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Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By sactoken
One thing you should know, which I found out the...

One thing you should know, which I found out the hard way, is that if your "month" overlaps two billing periods, Verizon splits the 100 mb and allocates a portion of it to each period. In my case, I...
Forum: European Delivery 03-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 765
Posted By sactoken
I didn't realize that ATM and debit cards were...

I didn't realize that ATM and debit cards were different, but I found this explanation: http://www.handsonbanking.org/financial-education/adults/atm-vs-debit-cards-the-difference/

It sounds like...
Forum: European Delivery 03-02-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 765
Posted By sactoken
The Plus network is part of Visa. Here's their...

The Plus network is part of Visa. Here's their ATM locator.

http://www.visa.com/atmlocator/index.jsp#%28page:home%29

I tried Munich and there are tons of ATMs listed. Not all of the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-02-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 765
Posted By sactoken
You might want to look into an American Express...

You might want to look into an American Express prepaid card. You pre-load it with cash and can use it at ATM's worldwide to withdraw cash. Fees are minimal, and they're available at many stores.
...
Forum: European Delivery 02-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By sactoken
According to this production map, ...

According to this production map,

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1082153

it looks like production of most cars starts in July and ends in June of the next year (or August to...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,115
Posted By sactoken
From what I've read before, it seems like 3 years...

From what I've read before, it seems like 3 years is about the break-even point for lease-vs.- buy (lease if shorter, buy if longer). I found that to be true when I did the calculations for my...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By sactoken
I hope I'm wrong, but I'm not as optimistic about...

I hope I'm wrong, but I'm not as optimistic about the future of ED for the 3-series (which I've read would be built in the Mexican plant). Each market has unique equipment requirements; for example,...
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By sactoken
I agree with the others, the exhibits are...

I agree with the others, the exhibits are well-marked in English and a guided tour isn't necessary. I'd rather set my own pace and concentrate on what interests me most. But if you do decide to...
Forum: European Delivery 02-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By sactoken
2. This means transportation of your car from...

2. This means transportation of your car from the drop-off point to the port.

5. The only issue you may run into pumping gas is your U.S. magnetic-strip credit card probably won't work in the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-27-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,991
Posted By sactoken
Leipzig:...

Leipzig: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1082153

But I think I've read that BMW has or will build a new South American (Brazil?) plant that will build the X1 sometime in the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-24-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
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: 434
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: 352
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: 517
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: 907
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: 907
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: 357
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: 379
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: 630
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: 1,000
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: 631
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: 928
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: 843
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: 843
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: 988
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...
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