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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,749
Posted By WaxComb
In defense of the 320d... Last year I was...

In defense of the 320d...

Last year I was given a 420d convertible rental in Munich. That car was a blast to drive.

I drove it to Berchtesgaden and back, and I felt the engine was more than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,749
Posted By WaxComb
All I gotta say is I had a 320d wagon M-sport in...

All I gotta say is I had a 320d wagon M-sport in Germany in April, and it easily got to 210 kph (130 mph) the speed rating of the tire (winter tires). I believe it can get up to 240 kph.
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By WaxComb
Good point on tipping. Generally I tip 10% or...

Good point on tipping. Generally I tip 10% or round to the next Euro (whichever is greater). However in Paris I round to the next Euro since Parisians generally don't tip. Germans do tip so please...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By WaxComb
My German is terrible, but every time I've gone...

My German is terrible, but every time I've gone to Germany (twice a year for the past 3 years plus my time living there) nobody talked to me in English unless I switched the conversation to English....
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By WaxComb
Driving in Germany is so much easier than driving...

Driving in Germany is so much easier than driving in the US.

US => individual focused
Germany => group focused

US driving is frustrating because people are constantly trying to block you from...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 893
Posted By WaxComb
I've never had a problem with people standing on...

I've never had a problem with people standing on the moving walkways in FRA; usually they move out of the way when I say "Entschuldigung" or "Excuse me".

However, I've had people block me at EWR;...
Forum: European Delivery 06-22-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,065
Posted By WaxComb
Sounds like a great trip. BTW last year I...

Sounds like a great trip.

BTW last year I stayed at the Westin (not ED). They had rooms when I checked in June. Parking there was expensive, but since you're not going to have you're car yet it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-17-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By WaxComb
It's in there. My guess it only recognizes German...

It's in there. My guess it only recognizes German signs also.
Forum: European Delivery 06-15-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By WaxComb
When I was going back to Stuttgart from Garmish,...

When I was going back to Stuttgart from Garmish, BMW nav (full Euro maps) put me on B23 past Graineau.

I was going the fast route, but got stuck in traffic and got this cool pic of Ehrenberg...
Forum: European Delivery 06-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By WaxComb
There is a cable car near Freiburg that people...

There is a cable car near Freiburg that people like to ride.

http://www.schauinslandbahn.de/en/
Forum: The Travel Forum 06-08-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By WaxComb
I'm pretty sure you could buy the cheques in...

I'm pretty sure you could buy the cheques in euros which would be at the current spot rate + forex trading fee.
Forum: The Travel Forum 06-08-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By WaxComb
Here's a bank I know for sure that will accept...

Here's a bank I know for sure that will accept travelers cheques.

https://shop.reisebank.de/reiseschecks.html

They have branches in all international airports and I believe category 1 and 2...
Forum: The Travel Forum 06-08-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By WaxComb
That's probably the safest way. You'll need to...

That's probably the safest way. You'll need to declare travelers checks like cash but at least they feel safer than carrying cash.

They probably do want to avoid income tax. I interned at a German...
Forum: The Travel Forum 06-08-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By WaxComb
I'd talk to your bank here in the US first to see...

I'd talk to your bank here in the US first to see what your options are.

If you withdraw here you may need to declare your case to a customs officer when you leave the country. I've never done it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,172
Posted By WaxComb
The torque is key. I had a 320d rental in Germany...

The torque is key. I had a 320d rental in Germany about a month ago, and of course on the autobahn the car didn't feel as fast as my 535i (320d has about 160 hp). However around town, the 320d felt...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,172
Posted By WaxComb
Same here. I only looked at CPO 535s, but after I...

Same here. I only looked at CPO 535s, but after I took delivery of the car I noticed that 550s of the same year were only 4k more... Doh!

I'm happy with my 535i regardless.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By WaxComb
I'm not making any guarantees here, but they...

I'm not making any guarantees here, but they probably checked the fit with the M-Sport bumper only. It may fit under the standard bumper but they don't want somebody to buy it and return it saying it...
Forum: European Delivery 05-01-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 70,669
Posted By WaxComb
I was in Garmisch 2 weeks ago and Sixt gave me a...

I was in Garmisch 2 weeks ago and Sixt gave me a 320d wagon (M Sport). I was tempted to go to the spot and take a pic with the rental car (since I've never done an ED) but I didn't have enough time.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-01-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By WaxComb
I always thought the leather key cover was stupid...

I always thought the leather key cover was stupid until I had it happen to me.
Forum: European Delivery 04-18-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By WaxComb
More than enough. I had a LAX -> FRA then FRA ->...

More than enough. I had a LAX -> FRA then FRA -> LHR connection (Z gates to B gates)

While yes they are both non-schengen I had to follow this maze, exit security, wait for the sky train, reclear...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By WaxComb
Yes. It really depends on which gates you...

Yes. It really depends on which gates you disembark at and which gates your connecting flight takes off at if you need to reclear security.

I had a flight LAX->FRA then FRA->LHR. Both flights were...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By WaxComb
Yes. You won't see your checked bag until MUC.

Yes. You won't see your checked bag until MUC.
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By WaxComb
Yes, you must clear passport control before...

Yes, you must clear passport control before making your connecting flight. You may or may not need to clear security though.

1.5 hours is more than enough time.
Forum: European Delivery 04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By WaxComb
I've had no problems using my Bank of America ATM...

I've had no problems using my Bank of America ATM card at Deutsche Bank ATMs. Just make sure the ATM is labeled "International". The international ATM will swallow your card (like ATMs in the US)....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By WaxComb
I'm more of a buy than a lease person, but I do...

I'm more of a buy than a lease person, but I do get annoyed when a buy person insists that buying is better because leasing is "renting".

Ignoring tax implications and the risks associated with...
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