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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ewsr
Recommend you try Mark Carvalho now at Flemington...

Recommend you try Mark Carvalho now at Flemington NJ BMW. He knows ED inside and out. My experience at Bloomfield is that they don't do a lot of them and don't like the extra paperwork. Currently...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By ewsr
Very tempting but not sure in a jet lagged state...

Very tempting but not sure in a jet lagged state I'll want to take that much time. Maybe on the way back. I guess the three faster routes are equally blah?
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By ewsr
Route advice to Bressaone/Brixen

Hi Everyone

Picking up August 5 mid day (the day after arrival) and plan to head immediately to Bressaone Italy where we will overnight on the way to Liguria. Google maps suggests three routes,...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By ewsr
Update re Security, Border Crossings, Lines

Anyone over there now or returned recently notice increased security overall, wait times at Munich and other airports, any border delays even within Schengen? Increased security/waits getting into...
Forum: European Delivery 06-25-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By ewsr
I figure there would be at least three round...

I figure there would be at least three round trips from the airport: Friday night for dinner; Saturday morning to explore the city and back in the afternoon to rest: then a third Saturday night for...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By ewsr
In my case, plan to drop off on a Friday (when...

In my case, plan to drop off on a Friday (when the two week insurance expires) and fly back mid day Sunday. With airport Hilton close to drop off and the terminal, I'm tempted to stay there and take...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By ewsr
Here's what I did first ED, which worked well re...

Here's what I did first ED, which worked well re the jet lag break in:

Arrive AM. Pickup by Peter to Hilton Munich Park. Short nap. Taxi downtown for dinner at Zum Alten Markt. Explore downtown...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 06-16-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By ewsr
Sparkling brown metallic, mocha leather, fine...

Sparkling brown metallic, mocha leather, fine line trim, cw, prem, tech, lux packs and hk sound. Rfts. Via ED August 5.

Never had a brown car before but thought this looked classy and wanted a...
Forum: European Delivery 06-07-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By ewsr
Sure. Mark Carvalho Flemington BMW NJ. Might be...

Sure. Mark Carvalho Flemington BMW NJ. Might be different for the X1 than other models, but as I remember it was a similar schedule for my last ED of a 328 in 2013. Anyway, mark said the last...
Forum: European Delivery 05-23-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By ewsr
My delivery is August 5 too for an x1 (last ED...

My delivery is August 5 too for an x1 (last ED was a 328). In the morning. So perhaps our paths will cross. Apparently Aug 5/6 are the last possible dates for a 2016 model year ED, and the last...
Forum: European Delivery 04-28-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By ewsr
You might consider picking up a 2016 the first...

You might consider picking up a 2016 the first week of August (which my SA says is the last week possible for a 2016) if the first week is within your window. My SA says the factory warranty...
Forum: European Delivery 04-22-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,202
Posted By ewsr
Mark Carvalho now at Flemington NJ BMW. Working...

Mark Carvalho now at Flemington NJ BMW. Working on second ED this summer.
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 04-13-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,659
Posted By ewsr
Re seat comfort, any opinions on how the X1...

Re seat comfort, any opinions on how the X1 compares with the 328? I am contemplating moving from my 2014 328 when its lease expires this summer to the X1, partly because I find the 328 seats...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-07-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By ewsr
Don't know if your previous cars have had low...

Don't know if your previous cars have had low profile tires, but I suggest you review threads about tires and wheels and whether to buy insurance from BMW. Friends with X3s have never had a problem...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By ewsr
I think the other advantage of the X3 would be...

I think the other advantage of the X3 would be off road capability (if this matters to you) and less likelihood of tire and wheel damage due to potholes and general northeast road conditions.

...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By ewsr
They are suspiciously sketchy about the details...

They are suspiciously sketchy about the details about how many points it takes to get credits.


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Forum: General BMW Questions 01-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By ewsr
BMW Visa?

Anyone see any advantages vs other cards? Details seem sketchy.
Forum: European Delivery 01-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By ewsr
I found the USB map that BMW provided was several...

I found the USB map that BMW provided was several years out of date. On at least 3 occasions the nav did not recognize newer highways and we ended up with wrong turns that added useless miles and...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 11-16-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By ewsr
Indy shop Montclair/Bloomfield NJ Area?

Any recommendations? Anyone use Hoffman's in Montclair?
Forum: European Delivery 11-14-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By ewsr
VPC Repair

The wait for me in October was 3 1/2 weeks with a scratched bumper. Especially frustrating because the dealer is 12 miles from the VPC.

Interestingly, there was rim rash on two wheels, noted when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By ewsr
Headlight settings help

Thanks Bob. They claim the reconnected it. When this happened at the dealer a few years back, I had to take it in several times until finally the service manager figured out that they reinstalled...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By ewsr
Headlight settings help

Just got my 330xi 2005 back from an independent shop where they replaced the front axels. The headlights are now not right, seem to be pointing down when at low beam. The shop says they plugged the...
Forum: European Delivery 11-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,421
Posted By ewsr
Starting my ED planning. Any input on my first pass?

Here's another suggestion: stay in Munich the whole time. Stay in a hotel like the munich park hilton that includes parking as part of the BMW rate. Pick up the car the second day (and do the factory...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By ewsr
Oxygen sensor replacement

Current opinions on whether to replace at BMW interval recommended 100-120k miles? 2005 330xi with 116k miles.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,797
Posted By ewsr
picked up my 328d sports wagon

Did it come with dynamic handling?


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