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Forum: European Delivery 08-10-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By aardvark
Bragging rights/showing off? Sure, there's a...

Bragging rights/showing off? Sure, there's a kernel of truth there for a minority of EDers. I can certainly see the argument for that when a few EDers are driving around for years with their...
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By aardvark
There is some anecdotal evidence that the ED...

There is some anecdotal evidence that the ED program was unpopular with the big corporate chains that control a large and growing portion of BMW's U.S. sales. The feeling was that some of the smaller...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By aardvark
The Marriott isn't really near anything, but I...

The Marriott isn't really near anything, but I was happy with it. Clean, comfortable and quiet, it's a very short walk to a metro station that will get you pretty much anywhere. The breakfast...
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By aardvark
Given its proximity to the Welt, I'd imagine many...

Given its proximity to the Welt, I'd imagine many EDers have been to that mall. I had lunch there last summer. Prayers for the victims of this. Stay safe, current ED folks.
Forum: European Delivery 06-11-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By aardvark
So, you're basically asking if $1525 (dealer...

So, you're basically asking if $1525 (dealer profit + fees) over ED invoice is reasonable? Frankly, I think that you can do better than that. I paid $580 over ED invoice a year ago... and that was...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-08-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By aardvark
Comfort mode, actually.

Comfort mode, actually.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-07-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By aardvark
Persistent high RPM (>12 sec)

M235i, 8AT...

So, I'm driving on freeway today at about 60mph. My lane was merging with another lane, and in the other lane there was a guy behind me but coming up fast. To avoid him hitting me...
Forum: European Delivery 05-31-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,324
Posted By aardvark
I too have noticed the dropoff. My guess is that...

I too have noticed the dropoff. My guess is that the decline is due to a combination of factors:
* Decreased E.D. discount
* Bad publicity over the migrants that have flooded into Germany, as well...
Forum: European Delivery 04-22-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By aardvark
The ordering guide typically comes out in...

The ordering guide typically comes out in mid-to-late May, so you likely have another 4-5 weeks.
Forum: European Delivery 04-12-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By aardvark
Go south, young man. In addition to the...

Go south, young man.

In addition to the aforementioned names, Shelly in Buena Park and Steve Thomas in Camarillo are also good.

I'm in the Bay Area too. I contacted a half-dozen or so of my...
Forum: European Delivery 04-02-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,527
Posted By aardvark
Well, I think that the suggestion was that BMW...

Well, I think that the suggestion was that BMW should find a way to sweeten the pot financially again. Whether that takes form of waiving the delivery fee or returning to the 7% discount is really...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-14-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By aardvark
Interesting post. Thanks for sharing. Not...

Interesting post. Thanks for sharing. Not naming any names, but it's a shame that there are still some powerful but misguided people who believe that the Marxists basically had (or have) the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By aardvark
I switched my date... twice.... sorta. I...

I switched my date... twice.... sorta. I thought that I'd have to miss my original date due to a work thing, so I contacted my salesman. He made the necessary arrangements to push my date back a...
Forum: European Delivery 01-09-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 44,397
Posted By aardvark
With all the horrendous publicity that Germany is...

With all the horrendous publicity that Germany is getting these days in the American media, this discount cut really couldn't have worse timing. We only rarely hear stats related to the number of...
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By aardvark
Leaving your car overnight at the Welt garage is...

Leaving your car overnight at the Welt garage is convenient and free (with a voucher from the delivery folks).

One caveat... Your car will be a little lonely there at night. I left mine...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By aardvark
While it's unquestionably true that some of BMW's...

While it's unquestionably true that some of BMW's buyers don't know or care if their cars are RWD, others of us DO care. BMW can do what it wants, but they can't make us buy. A move to FWD would...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By aardvark
10% OFF is a good deal for non-ED. Whether...

10% OFF is a good deal for non-ED.

Whether it's a good deal for YOU, though, depends on whether it's optioned the way you want. Make sure that the car doesn't have a ton of stuff that you might...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-17-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,533
Posted By aardvark
Very nice! Congrats on your new wheels!

Very nice! Congrats on your new wheels!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-15-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,230
Posted By aardvark
+1 One of the auto sites said that the front...

+1

One of the auto sites said that the front air intakes look like they're poised to suck up small animals.

As the owner of a 2015 m235i, do I wish that I had waited for the m2? No, not at...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-12-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By aardvark
For me, visibility is very important. I like to...

For me, visibility is very important. I like to be able to see out of the car. Even with a backup camera (which I've got), I like to be able to take a quick look over my shoulder when backing up to...
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By aardvark
Cool site! Thanks for posting about it!

Cool site! Thanks for posting about it!
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By aardvark
Awesome! Congrats!

Awesome! Congrats!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By aardvark
Deleted it. Don't like it... Don't...

Deleted it.

Don't like it...
Don't use it...
Don't want it...
Think the car looks better without it...
One less thing to potentially go wrong (rattles, leaks, cracks, etc)...
And...
Forum: European Delivery 09-19-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By aardvark
Agreed. I did the delete option, as well. Love...

Agreed. I did the delete option, as well. Love how the roof looks w/o the moonroof. Much more of a sports-car look, IMO.
Forum: European Delivery 09-19-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By aardvark
.... and moonroof deletion? :thumbup: Looks...

.... and moonroof deletion? :thumbup:

Looks awesome! Congrats on selecting what IMO is one of the best BMWs available today.
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