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Schtupid Deer! Achtung Bambi!! (archive)

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Posted by Jim on August 01, 2001 at 22:28:54:

In Reply to: Wife hit a deer last night - '94 530..... posted by Stiegl on August 01, 2001 at 11:33:37:

Deer SUX! I hit 1 (there were 5 looking at me at the time!) about 3 years ago. AB didn't open either. I demanded all BMW original parts. I needed a new fender and hood (NO I didn't go wide) and bits and pieces of the grill. I have had absolutely no mechanical problems. The front fender looked like a piece of tin foil! I was told that there is an outer and inner fender and that the outer fender is designed to crumple, as it did, to absorb the impact.

So if your inner self( take deep breaths) is not damaged, chances are you will not have any mechanical problems either! Your worst nightmare is going to be the body shop! I even had mine done at the BMW dealership and I had to nag about fit, finish, overspray, misplaced headlight covers etc. Just make sure you look it all over real good when you get it back.

Good luck,


Nobody was injured, deer was killed.

I haven't seen the damage since she's out of town, but it sounds more like the deer hit her, since most, if not all of the damage was done to the drivers side front fender.

Car still drives fine - nothing touching the tire, no fluid leaks and the airbag did NOT deploy.

I'm going to have the car fixed. What sort of potential 'hidden' damage should I be aware of? Any help would be appreciated.

1994 530ia

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