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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By dkreidel
I'm glad this worked out for you and it is indeed...

I'm glad this worked out for you and it is indeed interesting news that the ED department was so helpful in resolving the SNAFU by bypassing the dealer. :thumbup: When Marybeth Craven was running the...
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By dkreidel
Normally a day or two; maybe 3-4 if they are...

Normally a day or two; maybe 3-4 if they are busy... but I've been hung up for 2 weeks in US Customs on an ED 540, and an incredible 20 days for Ag inspection on an ED 335. I've given up on trying...
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By dkreidel
It's either at US Customs or US Agriculture...

It's either at US Customs or US Agriculture Inspection and not yet released to the VDC. US customs works differently for ED vs garden variety domestic deliveries. You are in the black hole and there...
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By dkreidel
Palace or Art Deco Montana in Lucerne proper, or...

Palace or Art Deco Montana in Lucerne proper, or Beau Rivage in Weggis. All are wonderful. If the steamships are still operating in late September stay in Weggis and use the boats to get around the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By dkreidel
Similar situation: I'm turning in my '12 560 vert...

Similar situation: I'm turning in my '12 560 vert next week with 24,300 miles; 36K allowed. Tires are good, everything else is in perfect condition but I'm not immediately buying another BMW so I'm...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-14-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By dkreidel
:) Good, persistence should overcome equine...

:) Good, persistence should overcome equine inexperience/incompetence:thumbup:
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-14-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By dkreidel
You may not deal directly with BMW NA ED dept; ...

You may not deal directly with BMW NA ED dept; you picked your horse, now you gotta' ride him:D
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By dkreidel
Obviously no guarantees but I've done ED's in...

Obviously no guarantees but I've done ED's in late Oct and late November in the Alps and been fine- and a little lucky. Here's a guess; >90% sure you'll be okay.
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By dkreidel
Reminds me of our dual ED in 2011: a Z4 and 650...

Reminds me of our dual ED in 2011: a Z4 and 650 vert, both MT. As you, we immediately took the Z4 to LogInOut and then proceeded South to Italy. Your trip, however, is on steroids with a pair of...
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By dkreidel
Oktoberfest begins in 5 weeks, so unless you've...

Oktoberfest begins in 5 weeks, so unless you've already ordered the vert you may be schedule challenged.

I like your plan :)
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 844
Posted By dkreidel
When my 650 vert was residing in CA it was about...

When my 650 vert was residing in CA it was about $600/yr for registration.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By dkreidel
Sorry, missed that :) No shutdown this year in SC

Sorry, missed that :) No shutdown this year in SC
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By dkreidel
Sadly, this is likely the situation you are...

Sadly, this is likely the situation you are facing. You ought to try Brand X's ED programs at least once; I've done Porsche ED twice, an Audi once and each has their own merits - oh, and a VW many,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By dkreidel
Which factory? BMW has 4 prime manufacturing...

Which factory? BMW has 4 prime manufacturing sites and several others that a few US models are built in.
Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By dkreidel
Several options; search is your friend :)

Several options; search is your friend :)
Forum: E70 X5 M / E71 X6 M 08-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By dkreidel
Ugh; I was afraid of that. MSRP on mine was $100K...

Ugh; I was afraid of that. MSRP on mine was $100K so yours is worth a bit more than mine:yikes:
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By dkreidel
^^^^ This

^^^^ This
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By dkreidel
Anywhere from -1 week to +2 weeks is my guess....

Anywhere from -1 week to +2 weeks is my guess. There are so many variables at play that it's difficult to say. October is a popular time for ED, and Nice will likely be seeing a lot of cars - that's...
Forum: E70 X5 M / E71 X6 M 08-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By dkreidel
What's it worth?

Thinking about selling my '13 X5M and buying a '15 B6 Alpina. My lease payoff is right at $70K with the maturity date of 12/31/15 - too long to wait :D

The truck has almost 11K miles with 30K...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By dkreidel
Agreed, everyone should go to Venice once,...

Agreed, everyone should go to Venice once, perhaps a few times. A frenetic ED doesn't lend itself well to Venice...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By dkreidel
After several visits to Venice I've come to...

After several visits to Venice I've come to appreciate my Italian friend's sentiment "Venice-where the sewer meets the sea"

Spend time in the Northern lakes, Sienna, Firenze, etc - but pass on...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By dkreidel
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By dkreidel
I've had a related problem on an earlier 6 that...

I've had a related problem on an earlier 6 that was unresolved and resulted in a trade assist. Virtually every piece of the MOST bus and CCC was replaced and still the gremlins resisted exorcism....
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By dkreidel
^^^ this is the plan :thumbup: Stay here...

^^^ this is the plan :thumbup:

Stay here http://www.artimino.com/e-hotel.php , take the train (Signa or Montelupo stations) into Firenze dally and relax in the evening. Good base if you are...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By dkreidel
Me too; 17 BMW's (first was a 2002 tii) with MT...

Me too; 17 BMW's (first was a 2002 tii) with MT in all except a miserable SMG in a 645 and the okay auto on the X5M.
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