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Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By ddoran
mine was fixed in new jersey

i also had scratches on both bumpers
dropped off car in Munich on 5/26 and got car back today in Boston
looks great but i assume it delayed delivery by 1 to 2 weeks as it arrived in NJ on 6/18
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By ddoran
parking in venice

my sister has an apart. in venice so we stayed there for 2 nights on our way to her farm south of florence
she had us pre book and pre pay for our parking which made it very easy when driving into...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By ddoran

4 weeks ago, we drove straight to Venice from Munich via Brenner pass after the Welt pick up
if you go on a Sunday, there are no trucks on these highways!
On the way back from my sister's farm in...
Forum: European Delivery 06-09-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By ddoran
fattoria corzano e paterno

look up this place on trip advisor where it is rated #1
we just came back from there with our new 428 convert.
great driving around chianti with top down
it has been featured on anthony bourdain's...
Forum: European Delivery 06-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,820
Posted By ddoran
BMW lady advised to use the 10 euro gift cert to buy them in the bmw store

i had brought my own that i bought on amazon
also you are supposed to keep them inside the car and not in the trunk
Forum: European Delivery 06-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By ddoran
sunday had many cars pulling campers

through brenner pass, we had to drive around many cars pulling campers on those sundays
also note that there is no passing on the right
lot more fun to drive on the highways when there were few...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By ddoran
just back

for May pick up, we couldn't order the 435 x drive convertible so ED the 428 x drive convert.
drove very well throughout Germany/Austria/Italy
have 328 without x drive and that convertible stinks...
Forum: European Delivery 05-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By ddoran
too much

unless you drive on Sundays, you will be driving with many trucks on your distance routes
i just got back to Boston last night
best driving i had was the hills of Tuscany
i would just concentrate...
Forum: European Delivery 05-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,564
Posted By ddoran
booked with login/out and picked up by sixt

on Thursday May 15, we were was picked up in nice 5 series by sixt even though i had never contacted them
in/out simply sent our reservation to them
10 euro tip to Sofitel hotel
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By ddoran
no trucks in germany/aust/italy on this trip on sundays

my sister also said that she thinks part of saturday may have truck ban in july/aug but not sure
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By ddoran
just there for wash and vacuum lady at login...

just there for wash and vacuum
lady at login thanked me as she says many people show up with filthy cars
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By ddoran
do your distance driving on sundays

in lufthansa lounge with cold beer in hand and ready to fly back to boston
fun 12 days: we drove to venice on one sunday and back to innsbruck from florence onthe next sunday...no trucks allowed...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,564
Posted By ddoran
i contacted bmw usa (ms knudsen) and she said to...

i contacted bmw usa (ms knudsen) and she said to use sixt
but i had booked with login
will keep that and see if they reimburse me for our pickup this Thursday am
she said dont always believe what...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By ddoran
thanks to all: picking up 428 xdrive convert on friday

for the past 6 months i read this website often
able to get extra 2.9% off versus ED 7 years ago only $500 extra off, all due to input from this website

learned about cca rebate here as well
Forum: European Delivery 04-25-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By ddoran
great idea

that was my original plan to go to venice via salzburg and then back from my sister's farm in tuscany via the brenner pass
we will stay in innsbruck our last night and then drive to the airport in...
Forum: European Delivery 04-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By ddoran
just booked hilton

thanks for your advice
Forum: European Delivery 04-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By ddoran
same answer on trip advisor

one reply said hilton and another the gentz
Forum: European Delivery 04-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By ddoran
hotel in innsbruck for sunday may 25

we will be driving back from my sisters farm in Tuscany and want to spend our last night in Innsbruck and then Monday morning go to Munich airport and drop off the car. Want a place with safe car...
Forum: European Delivery 04-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By ddoran
Munich to Venice: Need advice

My wife, 28 year old daughter and I will drive May 18th to Venice through Bremmer pass in a 428 x drive convert. and then 2 days later onto my sisters farm in Tuscany. Has anyone done this drive? ...
Forum: European Delivery 04-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By ddoran
which restaurant to eat late lunch at welt/bmw museum

we will do the 428x drive convert pickup at 9.30am on Friday May 16th.
then the factory tour at 11.45 after which we would like to eat at the welt or the bmw museum

we will do the museum tour...
Forum: European Delivery 04-01-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By ddoran
wine tasting

in florence drive south to the new antonori museum and wine tasting
we wil be there on may 20th or so
google it and look at ny times article
or to my sisters farm
www.corzanoepaterno.com for a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,026
Posted By ddoran
where can you take "free" ride

we arrive may 15th in am but not picking up 428i xdrive convert. until the 16th
can we take "free" ride to sofitel hotel on 15th?
or to the welt and do museum and then taxi to sofitel
first did...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By ddoran
then do a convertible 428 x drive

have x5, new 428 on way via ED and will keep 328 convert
3 series with 4 series convert are different enough

or do an x3/x5
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-28-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By ddoran
i have 328 convert and now 428 convert

speaking about being boring!
got the 428 convert with x drive for added safety in winters
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By ddoran
the cause was the latch

did what you all suggested
had service manager ride with me and he identified the latch right away
said it was small latch so maybe there are two in the mechanism
not sure if replacing it or just...
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