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Forum: European Delivery 12-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By dkreidel
Suggest you park the car when you're ready to...

Suggest you park the car when you're ready to venture into Milano. Others here don't like the city, but I've spent a lot of time in and around Milano and love it. A car, however, is a liability there...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By dkreidel
OP has more patience than me - after the 2nd...

OP has more patience than me - after the 2nd visit on the driver's seat on X5M the dealer couldn't fix I insisted on calling in the Regional tech rep - who correctly diagnosed the problem and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-11-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By dkreidel
I can't add anything to the excellent and...

I can't add anything to the excellent and accurate advice you've been given, but I have bought 2 BMW's coming off lease through negotiations with a dealer. On the 550 I paid $5K less than the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,364
Posted By dkreidel
Your "B" sounds cool; I club raced the Lotus...

Your "B" sounds cool; I club raced the Lotus Cortina when in SoCal, but now it's in Montana so I have to find out where the locals ice race. Also have a few Bonnevilles :D

'59 Bonneville T120
'66...
Forum: European Delivery 12-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By dkreidel
Someone else can comment on the locks, but...

Someone else can comment on the locks, but residuals are generally tied to incentives and BMW is careful to manipulate the incentive/residual relationships. Regardless, the residuals are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,364
Posted By dkreidel
'14 Ram 1500 crew cab Sport '11 Z4 '62 Impala...

'14 Ram 1500 crew cab Sport
'11 Z4
'62 Impala SS 409
'69 Lotus Cortina
Forum: European Delivery 12-04-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,261
Posted By dkreidel
The foot at Friedmnan was transplanted from the...

The foot at Friedmnan was transplanted from the prior Euro Delivery spot at Frankfurter Ring
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By dkreidel
Might be a month or two, NA is very inconsistent...

Might be a month or two, NA is very inconsistent in getting these out. Do you have a firm, specific delivery date?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By dkreidel
In the past BMW utilized NavTeq's database, but...

In the past BMW utilized NavTeq's database, but went cheap with Teleatlas years ago. It's either a Garmin or suffer with the sh!tty BMW Nav.
Be glad you don't have a Porsche - the most expensive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By dkreidel
I wanted a gas guzzling, 550 HP torque monster...

I wanted a gas guzzling, 550 HP torque monster that can handle our Montana winters.
Forum: European Delivery 11-26-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,139
Posted By dkreidel
I fly Internationally for work **a lot** so I...

I fly Internationally for work **a lot** so I should know better, but after 3 consecutive ED's where I was delayed enough to miss the delivery date I now expect the unexpected, and arrive the day...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By dkreidel
Where's the Happier Holiday Cash in the deal? It...

Where's the Happier Holiday Cash in the deal? It isn't clear if the check boxes for nitrogen and wheel locks are included or not - simple to confirm, The deal is at Buy Rate MF and the lease...
Forum: European Delivery 11-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By dkreidel
This used to be the case, but lately most - but...

This used to be the case, but lately most - but not all - of BMW's plants run year round. I think the 435 verts are made in Dinglofing. Not all models change over MY at the same time - you should...
Forum: European Delivery 11-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By dkreidel
***268;eský Krumlov is where you want to go -...

***268;eský Krumlov is where you want to go - lots of information on this wonderful town on the web :thumbup:

edit - that 's weird Ceský Krumlov
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By dkreidel
It's called "trade assist" in BMW speak. Been...

It's called "trade assist" in BMW speak. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Every deal is different, and every point is negotiable. Decide if you want a good deal, to get even, or both. I wanted...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By dkreidel
Yep. We have 20" DWS on both of our X5's for...

Yep. We have 20" DWS on both of our X5's for spring & summer, but switch to 19" Pirelli Winter (X5M) and 19" Nokian Hakkas (35i) for fall/winter.

Conti DWS don't cut it when it's cold and/or icy.
Forum: European Delivery 11-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By dkreidel
I'm not aware of one available to the public;...

I'm not aware of one available to the public; you'll need to ask your CA or give Special Sales at BMW NA a call.

dk
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,124
Posted By dkreidel
We did a 1-pay lease on the X5 35i but 7 MSD's on...

We did a 1-pay lease on the X5 35i but 7 MSD's on the X5M - it just depends how the math works out.

dk
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By dkreidel
Here are the production codes. Cars are scheduled...

Here are the production codes. Cars are scheduled by week of the year, i.e, 1-52. Your car will be scheduled for a specific week, but I've seen them move up or down depending on the whim of AG. You...
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By dkreidel
I feel for you, having missed an opportunity to...

I feel for you, having missed an opportunity to make a change on an ED 540. It used to be easier to track the build progress, but the car can go from planned for production, to scheduled for...
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By dkreidel
I don't think there is any culpability for the...

I don't think there is any culpability for the dealer or CA - the dealer ordered a custom built car per your specification. Regardless, either pick up the car you ordered in Germany, or back out of...
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By dkreidel
This is where I've gotten to also, but it's taken...

This is where I've gotten to also, but it's taken about a dozen ED's of worrying, wasting time and general fretting. There are so many variables that if you clear one hurdle quickly the next may be...
Forum: European Delivery 11-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By dkreidel
V rated - faster than I'd go in the slop :rofl:

V rated - faster than I'd go in the slop :rofl:
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-10-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By dkreidel
It seems X5's are still in relatively short...

It seems X5's are still in relatively short supply, so opportunities for heavy discounts may be limited. $70K for this demo sounds about right to me. I imagine BMWNA (and their dealers) like the...
Forum: European Delivery 11-10-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By dkreidel
No, but we drove 1,200 miles in a 335 vert loaded...

No, but we drove 1,200 miles in a 335 vert loaded with 3 people - most of the time with the top down. You'll be fine for a week :thumbup:
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