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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:40 AM
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Anybody have their car in the New Jersey VPC?

According to the google maps prepared storm info website
http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy

There was a 100% chance of a storm surge of plus 6 feet covering all of the port, well past the location of the VPC. I hope they moved the cars before the storm, because cars that are covered like

are not happy cars.

I am crossing my finger for all of you.

Speaking of cars in trouble, anyone hear from CaptainAudio? After seeing pictures of cars floating OUT of covered parking garages in Manhattan, I worry for his rides.

Above all else I hope everyone is safe.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:31 PM
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I'm in Northern New Jersey, powerless for 20 hours now.

The food and water is running low, will have to start eating the children soon. We have four and the daughter is the most annoying.

The F30 is in the garage and is safe.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:41 PM
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We were very lucky and were not seriously effected by the storm.

I am on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We did not get much rain and did not lose power. It was windy but I did not see any damage when I went out for a walk a few hours ago. The cars were in the garage in the basement of the building which remained perfectly dry. We are only a few blocks from the East River but the entrance to our building is well above water level.

Our neighborhood is on the left in the picture below (which is looking north on the FDR drive). You can see how high the river would have to rise for the water to reach the streets above which are at the level of the "balcony" you can see on the left.

Obviously people in low lying area did not fare as well.





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I'm in Northern New Jersey, powerless for 20 hours now.

The food and water is running low, will have to start eating the children soon. We have four and the daughter is the most annoying.

The F30 is in the garage and is safe.

BJ
So glad to know the car is ok. Everything else is replaceable. Or is it the other way around?
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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According to the google maps prepared storm info website
http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy


Speaking of cars in trouble, anyone hear from CaptainAudio? After seeing pictures of cars floating OUT of covered parking garages in Manhattan, I worry for his rides.

Above all else I hope everyone is safe.
We were very lucky and were not seriously effected by the storm.

I am on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We did not get much rain and did not lose power. It was windy but I did not see any damage when I went out for a walk a few hours ago. The cars were in the garage in the basement of the building which remained perfectly dry. We are only a few blocks from the East River but the entrance to our building is well above water level.

Our neighborhood is on the left in the picture below (which is looking north on the FDR drive). You can see how high the river would have to rise for the water to reach the streets above which are at the level of the "balcony" you can see on the left.

Obviously people in low lying area did not fare as well.





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Upper east side huh? Figured you being an audio recording guy you would be in Chelsea or TriBeCa or possibly upper west side.

Didn't figure you for snooty



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Leave the annoying one outside as bait. Then you can have food supply for weeks she will bring meals to you.
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Leave the annoying one outside as bait. Then you can have food supply for weeks she will bring meals to you.
It worked!

Raccoon for dinner.

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I was going to post a picture of a cooked racoon but the ones I found were just too gross.

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Our car arrived in NJ on Thursday. I'm assuming it is a loss. Came here to see if anyone has info.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:53 AM
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Mine is out there since last week.

My dealer gave me a 2012 535RWD service loaner to drive because he thinks it will be awhile before anybody knows anything.
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Our car arrived in NJ on Thursday. I'm assuming it is a loss. Came here to see if anyone has info.
Mine got there (PORGY) on Thursday too, and very luckily, got to my dealership here in CT on Saturday. Picking it up TODAY! I hope everyone else gets good news,
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Rick955...this is very good news. Yes, ours was also on the Porgy. Haven't heard anything from our dealership, but keeping my hopes up.
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Mine got there (PORGY) on Thursday too, and very luckily, got to my dealership here in CT on Saturday. Picking it up TODAY! I hope everyone else gets good news,
Same here ! What dealer? I'm with BMW of Darien
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Same here ! What dealer? I'm with BMW of Darien
BMW of North Haven. Was really surprised it got there in only 2 days. But I finally just picked it up yesterday with the dealership having lost power too. But the car is fabulous... except the darn Auto Start/Stop which has to GO!
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So this shot has just emerged from the Port of New Jersey Fisker VPC center. All the Fiskers were submerged completely and the batteries lit on fire and burned them out.
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So this shot has just emerged from the Port of New Jersey Fisker VPC center. All the Fiskers were submerged completely and the batteries lit on fire and burned them out.
Wow, that is tragic, along with everything else that has been destroyed due to the storm.
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My F30 arrived at NJ VPC on Thursday and was scheduled for delivery to dealership Tuesday. I spoke to my dealer and a friend who works at the VPC. Neither has a clue what the status is, and I was told they still have no power at the center and haven't worked all week.
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We lost power at our home in Clark,NJ and got it back late last night after tapping into our good neighbors generator for 2 1/2 days. We lucked out , a oak tree got topped off and covered most of the front lawn and missed the power lines. Now our shore house at Lavallette,NJ is a different story . We can't get to it because Rt. 35 is close both north and south bound due to road ca lapse and flooding. Just hoping for the best.
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Crossing my fingers for the beach house.

Zooming in on google earth it looks like the VPC does have a multi-floored structure but next to the main building is a giant parking lot full of cars so if they didn't utilize the garage some cars may be screwed. There was advance notice so hopefully things were done right.
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Crossing my fingers for the beach house.

Zooming in on google earth it looks like the VPC does have a multi-floored structure but next to the main building is a giant parking lot full of cars so if they didn't utilize the garage some cars may be screwed. There was advance notice so hopefully things were done right.
The site that you provided shows the area but I can't zoom in close enough to see what kind of damage there is . Thanks
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