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Forum: European Delivery 02-27-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By aardvark
Received the welcome packet today... FWIW,...

Received the welcome packet today...

FWIW, it came exactly 3 weeks after my CA confirmed my delivery date.
Forum: European Delivery 02-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By aardvark
Speaking of Zoll plates, it's interesting that...

Speaking of Zoll plates, it's interesting that M2293 & M2294 are parked next to each other. Pure coincidence or a case of buyers picking up and driving directly to dropoff?
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By aardvark
I wouldn't lose a lot of sleep over the...

I wouldn't lose a lot of sleep over the possibility that your preferred BMW 5 years from now will be unavailable from ED because it's only built in Mexico. Is it possible? Sure, anything is...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By aardvark
Awesome write-up! Chomping at the bit to pick...

Awesome write-up! Chomping at the bit to pick up my own 'der Gerät' in June.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-18-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By aardvark
That's probably true in the case of the 3, 4 and...

That's probably true in the case of the 3, 4 and 5 series, but I'm not so sure about the 2.

Right now, cars.com shows new inventory of 171 m235s and 312 228s, so that's not quite 2x.

Believe it...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-17-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By aardvark
If power seats were optional on the m235i, I'd...

If power seats were optional on the m235i, I'd have skipped 'em. They add weight, and the motors etc can also fail over time. A nice manual seat is fine with me. I get that the memory feature is...
Forum: European Delivery 02-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,300
Posted By aardvark
Maybe, just maybe lower fuel prices have induced...

Maybe, just maybe lower fuel prices have induced this new Bavarian generosity? Hope they're still fillin' 'em up in June.
Forum: European Delivery 02-16-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By aardvark
Summer fares seem really high right now. They...

Summer fares seem really high right now. They actually seemed to have jumped about 10% over the last few weeks. I used 60K Mileage Plus points to book 'saver' RT on Air Canada (changing planes in...
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By aardvark
How many Euro deliveries per year?

So, I was recently telling someone about my ED plans, and they asked me a good question: How many Americans pick up BMWs in Munich per year?

Anyone know?

An old issue of Roundel mentions 2,363...
Forum: European Delivery 02-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By aardvark
Check out the pdfs in this post: ...

Check out the pdfs in this post:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686357

The map is color-coded, with the blue sections being limit-free.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By aardvark
Aw, man, sorry to hear this... With an m235i...

Aw, man, sorry to hear this...

With an m235i on order, I have to admit that my worst fear about owning this car is unwanted attention from highway patrol.

What can we do to mitigate the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By aardvark
I found these online back when I was thinking...

I found these online back when I was thinking about a 228i...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55383734@N02/sets/72157644517148385/
Forum: European Delivery 02-04-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By aardvark
Nice write-up, nice car!

Nice write-up, nice car!
Forum: European Delivery 02-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By aardvark
As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. ...

As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. Pretty sure one day doesn't do it justice.

Innsbruck is a nice little town, but if your heart is set on including Rome, I'd scrap Innsbruck and...
Forum: European Delivery 02-01-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By aardvark
You could drive south and stay in Verona. It's...

You could drive south and stay in Verona. It's an interesting town. Opera in the 2,000 year-old Roman arena is pretty spectacular.
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,698
Posted By aardvark
I'm not sure that your idea is completely insane....

I'm not sure that your idea is completely insane. The 2-series is in very low supply in the Bay Area, so that'd probably be your best bet. Of course, the car that you're selling will likely have...
Forum: European Delivery 12-05-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By aardvark
A couple years ago, I noticed an Oldsmobile Alero...

A couple years ago, I noticed an Oldsmobile Alero on the road in Switzerland (with Swiss plates). It's one of those moments when you scratch your head and wonder, 'What's the story behind that one?'
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,631
Posted By aardvark
I can't speak for the original poster, but I...

I can't speak for the original poster, but I think that his point was that, in terms of performance, the 228i is pretty close to the 135i. Everyone knows that the M235i is faster than the 135i, so...
Forum: European Delivery 10-04-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By aardvark
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,790
Posted By aardvark
Ditto. I see a fair number of folks doing...

Ditto.

I see a fair number of folks doing this in San Francisco. I too don't care for the look. Having an expired German tourist plate behind a CA plate just looks strange. I mean, sure, the...
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By aardvark
The back of kief's letter had their formula for...

The back of kief's letter had their formula for the fee... It was based on engine displacement and emissions. I'm guessing that his M4 is 'worse' than your car in terms of their formula.
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By aardvark
Hmmm... very limited German here, but it sounds...

Hmmm... very limited German here, but it sounds like they're trying to collect 22 more Euros from you for the 30 day registration period. Back side seems to explain that the registration fee is...
Forum: European Delivery 09-26-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By aardvark
I'd say that the main issue is you thinking...

I'd say that the main issue is you thinking you're going to get away with cruising home along I-80 or I-10 at autobahn speeds. Two words: speed traps. :rofl:
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By aardvark
Alpine White is a classic BMW color and always...

Alpine White is a classic BMW color and always looks good (though you do have to keep it clean). If you're not crazy about any of the other colors, I'd go with that.
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,819
Posted By aardvark
Also in the Bay Area, and thinking (ahead) about...

Also in the Bay Area, and thinking (ahead) about ED for June 2015. Any dealer recommendations? Or non-recommendations? PM me if you prefer.
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