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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-23-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By dkreidel
I'm just South of you, and have similar winters....

I'm just South of you, and have similar winters. If you have staggered wheels (wider in the rear) suggest you use a "square" (equal width) set up for winter. Most 18's will clear the brakes, all 19's...
Forum: European Delivery 08-23-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By dkreidel
Space is at a premium at MUC for dropped cars;...

Space is at a premium at MUC for dropped cars; and loading the transporters in the tight confines of the office and the two auxiliary lots have been problematic for years. The two previous Harms...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-22-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,157
Posted By dkreidel
$2K over ED invoice is not a bad deal for an M...

$2K over ED invoice is not a bad deal for an M car. You might (and might not) squeeze another $500 off the cap... but the lease delta is trivial. Make one more pass at the deal and move on with...
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By dkreidel
^^^^ This is a very good plan for a first timer.

^^^^ This is a very good plan for a first timer.
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By dkreidel
Ahh, good to know. I was considering F12 and F10...

Ahh, good to know. I was considering F12 and F10 M cars; my last was a 2008 E60 which wasn't from allocation.

As of 6 months ago, the B6 Alpinas were available outside dealer allocation for ED...
Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By dkreidel
ED M cars have come from dealer allocation since...

ED M cars have come from dealer allocation since ~2009
Forum: European Delivery 08-10-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,014
Posted By dkreidel
Some people don't even get 7% off with BMW ED...

Some people don't even get 7% off with BMW ED :rofl: I've done two MB ED's; one almost 11% (well over 11% if you include the gratis transportation) and the other right at 10% on an AMG. Both were...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By dkreidel
Yep, there is a Disturbance in the Force and...

Yep, there is a Disturbance in the Force and something is going on. I'm going to contact my mole at NA to see what I can find out and publicly share.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-04-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,198
Posted By dkreidel
George and I became quite good "pen pals"; he...

George and I became quite good "pen pals"; he will be dearly missed. RIP
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-03-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By dkreidel
BJ, are you back?

BJ, are you back?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-02-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,013
Posted By dkreidel
Thanks for the very candid and insightful CA and...

Thanks for the very candid and insightful CA and dealer perspective. You've offered sage and sound advice on how the dealership works, and how to ensure our needs are met.

I have been buying...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-31-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By dkreidel
We paid $500 over ED invoice and then picked up...

We paid $500 over ED invoice and then picked up $2K in Holiday cash; I think the lease payment was under $200/mo :rofl: We liked it so much at the end of the lease we bought it at $9.5K under the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By dkreidel
November NA will launch their annual Holiday...

November NA will launch their annual Holiday Cheer which might be ~$1-2K on a 550
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-29-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By dkreidel
Just did this on our 550xi ** lease**. Leased...

Just did this on our 550xi ** lease**. Leased from a CA dealer but registered in Montana. We did not pay CA sales tax or registration and drove the 550 off the lot from CA to MT

However, purchases...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By dkreidel
You can do a lot better by walking around the...

You can do a lot better by walking around the corner to Zum Augustiner :)
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By dkreidel
Sounds logical, but sometimes BMW extends or...

Sounds logical, but sometimes BMW extends or shortens MY run dates. I've seen 15 month MY runs but also 6 months. Check back in about 4 months and AG may have their manufacturing schedules locked.
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By dkreidel
Yes, very troubling. I walked from the Welt to...

Yes, very troubling. I walked from the Welt to the Apple Store in the mall in February; it's a 15 minute stroll.

Be safe.
Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,353
Posted By dkreidel
I left out the part about a random suitcase in...

I left out the part about a random suitcase in the street (not ours) that was suspected to be a bomb ... and a first hand demonstration of a robot bomb sniffing gizmo that looked like R2D2's cousin.
Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,353
Posted By dkreidel
Someday yours will be a memorable ED; right now...

Someday yours will be a memorable ED; right now not so much. I get it, after > 16 ED's I've had my share of SNAFU's. What seemed the worst is now one of my favorites:

ED of M5 in late...
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,974
Posted By dkreidel
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: What do you mean...

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
What do you mean unacceptable? It is what it is.

This happened to me in '96 or '97 on a 5 series ED; there was a problem with tires & they wouldn't deliver ED cars...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-20-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By dkreidel
BMW impacted by Dieselgate?

EPA's testing of 2017 diesels is going slower than desired, and so far no approvals from the Feds. No one is talking about any problems (yet), just the EPA is being rigorous and cautious with testing...
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By dkreidel
Mine too; the MO is nice also. ...

Mine too; the MO is nice also.
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Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-17-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By dkreidel
We needed a small car to keep in SoCal; we looked...

We needed a small car to keep in SoCal; we looked at a 328 but the Mini and Mazda dealers were across the street. On a whim we went over and looked at Mazda3 - and was pleasantly surprised!
...
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By dkreidel
I used to say the same thing when we lived in the...

I used to say the same thing when we lived in the OC, but now that we're in Northwest Montana my perspective has changed a bit :D Much better driving roads here, but snow & ice (along with studded...
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By dkreidel
duplicate - sorry

duplicate - sorry
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