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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By fishskis
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishskis
Nope. Approximately the same weight. The M3 vert...

Nope. Approximately the same weight. The M3 vert is about 100 lbs. lighter than 640 vert, but it definitely feels lighter and quicker (handling-wise) than the 640. To get the most from the M3, you...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishskis
True. More torque in the lower rpm range. In the...

True. More torque in the lower rpm range. In the higher rpms, and at higher speeds it is different story. The 640 is, imho, faster than its numbers would indicate.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishskis
Thanks. I am aware of the scroll function; it is...

Thanks. I am aware of the scroll function; it is not exactly the same function, particularly in random play.

I agree about keeping Surround off. I would be interested in seeing your eq settings.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishskis
M3 to 640…First Impressions

This past week I gave up my 2011 M3 convertible for a Sapphire/ Black Nappa 640 M-Sport Edition Convertible with ARS. I did a quick European Delivery about six weeks ago, but I only had two days to...
Forum: European Delivery 04-10-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By fishskis
Actually, I believe they had already gotten rid...

Actually, I believe they had already gotten rid of international stopovers, and for the last year or two they were only permitting domestic gateway stopovers; for example, a stopover in New York on...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-08-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By fishskis
Interesting. I have a good relationship with my...

Interesting. I have a good relationship with my dealer, and they are generally good guys; I will ask them about this. Thanks.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By fishskis
Thanks guys. I'll give the run-flats a shot,...

Thanks guys.

I'll give the run-flats a shot, and see what happens.
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By fishskis
As others have said, definitely the Mandarin. ...

As others have said, definitely the Mandarin.

I would suggest emailing the concierge beforehand, advising them of your ED, and your paranoia about your new baby. I do this for every hotel I stay...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-06-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By fishskis
RFT and Wheel & Tire Insurance Questions

I realize there have been a lot of threads on this issue, and I have read through a bunch of them, but I thought I'd post this to see if I get any additional insight, since I am about to make a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By fishskis
Panama Canal Live Feed

Watching Phoenix Leader go through the Miraflores Locks Live. just went through one, now heading towards the second locks. So cool that you can watch this live.

Miraflores Cam 1...
Forum: European Delivery 04-02-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By fishskis
Still Obsessing...and Phoenix Leader Update

For those who are on Phoenix Leader, apparently, it is currently heading through the Panama Canal, scheduled to arrive at Port Hueneme on April 11th.
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Forum: European Delivery 03-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By fishskis
ED adds .0003. You should look into MSD's...

ED adds .0003.

You should look into MSD's if you are not familiar with them, which brings the MF down. If you have the cash, they are a good thing, generally speaking. But of course it depends on...
Forum: European Delivery 03-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By fishskis
Phoenix Leader. Scheduled to arrive in Port...

Phoenix Leader. Scheduled to arrive in Port Hueneme April 11th.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By fishskis
I got lucky; it got on a ship a few days after I...

I got lucky; it got on a ship a few days after I dropped it off. The ship arrives April 11th, car should be in my hands about a week or so later. And I'm enjoying my last month with M3, so the wait's...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By fishskis
I was not quite as bold as you, trying to keep to...

I was not quite as bold as you, trying to keep to break-in guidelines, but the car sure is sweet at 120 and above (hypothetically, of course). Thanks to German road construction and good drivers, the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-22-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By fishskis
The weather was great. In the 50's; top was down...

The weather was great. In the 50's; top was down with seat heater on.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By fishskis
640 M-Sport Edition Convertible European Delivery

Just got back from a European Delivery for a 640 M-Sport Vert. Thanks to all here who were helpful with my pre-purchase questions. Loved driving the car in Germany. I only had a couple of days with...
Forum: European Delivery 03-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By fishskis
Glu, Thanks for the great routing advice...

Glu,

Thanks for the great routing advice when I was in Munich; I followed it almost completely. You were right about the road from Garmisch to Oberammergau, it was great (though unfortunately...
Forum: European Delivery 03-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By fishskis
Don't think I'm not a little bit nervous about...

Don't think I'm not a little bit nervous about keeping it clean. It is Sapphire Black, not Jet Black, which should be a little more forgiving hopefully. I really didn't love the color choices for the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By fishskis
That wasn't so hard;). Thanks for the help.

That wasn't so hard;). Thanks for the help.
Forum: European Delivery 03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By fishskis
Pics....

Pics....
Forum: European Delivery 03-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By fishskis
Fifth ED Report

Just did my fifth ED last week for a 640 M-Sport Edition Convertible. Due to various factors, it was brief; picked up first thing Friday morning, and returned on Sunday.

Though short, I had a...
Forum: European Delivery 03-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By fishskis
The lounge is great, and they have a nice...

The lounge is great, and they have a nice selection for breakfast. Regarding luggage and anything else, they will take good care of you.

Incidentally, last week when i did my ED, I stayed around...
Forum: European Delivery 03-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By fishskis
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will be...

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will be heading to Garmisch. I was thinking about returning to Salzburg, but I just read that the penalties for not having snow tires could be a fine up to...
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