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Old 04-17-2012, 10:32 AM
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Hey!! I am finally going to Europe for european delivery. I have been looking forward to this for a while now. Anyway, I am switching from a bmw 335i to an Audi TT RS. I found this forum to be the most informative with european delivery so I have decided to ask my questions here, hopefully someone can help that has recently went and give me some good pointers. I will be going for 2 weeks in July and I plan to visit italy, switzerland, belgium, and amsterdam. I am 27 years old and will be traveling with my brother who is 25. I am trying to figure out a plan of places to visit in these different countries and also see if I should visit any other cool spots. I would like to see some cultural stuff in the day and do a little party stuff at night lol. So any information would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance.
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Hey!! I am finally going to Europe for european delivery. I have been looking forward to this for a while now. Anyway, I am switching from a bmw 335i to an Audi TT RS. I found this forum to be the most informative with european delivery so I have decided to ask my questions here, hopefully someone can help that has recently went and give me some good pointers. I will be going for 2 weeks in July and I plan to visit italy, switzerland, belgium, and amsterdam. I am 27 years old and will be traveling with my brother who is 25. I am trying to figure out a plan of places to visit in these different countries and also see if I should visit any other cool spots. I would like to see some cultural stuff in the day and do a little party stuff at night lol. So any information would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance.
Take a look in the travel subforum and do a search for "itinerary" in this forum to get a sense of what people have done and what they recommend.

A very quick thought is that 2 weeks to go from Germany to Italy and then back around to Amsterdam means a lot of driving and not a lot of sightseeing, especially with party stuff at night (you'll be dead tired and needing to get up a 7am the next morning).

Figure out what you want--I would either cut out Italy or cut out Belgium and Amsterdam and give your self a reasonable amount of time for the other. Personally I would cut out Belgium and Amsterdam because Amsterdam is easy to get to directly from the US, you don't want or need a car there, and Belgium should probably not be first on anyone's list of places in Europe to see (not that it doesn't have merit--just not as much as others).
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Take a look in the travel subforum and do a search for "itinerary" in this forum to get a sense of what people have done and what they recommend.

A very quick thought is that 2 weeks to go from Germany to Italy and then back around to Amsterdam means a lot of driving and not a lot of sightseeing, especially with party stuff at night (you'll be dead tired and needing to get up a 7am the next morning).

Figure out what you want--I would either cut out Italy or cut out Belgium and Amsterdam and give your self a reasonable amount of time for the other. Personally I would cut out Belgium and Amsterdam because Amsterdam is easy to get to directly from the US, you don't want or need a car there, and Belgium should probably not be first on anyone's list of places in Europe to see (not that it doesn't have merit--just not as much as others).
Thanks for the information. I plan on flying straight to amsterdam than take a train to belgium. After that go to germany and get the car and go to switzerland and italy. I think I should be able to do that. I just have to find out what ports I can drop the car off at. I want to go everywhere lol.
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Take a look at http://www.audieurodelivery.com and specifically at this comment.
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Take a look at http://www.audieurodelivery.com and specifically at this comment.
Yea just figured that out. I'm gonna have to reroute lol.
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Yea just figured that out. I'm gonna have to reroute lol.
Not really. Just finish in Zurich or return to Munich.
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Not really. Just finish in Zurich or return to Munich.
yup gonna finish in zurich!
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Hi southpole, are there dealers that will do better than the 3-5% that is listed in audiusa.com?
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Hi southpole, are there dealers that will do better than the 3-5% that is listed in audiusa.com?
I doubt it but mine is doing the 5% for me! I have to lay down 11k for the VAT tax which sucks but oh well lol.
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I doubt it but mine is doing the 5% for me! I have to lay down 11k for the VAT tax which sucks but oh well lol.
Audi really needs to fix that somehow. How does BMW (and I think Mercedes and Porsche) avoid that, but Audi doesn't?
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Audi really needs to fix that somehow. How does BMW (and I think Mercedes and Porsche) avoid that, but Audi doesn't?
My friend's check has never been cashed. It has been held with the manager for the duration of the trip. He did a bit more than 5%. There is a website that lists all the discounts allowable by a dealer per model.
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My friend's check has never been cashed. It has been held with the manager for the duration of the trip. He did a bit more than 5%. There is a website that lists all the discounts allowable by a dealer per model.
Further to the above, an Audi exec told me (somewhat off the record) that the dealership isn't required to collect the MWSt. if it doesn't want to. Others, such as what dandanio mentioned, simply hold the check.
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Maybe I'm crazy but 5% off MSRP seems like a crap deal for buying off the lot let alone for a special ED discount.
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I visited the Audi Forum yesterday and it was quite nice. They have done a good job explaining the history of Audi AG by displaying cars from each of the 4 brands that joined to form Audi. If I recall correctly they are Horch; Wanderer; NSU and Auto Union. The Silver Arrows are particularly interesting. That said the Welt is much more spectacular. I do have to admit that we have been passed by a couple of Audi TTs that had to be doing at least 175 mph but the fastest car so far was a late model Porsche that had to be going close to 200 mph as I was doing about 110 and was passed like I was standing still.
There are many more Audis on the road in Germany and many are wagons. Their LED driving lights definitely make them stand out.
We have driven our Volvo XC60 diesel over 2000 kms since arriving in Frankfurt on April 19. It is an ok car but does not feel particularly stable at speeds over 170 kph.
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That is why I came here. This is a great site! I still love BMW but since the M3 is not coming in a coupe for 2 years I am going to give the Audi a go. I agree 5% is not that great but if you can find a used one it will cost more than a new one. Anyway, I cannot wait to go and get the car!!! At least it is still a german car lol.
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My friend's check has never been cashed. It has been held with the manager for the duration of the trip. He did a bit more than 5%. There is a website that lists all the discounts allowable by a dealer per model.
They cashed my check that's for sure! I will just get free miles anyway so I don't mind.
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