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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-08-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By WaxComb
Before I bought my current car, I drove a 520d, a...

Before I bought my current car, I drove a 520d, a E220 CDI, and a A6 3.0 Diesel (all wagons... that's what the rental company gave me - yes in Germany) and I went with the 5 series. This was back in...
Forum: European Delivery 11-24-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By WaxComb
Perfect time for Christmas markets: Nurnburg is...

Perfect time for Christmas markets: Nurnburg is touted as the best. Innsbruck and Salzburg are not close to each other.

Regarding weather, I just got back (not ED), and while Wednesday to Saturday...
Forum: European Delivery 10-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By WaxComb
Yes. Duolingo (and all German language learning)...

Yes. Duolingo (and all German language learning) is based on Standard German which is not Bavarian or Swabish (Stuttgart for MB EDs). That being said a lot of people speak English well and most...
Forum: European Delivery 09-30-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By WaxComb
I gotta good story for that one also. Coming...

I gotta good story for that one also.

Coming back from a trip with my colleagues (to visit a factory) we stopped at rest stop. Since this was an official event we were all wearing business attire....
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By WaxComb
Looks good. You should add this sign that is used...

Looks good. You should add this sign that is used at border crossings when you talk about statutory limits:
...
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By WaxComb
Really? Maybe it's the Zoll plate, but I've never...

Really? Maybe it's the Zoll plate, but I've never been not tailgated on Autobahn when I'm following a slowpoke in the left lane.

Of course when it's free I'm not getting tailgated because I'm...
Forum: European Delivery 09-15-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By WaxComb
I forgot about Switzerland. Never drove there. ...

I forgot about Switzerland. Never drove there.

Yes, they hate cars.
Forum: European Delivery 09-15-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By WaxComb
I wouldn't worry about speed cameras too much as...

I wouldn't worry about speed cameras too much as long as you are mindful of the speed limits. I suspect that unless you're doing something crazy (like go more than 40 kph over) the Zoll plates would...
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By WaxComb
Favorite Autobahn section

My favorite section is on the A8 from Stuttgart toward Ulm right after Muelhausen im Taele. Why? Because it's a derestricted section right on a cliff face and every time I drive over it driving as...
Forum: European Delivery 09-11-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By WaxComb
Actually Continental is the dominant culture...

Actually Continental is the dominant culture within United. Jeff Smisek (the now former CEO of UA) was the CEO of Continental. Also, UA is in the process of exiting JFK to focus everything in EWR...
Forum: European Delivery 09-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By WaxComb
Exactly. One of the biggest issues the pilots...

Exactly. One of the biggest issues the pilots union has is Lufthansa acquisition of Eurowings and replacing short haul routes with Eurowings/Germanwings (which is under a separate agreement).
...
Forum: European Delivery 09-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By WaxComb
A simple song to help you remember that...

A simple song to help you remember that Oktoberfest is in September.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1q0nJ67JXw
Forum: European Delivery 09-08-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,182
Posted By WaxComb
I would say it's more like a big city (New York...

I would say it's more like a big city (New York for example) where parking is separate from the businesses.

I've never had problems parking in Germany, but I'm use to LA so I'm not surprised. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-31-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By WaxComb
N55 engines (335i, 535i, etc) are every 60k. I'd...

N55 engines (335i, 535i, etc) are every 60k. I'd assume it's the same for the N20.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-25-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By WaxComb
What?!? Sorry to judge but I never use used...

What?!? Sorry to judge but I never use used tires. For me paying 2k every other year for tires is not a big deal.

I guess somebody has to supply you with tires I suppose.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-07-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By WaxComb
Johanna Quandt passed on Aug 6th.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/business/international/johanna-quandt-matriarch-of-family-that-controls-bmw-dies-at-89.html?_r=0

Her husband Herbert Quandt financed the rise of BMW in the 60s...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By WaxComb
I'm thinking of signing up for EasyPASS-RTP since...

I'm thinking of signing up for EasyPASS-RTP since typically fly Lufthansa to Germany (and to most of Schengen). For US citizens you must be enrolled in Global Entry, and it's not extra cost. Of...
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,992
Posted By WaxComb
The last time I ate McDs in Germany was when I...

The last time I ate McDs in Germany was when I lived there. Just like in the US, the breakfast items are the best.

However, every time I visit Germany I eat too much Burger King: the consistent...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By WaxComb
Having driven both (F31 and F11 - 320d and 520d),...

Having driven both (F31 and F11 - 320d and 520d), I'd gotta say that the F11 is heads and tails better than the F31.

However, I wouldn't say it's so much better I'd go through the hassle of...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By WaxComb
For a couple hundred more RT I'd opt for nonstop...

For a couple hundred more RT I'd opt for nonstop because less complications (lost bags) and less chance of weather affecting flights (only origin and destination not connecting city.)

Granted...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By WaxComb
I'd strongly recommend winter tires. Last year I...

I'd strongly recommend winter tires. Last year I was in Frankfurt the week before Thanksgiving and it was raining cats and dogs and it was cold.

I'll be there the week before again this year and...
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,143
Posted By WaxComb
I use T-Mobile now, but regarding topping up...

I use T-Mobile now, but regarding topping up Ortel sim cards: just go to an E-Plus store and buy some credit. E-Plus vouchers work with Ortel.

http://www.ortelmobile.de/en/service/faq.html
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,209
Posted By WaxComb
Did you buy it directly from BMW through this...

Did you buy it directly from BMW through this program? http://www.bmw.com/com/en/general/corporate_direct_sales/military_sales/overview.html

I think it's pretty cool BMW AG is doing this directly....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,209
Posted By WaxComb
US Spec?

US Spec?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,779
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...
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