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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By jrubens
So would you recommend purchasing advanced...

So would you recommend purchasing advanced bluetooth/usb on a new vehicle or is it unnecessary?
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,063
Posted By jrubens
I bought a convertible doing ED a decade ago and...

I bought a convertible doing ED a decade ago and am thinking about doing it again. From what I'm reading regarding the calculations, I basically should ignore the "Base Price Euro Delivery (Munich)"...
Forum: European Delivery 04-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,414
Posted By jrubens
I used the Rizzo method a few years ago and it...

I used the Rizzo method a few years ago and it was very easy. The dealers that were interested in my business contacted me, while ones that were not interested didn't. I had a response from a...
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,155
Posted By jrubens
My father and step-mother both bought 735i's from...

My father and step-mother both bought 735i's from Reeves a number of years ago. They were both very happy with the experience.
Forum: European Delivery 01-26-2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,155
Posted By jrubens
True, true, Andy. I haven't been on the boards...

True, true, Andy. I haven't been on the boards much. Lots of travel, and sadly, the convertible is probably more used to being in the airport garage than anywhere else. Perhaps this year will...
Forum: European Delivery 01-26-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,838
Posted By jrubens
The fastest I went was 117 in Switzerland while...

The fastest I went was 117 in Switzerland while driving West to Geneve. The engine was barely working thanks to the 6 sp, but I was concerned about police and whatever the speed limit there was.
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Forum: European Delivery 01-21-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,155
Posted By jrubens
If you can't get the deal in Texas, check with...

If you can't get the deal in Texas, check with Walter Bruetting at Brian Harris BMW in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Walter took very good care of me when I bought my convertible, and he has done ED's for...
Forum: European Delivery 08-23-2004, 03:52 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,155
Posted By jrubens
I know that when I sent around my Rizzo forms,...

I know that when I sent around my Rizzo forms, that some dealers were unwilling to talk until pricing came out. Most were willing to negotiate based on current pricing, with an agreement that the...
Forum: European Delivery 08-10-2004, 09:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,948
Posted By jrubens
I re-installed the european plate on the front ...

I re-installed the european plate on the front as soon as I got the car home from the dealer (the dealer plate is still in my trunk, a year later). Louisiana does not require a front plate, so I...
Forum: European Delivery 06-22-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,997
Posted By jrubens
Getting the FIVE? Definitely moving up, Bee. ...

Getting the FIVE? Definitely moving up, Bee. Don't scratch it on the narrow alleys.
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-22-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By jrubens
I decided to be very careful with my breakin...

I decided to be very careful with my breakin since I drove almost 1000 miles in Europe and then the car sat for six weeks/two months before redelivery. I have to admit that I did travel occasionally...
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2004, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,775
Posted By jrubens
I stayed at the Hilton in Innsbruck which was...

I stayed at the Hilton in Innsbruck which was very nice, although the breakfast was not quite as good as the absolutely incredible spread at the Munich City Hilton. (If you are a Hilton HHonors Gold...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2004, 04:14 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,155
Posted By jrubens
I don't know about sales tax, but I took European...

I don't know about sales tax, but I took European Delivery through Walter Bruetting in Baton Rouge. He was wonderful to deal with. He even offered to meet me in LaPlace with a loaner whenever my...
Forum: General BMW 04-20-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By jrubens
That would be my guess. We'll see.

That would be my guess. We'll see.
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 04-06-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By jrubens
FOR SALE: OEM BMW European Convertible Alarm

I purchased the European Convertible Alarm at the dealer in Munich last year during my European Delivery. I finally began the process of installing it, but realized that my car was not pre-wired (my...
Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2004, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By jrubens
FOR SALE: OEM BMW European Convertible Alarm

I purchased the European Convertible Alarm at the dealer in Munich last year during my European Delivery. I finally began the process of installing it, but realized that my car was not pre-wired (my...
Forum: General BMW 04-02-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By jrubens
I received an e-mail from HelloMoto indicating...

I received an e-mail from HelloMoto indicating that the v600 was now released and available. It's not on the Cingular website yet, but hopefully my business rep will be able to find one for me at a...
Forum: General BMW 03-23-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By jrubens
No button! No button! No button! Now I...

No button! No button! No button!

Now I just have to wait for the v600 and I'm set!

Thanks for the info, Ted.
Forum: European Delivery 03-23-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By jrubens
i don't recall off the top of my head, but if you...

i don't recall off the top of my head, but if you do a search for "Munich Dealer" and "Bluetooth" you may find the thread. I remember pricing the alarm install and the Aux input install. Not sure...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-23-2004, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,983
Posted By jrubens
I do not, but it has been mentioned in this...

I do not, but it has been mentioned in this thread, so I am sure that someone has it. Sorry.
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-17-2004, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,983
Posted By jrubens
Picked up car yesterday. Misfire Faults were...

Picked up car yesterday. Misfire Faults were Stored. All six ignition coils were replaced. Service Advisor said that there was a service bulletin out and that the bad coils were causing misfiring...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-13-2004, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,983
Posted By jrubens
Well, I'm sure I have fault codes now. The...

Well, I'm sure I have fault codes now. The "Service Engine Soon" light is solid. I called my Service Advisor as soon as the light came on and he said that the car was okay to drive over the weekend....
Forum: European Delivery 03-11-2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By jrubens
Search the site for info on Bluetooth. I believe...

Search the site for info on Bluetooth. I believe I saw a thread indicating that there would be a retrofit for bluetooth on new e46 w/NAV, PP (and Assist). I would wait for that before spending the...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-11-2004, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By jrubens
Body Repair and Removal of Zenon Headlight?

Someone decided that the needed to be in the same turning lane that I was in, but they forgot to look. I was able to avoid most of the trouble, but got a ding on the front of my driver wheel well...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-11-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,983
Posted By jrubens
My 2004 330cic, April 2003 production, has had a...

My 2004 330cic, April 2003 production, has had a problem where the RPM sometimes spikes at idle and the car will sometimes stall at low speeds (like starting out in a parking lot). The RPM problem...
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