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Old 11-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #81
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Jeesus, guys, grow up. Guy came on here to specifically ask advice after being in an accident (which is bad enough) and all you can do is pile it on? That's mean and childish....and makes me embarassed to be a part of this forum. It's not uncommon that parents buy cars for their kids (my parents bought me a used Chevy Monza)...be thankful that the guy is here trying to learn more instead of making him feel like crap (which I'm sure he already does). Okay, rant over.

OP...sorry for your loss...and glad you are okay. Please, please, please, look into an advanced driving school...possibly even some Autocross events held by your local BMW club. Here is the link for the driving school (http://streetsurvival.org/) and heck, find any local autoX events, even if it's not BMW. These can save your life (trust me on this one, I know from experience)....and sometimes you can get insurance discounts or points taken off your license for attending. They are not expensive, like $75, and it will really help you learn how to manage the car in an unusual situation (without DSC, traction control). And, they are fun as h$ll. If money is a factor, take the other forum member up on his offer to learn how to induce & resolve understeer and oversteer. You want to have repeated these out-of-control situations in a controlled setting..so that when it happens in on an open road, instinct takes over...rather than fear.

Good luck and keep us posted on progress.
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