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Forum: European Delivery Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By akthorp
Good thought but I guess I should have mentioned...

Good thought but I guess I should have mentioned we have reservations at Lake Como starting on 6/8. We're going to be there 4 days so I'm looking for someplace else sort of on the way.
Forum: European Delivery Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 46
Posted By akthorp
Alternative to St. Moritz

We pick up on June 6 and travel to Lake Como. On the way we were planning on spending 2 nights in St. Moritz hoping to do some hiking. I realize it is a little early in the season but I thought it...
Forum: European Delivery Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By akthorp
I'll piggyback this question rather than start a...

I'll piggyback this question rather than start a new thread:

Does anyone have experience with non-chipped ATM cards in Europe? Most of my credit cards are now chipped but the account I plan on...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By akthorp
Speed cameras in Europe

There have been more and more reports of ED people getting speeding tickets from speed cameras and not knowing it until they get notification weeks later. I got one in Switzerland a few years ago. I...
Forum: European Delivery 04-27-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By akthorp
Thanks. After I posted the question Adrian called...

Thanks. After I posted the question Adrian called and said just what you said.
Forum: European Delivery 04-27-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By akthorp
How many copies of PO go to BMW?

I'm getting close to 30 days before pick up. I just received 2 copies of my PO from my CA. Am I supposed to sign and send both to BMW or do I keep one copy for myself and take it with me?

I...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By akthorp
Gluhwein, I know you did ED which I am also...

Gluhwein, I know you did ED which I am also doing.

They estimate the time from ED drop off to get the car to the performance center is 10 weeks. So how far in advance can you schedule the PCD...
Forum: European Delivery 04-13-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By akthorp
[QUOTE=SJAPoc;9022881]Lake Como would be my...

[QUOTE=SJAPoc;9022881]Lake Como would be my choice in a heartbeat. So much to do and see and June is perfect time to enjoy the area. You can easily spend 3 days on the lake alone! Then you can...
Forum: European Delivery 04-08-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By akthorp
We've been to Nice several times which is why we...

We've been to Nice several times which is why we are going back. We're actually staying in Villefranche. It is just east of Nice on a beautiful little harbor. The drive from Villefranche to Nice is...
Forum: European Delivery 04-04-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By akthorp
Nice drop off

I'm doing ED June 6 and dropping off in Nice june 16.

Where does the car go from there? I assume it is trucked to Bremerhaven. Isn't it true that only Italian drop offs are driven back to Munich...
Forum: European Delivery 03-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By akthorp
I think those are caps over screws that you just...

I think those are caps over screws that you just pop off. That's what I recall.
Forum: European Delivery 03-13-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By akthorp
What is platinum gray? I've never heard of that...

What is platinum gray? I've never heard of that color.
Forum: European Delivery 03-09-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By akthorp
Look down a few threads. I think Gluhwein picked...

Look down a few threads. I think Gluhwein picked up an X1. Great ED report.
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,320
Posted By akthorp
Do you need a vignette only if you drive on the...

Do you need a vignette only if you drive on the motorways or was the thinking you would be less likely to be caught without one on the secondary roads?

I thought you needed them wherever you drive...
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By akthorp
I got mine today. There was nothing in it unique...

I got mine today. There was nothing in it unique to my pick up. I was thinking it would confirm the date and tell me the precise pick up time.

How do you find out what time to show up?
Forum: European Delivery 02-09-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By akthorp
Which Hotel Sonne? There is one in St Moritz I...

Which Hotel Sonne? There is one in St Moritz I was considering.
Forum: European Delivery 02-07-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By akthorp
640- did you actually drive your new car into...

640- did you actually drive your new car into Milan to stay at the Westin Palace? How was that? If you arrived at 1:00 AM I guess that would be less hectic in a way assuming you were awake.

I...
Forum: European Delivery 02-01-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By akthorp
Driving in and around Milan

I have a confirmed pick up June 6 for a 435 GC. We are driving to and dropping off in Nice. Most of our time will be in Italy- Verona to Lake Como to Milan. We're not planning on spending a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By akthorp
What to do with my 540/6

I have a 2002 540 6 speed with 145,000 miles. It has been a great car and has served me well. It has been my daily driver for 13 years and has been much more reliable than I expected. But it's 13...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,823
Posted By akthorp
No one is going with dark burl walnut? That's...

No one is going with dark burl walnut? That's what I'm getting with black interior.
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By akthorp
Not meaning to hijack the thread but do all cars...

Not meaning to hijack the thread but do all cars get the 1200 mile maintenance or just M cars. If it isn't done in Europe do they do it at the VPC?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By akthorp
Ferric grey wheels

I'm trying to decide a few things for my upcoming ED. I'm getting a 435 GC with M sport package. I really like the style 400 wheels. I wouldn't mind getting the M brakes but in order to do so you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By akthorp
435 vs 440

I'm planning on getting a 435 GC on ED in June 2015. Now I read in July the 335 is going to become a 340 with a new engine. Anyone know if the 4 series will get a similar upgrade?

Assuming it does...
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,221
Posted By akthorp
I assume that's mineral gray?

I assume that's mineral gray?
Forum: European Delivery 10-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By akthorp
Preliminary ED planning

I'm planning my 2nd ED in the early June 2015. Right now planning on 435 GC but that might be subject to change. I'm also planning on picking up at the performance center. The itinerary will be...
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