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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By ddoran
just booked hilton

thanks for your advice
Forum: European Delivery 04-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By ddoran
same answer on trip advisor

one reply said hilton and another the gentz
Forum: European Delivery 04-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By ddoran
hotel in innsbruck for sunday may 25

we will be driving back from my sisters farm in Tuscany and want to spend our last night in Innsbruck and then Monday morning go to Munich airport and drop off the car. Want a place with safe car...
Forum: European Delivery 04-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By ddoran
Munich to Venice: Need advice

My wife, 28 year old daughter and I will drive May 18th to Venice through Bremmer pass in a 428 x drive convert. and then 2 days later onto my sisters farm in Tuscany. Has anyone done this drive? ...
Forum: European Delivery 04-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By ddoran
which restaurant to eat late lunch at welt/bmw museum

we will do the 428x drive convert pickup at 9.30am on Friday May 16th.
then the factory tour at 11.45 after which we would like to eat at the welt or the bmw museum

we will do the museum tour...
Forum: European Delivery 04-01-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By ddoran
wine tasting

in florence drive south to the new antonori museum and wine tasting
we wil be there on may 20th or so
google it and look at ny times article
or to my sisters farm
www.corzanoepaterno.com for a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,436
Posted By ddoran
where can you take "free" ride

we arrive may 15th in am but not picking up 428i xdrive convert. until the 16th
can we take "free" ride to sofitel hotel on 15th?
or to the welt and do museum and then taxi to sofitel
first did...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By ddoran
then do a convertible 428 x drive

have x5, new 428 on way via ED and will keep 328 convert
3 series with 4 series convert are different enough

or do an x3/x5
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-28-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By ddoran
i have 328 convert and now 428 convert

speaking about being boring!
got the 428 convert with x drive for added safety in winters
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By ddoran
the cause was the latch

did what you all suggested
had service manager ride with me and he identified the latch right away
said it was small latch so maybe there are two in the mechanism
not sure if replacing it or just...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-26-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By ddoran
428 launch car is alpine white

my wife picked out the color or our new 428i xdrive convert which we are picking up in Munich on and ED in May
BMW uses alpine white white dark brown inside for all their promotional material for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By ddoran
winter tires help but.......

rear wheel drive in Boston is not a great idea
I did an ED on the 328 convert almost 7 years ago
with only 40k miles, I will not even give the car to one of my 3 kids for safety reasons
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By ddoran
435 x drive convert not available

you cant order the 435 xdrive convert yet
i would have bought that if i could have
will be driving around Tuscany in late May with my top down
here is my sister's farm who has been there since...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By ddoran
doing an xdrive convertible through ED

picking up 428i xdrive on 5/14 in Munich
waited until first possible date to order it
got BMW USA's almost 7% off and another 2.7 from dealer in norwood ma
maybe consider buying one via the ED...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By ddoran

taking x5 up to dealer on thursday
will advise what they find
Forum: European Delivery 03-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By ddoran
got ours yesterday

my wife and I went to AAA, paid our $15 each and had the licenses in 20 minutes
also good to have in other countries if you get in accident or get pulled over for speeding

in Austria you need...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By ddoran
excellent suggestion

agree otherwise they will say i am imagining the noice
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By ddoran
when hit bump, get thump sound from back end

for the past few weeks, when i drive my 2 year old x5, if i hit a bump i get a thump sound coming form back end of car
no idea what it is and cant find anything obvious
ready to go to dealer soon...
Forum: European Delivery 03-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By ddoran
how long does the ED process at the welt take?

On May 14th, I am scheduled to pick up one of the first xdrive convertible 428s
my 328 conv. here in Boston lacks that awd for the winter

I want to do the english tour of the factory at 11.30
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 9,897
Posted By ddoran
just ordered 428i with x drive

doing a european pickup of 428i xdrive convertible
trading in 328i convert
have an x5 as well
will never ever buy a rwd only car for boston after this winter
just not safe
Forum: European Delivery 02-21-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By ddoran
done deal: 428i x-drive conv.

just closed today with joe shulman at bmw gallery of norwood ma
was going to buy from alex d. at bmw peabody but it is 1 1/2 hours from our house on RI line

waited for x drive as our 328 conv....
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By ddoran
jon spira

check with jon spira
he has good contact
Forum: European Delivery 02-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By ddoran
drive to outside of rome

agree that will not drive near Rome
just want to drive nice country roads with top down
when at my sister's farm 2 years ago, we drove out to lucca one day and another to volterra
then a cruise...
Forum: European Delivery 02-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By ddoran
435i xdrive conv not available

wish that 435i xdrive convertible was available
will have to settle for 428 which will be ok
Forum: European Delivery 02-16-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By ddoran
amalfi is 100% out

funny i can ride as passenger but not as driver on roads like
we visited our daughter who was peace corps peru high in andes
drove in a taxi on mountain roads to her site up at 16,000' on loose...
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