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Forum: European Delivery 02-27-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,375
Posted By ddoran
late spring

picked up 328 convert 7 years ago and drove down to my sister vineyard in tuscany
last june went and got a 428 with awd
nice thing about June is that trucks can't use highways on sundays which made...
Forum: European Delivery 12-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By ddoran
depends on where you live

i wanted to use alex but i live on the mass/ri line
too far away per wife/boss

ended up using joe shuman at bmw norwood and he took 2% off after bmw's 7%

chambers and bmw ri would not give any...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By ddoran
2" hitch mounted bike rack for 2012 x5

I would like to buy a bike rack to carry our two bikes that can mount to the hitch
any suggestions on the best rack and where to buy it?
thanks for your help!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By ddoran
replacing 4 tires on 2012 in boston

first time replacing the 4 run flat tires
quoted $300 each for bridgestone blizak i think
live in boston
recommendations for best tire for boston area??
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By ddoran

we did power wash agip on our 438 convt. right next to airport as seen in photos here
the drop off office thanked us for bringing the the car spotlessly cleaned inside and out
remember to only...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By ddoran
good news: no trucks on sundays

most trucks are prohibited from driving on the highways on Sundays
however, you will find a lot of holiday drivers pulling caravans
most places are closed except in tourist areas
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By ddoran
profit is better on used car

I play golf with an owner of several dealerships
used cars are more negotiable and much more profitable for dealers
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By ddoran
I posted similar question on 3 series

I followed the advice there as I am selling my old car as my new 428 convert ED just arrived

I did autotrader and got brokers calling me offering to help

then I went to car max for my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ddoran
googled and found answer

i had bumped the valet switch inside the glove compartment
of course, i never even knew i had a switch there
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ddoran
2007 328i convert trunk will not release

hit both key fobs with no luck
hit the inside button for trunk release and no life either
manual key works and trunk opens

any suggestion on what to check?


Forum: European Delivery 07-31-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By ddoran
sunday is truck free

drove from munich to venice on a sunday in may and then florence to innnsbruk on the following sunday
no trucks are allowed on sundays but you could be stuck behind a small car pulling a camper...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By ddoran
thanks for all the help

i just listed it on autotrader for 17,750
3 dealers were showing similar car with far more mileage for 20k
have to add photos later as the car is at my cottage on cape cod right now
will also...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By ddoran
cheese and wine

noticed you are going to florence

we stay at my sisters farm/vineyard


last time i was there anthony bourdain was filming their famous specialty cheese making

Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By ddoran
sunday is better

we drove to venice on one sunday and back to munich on the following sunday from tuscany
no trucks on sundays
much better driving

some saturdays in summer have no truck rule as well
not sure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By ddoran
how to sell a 2007 328 convert?

just got my new 428 x drive convert back from our ED
didnt trade in the 328 as we needed it until the 428 got here from Munich
dealer has done all paperwork and doesnt want trade now
the car is...
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By ddoran
mine was fixed in new jersey

i also had scratches on both bumpers
dropped off car in Munich on 5/26 and got car back today in Boston
looks great but i assume it delayed delivery by 1 to 2 weeks as it arrived in NJ on 6/18
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By ddoran
parking in venice

my sister has an apart. in venice so we stayed there for 2 nights on our way to her farm south of florence
she had us pre book and pre pay for our parking which made it very easy when driving into...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By ddoran

4 weeks ago, we drove straight to Venice from Munich via Brenner pass after the Welt pick up
if you go on a Sunday, there are no trucks on these highways!
On the way back from my sister's farm in...
Forum: European Delivery 06-09-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By ddoran
fattoria corzano e paterno

look up this place on trip advisor where it is rated #1
we just came back from there with our new 428 convert.
great driving around chianti with top down
it has been featured on anthony bourdain's...
Forum: European Delivery 06-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,274
Posted By ddoran
BMW lady advised to use the 10 euro gift cert to buy them in the bmw store

i had brought my own that i bought on amazon
also you are supposed to keep them inside the car and not in the trunk
Forum: European Delivery 06-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By ddoran
sunday had many cars pulling campers

through brenner pass, we had to drive around many cars pulling campers on those sundays
also note that there is no passing on the right
lot more fun to drive on the highways when there were few...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By ddoran
just back

for May pick up, we couldn't order the 435 x drive convertible so ED the 428 x drive convert.
drove very well throughout Germany/Austria/Italy
have 328 without x drive and that convertible stinks...
Forum: European Delivery 05-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By ddoran
too much

unless you drive on Sundays, you will be driving with many trucks on your distance routes
i just got back to Boston last night
best driving i had was the hills of Tuscany
i would just concentrate...
Forum: European Delivery 05-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,074
Posted By ddoran
booked with login/out and picked up by sixt

on Thursday May 15, we were was picked up in nice 5 series by sixt even though i had never contacted them
in/out simply sent our reservation to them
10 euro tip to Sofitel hotel
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By ddoran
no trucks in germany/aust/italy on this trip on sundays

my sister also said that she thinks part of saturday may have truck ban in july/aug but not sure
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