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Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By akthorp
I had a very similar experience several years ago.

I had a very similar experience several years ago.
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By akthorp
That's interesting but no way they would build an...

That's interesting but no way they would build an X1 in Brazil for me to pick up in Munich.
Forum: European Delivery 01-15-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By akthorp
I've seen all the discussion about snow tires but...

I've seen all the discussion about snow tires but it never applied to me as I've gone in summer. The web site is vague. The car comes with all season tires but the web site says snow tires may be...
Forum: European Delivery 01-15-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By akthorp
X1 Euro Delivery

We're thinking about picking up an X1 on ED. I've done 2 previous ED's and have loved the experience. I must admit the X1 wouldn't be my choice for a vehicle but it's for my wife and she's OK with it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-18-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By akthorp
How to tell if tires are still good.

I have dedicated snow tires/rims that I got in 2002 when I got my car and I was living in Minnesota. I ran them 4 winters and probably put 10-12K miles on them. I moved to NC 10 years ago and they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By akthorp
Replacement key question

My puppy ate one of the keys to my 2002 540. It still works to start the car but all of the remote functions are lost. I still have the other original key but don't want to have just one.

Is it...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 08-13-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By akthorp
Here are screenshots of what I get on my iPad. On...

Here are screenshots of what I get on my iPad. On my desktop everything is like it always has been. So maybe it is just on mobile devices. 573180573181573182
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 08-13-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By akthorp
How am I supposed to find the ED forum?

Am I missing something?

With the redesign of the web site I can't find an easy way to get to this forum. On my iPad if I click on the forums menu all that comes up is each model and there is no...
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By akthorp
I would think if the chip was not documented as...

I would think if the chip was not documented as being present at drop off they have to be responsible regardless of how "minor" it is.

Concerning the license plates, I don't know what you can do....
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,345
Posted By akthorp
Great report. One of the longer ED's I can...

Great report. One of the longer ED's I can remember at nearly 3 weeks.

It's great to see other people's reports of places we've been. Our car was on the same ferry from Menaggio to Varenna. Lots...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By akthorp
I just got back from a non-ED trip to Europe. I...

I just got back from a non-ED trip to Europe. I went to the Euro Cup and traveled France-Belgium-Netherlands. Even though France is technically in a state of emergency I saw nothing different than...
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By akthorp
I used this site for directions. I was a little...

I used this site for directions. I was a little concerned I wouldn't find it but it turned out to be easy.

http://www.renaulteurodrive.co.nz/resources/centres/NZ_Nice_Depot.pdf
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By akthorp
My experience exactly. I wanted Performance to be...

My experience exactly. I wanted Performance to be competitive but they didn't seem to care. I also went with Adrian.
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By akthorp
Great report. Brought back a lot of memories as...

Great report. Brought back a lot of memories as we have done a lot of those things on ED and non ED trips. Also brought back memories on how frustrating the weather can be. There is nothing you can...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,880
Posted By akthorp
I've been thinking the same thing. Some days I go...

I've been thinking the same thing. Some days I go to the ED forums and there are no bolded threads indicating that nothing new has been posted since my last visit. That never used to happen.

Is...
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By akthorp
[QUOTE=Dave 20T;9668085]Good topic to discuss. A...

[QUOTE=Dave 20T;9668085]Good topic to discuss. A related topic is "What happens if the car you receive on delivery is not what you ordered?"

Not an ED experience but about 8 years ago I ordered a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By akthorp
Anybody get the "interim" air bag fix

My 2002 540 is one of relatively few e39's with the Takata airbag recall. I got the notice last summer and still no replacement parts in sight. I called my dealer for an update the other day and was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By akthorp
Air conditioning question

My 2002 540 AC blows cold on the drivers side vents but on the passenger side it is cool but not cold. The temperature settings are the same on both sides.

How do you explain? Are there dual...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By akthorp
At the risk of offending, that is the craziest...

At the risk of offending, that is the craziest itinerary I've ever seen. All you will do is drive. I realize you want to drive your new car but that is too much in my opinion. You won't have time to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By akthorp
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By akthorp
What if the car has too much oil?

I just changed the oil on my 325i. I may have been too aggressive topping off the oil and I am now at the max marker on the dipstick. Maybe just a smidge above it.

I'm sure it will burn off or...
Forum: European Delivery 04-25-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By akthorp
We have stayed in Nice several times but the last...

We have stayed in Nice several times but the last two trips to that area (1 ED) we stayed in Villefranche which is right next to Nice. Beautiful little town but easy to get to Nice and the airport.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,400
Posted By akthorp
Why are the articles and news reports focusing on...

Why are the articles and news reports focusing on BMW as the "worst in the world"? The BMW's were considered "marginal" and there was a class of vehicles (including Cadillac, Mercedes C class) that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,793
Posted By akthorp
I've been using it on my 435 and then I plan to...

I've been using it on my 435 and then I plan to not use it and see what impact it has on gas mileage.

What have others noticed with respect to gas mileage?
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By akthorp
That's the route I took last June. After leaving...

That's the route I took last June. After leaving Munich we went to Bolzano, Verona, Varenna (on Lake Como) and finally Villefranche which is right next to Nice. Certainly you don't have time for all...
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