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Forum: European Delivery 07-26-2015, 06:38 AM
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Posted By dkreidel
No, but after a train ride through China, a 14...

No, but after a train ride through China, a 14 hour flight from HKG and no sleep it's the first thing that popped into my head:D

16 ED's - and several through the Alpine and Dolomite passes. Our...
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By dkreidel
East is least; West is best :D

East is least; West is best :D
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By dkreidel
Possible. I took a Z28 to UK and it cost >...

Possible. I took a Z28 to UK and it cost > £40,000 to have it converted to UK specs - and it remained LHD. I think you could expect to spend > $50K getting a 5er wagon through DOT assuming you didn't...
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By dkreidel
As you're in CA an ED car must be smogged - yes,...

As you're in CA an ED car must be smogged - yes, I know it's brand new - but it MUST be smogged before it can be registered in your wonderful state. Complain to CARB, but the dealer will either need...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,261
Posted By dkreidel
Cobalt = Nice boat:thumbup: Nice Volvo too.

Cobalt = Nice boat:thumbup:

Nice Volvo too.
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By dkreidel
Not all cars are shipped by WW; some go by NY...

Not all cars are shipped by WW; some go by NY Lines
Forum: European Delivery 07-16-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,219
Posted By dkreidel
Exactly right; get Bose over the ear and be done...

Exactly right; get Bose over the ear and be done with it.
Forum: European Delivery 07-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,219
Posted By dkreidel
There is so much misinformation in this thread I...

There is so much misinformation in this thread I don't even know where to begin.

I've flown 3.8M air miles on UA alone, most of it international between LA and MUC and LA and TPE/HKG. My...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By dkreidel
Great looking car - an updated version of the...

Great looking car - an updated version of the Techno Violet E36 M3's :thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By dkreidel
There was someone else a few years back who...

There was someone else a few years back who punted his ED E60 M5 into the Armco at the Ring, and the seemingly bullet proof Allianz insurance balked at fixing his ride. I'll see if I can find the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By dkreidel
Capital One is always agreeable to ED financing...

Capital One is always agreeable to ED financing and generally offers rates much lower than BMW FS
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By dkreidel
Great color combo, and kudos for ordering the...

Great color combo, and kudos for ordering the third pedal :thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 07-05-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By dkreidel
Not "given"; many credit unions and conventional...

Not "given"; many credit unions and conventional auto loan institutions will do ED financing - less of a selection for leasing though.
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By dkreidel
Interesting! I knew US Delivery "new" BMW's...

Interesting! I knew US Delivery "new" BMW's pre-clear under COSI while onboard ship, but was told by the GM of the Hueneme VDC that didn't apply to ED cars - they all clear on the docks. The big...
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By dkreidel
ED 235M spotted in Polson MT?

On the way to Kalispell this morning I saw a new silver 235M (M235?) with Zoll plates! This was on a podunk country road a mile from my house near Flathead Lake - is anybody here in my 'hood? No BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By dkreidel
I think it's a blondes or brunettes choice :D

I think it's a blondes or brunettes choice :D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By dkreidel
Used both on the wifey's X5's - both are great....

Used both on the wifey's X5's - both are great. Michi is generally a better brand, but the ride and quietness of the DWS is astounding. DWS are "pretty good" in light snow - but our studded Nokian...
Forum: European Delivery 06-27-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By dkreidel
For many years I traveled to Germany 4-5X a year...

For many years I traveled to Germany 4-5X a year for work (supplier to BMW) My German is poor, even after 40+ work trips. My Russian, on the other hand, is fluent with a Muscovite's accent. I was...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By dkreidel
^^^ All of RKA's answers are spot on :thumbup:...

^^^ All of RKA's answers are spot on :thumbup: The 4-Points is very convenient but nothing to write home about. You can easily roll your luggage from the 4-Points to the Welt. There is a great...
Forum: European Delivery 06-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By dkreidel
:) Good information; thanks for the clarification...

:) Good information; thanks for the clarification :thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By dkreidel
I think it is still June, so not surprised August...

I think it is still June, so not surprised August ED slots are available for cars being produced now. I stand by my assertion that **generally** you won't get an ED slot for a given MY until those MY...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By dkreidel
You likely won't get an ED delivery date for a...

You likely won't get an ED delivery date for a '17 until the 17's are on US dealer's showroom floor.
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By dkreidel
Better go through Geneva to avoid lots of slow...

Better go through Geneva to avoid lots of slow mountain traffic. Have fun; we humped a 330 vert from Munich to Tours France in a single day :thumbup: Quite a few years ago; wouldn't attempt such a...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By dkreidel
That's a really long haul - are you going to stop...

That's a really long haul - are you going to stop overnight?
The nicest drive is through Lausanne and Beaune, but it would add a couple of hours. I think that route would take you through or...
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By dkreidel
Yes, Munich to Tours or Orleans is a long pull,...

Yes, Munich to Tours or Orleans is a long pull, so I'd suggest stopping that might in Beaune which is the wine capital of Burgundy and enjoy some of the best food in France.:beerchug: The next...
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