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Forum: European Delivery 03-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By akthorp
I think those are caps over screws that you just...

I think those are caps over screws that you just pop off. That's what I recall.
Forum: European Delivery 03-13-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By akthorp
What is platinum gray? I've never heard of that...

What is platinum gray? I've never heard of that color.
Forum: European Delivery 03-09-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By akthorp
Look down a few threads. I think Gluhwein picked...

Look down a few threads. I think Gluhwein picked up an X1. Great ED report.
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,316
Posted By akthorp
Do you need a vignette only if you drive on the...

Do you need a vignette only if you drive on the motorways or was the thinking you would be less likely to be caught without one on the secondary roads?

I thought you needed them wherever you drive...
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,020
Posted By akthorp
I got mine today. There was nothing in it unique...

I got mine today. There was nothing in it unique to my pick up. I was thinking it would confirm the date and tell me the precise pick up time.

How do you find out what time to show up?
Forum: European Delivery 02-09-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By akthorp
Which Hotel Sonne? There is one in St Moritz I...

Which Hotel Sonne? There is one in St Moritz I was considering.
Forum: European Delivery 02-07-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By akthorp
640- did you actually drive your new car into...

640- did you actually drive your new car into Milan to stay at the Westin Palace? How was that? If you arrived at 1:00 AM I guess that would be less hectic in a way assuming you were awake.

I...
Forum: European Delivery 02-01-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By akthorp
Driving in and around Milan

I have a confirmed pick up June 6 for a 435 GC. We are driving to and dropping off in Nice. Most of our time will be in Italy- Verona to Lake Como to Milan. We're not planning on spending a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By akthorp
What to do with my 540/6

I have a 2002 540 6 speed with 145,000 miles. It has been a great car and has served me well. It has been my daily driver for 13 years and has been much more reliable than I expected. But it's 13...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By akthorp
No one is going with dark burl walnut? That's...

No one is going with dark burl walnut? That's what I'm getting with black interior.
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By akthorp
Not meaning to hijack the thread but do all cars...

Not meaning to hijack the thread but do all cars get the 1200 mile maintenance or just M cars. If it isn't done in Europe do they do it at the VPC?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By akthorp
Ferric grey wheels

I'm trying to decide a few things for my upcoming ED. I'm getting a 435 GC with M sport package. I really like the style 400 wheels. I wouldn't mind getting the M brakes but in order to do so you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By akthorp
435 vs 440

I'm planning on getting a 435 GC on ED in June 2015. Now I read in July the 335 is going to become a 340 with a new engine. Anyone know if the 4 series will get a similar upgrade?

Assuming it does...
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By akthorp
I assume that's mineral gray?

I assume that's mineral gray?
Forum: European Delivery 10-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By akthorp
Preliminary ED planning

I'm planning my 2nd ED in the early June 2015. Right now planning on 435 GC but that might be subject to change. I'm also planning on picking up at the performance center. The itinerary will be...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By akthorp
How does one order an "individual" color? I'm...

How does one order an "individual" color? I'm aware of it and I remember when I took the BMW tour they said they would match any color you wanted. But how do you do it? How expensive is it?
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By akthorp
Good question. I'm planning on doing ED for one...

Good question. I'm planning on doing ED for one next spring and hadn't really thought about it. I think the regular 4's don't come out of allocation anymore so I assumed the GC wouldn't. But I could...
Forum: European Delivery 07-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By akthorp
I had a different experience that is probably...

I had a different experience that is probably unique.

On ED I damaged the underside of the front bumper when I ran over a curb pulling too far into a parking space. I ended up having to duct tape...
Forum: European Delivery 06-18-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,739
Posted By akthorp
Just curious, are the 4 series now getting the...

Just curious, are the 4 series now getting the "typical" ED price of $500-1000 above European invoice?
Forum: European Delivery 06-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By akthorp
Pack light. Bring less than you think you need....

Pack light. Bring less than you think you need. We have gotten into the habit of washing clothes at least once on a trip. Sometimes twice.
Forum: European Delivery 06-04-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By akthorp
If you're in Raleigh did you buy it at Leith? ...

If you're in Raleigh did you buy it at Leith? I've been there a number of times but I've never gotten the impression that any of them know anything about ED.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By akthorp
I've got about 140,000.

I've got about 140,000.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By akthorp
Starter screech

I have a 2002 540/6 speed. For the past several months I have noticed an intermittent "screech" when I start the car. It doesn't happen every time and when it does happen it still starts normally.
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-01-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By akthorp
What now? Clutch issues

I'm proud of myself for fixing my recent vacuum leak but now a new problem.

Today for the first time I depressed the clutch pedal and it wouldn't come back up. It must not have been completely...
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,657
Posted By akthorp
How is everyone going to fit in a Z4? Never...

How is everyone going to fit in a Z4?

Never mind. I just reread your post and missed the last line.
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