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Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By sactoken
I just got back from a non-ED, mostly car-free...

I just got back from a non-ED, mostly car-free trip to Europe, and having the phone was at times invaluable. Mainly to punch up Google maps to figure out where we were and how to get where we were...
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By sactoken
I found a website with this info: ...

I found a website with this info:
http://www.transsib-logistics.de/en/drivingbans

There are a lot of variations and exceptions from country to country, but basically it looks like there are...
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By sactoken
I think this is just in Austria, based on a BBC...

I think this is just in Austria, based on a BBC show I saw online about long-haul UK truckers. It was an old show, so the rules may have since changed.
Forum: European Delivery 04-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By sactoken
One rule that's critical and not obvious is that...

One rule that's critical and not obvious is that the yellow sign showing the name of a town as you're entering it is also a de facto speed limit sign (50 km/h by default). Don't expect to see a...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By sactoken
I visited Autostadt in 2009 and highly recommend...

I visited Autostadt in 2009 and highly recommend it. You can easily spend the better part of a day there. It's a pretty large site with separate buildings for each of VW's many brands. There's a...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By sactoken
I've stayed at Motel Ones twice (Salzburg-Süd and...

I've stayed at Motel Ones twice (Salzburg-Süd and München-Garching) and both had very nice underground parking (not free if I recall) where I was able to park without another car next to me, very...
Forum: European Delivery 02-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By sactoken
I have the same strategy. I try to find a hotel...

I have the same strategy. I try to find a hotel on the outskirts of a city, but conveniently located to public transit. The parking is often free (or at least cheaper) and you don't have to deal...
Forum: European Delivery 02-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By sactoken
We stayed in Lauterbrunnen for 3 nights in Sept....

We stayed in Lauterbrunnen for 3 nights in Sept. 2012 and it was the highlight of the trip (apart from the ED itself, of course!). I wanted to stay there instead of one of the car-free towns as I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By sactoken
I have this happen all the time when I'm washing...

I have this happen all the time when I'm washing the car and spraying the trunk lid (particularly the area above the license plate) with the hose, even though I'm using a very gentle spray (and my...
Forum: European Delivery 01-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By sactoken
I picked up my 2013 335 in September 2012, but I...

I picked up my 2013 335 in September 2012, but I couldn't place my order until the 2013 options and pricing information was released, which wasn't until May 2012.
Forum: European Delivery 12-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By sactoken
I'm pretty sure that only the base price of the...

I'm pretty sure that only the base price of the car is discounted for ED, and all the options (and D+H) have the same invoice price for both ED and US delivery. So you can get the invoice pricing...
Forum: European Delivery 12-04-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By sactoken
Thanks for this, it's now on my wish-list! By...

Thanks for this, it's now on my wish-list! By the way, if you don't need the USB socket, they offer one with 4 outlets (instead of 3) that's both smaller and cheaper.
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By sactoken
German Vignettes are Coming

According to a NY Times article, Germany has formed a new coalition government, and one of the agreed-to terms is to institute a vignette road-toll system. Searching some articles for more info, it...
Forum: European Delivery 08-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By sactoken
Another vote for Augustiner. We went there on...

Another vote for Augustiner. We went there on Peter's (Rolf's alternate driver) recommendation as a place the locals go. Easy 10-minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof, go out the north-side entrance...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-14-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By sactoken
I was getting this message too. The dealer found...

I was getting this message too. The dealer found it was a faulty adaptive suspension sensor. Specifically, "found fault for power supply for left front vertical acceleration sensor." They had to...
Forum: European Delivery 08-14-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By sactoken
This link gives you the rules of the road for...

This link gives you the rules of the road for each country, including whether radar detectors are illegal (seems they generally are). It may even be illegal to have a GPS showing the location of...
Forum: European Delivery 08-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,767
Posted By sactoken
IMO, if your car delivery is delayed beyond the...

IMO, if your car delivery is delayed beyond the normal 8-10 week timeframe to repair damage occurring during transport, BMW ought to put you in a BMW loaner while you wait. While this wouldn't fully...
Forum: European Delivery 07-31-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,095
Posted By sactoken
Here's a great resource for detailed...

Here's a great resource for detailed country-specific info on equipment and other driving requirements from the AA, the UK's AAA:
...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,875
Posted By sactoken
PenFed only offers chip-and-pin on their Visa...

PenFed only offers chip-and-pin on their Visa Promise card now. They used to offer it on a rewards card but that's been discontinued. The Promise card has no rewards, but also no foreign...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,859
Posted By sactoken
I left notes in the car to not remove the...

I left notes in the car to not remove the windshield stickers, but the VDC (I assume it was them and not the dealer) did remove one of them, the Austrian vignette which I put in the upper corner of...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 03-14-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,254
Posted By sactoken
I had read earlier that the Concept Active Tourer...

I had read earlier that the Concept Active Tourer (1-series GT?) would not be coming to the US, but does the fact that BMW is showing it in NY mean that the do plan to offer it here? Has BMW in the...
Forum: European Delivery 02-23-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,506
Posted By sactoken
I checked the website of the Austrian...

I checked the website of the Austrian autobahn/expressway agency, ASFiNAG, and it looks like they do still offer a one-way €2.00 toll ticket for this section of the A14. On this webpage, you can...
Forum: European Delivery 02-21-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,506
Posted By sactoken
The 10-day Austria vignette cost is really about...

The 10-day Austria vignette cost is really about the same as a one-way toll for a major tunnel or pass. If I remember right, the Brenner Pass (south from Innsbruck into Italy) and the Arlberg Tunnel...
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By sactoken
AirBerlin is also worth looking into. I recently...

AirBerlin is also worth looking into. I recently booked a flight in business class from Portland, OR to Frankfurt for an incredible $2580, by far the cheapest I'd ever seen from the west coast to...
Forum: The Travel Forum 01-29-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,524
Posted By sactoken
I read on another forum that when a chip+pin card...

I read on another forum that when a chip+pin card is used in a terminal that will also process chip+signature, it automatically defaults to chip+signature, and there is no way to override that. The...
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