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Forum: European Delivery 11-29-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By dbm
This reminds me of a joke... The definition of...

This reminds me of a joke... The definition of Heaven and Hell according to the EU.

Hell
German police
British food
Swiss lovers
French cars
And everything overseen by the Italians

Heaven
Forum: European Delivery 09-30-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By dbm
You think that's bad? In Italian Muenchen is...

You think that's bad?

In Italian Muenchen is Monaco. Yes, "the other" Monaco is also Monaco. The German Monaco is "Monaco di Baviera"
Forum: European Delivery 07-01-2005, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By dbm
Hey, man, keep gloating. You're my idol. I...

Hey, man, keep gloating. You're my idol.

I did a 330Cic ED, and am working my way to an M3.

I've been to six F1 circuits (Nurburgring, Suzuka, Montreal, Monaco, Indy, Silverstone - testing...
Forum: European Delivery 02-09-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By dbm
Not only is parking easily available around the...

Not only is parking easily available around the Renaissance and Marriott, but there is an outdoor public swimming pool right across the street. The pool is closed in the winter so you can part in...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By dbm
YES! Barcelona is an amazing city and well...

YES!

Barcelona is an amazing city and well worth the drive from Southern France. There are plenty people I know who prefer Barcelona over Paris. Myself, I'm a Rome guy.
Forum: European Delivery 01-11-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By dbm
One advantage of driving is being able to see...

One advantage of driving is being able to see more remote places and small villages. Also, if you have 2 or 3 people it becomes financially interesting to have a car vs. Eurail Pass even if you rent...
Forum: European Delivery 12-23-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By dbm
I got mine from Fremont BMW through a VERY...

I got mine from Fremont BMW through a VERY knowledgeable sales person and I got a really good deal on top of that. Unfortunately, they guy retired and the one in charge now is a... let's just say...
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By dbm
WebCam

Don't forget to go to "Interactive", "WebCam" and take contol of the view by controlling the webcamera available there.
Forum: European Delivery 11-11-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By dbm
I've been to Southern France many times and had...

I've been to Southern France many times and had an incident only once with a rental car. We were right on the riviera somewhere near Nice. We parked it on the street next to the restaurant, had...
Forum: European Delivery 10-31-2004, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By dbm
Monaco

Tickets are available from the Auto Club of Monaco
Automobile Club de Monaco
BP 464 - 23, blvd Albert Ier
MC 98012 Monaco
Principality of Monaco
Tel: (+377) 93 15 26 00
Fax: (+377) 93 25 80 08...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 09-24-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By dbm
If we were listening to the same show, the...

If we were listening to the same show, the situation there was a long downhill WITHOUT traffic. In that case you want the car in low gear and clutch out so you engine brake don't experience brake...
Forum: European Delivery 09-09-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By dbm
You WILL get a ticket in Prague

I don't know about the insurance bit, but I can guarantee you that you WILL get a ticket from the friendly Czeck police. They'll find a reason. This is based on my own experience with a 316ti and...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2004, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By dbm
Green, Red, What's the difference?

You are lucky! Many years back my dad actually got hit from behind in the same situation. The guy did admit guilt and apologized, but he really was confused as to why my dad would stop at a red...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2004, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By dbm
ED is Better

I used to work for BMWNA and our deal US invoice. Now that I'm a "civilian" I bought my car with ED and ended up below US invoice.
Forum: European Delivery 07-26-2004, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By dbm
Floor Mats Are Included

Floor mats are part of the ED deal. BMWNA pays for them.
Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2004, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By dbm
I love driving in Italy

Along the same lines as the first animation, by the same author:
http://www.infonegocio.com/xeron/bruno/yesno.swf

In real traffic you have to keep in mind that in Italy the only thing that...
Forum: European Delivery 06-22-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By dbm
Another neat trick is if you're calling a...

Another neat trick is if you're calling a business, you can drop the last "0" of the main number, add the extension (or room number if it's a hotel) and you can reach that extension directly.

As...
Forum: European Delivery 06-22-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By dbm
Actually, in my case, it helped me get away...

Actually, in my case, it helped me get away without a ticket. I was doing 80MPH, the motorcycle cop pulled alongside, turned his lights on and, as I was starting to move to the shoulder, he just...
Forum: European Delivery 03-23-2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By dbm
They can indeed be very anal at the checkin (I...

They can indeed be very anal at the checkin (I had to pay an extra EUR10 for my wife even though I was paying EUR125 for the room and I'm a Marriott gold member). On the other hand, you can just...
Forum: European Delivery 02-28-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By dbm
Thanks, John! Indeed, I checked the paper...

Thanks, John!

Indeed, I checked the paper work and the floor mats were there when I gave the car to Harms. Now I have to get my money back from the dealer! :tsk:
Forum: European Delivery 02-20-2004, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By dbm
I bought a 330Cic (the 316ti was a loaner) and it...

I bought a 330Cic (the 316ti was a loaner) and it came back with the emergency kit but without the triangle or floor mats. The problem is that I really don't remember if it had the floor mats in...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By dbm
Tips

A couple of suggestions, if I may.

1. Make sure you remove the emergency triangle from your tool box before handing the car over for delivery or else they (don't know exactly who) will remove it...
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