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Forum: European Delivery 10-23-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By aardvark
I bought through Shelly BMW in Buena Park. The...

I bought through Shelly BMW in Buena Park. The ED specialist Derek is highly efficient and responsive.
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,064
Posted By aardvark
I would submit that the 2-series beats Mercedes'...

I would submit that the 2-series beats Mercedes' entry-level CLA series and Audi's A3/S3. It's not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison (BMW's rwd-based coupes vs the competitions' fwd-based...
Forum: European Delivery 09-02-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,064
Posted By aardvark
Never said it was a 'bad thing.' It's not...

Never said it was a 'bad thing.' It's not hurting anyone, and if you like doing, do it. But there's really no way to spin it other than as an attention-seeking thing. There's no practical reason...
Forum: European Delivery 08-10-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,064
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: 48
Views: 4,064
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: 1,603
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: 981
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: 1,619
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: 864
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: 864
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: 6,210
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: 1,543
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: 17
Views: 1,753
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: 5,021
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: 844
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: 971
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: 55,288
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: 1,429
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: 2,004
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: 2,047
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: 5,912
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: 6,909
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: 879
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: 1,132
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: 1,408
Posted By aardvark
Awesome! Congrats!

Awesome! Congrats!
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