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Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the others who have said that there...

I agree with the others who have said that there can be a long line for the bus that takes visitors up to the castle from the ticket booth. When I was there last year in March (supposedly off-season...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the others, stay outside town and...

I agree with the others, stay outside town and you will enjoy yourselves a lot more. I stayed one night in Salzburg in a chain hotel and one night outside town in a family owned Gasthaus, and the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,977
Posted By CarSwami
In one of the sticky's on the Audi World forum,...

In one of the sticky's on the Audi World forum, you will find a reference to Sarah Toycen who is in charge of marketing of Audi in America. If you send her an E-mail or PM, someone will get back to...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By CarSwami
I had to go through security at FRA last month...

I had to go through security at FRA last month when I transited through to Rome. I cleared immigration at FRA too.
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with others that you can do both Prague...

I agree with others that you can do both Prague and Vienna in 6 days (I did it during my ED!) but that means that you will not be driving your car very much when you are in Europe. In both Prague and...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By CarSwami
Many of your questions are answered in the Wiki,...

Many of your questions are answered in the Wiki, the link to which can be found near the top of the ED page on Bimmerfest. My suggestion is that you read the Wiki and if you have additional questions...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,977
Posted By CarSwami
There is an Audi Forum (Audi World) but it is...

There is an Audi Forum (Audi World) but it is much less active than Bimmerfest. In fact many of the folks on that forum refer to Bimmerfest!
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Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,124
Posted By CarSwami
It has been a long time since I enjoyed reading a...

It has been a long time since I enjoyed reading a thread on bimmerfest as I did just now! What a fabulous record of an ED. It should be required reading for anyone who is thinking about doing an ED...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,474
Posted By CarSwami
My recollection is that I handed my dealer the...

My recollection is that I handed my dealer the check between 7-10 days before I picked up the car at Munich.
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By CarSwami
A colleague of mine at work was detained at...

A colleague of mine at work was detained at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for overdue parking ticket fines he got when driving a car in The Netherlands. He was escorted to an ATM where he was asked to...
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By CarSwami
We stayed one night in Salzburg and one night in...

We stayed one night in Salzburg and one night in Berchtesgaden during our ED in 2007. We liked the Gasthaus in Berchtesgaden better than the chain hotel we booked in Salzburg, but there was...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By CarSwami
Berlin is a great fun city to visit, so enjoy. I...

Berlin is a great fun city to visit, so enjoy. I hope that the weather is conducible for you to visit some of the outdoor sites in Berlin when you are there, including walking down the Unter der...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By CarSwami
I'm surprised that the folks at the Welt cannot...

I'm surprised that the folks at the Welt cannot accommodate a 15 min delay in your check in. You should definitely talk to them when you arrive at the Welt to see if they can do something to...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,509
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on the best possible outcome. A...

Congratulations on the best possible outcome. A bumper on my car was damaged during shipping from Germany to the VPC and had to be fixed before redelivery. I've never been able to tell exactly where...
Forum: European Delivery 12-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By CarSwami
My car was stuck at the VPC in New Jersey in 2007...

My car was stuck at the VPC in New Jersey in 2007 because there was apparently some minor damage to one of the fenders during the journey over from Bremerhaven. It took BMW NA about 2-3 weeks to fix...
Forum: European Delivery 12-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on the convertible and enjoy the...

Congratulations on the convertible and enjoy the rest of your trip. Maybe we'll pass each other sometime next summer on Interstate 495 (the infamous Beltway for those who are not familiar with the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By CarSwami
I took a Baltic cruise to Scandinavia last year...

I took a Baltic cruise to Scandinavia last year and I can attest to the fact that everything seems to cost a lot more there than other places that I've been to. It says a lot when I tell you that I...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By CarSwami
Rick Steve's guidebook on Prague and the...

Rick Steve's guidebook on Prague and the surrounding areas has some good information on Cesky Krumlov. I do not recall if it includes recommendations for places to stay there. But you can check the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By CarSwami
I'm glad that you are so calm and cool about...

I'm glad that you are so calm and cool about receiving the ticket! What's done is done, so I admire your perspective. I know that I'd be mad at myself if I were in your shoes!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,643
Posted By CarSwami
When I bought a Mercedes ML430 in 1999, I too had...

When I bought a Mercedes ML430 in 1999, I too had a lot of quality issues with the vehicle. After getting the run around from the dealer, I wrote a two page letter to the CEO/President of Mercedes in...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By CarSwami
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction....

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Unfortunately, I found out that I am not eligible to join this CU.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-20-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By CarSwami
Can anyone join DCU or does the credit union have...

Can anyone join DCU or does the credit union have some requirements for membership? I could not get an answer to this question at their website. Thanks for your help.
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,338
Posted By CarSwami
Munich seems to attract tourists year-round, so...

Munich seems to attract tourists year-round, so you will likely always have crowds whenever you go there. Over the years, I've been in Munich in February, March, May, July and December, and there...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on your new toy! She looks great!...

Congratulations on your new toy! She looks great! One good thing about living in So Cal is that you can drive the convertible with the top down for most of the year. I don't know how many more days I...
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By CarSwami
I thought that the Jaguars are built in...

I thought that the Jaguars are built in Liverpool. If I'm right, one could do the Beatles tour when picking up an ED Jaguar! The tour can actually be quite nice if one has a good knowledgeable guide....
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