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Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By jcain
1 Hour Compliance

Just picked up my M235. Only got to drive it down the ramp and out the door to the valet so no impressions yet, but looking forward to taking it out. The car came with a full tank and they gave us a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-31-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jcain
Thanks for the info. It actually turned out...

Thanks for the info.

It actually turned out they couldn't find a record of having locked me for May (the salesperson I was originally working with isn't there anymore), so we went ahead...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jcain
Question on Rate Locks

I'm planning on signing the lease on my ED M235 on 8/2. My understanding (which I'll confirm with my dealer) is that they did a rate lock for the May program. There isn't a material difference in...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By jcain
Far as I know my August 11th M235 ED is still on....

Far as I know my August 11th M235 ED is still on. Just talked to my CA about scheduling a time to sign the lease.
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,116
Posted By jcain
Car and pictures look great. I remember your...

Car and pictures look great. I remember your thread from 2008 shortly before (after?) my own 2008 ED so that brought back a bit of nostalgia there.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,629
Posted By jcain
Looks great. I'm also a fan of Stunt. ;) I'm...

Looks great. I'm also a fan of Stunt. ;)

I'm very jealous of the colors available on the 228i vs. the M235i. If the difference in lease payment between the two had been larger the color selection...
Forum: European Delivery 05-03-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By jcain
Some info on the wiki here: ...

Some info on the wiki here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/Getting_Your_BMW_Back_to_the_United_States#Frankfurt

I used it on my '08 ED. To be honest, I forget what it was called at...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-01-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By jcain
Not speaking from personal experience, but I hear...

Not speaking from personal experience, but I hear that third-party warranties on used cars sometimes try to weasel out of paying for stuff. Look into the company issuing the warranty before buying. I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By jcain
I did something similar to this. My first car was...

I did something similar to this. My first car was a new VW GLI that I leased when I was 18 with 2 months of credit history (no co-signer). My lease got approved under a college grad program that...
Forum: European Delivery 04-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By jcain
I have an AMEX Platinum with a chip now, but it's...

I have an AMEX Platinum with a chip now, but it's chip/signature. Will the 5/1 ones be chip/pin? That'd be nice.
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,147
Posted By jcain
Congrats! Looks very nice. How are you liking the...

Congrats! Looks very nice. How are you liking the M235 as compared to your E93 M3?
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By jcain
A 118d I rented in England last year had that...

A 118d I rented in England last year had that interior. Looked good and was pretty comfortable. Would still choose leather even given the option for the cloth, though. I'm not surprised the take rate...
Forum: European Delivery 04-03-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By jcain
Like others have said, you may get stopped, but...

Like others have said, you may get stopped, but don't take it personally. A high-end car with German tourist plates is going to stand out in a lot of places regardless of who's driving it. On my...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By jcain
I had to bug them about the disposition fee...

I had to bug them about the disposition fee waiver back in 2011.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-27-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By jcain
You would think that, but when bringing up MSDs...

You would think that, but when bringing up MSDs with dealers from several different car brands (including BMW), the most common response I get is "why would you want to do that?", even after...
Forum: European Delivery 09-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,020
Posted By jcain
I've been lazy about updating the thread on it...

I've been lazy about updating the thread on it (also dealing with getting tires/registration for my lease turn-in), but I did receive my car on Saturday the 25th. It was released to trucking on...
Forum: European Delivery 09-24-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,020
Posted By jcain
Car was released to trucking yesterday, so it's...

Car was released to trucking yesterday, so it's either arrived at the dealer already or will be there today. :)
Forum: European Delivery 09-22-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,020
Posted By jcain
Mine too. :thumbdwn: My CA said he hasn't been...

Mine too. :thumbdwn: My CA said he hasn't been able to get ahold of anyone there to find out what's going on. Now that I see your post I'm starting to think they lost our cars or something... skier...
Forum: European Delivery 09-21-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,020
Posted By jcain
Apparently my car has STILL not been released to...

Apparently my car has STILL not been released to trucking. I have no idea what's going on and the 10 day extension on my 335i lease expires on Monday so we're kind of down to the wire here.
Forum: European Delivery 09-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,282
Posted By jcain
I don't think so. My dealership gave me a copy of...

I don't think so. My dealership gave me a copy of the DMV paperwork I signed, which was dated 9/16/08 (my redelivery date). I think it was a transfer of title, and clearly indicated that it happened...
Forum: European Delivery 09-19-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,496
Posted By jcain
Just talked to my CA and he said that he doesn't...

Just talked to my CA and he said that he doesn't see any notation about damage and that it would have to be disclosed, so it looks like my car probably wasn't one of the "lucky" ones. San, hope...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,020
Posted By jcain
As far as I know our cars cleared customs on 9/2,...

As far as I know our cars cleared customs on 9/2, so yours should be at the VDC. It's possible that you got selected for additional customs screening (it's happened before) but even then I don't...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,997
Posted By jcain
I have this, placed over the rear Zoll plate. No...

I have this, placed over the rear Zoll plate. No front plate whatsoever. I got a parking ticket for no front plate at one of the city-owned LAX airport lots, but I've never been pulled over for it.
Forum: European Delivery 09-15-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,020
Posted By jcain
I thought Don Juan got to Hueneme on 8/26 or...

I thought Don Juan got to Hueneme on 8/26 or 8/27. We got there on 8/31. It seems like a lot of people on Don Juan have their cars already.

Edited to add: Did you mean Falstaff? That one docked...
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,496
Posted By jcain
I talked to my CA this morning but I think it...

I talked to my CA this morning but I think it would say "IN REPAIR" anyway because the passenger door got dinged in Europe and they should be fixing that. I guess I'll call my CA tomorrow and see if...
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