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Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Tanning machine
Not sure it's been released yet . . . only thing...

Not sure it's been released yet . . . only thing I've seen is M4 coupe +$8300. I suspect many of the options will have a similar price.
Forum: European Delivery 07-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Tanning machine
Hoping it's one of these . . . ...

Hoping it's one of these . . .

http://recaropromotion.com/images/large/Performance%20RIDE_Knight_Lft%20082_FINAL_Lg.jpg
Forum: European Delivery 07-09-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Tanning machine
Some info in Wiki: ...

Some info in Wiki:

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

Here's a thread with pics and more info.
...
Forum: European Delivery 07-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By Tanning machine
They've been making 3-series in South Africa for...

They've been making 3-series in South Africa for a while but ED is still available even for models that are exported to the US from SA.
Forum: European Delivery 07-02-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Tanning machine
I agree those could be good choices . . ....

I agree those could be good choices . . . although it will add additional time to the trip. (I might say do this and go to Amsterdam and Bruges on another trip . . . but assume OP has strong desire...
Forum: European Delivery 06-30-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Tanning machine
On the one hand, 3 weeks is a lot of time. On...

On the one hand, 3 weeks is a lot of time. On the other, you're kind of all over the map. Of course, one purpose of ED is to drive a lot, so I can't really quarrel with that.

I would consider...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Tanning machine
1) It won't be available for ED if it's not...

1) It won't be available for ED if it's not available for US purchase.
2) It's not likely to be available for US purchase until the next 5 series iteration, if then, which should be some time...
Forum: European Delivery 06-04-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Tanning machine
I second the first part of this (alpenstrasse),...

I second the first part of this (alpenstrasse), and already weighed in on the first part. Regardless of when you go to Salzburg, I would get off the Autobahn relatively soon and take a more scenic...
Forum: European Delivery 06-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Tanning machine
This alone does not sound particularly kid...

This alone does not sound particularly kid friendly. (Or parent friendly for that matter). You might consider spending the remainder of the day in Munich, sleeping and seeing the old city...
Forum: European Delivery 05-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tanning machine
That's remarkable for any credit card issuer, let...

That's remarkable for any credit card issuer, let alone one that you have other accounts with. Every card I have has made several "one time exceptions" for me when my payment has been late by a bit....
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Tanning machine
Schools should move to the magnet style, and...

Schools should move to the magnet style, and insist parents return them once the next honors period begins.
Forum: European Delivery 05-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tanning machine
Yeah, this has always been the case. It's only...

Yeah, this has always been the case. It's only the specified bank in the country specified that gets the reduced (or previously zero) fees. I think someone here a couple years ago discovered that...
Forum: European Delivery 04-24-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Tanning machine
Or wait for another 'fester to happen by. Surely...

Or wait for another 'fester to happen by. Surely it happens pretty regularly.
Forum: European Delivery 04-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Tanning machine
Why not take two trips, either simultaneously...

Why not take two trips, either simultaneously with a spouse or 1 year apart, rather than trying to devise ways to evade a restriction that BMW has strong incentives to enforce, at least to a fair...
Forum: European Delivery 04-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Tanning machine
Really? What of their rules prohibited it - was...

Really? What of their rules prohibited it - was it your own picture?
Forum: European Delivery 04-16-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tanning machine
Why yes . . . there are ferries that go up and...

Why yes . . . there are ferries that go up and down the lake stopping in many of the towns. It takes a little planning to avoid too much backtracking or being stuck, but if you stay in (say)...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tanning machine
+1. My view of ED is you should favor places...

+1. My view of ED is you should favor places outside of cities because you have a car; your next trip you may not want to rent one or have the hassle.

And don't stay in the city of Como - it's...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Tanning machine
Phone or data? Light use or heavy?

Phone or data?
Light use or heavy?
Forum: European Delivery 03-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,208
Posted By Tanning machine
:rofl: :rofl:

:rofl: :rofl:
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By Tanning machine
I agree with the engineering point . . . but I...

I agree with the engineering point . . . but I have found my soft top to be just as durable as the paint job and other elements of the car. I wash it twice a year with Ragg-Top cleaner and use the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By Tanning machine
+1. I miss softtops.

+1.

I miss softtops.
Forum: European Delivery 03-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By Tanning machine
Have to ask . . . did you have snow tires on it?

Have to ask . . . did you have snow tires on it?
Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tanning machine
ED is a form of special, promotional pricing for...

ED is a form of special, promotional pricing for BMW that is used to build brand loyalty. They don't really need to do that with new, "hot" models, or at least see the downsides as greater than the...
Forum: European Delivery 02-25-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Tanning machine
If the sole reason you are doing ED is to save...

If the sole reason you are doing ED is to save money, and a trip to Europe with your car is not of interest, the cost savings are probably not worth it (although I can see the point on a more...
Forum: European Delivery 02-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tanning machine
Putting aside legality,* is using "gotcha"...

Putting aside legality,* is using "gotcha" add-ons either a good business practice or ethical? I think it is not ethical; it is probably not a good business practice, although car dealers can get...
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