Joining in an hour of need! I bought an e36 238 SE 3 years ago as a familiy friend was selling it. I have been so pleased with it, almost to my suprise to be honest. 40,000 trouble free miles and a big smile on my face every time I drive it. 18 years old and I love that it is pretty much a classic now.
That is until I pulled the schoolboy.....
I was driving down a lane quite swiftly (which I thought knew quite well but had not been down for several months) late one night, I hit a bump on a corner, just pre apex with the power almost full on. The back came out like a pendulm, and resulting physics had me set up perfectly for a drifting a 60 degree right hander. Except I was on a shortish straight with a tight left hander at the end and a brick wall. In the split second I had to make the choice of either planting it, hopefully getting it straight and then getting all the extra speed off in time for the left hander, or aborting right then and only coming into contact with bushes and an embankment. I aborted.
I had an accident because I was drving too fast for road/conditions/car/ability.
I am not proud of this incident in any way, quite the opposite, but I thought I would share my story as it will explain my next post in parts wanted!