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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By German Expat
Curious unrelated question, what is the delivery...

Curious unrelated question, what is the delivery time from ED drop off to Hawaii?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-17-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,843
Posted By German Expat
You will need snow tires if the weather is bad...

You will need snow tires if the weather is bad but not if the roads are clean. So it is a bit risky not to get them. You can play the odds though or worst case not drive the car yourself and just...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By German Expat
Walked briefly on the floor when I brought my...

Walked briefly on the floor when I brought my wife's car for service and noticed a young guy with a 'Genius' sign next to the i3. Couldn't really figure out at the time what a 'Genius' at BMW is. Did...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-10-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By German Expat
Some states have grace periods (e.g. Colorado) so...

Some states have grace periods (e.g. Colorado) so you can play a little bit with the registration fee.
One calculation about your European Delivery is how you handle not having a car for 2 month...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-30-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By German Expat
Chris, you have valid points but at the same time...

Chris, you have valid points but at the same time the moving is not that big a deal because most is handled by the relocation company. Some other things we would need to worry about anyway even if we...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By German Expat
To answer some questions: Steering wheel on...

To answer some questions:

Steering wheel on the wrong side is not a problem. We are going to Switzerland :-).

There are some issues with radio though (you can't get all stations) and need an...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-29-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By German Expat
Early lease return

We are moving to Europe and most probably will take my wife's car along (328xi). It is only 1 year old and still has 2 years left on the lease.

I called BMW and they told me there is also an...
Forum: European Delivery 05-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By German Expat
Just google a bit around and you will find plenty...

Just google a bit around and you will find plenty of advice which cards charge what. Here is e.g. a write up about the Charles Schwab account:
...
Forum: European Delivery 05-14-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By German Expat
You will not get a better rate when exchanging...

You will not get a better rate when exchanging cash in the US. There are a couple credit cards out there that charge no exchange fee (Capital one, Amex Platinum, some Chase cards e.g. Saphire...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-02-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By German Expat
Make sure you really understand the mechanics of...

Make sure you really understand the mechanics of financing and all the fees not to get taken to the cleaners. Also with you not having a real credit history the interest rate might be quite high. Try...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-18-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,998
Posted By German Expat
Mine came back and dealer just reset it. So the...

Mine came back and dealer just reset it. So the last software fix did not help. Not sure what is going on and why they can't write software that actually works :)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,479
Posted By German Expat
Did you have MSD's and how did it work out in...

Did you have MSD's and how did it work out in case you had them? Thinking about my wife's car and not sure how to deal with the MSD's.
Forum: European Delivery 02-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By German Expat
Do you plan to buy or lease? If you lease make...

Do you plan to buy or lease? If you lease make sure that you also get the money factor and lease acquisition fee fixed because your +500$ can otherwise quickly turn into a +2500$ or more if you get...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,860
Posted By German Expat
I am curious when they will bring out the plug in...

I am curious when they will bring out the plug in hybrid. Didn't read anything about it.
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By German Expat
I registered our new car right after we came back...

I registered our new car right after we came back from the ED and no VIN inspection was required. So it was within the 60 days but the annoying part is that you need to pay tax for the time you don't...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By German Expat
You can get insurance for a car driven abroad. I...

You can get insurance for a car driven abroad. I am currently looking into moving to Switzerland and I can drive my car over there for up to 1 year with US license plates and US insurance. Not all...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By German Expat
Did you still get the car at the Welt with the +1...

Did you still get the car at the Welt with the +1 day? I thought part of the process is for them to make sure there is actually a valid contract?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-11-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By German Expat
The earlier you pay the better for the dealer and...

The earlier you pay the better for the dealer and the worse for you. So if you pay 30 days ahead rather then 10 days you have the car for 20 less days. You need to return the car the day you signed...
Forum: European Delivery 01-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By German Expat
Another vote for Zell am See or Kaprun. Should...

Another vote for Zell am See or Kaprun. Should give you a good break after the drive from Munich.

http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/en

Haven't been there myself anymore since I was a child but...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By German Expat
You can also patch run flat tires (with...

You can also patch run flat tires (with exceptions like side wall)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By German Expat
CPO is makteted by BMW and the dealers and gives...

CPO is makteted by BMW and the dealers and gives the impression those cars are better then what you find at your average used car dealer's lot. Most people on the forum here know not to trust it but...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By German Expat
Leasetrader or swapalease if there is enough time...

Leasetrader or swapalease if there is enough time left to make it worth for somebody to get it. How many month are left on the lease?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-03-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,998
Posted By German Expat
Had almost the same issue, rear brakes counting...

Had almost the same issue, rear brakes counting down wrong (the car has 20k miles) and then suddenly showing service overdue since 36k miles.
They did change the software and it shows 2 different...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-03-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By German Expat
Way overpriced. Can't see it selling well even...

Way overpriced. Can't see it selling well even with the BMW logo in the front. Curious what a lease would run like though.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-25-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By German Expat
Looks to me like its heavier disc, I assume...

Looks to me like its heavier disc, I assume probably better suited to break heavy from high speeds. Found a German web site where they add this break system as part of a horsepower upgrade which...
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