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Forum: European Delivery 04-12-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By lrattner
The first factory tour I ever took at Porsche was...

The first factory tour I ever took at Porsche was back in the early 70's. It was when there was a small assembly building and each car was mounted on a cradle that was hand pushed from station to...
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-10-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By lrattner
Free Global Entry enrollment

If you get a Platinum Amex card, Global Entry fee is picked up by Amex. There are other freebies with Amex Plat. that pay for the card atleast for the first year.:thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 04-08-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By lrattner
I have not been there but the restaurant Atelier...

I have not been there but the restaurant Atelier is a Michelin star.
Forum: European Delivery 04-08-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By lrattner
Short answer... no, not worth three hours of...

Short answer... no, not worth three hours of driving.
Forum: European Delivery 04-08-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By lrattner
I thought I could get April 19 for a pickup. I...

I thought I could get April 19 for a pickup. I made my flight only to find out i forgot it was Easter weekend. I had to push it back a week at the cost of $732 of airline change fees:cry:
Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By lrattner
There's a psychologist I could recommend in NY,...

There's a psychologist I could recommend in NY, sounds like you are losing it. Keep saying this mantra, it's only a car, it's only a car...:)
Forum: European Delivery 04-01-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,350
Posted By lrattner
I am picking up a "cheap " BMW on my Ed April 26....

I am picking up a "cheap " BMW on my Ed April 26. It's an X-1 3.5 MSRP'd for around $49K before rebates. You can not compare individual service by a local guide (Rolf) to anything BMW would arrange...
Forum: The MINI Board 03-30-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By lrattner
I have owned two Mini's. I bought one of the...

I have owned two Mini's. I bought one of the first in the US in 2002. Kept it for 9 years and had no issues with it at all. In 2011, bought another Mini Cooper S. It has 27,000 miles and I will be...
Forum: European Delivery 03-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By lrattner
I hope you have a good GPS-Ruf is not that easy...

I hope you have a good GPS-Ruf is not that easy to find. You have to drive on a narrow road through fields and you come upon it rather by accident even with a GPS.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-26-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By lrattner
I've noticed that BMW will produce some cars that...

I've noticed that BMW will produce some cars that may be more popular with Europeans than Americans (i.e. M Coupes Z3 and Z4, X-1,etc,). I happened to be one of those "nuts" that likes those rather...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By lrattner
I ordered the 3.5 with the ultimate package and...

I ordered the 3.5 with the ultimate package and the Harmon Kardon option. I figured if I was doing it, I might as well go all the way. I know that the extra $ for the options at purchase time will be...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-22-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By lrattner
For those ordering the 3.5, the lighting package...

For those ordering the 3.5, the lighting package comes as standard equipment. All others have to order it as stand alone option. But I think if you are going to have an "Ultimate Package" it should...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,809
Posted By lrattner
Park in the street...:rofl:

Park in the street...:rofl:
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-18-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By lrattner
Where can it be done?

Where can it be done?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By lrattner
The problem with liquids near electronics is it...

The problem with liquids near electronics is it takes some time before the damage can be determined (if any). I had some water come into my Mini via the sunroof. The carpeting got all wet . Problem...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By lrattner
I agree. What they are doing is diminishing the...

I agree. What they are doing is diminishing the status of an M car by diluting the significance via the badging.

It reminds me of Mercedes years ago. The only Mercedes that had the "star" in the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-10-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By lrattner
Exactly what are they thinking?

If the put the M badges on the sides of the X-1, why wouldn't they put it on the back with the X-1 badge like the 5 and 6 do?

If the badges are for M cars that have engine mods apart from the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By lrattner
Hi. I'm flying in on April 26 morning and have a...

Hi. I'm flying in on April 26 morning and have a 2pm pickup at the Welt. I contacted Rolf ( see other area on this forum about Rolf). He is going to pick me up at the airport and drive me to my...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By lrattner
M badges on the front fenders of X-1's with M sport option??

I ordered my X-1 3.5 for ED in April. I was at a local dealer yesterday and there was a 3.5 with the M Sport option. I noticed that there were small M badges in the middle of the front fenders. I did...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-07-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By lrattner
Here in Florida, I always tint my car windows....

Here in Florida, I always tint my car windows. Along with a "tougher" look to the car, it keeps it cooler on warm days and allows for more privacy. I have not found it to interfere with vision at...
Forum: European Delivery 03-06-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By lrattner
I requested that date forgetting it was Easter...

I requested that date forgetting it was Easter Sunday weekend. It's not opened. I had to reschedule everything for one week later. All the arrangements weren't a problem except the flight. It cost me...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By lrattner
I can't answer about the value of the upgrade but...

I can't answer about the value of the upgrade but I'm picking up a 2015 X-1 3.5 in Germany in April. Last of the 3.5 6 cylinder before FWD.:)
Forum: European Delivery 03-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,733
Posted By lrattner
FLL-ATL-Muc rt on Delta $6k for 2 Business.

FLL-ATL-Muc rt on Delta $6k for 2 Business.
Forum: European Delivery 03-04-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By lrattner
I just arranged to have Rolf meet me on April 26...

I just arranged to have Rolf meet me on April 26 for my ED. I am looking forward to meeting him and getting the new BMW.:thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 03-04-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By lrattner
I guess you waited just a bit too long to get the...

I guess you waited just a bit too long to get the new car...:rofl:
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