Despite the age of an E30 I feel incredibly safe in my 1988 325is. November 2007 I was hit on the passenger side by a guy in a 96 or 97 Ford Escort at approximately 35-40 mph when he decided it was a too much a bother for him to stop at the sign. Anyways the assailiant, all bystanders and I were all unharmed. My car needed a new passenger door after the incident which is more than could be said for the Ford; totalled since the front of the car completely folded like a cheap suit. The owner of the body shop laughed when I recounted this story to him and agreed to what I think has already been said here; these cars are built like tanks.