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      12-01-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Rear ended today .... where's the damage ?

Dont you luvit .... the rear parking sensor warns you that a 90 grey-haired granny is about to back into you

Pity she cant hear you repeatedly blast the horn .... nor see you in her rear view mirror. I didnt get out for 30 seconds after the crunch ... I needed to chill instead of kill.

The good news is her cruddy old Pulsar had a football sized round crush in her rear bumper ..... the 1er seemed totally unblemished - indeed I had to drag her details out of her as she saw no damage.

A quick wash of the car showed the smallest almost pimple-like bump ..... amazing .... if I didnt point it out you wouldnt notice. Amazing considering her damage
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      12-01-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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      12-01-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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Did you have your car in reverse while granny was reversing into you for your parking sensor to come on?
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      12-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #4
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A similar thing happened to my dad's old 5 series... his had no seeable damage while the other guys car had a huge dent.
With the 1's (and the other new bmws) i think its a lot to do with that absorption thing they have which allows the bumpers to move a little on impact.
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      12-01-2008, 06:22 PM   #5
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A similar thing happened to my dad's old 5 series... his had no seeable damage while the other guys car had a huge dent.
With the 1's (and the other new bmws) i think its a lot to do with that absorption thing they have which allows the bumpers to move a little on impact.
Yes you're right. After I hit the wallaby in my car the bumper looked completely in shape, but you could tell it had deformed to a great extent because the lower grill was smashed, the intercooler was dented and my number plate was all buckled.
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      12-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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Grunt as a word of warning I would get your car inspected as you don't know that there hasn't been damage behind the bumper. My wife's car had a similar experience and it looked fine, when we got it checked we found they packing material in the bumper was kaput and the mounts were damaged. Just me 0.05.
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