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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-25-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
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, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,927
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
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, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
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, 12:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,091
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,714
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, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,714
Posted By WaxComb
US Spec?

US Spec?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,192
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: 4,192
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: 28
Views: 1,605
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: 28
Views: 1,605
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: 27
Views: 1,129
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: 1,152
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: 94
Views: 3,979
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: 843
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: 566
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: 417
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: 666
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: 666
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: 666
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: 666
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: 14,352
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...
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