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Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 08-13-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By akthorp
Here are screenshots of what I get on my iPad. On...

Here are screenshots of what I get on my iPad. On my desktop everything is like it always has been. So maybe it is just on mobile devices. 573180573181573182
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 08-13-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By akthorp
How am I supposed to find the ED forum?

Am I missing something?

With the redesign of the web site I can't find an easy way to get to this forum. On my iPad if I click on the forums menu all that comes up is each model and there is no...
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By akthorp
I would think if the chip was not documented as...

I would think if the chip was not documented as being present at drop off they have to be responsible regardless of how "minor" it is.

Concerning the license plates, I don't know what you can do....
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,051
Posted By akthorp
Great report. One of the longer ED's I can...

Great report. One of the longer ED's I can remember at nearly 3 weeks.

It's great to see other people's reports of places we've been. Our car was on the same ferry from Menaggio to Varenna. Lots...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By akthorp
I just got back from a non-ED trip to Europe. I...

I just got back from a non-ED trip to Europe. I went to the Euro Cup and traveled France-Belgium-Netherlands. Even though France is technically in a state of emergency I saw nothing different than...
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By akthorp
I used this site for directions. I was a little...

I used this site for directions. I was a little concerned I wouldn't find it but it turned out to be easy.

http://www.renaulteurodrive.co.nz/resources/centres/NZ_Nice_Depot.pdf
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By akthorp
My experience exactly. I wanted Performance to be...

My experience exactly. I wanted Performance to be competitive but they didn't seem to care. I also went with Adrian.
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By akthorp
Great report. Brought back a lot of memories as...

Great report. Brought back a lot of memories as we have done a lot of those things on ED and non ED trips. Also brought back memories on how frustrating the weather can be. There is nothing you can...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,480
Posted By akthorp
I've been thinking the same thing. Some days I go...

I've been thinking the same thing. Some days I go to the ED forums and there are no bolded threads indicating that nothing new has been posted since my last visit. That never used to happen.

Is...
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By akthorp
[QUOTE=Dave 20T;9668085]Good topic to discuss. A...

[QUOTE=Dave 20T;9668085]Good topic to discuss. A related topic is "What happens if the car you receive on delivery is not what you ordered?"

Not an ED experience but about 8 years ago I ordered a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By akthorp
Anybody get the "interim" air bag fix

My 2002 540 is one of relatively few e39's with the Takata airbag recall. I got the notice last summer and still no replacement parts in sight. I called my dealer for an update the other day and was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By akthorp
Air conditioning question

My 2002 540 AC blows cold on the drivers side vents but on the passenger side it is cool but not cold. The temperature settings are the same on both sides.

How do you explain? Are there dual...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By akthorp
At the risk of offending, that is the craziest...

At the risk of offending, that is the craziest itinerary I've ever seen. All you will do is drive. I realize you want to drive your new car but that is too much in my opinion. You won't have time to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By akthorp
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By akthorp
What if the car has too much oil?

I just changed the oil on my 325i. I may have been too aggressive topping off the oil and I am now at the max marker on the dipstick. Maybe just a smidge above it.

I'm sure it will burn off or...
Forum: European Delivery 04-25-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By akthorp
We have stayed in Nice several times but the last...

We have stayed in Nice several times but the last two trips to that area (1 ED) we stayed in Villefranche which is right next to Nice. Beautiful little town but easy to get to Nice and the airport.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,880
Posted By akthorp
Why are the articles and news reports focusing on...

Why are the articles and news reports focusing on BMW as the "worst in the world"? The BMW's were considered "marginal" and there was a class of vehicles (including Cadillac, Mercedes C class) that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,549
Posted By akthorp
I've been using it on my 435 and then I plan to...

I've been using it on my 435 and then I plan to not use it and see what impact it has on gas mileage.

What have others noticed with respect to gas mileage?
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By akthorp
That's the route I took last June. After leaving...

That's the route I took last June. After leaving Munich we went to Bolzano, Verona, Varenna (on Lake Como) and finally Villefranche which is right next to Nice. Certainly you don't have time for all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By akthorp
Car dies after starting

I drove my 2002 540 to the store and it was fine. I came out 10 minutes later and it would start but when I put it in gear and accelerated it sputtered and barely got me out of my parking spot. I...
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By akthorp
Yes. There is a large parking garage right when...

Yes. There is a large parking garage right when you get to town. Not only does Varenna have train service, the ferries also go there so you can easily get to Bellagio or towns on the other side of...
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By akthorp
On my recent ED we drove to Varenna on Lake Como...

On my recent ED we drove to Varenna on Lake Como via Verona. It is a very easy drive although we stopped in Bolzano and Verona and didn't go straight through.

To avoid driving into Milan you can...
Forum: European Delivery 10-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,147
Posted By akthorp
I can't speak to west coast delivery times but...

I can't speak to west coast delivery times but dropping in Nice will hurt you. I dropped there on 6/16 and wasn't loaded onto a ship in Bremerhaven until 7/9. Obviously it can vary but cars dropped...
Forum: European Delivery 10-11-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,973
Posted By akthorp
Mine were not removed at Brunswick. I...

Mine were not removed at Brunswick.

I brought the triangle with me. When I got the car back it was a little difficult to figure out just how to get it back in but I finally did and there it sits...
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By akthorp
An Austrian vignette I think is about 8 for 10...

An Austrian vignette I think is about 8 for 10 days. In Switzerland the shortest vignette is a year and it is much more expensive. Don't get caught without a vignette. I don't know the fine but I'm...
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