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Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By CarSwami
Berlin is a great fun city to visit, so enjoy. I...

Berlin is a great fun city to visit, so enjoy. I hope that the weather is conducible for you to visit some of the outdoor sites in Berlin when you are there, including walking down the Unter der...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By CarSwami
I'm surprised that the folks at the Welt cannot...

I'm surprised that the folks at the Welt cannot accommodate a 15 min delay in your check in. You should definitely talk to them when you arrive at the Welt to see if they can do something to...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,718
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on the best possible outcome. A...

Congratulations on the best possible outcome. A bumper on my car was damaged during shipping from Germany to the VPC and had to be fixed before redelivery. I've never been able to tell exactly where...
Forum: European Delivery 12-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By CarSwami
My car was stuck at the VPC in New Jersey in 2007...

My car was stuck at the VPC in New Jersey in 2007 because there was apparently some minor damage to one of the fenders during the journey over from Bremerhaven. It took BMW NA about 2-3 weeks to fix...
Forum: European Delivery 12-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on the convertible and enjoy the...

Congratulations on the convertible and enjoy the rest of your trip. Maybe we'll pass each other sometime next summer on Interstate 495 (the infamous Beltway for those who are not familiar with the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,597
Posted By CarSwami
I took a Baltic cruise to Scandinavia last year...

I took a Baltic cruise to Scandinavia last year and I can attest to the fact that everything seems to cost a lot more there than other places that I've been to. It says a lot when I tell you that I...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By CarSwami
Rick Steve's guidebook on Prague and the...

Rick Steve's guidebook on Prague and the surrounding areas has some good information on Cesky Krumlov. I do not recall if it includes recommendations for places to stay there. But you can check the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,509
Posted By CarSwami
I'm glad that you are so calm and cool about...

I'm glad that you are so calm and cool about receiving the ticket! What's done is done, so I admire your perspective. I know that I'd be mad at myself if I were in your shoes!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,701
Posted By CarSwami
When I bought a Mercedes ML430 in 1999, I too had...

When I bought a Mercedes ML430 in 1999, I too had a lot of quality issues with the vehicle. After getting the run around from the dealer, I wrote a two page letter to the CEO/President of Mercedes in...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By CarSwami
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction....

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Unfortunately, I found out that I am not eligible to join this CU.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By CarSwami
Can anyone join DCU or does the credit union have...

Can anyone join DCU or does the credit union have some requirements for membership? I could not get an answer to this question at their website. Thanks for your help.
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,475
Posted By CarSwami
Munich seems to attract tourists year-round, so...

Munich seems to attract tourists year-round, so you will likely always have crowds whenever you go there. Over the years, I've been in Munich in February, March, May, July and December, and there...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on your new toy! She looks great!...

Congratulations on your new toy! She looks great! One good thing about living in So Cal is that you can drive the convertible with the top down for most of the year. I don't know how many more days I...
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By CarSwami
I thought that the Jaguars are built in...

I thought that the Jaguars are built in Liverpool. If I'm right, one could do the Beatles tour when picking up an ED Jaguar! The tour can actually be quite nice if one has a good knowledgeable guide....
Forum: European Delivery 08-30-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By CarSwami
Thanks Jonathan. I did look up the information...

Thanks Jonathan. I did look up the information that you have posted before and found it very informative.
Forum: European Delivery 08-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By CarSwami
I'm keen on hearing about the ED programs offered...

I'm keen on hearing about the ED programs offered by other European car manufacturer's, so please go ahead and post your Mercedes ED experience here. I will need to replace my Mercedes SUV someday in...
Forum: European Delivery 08-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By CarSwami
Got it! It sounds just like the set-up is just...

Got it! It sounds just like the set-up is just like it was at the old Harms office. It is good that there is no charge if one plans the off-hours drop-off ahead of time.
Forum: European Delivery 08-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By CarSwami
I completely agree with the point made by...

I completely agree with the point made by Trinitony. I travel to Europe very frequently and the only thing that I do to get over jet lag quickly is to stay up until at least 9:00 PM local time on the...
Forum: European Delivery 08-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By CarSwami
I did not realize that there was a charge now for...

I did not realize that there was a charge now for dropping off the car off-hours. Thanks for this information. I'll file it away for future reference.

I dropped my car off in 2007 at the old Harms...
Forum: European Delivery 08-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By CarSwami
Did your previous CA happen to be Joern Esser?...

Did your previous CA happen to be Joern Esser? I'm trying to figure out where he went to after leaving the dealership in Maryland.
Forum: European Delivery 07-31-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,037
Posted By CarSwami
Gosh, this is not good news. I bought my 335i...

Gosh, this is not good news. I bought my 335i through Joern and looked forward to working with him on my next ED. We need to find another good ED advisor in central MD.
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,290
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the above statement. I recognize...

I agree with the above statement. I recognize that the dealership has to make money in order to survive, but they have gotten a lot more money from me for maintenance over the past several years than...
Forum: European Delivery 07-15-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By CarSwami
I visited the two castles in the Hohenschwangau...

I visited the two castles in the Hohenschwangau region earlier this year. My advice would be to book your tickets ahead of time on line (http://www.hohenschwangau.de/430.html) because lines can be...
Forum: European Delivery 07-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By CarSwami
I've stayed at the Hilton City Center a number of...

I've stayed at the Hilton City Center a number of times and find it to be extremely convenient. It is on the direct S-Bahn line to the airport as well as Marienplatz, and the subway station is...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By CarSwami
Fabulous! What a sight!

Fabulous! What a sight!
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