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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, May-10-2017, 12:24:25 AM   #41
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Only a few weeks into e36 ownership and my dreams are crushed

My car got beat up by golf ball sized hail yesterday because I left it outside.

Looks like the majority of the body panels have dings on it, broke off both side markers, all window trim and sunroof panel.

I'd be shocked if the insurance company doesn't total it out.

Damn man, Ive heard a lot of guys up in denver got hammered. Sorry to hear this. Hope it works out.
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Old Wed, May-10-2017, 02:38:59 AM   #42
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Thanks guys. I'll find out Friday morning if they are going to repair or total it.
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Hope they take care of you. Good luck
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Old Fri, May-12-2017, 03:06:43 PM   #44
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GOOD NEWS! THE M3 WON'T BE TOTALED!!

All the body damage can be fixed with PDR(paintless dent removal) and they will be replacing the damaged window moldings and side marker lights.

Since the Colorado hail season runs through late August, i'll probably hold off on fixing the exterior until then.

In the meantime, i'll continue getting the interior sorted and perform thorough engine/mechanical maintenance. Basically, anything other than exterior cosmetics will get attended to.
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That's awesome news! I hope they can restore it adequately.
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One more reason I'm glad I did an agreed value policy...
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One more reason I'm glad I did an agreed value policy...
It wasn't totaled out, so that wouldn't have mattered in this scenario.

Once it's fixed, i'll most likely switch over to Hagerty.
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I received the Modena sample from Autoberry.com

Surprisingly, it matches up pretty well. I took pictures of it in different lighting and on different parts of the seat. I can't image you'd be able to tell a huge difference between the rear seat and the recovered seats.

If i'm unable to remove enough Modena off the spare seats I bought, I will end up ordering the covers from Autoberry.
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Damn. I'd like to see photos of the damage... Just curious because I have seen some totalled cars with very light damage, and some with big hits that still carry clean titles.

Also FWIW Hagerty has a pretty bad reputation.
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Damn. I'd like to see photos of the damage... Just curious because I have seen some totalled cars with very light damage, and some with big hits that still carry clean titles.

Also FWIW Hagerty has a pretty bad reputation.
They actually aren't as bad as I first thought. I took pictures to show the damage, which are dime sized dings. It was quoted at $4k in damages, which will probably go up a bit once a shop starts the repairs.

I'm not sure how it works in other states, but in Colorado, even a car declared a total loss due to hail damage will carry a clean title. It remains clean/clear because no structural damage occurred.

Any recommendations other than Hagerty?
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