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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By aardvark
No ideas, but the upgraded audio system isn't B &...

No ideas, but the upgraded audio system isn't B & O but rather Harman Kardon.

I have the stock system, as well. I agree that it's not that great. I'm not a true audiophile, though, and my ipod...
Forum: European Delivery 08-28-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By aardvark
Close relationship? How so? I kinda though they...

Close relationship? How so? I kinda though they were arch-rivals. :dunno:
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-24-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By aardvark
Congrats on your new wheels! Anyone know how...

Congrats on your new wheels!

Anyone know how a buyer is able to "back out" AFTER doing ED and putting 285 miles on the car?! Isn't it pretty much required that you complete your deal before they...
Forum: European Delivery 08-21-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By aardvark
Seriously. I'm saying that, too... with...

Seriously. I'm saying that, too... with something like the tone of Jim Mora Sr's "Playoffs?!"

Perhaps I'm just an American who fell off a turnip truck or something, but the Welt did not strike me...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,581
Posted By aardvark
Just did ED in June. Fun experience. Munich is...

Just did ED in June. Fun experience. Munich is awesome.

Get while the getting is good. They're reducing the ED discount from 7% to 5% at the end of the year.
Forum: European Delivery 08-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 29,444
Posted By aardvark
6/26/15 MUC - Loginout dropoff 7/1/15 Booked...

6/26/15 MUC - Loginout dropoff
7/1/15 Booked Bremerhaven
7/9/15 Received at terminal Bremerhaven
7/10/15 Loaded on vessel Bremerhaven
8/4/15 Discharged Port Hueneme
8/6/15 Customs release Port...
Forum: European Delivery 08-15-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
Sounds like he was talking about what they call a...

Sounds like he was talking about what they call a 'courtesy delivery' wherein you order from Dealer A but the car is delivered to Dealer B. It's definitely possible within BMW's ordering system. I...
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By aardvark
Mine showed up today on United Road. Is it a...

Mine showed up today on United Road. Is it a done deal that it's really leaving the VPC (and not hung up with repairs)? Is there any way to track the truck or load?

Anyone have experience...
Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By aardvark
Just got off the phone with BMWNA. Despite...

Just got off the phone with BMWNA. Despite the automated system still saying that my car is 'in transit,' the customer service rep said that it was indeed at the VPC, as of yesterday, with...
Forum: European Delivery 08-10-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By aardvark
Ah, ok. Have you tried your VIN on United Road? ...

Ah, ok. Have you tried your VIN on United Road?
http://www.unitedroad.com/search-by-vin.php

My car was on the Asian Vision which arrived at Hueneme on 8/4. My car is also in VPC limbo, as the...
Forum: European Delivery 08-10-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By aardvark
What was your ship?

What was your ship?
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By aardvark
As others have mentioned, the nice folks at the...

As others have mentioned, the nice folks at the delivery lounge will give you as many parking exit vouchers as you want. I had originally planned to leave my car there for two nights. However, I...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By aardvark
You bring up a good point. Many trips that might...

You bring up a good point. Many trips that might appear at first glance to be so-called 'quick turnarounds' actually are not. We've been told that BMW-NA has been tracking this issue, but no one...
Forum: European Delivery 08-06-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
Never said that it's 'only way BMW can sell a...

Never said that it's 'only way BMW can sell a car.' Even with zero discount (or even an added fee), BMW would do some EDs. Just as Porsche does (or did even with a premium charge).

At the...
Forum: European Delivery 08-06-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
Sure, some folks do the no-discount (previously...

Sure, some folks do the no-discount (previously premium-priced) Porsche ED every year. And many, many folks will continue to do BMW ED even with a reduced discount. At the same time, though, I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-06-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By aardvark
The 228i premium package includes moonroof. ...

The 228i premium package includes moonroof. Period. It's essentially impossible to get BMW-NA to approve any sort of order that deviates from the ordering guide.

Get an m235i or forget about it.
Forum: European Delivery 08-05-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
I suspect that there's definitely something to...

I suspect that there's definitely something to that, as it seems like the big chain dealerships have generally been less enthusiastic about promoting ED as an option.... compared with some of our...
Forum: European Delivery 08-05-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
Only time will tell whether they made the right...

Only time will tell whether they made the right move here. I have to assume that BMW AG was happy enough with the program. From their standpoint, a sale is a sale. ED customers are very loyal and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-04-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
Without a doubt. Still a great value. Just not...

Without a doubt. Still a great value. Just not AS great of a value. Hard to spin what's effectively a price increase as a positive thing... for us anyway. Kind of sad that those of us who've done...
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,705
Posted By aardvark
Oh, no, that's a shame... The ED MSRP has pretty...

Oh, no, that's a shame... The ED MSRP has pretty much been 7% off forever, right?

That 2% difference will reduce the typical ED discount by ~$700-$2000. Bummer.
Forum: European Delivery 08-02-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By aardvark
Technically, it's not a receipt. It is a bill. ...

Technically, it's not a receipt. It is a bill. We don't have to pay it, though...

As I mentioned in the sticky thread above, when I warned by the young lady at the Welt who assisted me with my...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By aardvark
Gates' 959 was not 25 years old when he succeeded...

Gates' 959 was not 25 years old when he succeeded in springing it from customs. His car was an '87, and he managed to get it approved as 'show and display' in ~1999-2000. It was 13 years old, not...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By aardvark
Another (semi-insane) possibility/impossibility...

Another (semi-insane) possibility/impossibility is to try to import it under the "show or display" law.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_or_Display

This was the so-called Bill Gates law. As...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By aardvark
16 hours of flying is torture... especially in...

16 hours of flying is torture... especially in economy/coach class. If you were by yourself, it would be one thing because, well, you're an adult. But give your daughter a break. Jar loose, pops,...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By aardvark
I remember seeing an ATM (Reisebank perhaps?)...

I remember seeing an ATM (Reisebank perhaps?) very close to the doors where MUC's international passengers arrive.

FWIW, First Republic Bank offers its customers $0 atm fees worldwide. I did all...
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