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Forum: European Delivery 11-11-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,321
Posted By CarSwami
I had a big smile on my face when I read your...

I had a big smile on my face when I read your post. I did a BMW ED 10 years ago and an Audi ED this year and all I can say is that both were memorable experiences. Each program has their own pluses...
Forum: European Delivery 10-29-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By CarSwami
My family and I stayed in Epernay in the...

My family and I stayed in Epernay in the Champagne region of France in September when I did an Audi ED. I can confirm that the region is a great place to visit and tour. Reims is also a nice town and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-25-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By CarSwami
+1. This is definitely something to keep in mind....

+1. This is definitely something to keep in mind. I would not want some 20-something kid driving my brand new car from Italy to to Munich/Bremerhaven!
Forum: European Delivery 02-03-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By CarSwami
Many thanks to all of you who responded to my...

Many thanks to all of you who responded to my question about a half-way stopping point between Munich and the Loire Valley. The Alsace valley sounds great and I'm definitely up for some real...
Forum: European Delivery 02-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By CarSwami
Thanks for the tip. We definitely plan to indulge...

Thanks for the tip. We definitely plan to indulge in every single food item listed in your message! More than once in fact!
Forum: European Delivery 02-02-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By CarSwami
Hi All I have a question for those of you...

Hi All

I have a question for those of you who have driven from Munich to the Loire Valley in France after picking up your ED car. Did you do the drive in one day or did you stop somewhere...
Forum: European Delivery 01-10-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,995
Posted By CarSwami
My family and I took the train to Normandy from...

My family and I took the train to Normandy from Paris a couple of years ago and met up with a tour guide who took us to all the D-Day sights. He was extremely knowledgeable and we all agreed that we...
Forum: European Delivery 01-10-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,026
Posted By CarSwami
Airfares were actually quite good in 2007 and I...

Airfares were actually quite good in 2007 and I got hotel rooms at the Hilton, Marriott and comparable hotels for about $70 per night using Priceline. I know that the exchange rate is much better now...
Forum: European Delivery 01-09-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,026
Posted By CarSwami
Even when my family and I did an ED in 2007, I'm...

Even when my family and I did an ED in 2007, I'm not sure that I saved any money compared to what I would have spent if I had simply bought the car at my local dealership. There were four of us on...
Forum: European Delivery 10-24-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,258
Posted By CarSwami
Hi Tim Do you know who has the book that...

Hi Tim

Do you know who has the book that used to be at the previous ED location Freimann (spelling?). It would be great if that book could be scanned in as well. Thanks.
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By CarSwami
I would definitely get full insurance coverage if...

I would definitely get full insurance coverage if you are going to rent a car. My colleague in I were in Munich on business last year and he got nailed by Hertz for small blemishes that would not...
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,304
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations and have a wonderful time during...

Congratulations and have a wonderful time during your ED. You and your wife are going to love it.
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By CarSwami
When you go up the Schilthorn and Jungfrauhoch,...

When you go up the Schilthorn and Jungfrauhoch, my recommendation is to get a head start in the morning. My experience in Switzerland tells me that the mornings are clear and nice, but that clouds...
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,453
Posted By CarSwami
Can you clarify if you are referring to the BMW...

Can you clarify if you are referring to the BMW dealer in Silver Spring, Maryland or is it a different dealer? If it is the Maryland dealership, can you share the name of your CA? Thanks.
Forum: European Delivery 04-21-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,263
Posted By CarSwami
I was in London a day after the November attack...

I was in London a day after the November attack in Paris, and I visited London, Paris and Amsterdam last month. Apart from a higher state of alert than I've experienced before (e.g., scanning of...
Forum: European Delivery 03-06-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By CarSwami
I rode the Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam...

I rode the Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam (via Belgium) last week and there were no passport checks or problems on the train. But I did have to put my luggage through an X-Ray machine and go...
Forum: European Delivery 03-06-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,031
Posted By CarSwami
Fantastic. I loved the video and also got a kick...

Fantastic. I loved the video and also got a kick out of seeing how much joy you felt during your ED. Absolutely brilliant!
Forum: European Delivery 01-11-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By CarSwami
I did the same drive (Munich, Prague, Vienna,...

I did the same drive (Munich, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich) during my ED in 2007 and we had a blast. But if memory serves me right, we spent three nights each in Prague and Vienna and still did...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,258
Posted By CarSwami
Since you said that you were interested in beer,...

Since you said that you were interested in beer, I would definitely recommend the monastery at Klosters Andechs where the monks have been brewing beer for centuries. It is on the outskirts of Munich...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 62,833
Posted By CarSwami
Cuz we in Bimmerfest are secure in our admiration...

Cuz we in Bimmerfest are secure in our admiration for our cars and are willing to give a MB enthusiast help when he/she comes here for advice!:)

Actually, this type of question has been asked and...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By CarSwami
I completely agree with the above advice. The...

I completely agree with the above advice. The only other piece of advice for you (assuming that you have not driven in Europe before) is to familiarize yourself with some of the road signs and road...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By CarSwami
Have lots of fun in your new 535xi GT. And send...

Have lots of fun in your new 535xi GT. And send reports along the way.
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By CarSwami
I definitely agree that Geneva and Zurich are not...

I definitely agree that Geneva and Zurich are not very interesting and that Luzern, Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland region (think Murren!) will be much more interesting. However, keep in mind...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By CarSwami
I agree that FRA is a terrible airport for...

I agree that FRA is a terrible airport for transit passengers. Especially if one has to go from one terminal to another. I have transited through FRA over a dozen times in the past two years and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,140
Posted By CarSwami
It has been a long time since I transited to the...

It has been a long time since I transited to the USA through LHR after arriving there from a non-UK airport, but my recollection is that I had to go through security (but not immigration). The...
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