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      08-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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Not to thread jack but anyone happen to see the one on there that decided to eat a tree?

http://www.carfrom.us/_COLLISION_2011_BMW_1M_37274647
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      08-22-2012, 02:51 PM   #24
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Having seen the car my guess is that the engine and transmission are OK. I was able to shift gears no problem if that's any indication. The interior (save for the dashboard and airbag deployment) is good too.
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      08-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #25
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The factor in the crash was the fact that he obviously drove the car beyond his and the car's limits. The road was completely dry and it was clear. There was no water on the road for treads to evacuate.
Here's a video of another "hero" encountering the limits of his driving capabilities:
http://jalopnik.com/5936517/this-is-...ag=car-crashes

EDIT: additional info from the kid who was driving the car, via an email from mischief.tv: "I was 19 when it happened and it was a 2003 BMW M3 6 speed manual."
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      08-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #26
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With friends like that ...
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      08-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #27
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Here's a video of another "hero" encountering the limits of his driving capabilities:
http://jalopnik.com/5936517/this-is-...ag=car-crashes

EDIT: additional info from the kid who was driving the car, via an email from mischief.tv: "I was 19 when it happened and it was a 2003 BMW M3 6 speed manual."
omg..... This is one of the first things they teach you at HPDE's about going over a hill which drops off on a track.... You can see he had ZERO traction and you dont even hear the tires squeal from the slide
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      08-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #28
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      08-22-2012, 09:59 PM   #29
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Mercury. I am very happy with them.
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      08-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #30
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Glad you got a replacement E!

I know 3 local 1Ms that were totaled out by Mercury... they must hate us
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      08-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #31
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I'll post pics soon! Been very busy the last few days.
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      08-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #32
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Glad you got a replacement E!

I know 3 local 1Ms that were totaled out by Mercury... they must hate us
SMH people really need to stop destroying these things... (not you op, i know ) Theyre getting like a higher production # enzo.... Every year theres less and less of them
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      08-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #33
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I never imagined the attrition rate would be so high for these cars. Then again, these little monsters are NOT for the uninitiated. Sad to see nonetheless
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      08-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #34
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I never imagined the attrition rate would be so high for these cars. Then again, these little monsters are NOT for the uninitiated. Sad to see nonetheless
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      08-23-2012, 09:13 AM   #35
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I'd still take it the way it is over a Prius...
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      08-23-2012, 09:21 AM   #36
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I'd still take it the way it is over a Prius...
Lol I hate those things... But if you have long commutes weekly you cant argue with the cash saved at 50mpg.
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      08-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #37
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I never imagined the attrition rate would be so high for these cars. Then again, these little monsters are NOT for the uninitiated. Sad to see nonetheless
No kidding. I wonder how many of the 740 in the US have been wrecked. At least Glassoman is bringing some of them back to life.
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      08-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #38
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Friend or not,he was lucky to walk away with a broken nose,if it was my friend i would shoot him !!
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Geez, it breaks my heart seeing those photos.

Sorry for your loss mate.
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Thanks guys. I have a replacement now which is completely pristine and looks brand new!
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Thanks guys. I have a replacement now which is completely pristine and looks brand new!
Congrats! Now you just have to be sure to lock up the keys when you are out of town next time so any other house sitters don't get the same idea.
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      08-25-2012, 10:18 AM   #42
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Congrats! Now you just have to be sure to lock up the keys when you are out of town next time so any other house sitters don't get the same idea.
Ill house sit for him
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      08-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #43
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Ill house sit for him
oh no you didnt..... can't believe you went there!
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Congrats! Now you just have to be sure to lock up the keys when you are out of town next time so any other house sitters don't get the same idea.
Or this:

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