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Forum: European Delivery 01-24-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By sactoken
That's good to hear. Thanks for the feedback!

That's good to hear. Thanks for the feedback!
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By sactoken
I've been there 3 times, and I'd say allow a...

I've been there 3 times, and I'd say allow a half-day, 3 hours minimum. When you arrive, you have to park, walk to the ticket office, buy or pick up your tickets (they can be purchased on-line in...
Forum: European Delivery 01-22-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By sactoken
How soon after start of production is an ED possible?

I just read on Bimmerpost that the new X1 (xDrive 25i) will go into production in August. I'm planning on buying one after my current lease is up in late August. I'd like to be able to do an ED in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By sactoken
What you're describing sounds like it could be...

What you're describing sounds like it could be normal, as your dealer said. Assuming you have the 4-cylinder engine, that engine is known to be very noisy at idle, often described as sounding like a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By sactoken
Very strange. Although it shows in the brochure...

Very strange. Although it shows in the brochure as a feature (unstated if standard or optional), the pricing and buying guides linked to in the stickies at the top of this forum don't list folding...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By sactoken
Yes, according to p. 54 of the X1 brochure that I...

Yes, according to p. 54 of the X1 brochure that I downloaded from bmwusa.com. (I couldn't find this info on the website itself either.)
Forum: European Delivery 12-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By sactoken
Loginout is located inside the airport between...

Loginout is located inside the airport between Terminals 1 and 2. I've walked to Terminal 2 from there in just a couple of minutes. The S-Bahn (train) station is located in Terminal 1 but it looks...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By sactoken
BMW intentionally designs their cars to output...

BMW intentionally designs their cars to output cooler air from the dash vents than from the floor vents. The idea is that cooler air on the face will keep the driver more alert. On every US model...
Forum: European Delivery 11-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By sactoken
If you're planning to spend a few days in Munich,...

If you're planning to spend a few days in Munich, you could plan delivery a couple days after arrival. For example, if you arrive on Monday, plan on a Wednesday delivery. If that isn't available,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By sactoken
No free hotels or meals with ED (other than...

No free hotels or meals with ED (other than what's served at the Premium Lounge at the Welt). There's an U-bahn station right at the Welt, so if your hotel is also near an U-bahn station, that would...
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By sactoken
I used Peter too and we had no problems...

I used Peter too and we had no problems communicating. His "some English" is a lot better than my "some German!" He was friendly and helpful, took us by ADAC on the way to the hotel for vignettes...
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By sactoken
I just got back from a non-ED, mostly car-free...

I just got back from a non-ED, mostly car-free trip to Europe, and having the phone was at times invaluable. Mainly to punch up Google maps to figure out where we were and how to get where we were...
Forum: European Delivery 05-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By sactoken
I found a website with this info: ...

I found a website with this info:
http://www.transsib-logistics.de/en/drivingbans

There are a lot of variations and exceptions from country to country, but basically it looks like there are...
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By sactoken
I think this is just in Austria, based on a BBC...

I think this is just in Austria, based on a BBC show I saw online about long-haul UK truckers. It was an old show, so the rules may have since changed.
Forum: European Delivery 04-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By sactoken
One rule that's critical and not obvious is that...

One rule that's critical and not obvious is that the yellow sign showing the name of a town as you're entering it is also a de facto speed limit sign (50 km/h by default). Don't expect to see a...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By sactoken
I visited Autostadt in 2009 and highly recommend...

I visited Autostadt in 2009 and highly recommend it. You can easily spend the better part of a day there. It's a pretty large site with separate buildings for each of VW's many brands. There's a...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By sactoken
I've stayed at Motel Ones twice (Salzburg-Süd and...

I've stayed at Motel Ones twice (Salzburg-Süd and München-Garching) and both had very nice underground parking (not free if I recall) where I was able to park without another car next to me, very...
Forum: European Delivery 02-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,946
Posted By sactoken
I have the same strategy. I try to find a hotel...

I have the same strategy. I try to find a hotel on the outskirts of a city, but conveniently located to public transit. The parking is often free (or at least cheaper) and you don't have to deal...
Forum: European Delivery 02-22-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By sactoken
We stayed in Lauterbrunnen for 3 nights in Sept....

We stayed in Lauterbrunnen for 3 nights in Sept. 2012 and it was the highlight of the trip (apart from the ED itself, of course!). I wanted to stay there instead of one of the car-free towns as I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-17-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By sactoken
I have this happen all the time when I'm washing...

I have this happen all the time when I'm washing the car and spraying the trunk lid (particularly the area above the license plate) with the hose, even though I'm using a very gentle spray (and my...
Forum: European Delivery 01-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By sactoken
I picked up my 2013 335 in September 2012, but I...

I picked up my 2013 335 in September 2012, but I couldn't place my order until the 2013 options and pricing information was released, which wasn't until May 2012.
Forum: European Delivery 12-14-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By sactoken
I'm pretty sure that only the base price of the...

I'm pretty sure that only the base price of the car is discounted for ED, and all the options (and D+H) have the same invoice price for both ED and US delivery. So you can get the invoice pricing...
Forum: European Delivery 12-04-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By sactoken
Thanks for this, it's now on my wish-list! By...

Thanks for this, it's now on my wish-list! By the way, if you don't need the USB socket, they offer one with 4 outlets (instead of 3) that's both smaller and cheaper.
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By sactoken
German Vignettes are Coming

According to a NY Times article, Germany has formed a new coalition government, and one of the agreed-to terms is to institute a vignette road-toll system. Searching some articles for more info, it...
Forum: European Delivery 08-24-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By sactoken
Another vote for Augustiner. We went there on...

Another vote for Augustiner. We went there on Peter's (Rolf's alternate driver) recommendation as a place the locals go. Easy 10-minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof, go out the north-side entrance...
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