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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By shark715
I was having the same issue with outer edge wear...

I was having the same issue with outer edge wear on my 20 inch front tires.

It appears I was able to resolve the issue by running the tires at a much higher inflation level versus the factory...
Forum: European Delivery 11-30-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By shark715
My favorite story is a few years back when I was...

My favorite story is a few years back when I was helping my sister buy a new X3 35i. The dealer told us that they could not discount the 35i price because they were in such tight supply. We returned...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By shark715
Yes, but only on the driver's side. The...

Yes, but only on the driver's side. The passenger side latch seems to close tight, but not the driver's side. I sprayed some white lithium grease on the latches, but it did not help. I'm going to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,564
Posted By shark715
I strongly disagree. If you push the 20's on my...

I strongly disagree. If you push the 20's on my X5 hard you can definitely feel the sidewalls flex, and that's versus other non RFT tires. The flip side is that the soft sidewalls provide for a...
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By shark715
Our car was at the dealer 33 days after our...

Our car was at the dealer 33 days after our Munich drop off. We dropped off our car in Munich 2 days before you...was your car also on the Torrens?

Looks like we must have been at the Welt at...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By shark715
When we did our ED last month I recall having to...

When we did our ED last month I recall having to sign something when we picked the car up in Munich agreeing to certain restrictions about selling the car. We didn't pay close attention to it as we...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By shark715
A blanket statement like that is erroneous...

A blanket statement like that is erroneous because the economics change substantially if you are buying a $100k vehicle versus a $50k vehicle.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 71,112
Posted By shark715
Why am I not surprised :-) This is from the same...

Why am I not surprised :-) This is from the same people that just agreed to a multi million dollar settlement for a class action lawsuit involving the timing chain tensioners on Mini's from...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By shark715
Thanks for taking the time to calculate all the...

Thanks for taking the time to calculate all the details. Like you said, there's just no way that the monthly lease cost on a 550 would vary $400 simply because of ED versus traditional dealer...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 71,112
Posted By shark715
This may all be technically correct, but why do I...

This may all be technically correct, but why do I get this sense that it's all just another example of German over-engineering and/or just another vailed attempt to steer you toward getting your...
Forum: European Delivery 11-24-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By shark715
Not sure where this info came from, but that...

Not sure where this info came from, but that absolutely not has been my experience for the last 30 years, except when you are trying to buy a model that there truly is a shortage on or a waiting list...
Forum: European Delivery 11-22-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,643
Posted By shark715
Sorry, I incorrectly assumed she neglected to...

Sorry, I incorrectly assumed she neglected to document the damage upon redelivery. Seems like you have all the bases covered.
Forum: European Delivery 11-22-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,643
Posted By shark715
That should not be an issue at all, except for...

That should not be an issue at all, except for the fact that she did not call it out to them at redelivery. If the dropoff agent did not note any damage at dropoff, then clearly you are not...
Forum: European Delivery 11-22-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,394
Posted By shark715
We took redelivery of our car at the dealer...

We took redelivery of our car at the dealer yesterday. Our salesperson noticed me checking the wheels for damage, and mentioned the wear and tear policy (she is exceptionally knowledgeable and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 71,112
Posted By shark715
Thanks for responding. Yeah, although it did...

Thanks for responding. Yeah, although it did sound like total B.S., I thought maybe there was some new concept I has not heard of :-)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 71,112
Posted By shark715
Someone above mentioned the possibility of...

Someone above mentioned the possibility of damaging an alternator if you don't register a new battery. I'm far from an expert on automotive electronics, but I don't understand why this would be....
Forum: European Delivery 11-21-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By shark715
It's correct, and as we discovered, it makes ED...

It's correct, and as we discovered, it makes ED not quite the bargain we originally thought it was. Live and learn.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By shark715
I love how some dealers continue to claim that 2...

I love how some dealers continue to claim that 2 series cars are difficult to get. What nonsense. If that was the case there's no way you could get a special order car so quickly.
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By shark715
Yeah, other than the odd route the ship took,...

Yeah, other than the odd route the ship took, everything seemed to fall into place for us. We wanted to have the car to travel to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, and that's going to happen (and we...
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By shark715
I'm not sure what would be considered to be a...

I'm not sure what would be considered to be a "delay", but it came off the ship on the 7th, cleared customs and was brought over to the VPC on the 9th, was released to trucking on the 14th, and...
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By shark715
It arrived at the dealer today, 33 days after...

It arrived at the dealer today, 33 days after Munich drop off. Probably would have been 4 weeks flat if the ship had not taken a strange route from Southhampton to Halifax (it went south almost to...
Forum: European Delivery 11-13-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By shark715
And have a blast driving your car home tomorrow! ...

And have a blast driving your car home tomorrow! As you know by now, it's fast as heck considering it's a non M car.
Forum: European Delivery 11-13-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By shark715
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: European Delivery 11-13-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By shark715
Try sending an email to...

Try sending an email to bmweuropeandelivery@bmwna.com. I have found them to be very responsive.

Tell them you are aware that's it been 2 weeks since you car came off the ship, and ask if they...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-08-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 59,894
Posted By shark715
Yes, on BMW USA's website, but you will need...

Yes, on BMW USA's website, but you will need either the Vin number or the production order number.
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