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Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-10-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 39,804
Posted By chef_geek
Another plug for Irv: I bought my first BMW...

Another plug for Irv:

I bought my first BMW in June 2010 (335D). I went to my local dealer who just built this new dealership (10mins away) over the course of 1.5-2years. I could tell they only...
Forum: European Delivery 10-26-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,604
Posted By chef_geek
Thats actually really good compared to the ticket...

Thats actually really good compared to the ticket I got in Switzerland. I was only going like 10kmph over and it was insane how much the cost was plus an international wire transfer fee from my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-26-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,153
Posted By chef_geek
getbmwparts.com which is a dealer who sells oil...

getbmwparts.com which is a dealer who sells oil change kits online. Free shipping, 8qts Oil+filter element+oring+plug washer for $91 I think.
Forum: European Delivery 10-19-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By chef_geek
When my car was dropped off from the Fidelio...

When my car was dropped off from the Fidelio ironically, it took 2 weeks or so to clear customs in NJ. This was in late August.
Forum: European Delivery 10-15-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By chef_geek
Maybe for you, but I'm not spending approx $50...

Maybe for you, but I'm not spending approx $50 USD for my wife and I for breakfast. I don't care how good the breakfast is. Plus, this particular hotel didn't look like it was going to provide a...
Forum: European Delivery 10-14-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By chef_geek
Well I can tell you NOT to stay at the Mercure...

Well I can tell you NOT to stay at the Mercure Hotel City Center (near the train station). The employee's at the front desk were clueless to nearly all of my questions, not helpful, and the...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By chef_geek
I had this same issue. Since I needed the value...

I had this same issue. Since I needed the value of my car for the downpayment on the BMW, I needed to sell it before all of the paperwork was signed. So, I sold it privately and since we only had...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By chef_geek
I'm pretty sure I read its "up to" 7% discount as...

I'm pretty sure I read its "up to" 7% discount as stated in the copy/paste from bmwusa.com: "You may save up to 7 percent of the retail price - up to $5,935" What you should do is get the latest pdf...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By chef_geek
Wasn't an issue for me. Just pull up and stick...

Wasn't an issue for me. Just pull up and stick the diesel nozzle in there. I cruised through Germany, Italy and Switz. I only had to fill up twice in two weeks...don't forget to try and drop off...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By chef_geek
Agreed. My list had these same cars on it at...

Agreed. My list had these same cars on it at first. Overtime I was able to eliminate many. For the money, quality, performance, and value, the BMW 335d won out.
Forum: European Delivery 09-28-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,577
Posted By chef_geek
Agreed. I think this question has been answered...

Agreed. I think this question has been answered several times now the same way.:rolleyes:

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Forum: European Delivery 09-27-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,577
Posted By chef_geek
I'm not sure what you mean by "...all they do...

I'm not sure what you mean by "...all they do is..." Have you taken ED on a BMW before? The lounge that is open to you has complimentary beer, sodas, snacks, water, brats, etc. etc. etc. Yes, they...
Forum: European Delivery 09-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,577
Posted By chef_geek
The ED I just experienced in mid-July and the...

The ED I just experienced in mid-July and the Redelivery just this past week in Greenville, SC was exceptional. This is my first BMW and I must say, they have really made me feel important and...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,656
Posted By chef_geek
Nice! I've been counting down the days myself. ...

Nice! I've been counting down the days myself. It will be almost exactly 2 months since I dropped the car off in Munich when I pick her back up on Monday. Yeah, the class I'll be taking cost an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-14-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,755
Posted By chef_geek
Prices around here in Eastern Virginia are...

Prices around here in Eastern Virginia are ranging from $2.69-2.80/gal. Exxon, Shell, and Raceco are some of the bigger local stations.
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By chef_geek
What I did was type up the ticket in MSWord and...

What I did was type up the ticket in MSWord and at least on my newer version they had a feature where it sent it to a server and translated it en masse. It was close enough to understand what they...
Forum: European Delivery 09-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By chef_geek
I'm in the Hall of Fame for Switzerland...I got...

I'm in the Hall of Fame for Switzerland...I got nominated min-July and my invitation came in late August with only about a week or so before my RSVP date. Went to the bank and did an international...
Forum: European Delivery 09-12-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,770
Posted By chef_geek
Forums such as this do indeed bring many folks...

Forums such as this do indeed bring many folks from all walks of life together for a shared interest. The exchange of information and opinions helps everyone, both posters and "lurkers". I know...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By chef_geek
Holy moly batman! He dropped it 19mph? That's...

Holy moly batman! He dropped it 19mph? That's going pretty fast...you could be walking or taking the bus right now. Dang. In a hurry to get somewhere?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By chef_geek
Good deal...and the community grows.

Good deal...and the community grows.
Forum: European Delivery 09-08-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,656
Posted By chef_geek
I reserved the class sometime in early August. ...

I reserved the class sometime in early August. They had 1 slot open and I had to get BMW to give me an override for the wife. No, its just the regular 1-day car control class, not the "M" version. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-08-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,636
Posted By chef_geek
Interesting, all of it. I think I'm with the OP...

Interesting, all of it. I think I'm with the OP when he says he'd like to see a comparison with non-JBD times. While he wants to compare them with a smaller wheel size, I wouldn't mind keeping the...
Forum: European Delivery 09-08-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,656
Posted By chef_geek
Ditto on the welcome kit. I thought it was great...

Ditto on the welcome kit. I thought it was great packaging for mediocre material. 9/20 Redelivery date here followed by a 1day car control class. I've been without a car since late May...I'm ready...
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,656
Posted By chef_geek
I'll be taking Redelivery on September 20th. ...

I'll be taking Redelivery on September 20th. I've arranged for my wife and I to take the 1day car control class the next day (9/21) since we'll be down there anyway. Should be a blast. Got word...
Forum: European Delivery 09-01-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,656
Posted By chef_geek
You bastard! :P I'm hoping to get a call...

You bastard! :P I'm hoping to get a call tomorrow saying my car cleared customs...2 weeks after being driven off the boat. It'll be heading down to the Performance Center too. Also, I found out...
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