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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By cheezypoof
+1 on this comment hitting the mark I'm...

+1 on this comment hitting the mark

I'm guessing regrets about the 535d would manifest around 3000+rpm (where the fun really begins in the 550).
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By cheezypoof
Not a problem, you can reserve online with the...

Not a problem, you can reserve online with the usual suspects Hertz and Avis, also Sixt and Europcar (National's Euro brand). We always rent from Sixt when I go on business. There are other smaller...
Forum: European Delivery 11-12-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By cheezypoof
I had about the same situation 1yr ago - from...

I had about the same situation 1yr ago - from arrival @ VDC to me driving it home was one very long month.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-04-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,554
Posted By cheezypoof
+1 Let's face it, we're talking about $70k...

+1

Let's face it, we're talking about $70k cars, if $25/month is a priority then you should be thinking about a well optioned Passat TDI vs. a 535d.

I understand wanting a Diesel for reasons...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By cheezypoof
I'll second the suggestion to explore Alsace....

I'll second the suggestion to explore Alsace. Colmar would be a decent base for the wine route and villages - the city itself was fine but you'll want to spend your time in the countryside. There are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By cheezypoof
It was voluntary (and free) - kind of like how...

It was voluntary (and free) - kind of like how they rolled out Gmail by invite way back in the day. It's easy enough to switch between the old and new versions so not a huge deal.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By cheezypoof
The NEW Google Maps is in beta test and not...

The NEW Google Maps is in beta test and not everyone has it. Send-to-car IS NOT IMPLEMENTED yet, it doesn't matter what OS or browser you use.

For those invited to beta test the new version the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By cheezypoof
We purchased.

We purchased.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By cheezypoof
We have one - a 2011 TDI. Nice SUV, no problems...

We have one - a 2011 TDI. Nice SUV, no problems after a couple of initial quality problems that were widely reported when the new TDI powertrain was rolled out.

Things I like:
- range...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-14-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By cheezypoof
The 3.0L TDI is actually an Audi engine, but...

The 3.0L TDI is actually an Audi engine, but you're right that it's going in all of those vehicles. Great motor.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-29-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,953
Posted By cheezypoof
I couldn't agree more. They did a fantastic job...

I couldn't agree more. They did a fantastic job with this powertrain and chassis, the car is so composed and effortless no matter what you throw at it. I think smooth is the word that sums it up...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-10-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,334
Posted By cheezypoof
Same behavior for my September '12 build, and...

Same behavior for my September '12 build, and it's annoying.
Forum: European Delivery 03-25-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By cheezypoof
I'd do the train - the walk to the Fernbahnhof...

I'd do the train - the walk to the Fernbahnhof isn't bad, there are a few restaurants and cafes in the station if you have time to kill, and the ride itself is very pleasant. As others have said you...
Forum: European Delivery 02-28-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By cheezypoof
Sounds like you know ground transport from...

Sounds like you know ground transport from dropoff to port is somewhat governed by where you dropoff, but that time @ VPC is completely out of your control. i.e. you only have a bit of influence on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-18-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,154
Posted By cheezypoof
I agree with Stealth. The majority of debadged...

I agree with Stealth. The majority of debadged BMWs you see in Europe are of the low displacement variety. I go there a lot and travel with local car guys; their typical reaction to seeing a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 214,833
Posted By cheezypoof
I'm not sure if it's a local thing or not, but...

I'm not sure if it's a local thing or not, but they offered it in September '12 when I inked the deal on my ED. Perhaps things have changed since? And for what it's worth, they'd be crazy to offer it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 214,833
Posted By cheezypoof
Got my first bubble at 3000 miles on my '13...

Got my first bubble at 3000 miles on my '13 m-sport 550xi. I hit a HUGE pothole over the weekend, one of the worst I've hit in any car, ever. Dealer replaced it under the tire & wheel warranty I...
Forum: European Delivery 12-25-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By cheezypoof
I got my car over a week ago, exactly 11 weeks...

I got my car over a week ago, exactly 11 weeks from dropoff (I am east coast). It appears the VDC repaired damage caused during transit, which explained some of the delay. I just wish the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-11-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By cheezypoof
Great post. I've been involved in one of...

Great post.

I've been involved in one of the 'shipping news' discussions; why are these threads so active? We're used to instant updates from the likes of UPS, airlines, credit cards, amazon,...
Forum: European Delivery 12-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By cheezypoof
Today the ED department told me the car has not...

Today the ED department told me the car has not been released to the carrier and they had no info about damage or any other reason why it has been at the VDC for 3 weeks. December 11th ETA provided...
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By cheezypoof
Good point, I was wondering if they found...

Good point, I was wondering if they found something to fix which caused the delay. I wasn't aware of anything when we dropped it off in Nice, but you never know.
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By cheezypoof
Still no car for me. I left on a biz trip Nov...

Still no car for me. I left on a biz trip Nov 26th and just got home yesterday, expecting my car would be at the dealer (when I left on the 26th it was through the VDC and about to be released to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,419
Posted By cheezypoof
Well I have to comment on this, because it's...

Well I have to comment on this, because it's data vs. bimmerfest anectodes. The data clearly shows diesel is $.30 more than premium. State by state varies, but just looking at big ones it's still a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-27-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,419
Posted By cheezypoof
I understand leases just fine. I proposed an...

I understand leases just fine. I proposed an analogy that putting more down upfront for a lease (which we both know if a fool's game), in exchange for lower monthly payments is similar to paying more...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-27-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,419
Posted By cheezypoof
Really, you've never heard of capital cost...

Really, you've never heard of capital cost reduction (aka, "putting money down") for leases? All you're doing in these situations is paying more up front to pay less per month.

If you can get...
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