands.
3. Love the new motor. Considering it's an LE M3 too can't see you losing much on the depreciation mark either.

Enjoy.

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Post by br0wny » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:06 pm

Imola e92 <3 <3 <3 GREAT choice
"MACHIIIIINE" - MG M135i M Perf Exhaust, JB4 all harnesses, Richter Decat, 420bhp/435lbsft, BBS CH-R wheels, H&R springs, GazP splitter and diffuser, carbon spoiler... and I LOVE it!!!

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Post by dj_troopa » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:08 pm

Love Imola Red! Red stitching is a nice touch to the interior. Good luck with it!
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Post by Dirty Tool » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:08 pm

OP - sorry to hear about your bad luck with the E92 M3. But the LE M3 looks stunning and you got a great saving over the list price.
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Post by AdamC » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:16 pm

Talk about turning a bad situation good. Congrats on the purchase, I have a real soft spot for E92 M3's.
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Post by copperman05 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:19 pm

Every cloud had a silver lining as they say, M3 looks the nuts...
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Post by johnboyblue » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:26 pm

Cool car
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Post by GarryK » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:16 pm

That is some customer care. Bravo to BMW

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Post by GeorgeM135i » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:32 pm

Thanks People,

Will get a few more shots up next weekend once its had its full paint correction and gaurd sprayed should look better!


Silver lining indeed! i loved my m135i but the m3 feels a completely different beast!

Got my carbon fibre list ready for the upgrades

not to sure about tuning performance wise with the m3 i take it a map will only smooth the rev range out?
George
Current: Mercedes C63 2013
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E92 M3 Frozen Edition 12 Reg - Lots of extras
F21 M135i Saphire Black 15 Reg
Mercedes CLA220 AMG Auto 14 Reg
Renault Clio Sport 55 Reg

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Post by GeorgeM135i » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:38 pm

@reardriver - It has 1 year warranty with it i will probably add a second year not sure the price though


I'm from Manchester but i bought my m135i from Rochdale and their body shop is now with bolton bmw


The m3 is from shrewsbury though
George
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F21 M135i Saphire Black 15 Reg
Mercedes CLA220 AMG Auto 14 Reg
Renault Clio Sport 55 Reg

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