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Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By 540gone
Where is Irv Robinson?

Does anybody know what happened to Irv Robinson? I have purchased several ED cars thru him at Motor Werks in Chicago.

I just tried to call him & they said he no longer worked there and would not...
Forum: European Delivery 01-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 540gone
I've done 2 EDs in the last 2 years with Irv...

I've done 2 EDs in the last 2 years with Irv Robinson at Motorwerks and I have nothing but good things to say about him - ED is his specialty, not just something he can do in addition to floor sales....
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By 540gone
True, but what you need to realize is that the...

True, but what you need to realize is that the penalty is not to you, but rather to the dealer in the form of a charge-back. I have done this on the last 2 BMWs I've purchased & to avoid screwing the...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By 540gone
Picked up at the dealer ~ a month ago. The rear...

Picked up at the dealer ~ a month ago. The rear plate was in the trunk & the front was still mounted. Austrian & Swiss Vignettes still affixed as was the green German "emissions zone" sticker.

I...
Forum: European Delivery 11-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By 540gone
Rebate timing

My application was confirmed to have been received by BMWCCA on Sept 20th with a comment that all the paperwork was in order. I received another e-mail today saying it was approved by BMWNA on Nov...
Forum: European Delivery 10-31-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By 540gone
Irv has been crazy busy with deliveries this week...

Irv has been crazy busy with deliveries this week & not as responsive as usual. I know because my car is finally confirmed on a truck from the VPC on the way to Motor Werks. We have been back &...
Forum: European Delivery 10-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By 540gone
The seats in my 6 series GC have 3 levels of...

The seats in my 6 series GC have 3 levels of cooling (supposedly) and during ED in September, I couldn't tell the difference between any of them. This may be "subtle" taken to an extreme. I should...
Forum: European Delivery 09-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 36,728
Posted By 540gone
Dropped off in Munich on Monday, Sep 16 & booked...

Dropped off in Munich on Monday, Sep 16 & booked on the AIDA which isn't scheduled to depart Bremerhaven until Oct 5, arriving New York Oct 17th. This is a considerably longer time than any of my...
Forum: European Delivery 08-31-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By 540gone
I had heard of this, and that there is no longer...

I had heard of this, and that there is no longer an additional USB slot in the glove box, so ..............

I've loaded all music onto my I-Phone & will play it via Bluetooth. Important then to...
Forum: European Delivery 08-28-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By 540gone
Sorry, but they are not separate issues. A VIN...

Sorry, but they are not separate issues. A VIN is issued at the time production is started (status 150) - not before, not after. If your car has not started production, there is no VIN, only a...
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By 540gone
Hope you guys are nice & don't wear out the...

Hope you guys are nice & don't wear out the Delivery folks on Monday! We'll be there picking up my wife's 640iGC M-Sport Edition the next day.

Previous EDs have all gone pretty quickly, but...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-28-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,978
Posted By 540gone
PM sent, but I can't tell whether it went thru or...

PM sent, but I can't tell whether it went thru or not.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,978
Posted By 540gone
Auto Union, Thanks again for your feedback. ...

Auto Union,

Thanks again for your feedback. A few answers to some of your follow up questions:

The current Ordering Guide & Retail Pricing Guide are in PDF files at the top of this forum - the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,128
Posted By 540gone
Thanks a lot. I'll give it a try w/ my current...

Thanks a lot. I'll give it a try w/ my current plate #. Also thanks for the timing - that was about what I thought I needed to allow - good to have it confirmed.

All the best, Bob

ps. Forgot...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,128
Posted By 540gone
Question about French toll pass

Thanks for the info about "tolltickets.com". I went to the site & completed the registration process, but when I tried to order the pass, it would not let me complete the order without the license...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-28-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,978
Posted By 540gone
Thanks for the comparison & I totally agree about...

Thanks for the comparison & I totally agree about the styling of the CLS - it looks like something out of the baroque era. I drove one & didn't like it - the Command system is particularly bad.
...
Forum: European Delivery 07-26-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By 540gone
Excuse my confusion at your question, but...... ...

Excuse my confusion at your question, but......

When you ordered the car at an out of state dealer, which of the 2 options you had did you intend to pursue: Go there and get the car, or do PCD? ...
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By 540gone
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Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By 540gone
Only a couple of things to add to previous posts....

Only a couple of things to add to previous posts.

I've done lots of Euro driving and several ED trips & agree Google times are too optimistic unless you're always on main routes, Autobahn, etc....
Forum: European Delivery 07-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By 540gone
The Autobahn on the most "direct" route from...

The Autobahn on the most "direct" route from Munich to Lake Como uses the A95 south from Munich towards Garmish. There are several unlimited sections, but the most "wide open" I experienced was the...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By 540gone
Got something like this from the Municipal Police...

Got something like this from the Municipal Police in Piemonte (Val d'Isola) a few years back. Came about 9 months after I was there. I threw it away and have been back to Italy multiple times w/o...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 06-19-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By 540gone
You're welcome. Figured I was just wasting...

You're welcome.

Figured I was just wasting my time focusing on factual differences.

Enjoy "spinning your wheels loose" just make sure the lug nuts are tight :D
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 06-19-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By 540gone
Let's see ......... When comparing your...

Let's see .........

When comparing your "hillbilly muscle car" 535i to a 640iGC.... first a few numbers.

According to BMW, the 535i weighs 4090 lbs and the 640iGC comes in at 4191 lbs, a 2.5%...
Forum: European Delivery 06-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By 540gone
VIN is issued when the car goes into production...

VIN is issued when the car goes into production (status 150) which depending on model & plant location, may only be a week or two before you pick it up. As soon as your CA can confirm status 150, he...
Forum: European Delivery 06-09-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By 540gone
What I have done on several occasions is to park...

What I have done on several occasions is to park in Tremezzo (just south of Menaggio) and ferry across to Bellagio - shorter ferry ride and lots of parking right along the lake at the ferry stop.
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