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Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By mgthompson
My car was "In Transit" on the bmwusa WWW site...

My car was "In Transit" on the bmwusa WWW site for two years after it was redelivered.
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By mgthompson
It worked very well in July 2009 for my ED. Later...

It worked very well in July 2009 for my ED. Later in the year they deleted the feature from USA models BMWs so it didn't work for EDs. If you got a software update for the nav the feature went away....
Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,921
Posted By mgthompson
You can get really good pork in the Italian...

You can get really good pork in the Italian restaurants too.



Even if the hotel says they have AC, they may not have it in more than a few rooms. I always ask for a "spoiled American room" when...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By mgthompson
Ordered in February and picked up July 14.

Ordered in February and picked up July 14.
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,598
Posted By mgthompson
I used to wear American sneakers in Germany....

I used to wear American sneakers in Germany. Everyone looked at my shoes and just assumed that I didn't speak German. I wear black sneakers now and everyone starts off in German. When they hear my...
Forum: European Delivery 05-01-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,034
Posted By mgthompson
If you stay at the Hotel Mueller, and reserve...

If you stay at the Hotel Mueller, and reserve your castle tour tickets online, the hotel staff will get your tickets while you have breakfast.
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By mgthompson
Nice interior color choice!

Nice interior color choice!
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By mgthompson
Retro Classics show in Stuttgart

I visited the Retro Classics show in Stuttgart last Saturday. The show included 1.2 million sq.ft. of everything related to classic cars. If you are in Germany in March 2016 I highly recommend the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-19-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By mgthompson
Since you will be in Mulhouse I imagine that you...

Since you will be in Mulhouse I imagine that you will be visiting the Cité de l’Automobile (http://citedelautomobile.com/en/home). Really impressive museum. There is a train museum a mile away, and...
Forum: European Delivery 01-30-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By mgthompson
You already have Speyer on your list, but just a...

You already have Speyer on your list, but just a short distance away is the huge museum in Sinsheim: http://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en

The both the Dornier and Zeppelin museums are in...
Forum: European Delivery 01-29-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By mgthompson
There is a great car museum very close to...

There is a great car museum very close to Strasbourg and only 20 minutes from Colmar.
http://citedelautomobile.com/en/home
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By mgthompson
It worked when I did my ED in 2009, but was...

It worked when I did my ED in 2009, but was disabled in later models by BMWNA. It was incredibly convenient to upload the day's trip into the nav, and just follow the detailed directions that I...
Forum: European Delivery 12-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,345
Posted By mgthompson
The most dangerous thing on the Autobahn is the...

The most dangerous thing on the Autobahn is the trucks. Many are restricted to 80 or 100 kph and usually stay in the right lane. If a truck is going just 1 kph faster than the one they are...
Forum: European Delivery 11-19-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By mgthompson
We had a very nice dinner at the Maison...

We had a very nice dinner at the Maison Kammerzell, right next to the Cathedral in Strasbourg. http://www.maison-kammerzell.com/maison-kammerzell-article127.html
The building dates to 1427, so it...
Forum: European Delivery 10-29-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By mgthompson
I did the same with a Hertz rental. They added a...

I did the same with a Hertz rental. They added a 25 Euro processing fee to the cost of the parking ticket and charged it to my CC.
Forum: European Delivery 10-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,856
Posted By mgthompson
My wife has a lot of friends in southern Sweden....

My wife has a lot of friends in southern Sweden. I have been trying to talk her into doing an ED on her next car and driving to Sweden to stay with her friends. We have lots of places that we could...
Forum: European Delivery 07-14-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By mgthompson
My salesman said that they sometimes go missing...

My salesman said that they sometimes go missing during cleanup at the local dealer.
Forum: European Delivery 06-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By mgthompson
The US version of the i3 is equipped with an SAE...

The US version of the i3 is equipped with an SAE J1772 charging connector. The European charging stations are equipped with a Mennekes connector. To charge a US version of an i3 from a European fast...
Forum: European Delivery 06-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By mgthompson
I had breakfast in Varese today, and then drove...

I had breakfast in Varese today, and then drove E35->E25->A5 back into Germany. The drive through Switzerland was spectacular, and worthy of several stops for pictures. There was a lot of road...
Forum: European Delivery 05-16-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By mgthompson
The NAV will tell you what version of data it is...

The NAV will tell you what version of data it is using. Hopefully it isn't still the 2009 beta that they used for several years.
Forum: European Delivery 04-30-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By mgthompson
I have to go to Ispra on Lake Maggiore for...

I have to go to Ispra on Lake Maggiore for business in a few weeks. It is difficult work, but someone has to do it. ;-)
Forum: European Delivery 04-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By mgthompson
Usually, with a non-refundable fare, you can...

Usually, with a non-refundable fare, you can cancel the trip and get a credit for future travel. If your relationship survives this trip you can use the travel credit for the next trip.
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,860
Posted By mgthompson
Nice interior color choice!

Nice interior color choice!
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By mgthompson
The Porsche museum is really for dedicated car...

The Porsche museum is really for dedicated car enthusiasts. It is all about the cars and has little about socialology and context. If you are a car geek it is a great museum. The MB museum has a lot...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By mgthompson
I went through the MB museum last Saturday, my...

I went through the MB museum last Saturday, my third time. There are two seperate spiral tracks through the museum and quite a few display rooms on the sides of the spiral tracks. That means that you...
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