Originally Posted by Monark
Just because its totaled here doesn't mean he won't be able to legally use it in guatemala. I can take a car from the US to Spain and be able to use it as long I get some insurance over there. It doesn't have to pass inspection or get registered there either.
Agreed, but look at the damage vs parts cost. He's got a pretty expensive project in front of him regardless of how cheap labor is. BMW parts anywhere are a premium. And given the fundamentals of any "uni-body" BMW that one is going to have damage all the way to the engine compartment. (Electrical, fuel lines, brakes, drive line)