: What's a V look like after a 40 to 45 mph hit?



Corvillac
04-09-12, 11:50 AM
Pretty bad. My wife was stopped in traffic, was hit from behind by a 'distracted' driver who never hit the brakes. The impact drove the V into the vehicle ahead hard enough to deploy driver's air bag. My wife was able to walk into the ER, but likely will have on-going back and neck issues. The V absorbed the impact as designed and is totaled. We won't be getting another V, so I am signing off the forum. It has been a great source of information for the V and the N* STS before that. Drive safe out there. David

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Houdini
04-09-12, 12:49 PM
Ouch. Sorry to see that damage and I wish your wife well in her recovery. Thankfully it wasn't worse.

Any particular reason you don't want another V? What are you going to change to?

Corvillac
04-09-12, 01:05 PM
We loved the V, but we did not want to start over in another $900/mo lease. Also wanted something that does better on fuel economy. Wife picked out a '12 BMW 335i sport sedan. Not a rocket like the V, but pretty peppy.

thebigjimsho
04-09-12, 02:59 PM
Ah, a lease. I was gonna ask about a buy back...

GM-4-LIFE
04-09-12, 05:50 PM
Glad your wife is ok. What state are you in?

Corvillac
04-09-12, 06:03 PM
Glad your wife is ok. What state are you in?

We are in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

neuronbob
04-09-12, 08:29 PM
Nice to see that the V did its job to protect your wife. :thumbsup: Super-glad she's alive. The V seems to hold up to crashes very well....makes me more confident in the car.

GMX322V S/C
04-09-12, 11:29 PM
Here's to your wife's speedy recovery. Been there. This may seem like a strange question, but what seats did you guys have, Recaro or standard?

oldiemotors
04-09-12, 11:38 PM
Glad the wife is ok. What 'distracted' the driver...talking on their cell phone? Looks like there are a lot of good parts left on the car.

Trapspeed
04-09-12, 11:45 PM
I'm sad to see and hear about this. Of course, the well being of your wife is tops but from a car standpoint I'm sick. This is one of my worst fears...some preoccupied turd slamming into my car and destroying it. Damn, man. Best of luck with the Bimmer.

SoCal_V
04-10-12, 12:50 AM
Glad your wife is OK. Bummer about the car.

Life is precious, be glad everyone is ok. I was nearly taken out (permanently) in my V after only a week's ownership by some dipsh*t texting that ran a red light 4-way intersection after the light had been red a good 5-10sec. Would have crushed me directly in the driver's door had I not swerved and slammed on my brakes, and he was doing 50mph easy. I get queasy thinking about what I avoided by seeing him coming...

Stay alert & stay safe everyone.

airtroop01
04-10-12, 04:28 AM
sorry to hear that... I've been in an accident exactly like that except the distracted driver hit me at 60 while I was stopped for traffic. Glad to hear your wife made it through it okay. The injuries took me about 2.5yrs to recover from...

With that said, the V looks pretty good for taking a hit like that.
Lot of cars fold up and start to invade the passenger cabin.

Corvillac
04-10-12, 10:33 AM
This may seem like a strange question, but what seats did you guys have, Recaro or standard?

We had the Recaro seats. I believe the seat was a big factor in preventing worse injury. The impact of her body against the seat popped the back cover off the seat.
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wait4me
04-10-12, 10:54 AM
HMM that would have been harsh on anyone sitting in the back seat... Especially a child.. Im shocked that the cover came off that easy....

Mallet-V
04-10-12, 11:33 AM
Glad to hear your wife is alright. She will enjoy the 335, but damn they are small inside. I was at Cleveland PickaPart yesterday and saw three totalled V's. I can't believe anyone would survive two of them. Yours actually looks rebuildable, have to keep an eye on copart for it.

GM-4-LIFE
04-10-12, 03:03 PM
We are in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

I wasn't able to PM you. Can you PM me? I have a couple questions for you.

Thanks!