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Old 10-02-2012, 02:24 PM
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Tree branch fell on my car and totaled it

Well my dandy little 190E is gone, back in August we had some frequent severe storms and as bad luck would have it I ended up being parked in the wrong place at the wrong time in a neighborhood with a lot of old growth. Massive Beech limb fell right on top of it Aug 9th. I was upset for quite a long time actually. Sorry no photos, should have taken some but I was too upset. I had just done a bit of work that I was satisfied with myself over and then it happened. Roof caved in, totaled. Adding insult to injury my 'hood lost power for 3 days straight. So all I could do was cry in the rain. And never again shall I find a car that good.

Ins co. gave me $1500 for it. What a joke. Replaced it with a 2002 BMW 325i which I kind of already regret. Gets me from A to B. It's made out of Tupperware however, compared to the MB. Already looking for a proper car again, I would have bought a proper replacement but there were none to be had that were any good and this Bimmer had been well maintained and had a 5sp trans so I told myself why not. Never again.

Still have my 300D however.

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:03 AM
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I can understand why you didn't take pictures. Sorry to hear about the BMW...
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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Wow. That is a sad tale, but I'm glad nobody was in it.

When I worked for the courts in Sacramento the wife of one of the judges was killed during a heavy rain when a tree branch fell on her car while she was driving. Truly wrong place at the wrong time.

Good luck finding a more-suitable replacement.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:08 PM
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Isn't there some kind of special insurance policy you can buy for this?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:31 PM
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you would have to keep full coverage on it; not worth the money IMO if you look at the values for our cars (unless they're just cherry but then i would get an agreed-upon value policy). i just keep liability and uninsured motorist
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:46 PM
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Sorry to hear that d.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:08 AM
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Isn't there some kind of special insurance policy you can buy for this?
Probably not after it has happened!
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:51 AM
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If you ever decide you want to get back into a dandy 190e, I got the one. Low mileage, garage kept, looks and drives like a new one...a nice ride!

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