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Forum: European Delivery 11-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By SimiClyde
ED and Dealer allocation 328d sedan and wagon

Contact Board Sponsors in LA or Santa Barbara for straight talk on allocations and price. I personally had a great experience with Jon Shafer last year. You can email him at jshafer@sbautogroup.com...
Forum: European Delivery 09-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By SimiClyde
bmwconfig and mac = silverlight

Well you hit it on the head. Firefox and Silverlight haven't been happy together for at least the last two years.

I also use Firefox as the default browser, but switch to Safari for some...
Forum: European Delivery 08-31-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By SimiClyde
bmwconfig and mac = silverlight

Which browser are you using?


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Forum: European Delivery 06-07-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By SimiClyde
For our ED last year, I didn't really have any...

For our ED last year, I didn't really have any interest in the simulator, etc. There wasn't really any substantially new product information to share either. However, our 10 year-old daughter got...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-28-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By SimiClyde
Hmm, something doesn't add up here..... Being a...

Hmm, something doesn't add up here..... Being a skeptic, and a bit of a geek, I'm thinking they tweaked a setting on the car and didn't 'fess up.

Whether the phone delivers notification of text...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-28-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By SimiClyde
In the newer software BMW has been tinkering with...

In the newer software BMW has been tinkering with their "branding", for lack of a better way to say it.... They now collect the connectivity options under a menu heading called "Connected Drive". ...
Forum: European Delivery 05-06-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By SimiClyde
Oy, true that.... Missed that detail, apologies....

Oy, true that.... Missed that detail, apologies.

Imposed my own perspective -- I'm not a fan of arriving on Sunday. Last year, I remember the airfares being way better for a Thursday...
Forum: European Delivery 05-04-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By SimiClyde
I'm not a fan of checked baggage -- costs time...

I'm not a fan of checked baggage -- costs time and hassle that, in my view, isn't worth spending at the airport.

So, taught the wife and kids over the years that "you get one roller-bag and one...
Forum: European Delivery 05-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By SimiClyde
Yes, full access available, etc. When you go to...

Yes, full access available, etc. When you go to the courtesy desk at the foot of the elevator, simply let them know you are taking delivery the next day, and would like to do the paperwork, finalize...
Forum: European Delivery 05-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By SimiClyde
Yes. We did both the factory tour and the museum...

Yes. We did both the factory tour and the museum tour the day before our delivery last year.
Forum: European Delivery 04-24-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By SimiClyde
It's not always the case that they can...

It's not always the case that they can accommodate you on a walk-up basis. For our last ED they could not get us into the factory tour for my first choice date, due to an excessive number of M5...
Forum: European Delivery 04-22-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,372
Posted By SimiClyde
Better yet, come in the day before, do your...

Better yet, come in the day before, do your pre-delivery paperwork, the factory tour, the museum tour, etc, so delivery day is all about getting out on the road.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-17-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By SimiClyde
Neptune Blue w/Venetian Beige interior. I...

Neptune Blue w/Venetian Beige interior.

I also think that Deep Sea Blue w/Cinnamon Brown interior would be a beautiful combination.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-12-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By SimiClyde
@DuctorDoc: Congratulations -- the first wait is...

@DuctorDoc: Congratulations -- the first wait is over. Yes, the GT is one heck of a cruiser. We were percolating along on the Autobahn, between Nuremburg and Munich, at a sustained 135mph, when She...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By SimiClyde
Wot? The computer is already telling you that it...

Wot? The computer is already telling you that it needs service so soon? Or are you looking to apply a more frequent service schedule than what BMW recommends (I know I'll get a little flambe for...
Forum: European Delivery 04-11-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,408
Posted By SimiClyde
Do you have the "new Navigation" (feature code...

Do you have the "new Navigation" (feature code 609)? If so, you may find that you only have one USB port, and that it is occupied by your USB stick containing your European maps.

That was the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By SimiClyde
Mr. P. , I'm pretty "el cheapo" when it...

Mr. P. ,

I'm pretty "el cheapo" when it comes to hotels - they're just a place to sleep, shower and have breakfast for me. So, I require clean, easy to find, free (or cheap) parking, etc. We've...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 414
Posted By SimiClyde
And then the rebates are factored in (e.g. they...

And then the rebates are factored in (e.g. they are applied to the transaction after you settle on invoice+500). Remember that rebates are BMW incentives paid by BMW corporate. Don't unknowingly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By SimiClyde
Seems to me that the right comparison is to a GT...

Seems to me that the right comparison is to a GT xDrive with the N55 engine. The 535i xDrive GT has an MSRP of $60,600.

So, from that viewpoint, the MSRP for the 335i xDrive GT looks like a very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,044
Posted By SimiClyde
Software updates are pretty routine -- IIRC the...

Software updates are pretty routine -- IIRC the cars are updated at the VPC, before they go to the dealer. However, if they've been at the dealer for a little while, there's a high probability that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,044
Posted By SimiClyde
Well, a modern car seems to take a bit longer...

Well, a modern car seems to take a bit longer than 6 hours. See if you can arrange for a tour of one of BMW's factories (Spartanburg or Munich). Their processes are pretty impressive for such a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-05-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,111
Posted By SimiClyde
Thought about driving to Andechs, but in the end...

Thought about driving to Andechs, but in the end it didn't really fit our itinerary. So, we skipped Andechs and went straight on down to Garmish-Partenkirchen. The day that we planned to go up to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By SimiClyde
To close remotely, you would need to pay a visit...

To close remotely, you would need to pay a visit to the coding forum to learn what your options are. I've read that there are options, but am not inclined to fiddle with the software on a leased car.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-28-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By SimiClyde
:thumbup: Here's wishing you an incredible trip! ...

:thumbup: Here's wishing you an incredible trip!

Have you done European Delivery before (so much to do, so little time)?
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-27-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By SimiClyde
Ditto.

Ditto.
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