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Old 11-20-2012, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the response. I am the western suburbs of Philly. This time I purchased from West German BMW. I have also purchased from Main Line BMW, Otto's BMW and Bobby Rahal BMW (in Pittsburgh). If I had to rank my experiences with the Philly area ones that I have dealt with (best to worst), it would be West German, Main Line, Devon Hill (service and test drive - no purchase) and then Otto's. I actually may try Lancaster BMW next time. They became an option late in my purchase process but seemed decent. I haven't tried any in NJ. Suggestions are definitely welcome.

I just want someone knowledgable on ED and the cars themselves. Be honest about the price and don't try to hide fee or invoice price - you are just wasting my time. No BS or statements that I know are incorrect about the cars and process. I always seem to know more than the CA about their product and processes - why should that be the case? If you don't know, say I don't know and find out the answer. Hell, just read bimmerfest for an hour a week and you will be a better and more knowledgable CA. Finally, listen to what I say and address my concerns. Ok, I know, enough ranting...
I completely hear you. I hate doing the back and forth "let me talk to the manager" stuff too.

I use Donna McLaughlin @ BMW of Mt Laurel (NJ). She is truly the best. This was the second ED I have done with her, and our group of 3 all bought our cars through her for ED on the same day this time. She has the ED thing down pat and at no point was I worried; she even was able to get my interior color changed 24 hours before it went into production with no fuss at all. I can't say enough good things about her - especially the deal she gave me without having to do the stupid bargaining thing. I had the wholesale pricing anyway, she told me what they needed to make over that, we agreed it was fair and that was done in about 10 minutes. And she gave us all up to the minute updates as soon as the car changed status on the way back.

Ok, enough shameless plugging I know it reads like an ad but I couldn't have been more thrilled! Come over the bridge next time!
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:09 PM
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Side Note - what are people's thoughts on leaving the front license plate attached the way it was done in Munich? I assume it is tape and meant to be temporary.
I thought about leaving mine on since OK does not require a front plate, but decided not to in the end. As silly as this sounds, the red vert draws enough attention and, no offense to anyone who thinks differently, but I just thought it might appear pretentious. I like being a bit low key, although I'll admit that sounds pretty stupid from someone with a red vert. Whatever decision you make for you is the right one. If you like it, by all means leave it on, but it could get "lost" since it is only held on with double sided tape.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:15 PM
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Side Note - what are people's thoughts on leaving the front license plate attached the way it was done in Munich? I assume it is tape and meant to be temporary.
I have been going back and forth but everyone that has seen the car has mentioned how much they like it. Could it be a bit pretentious? Sure. But so is driving a 115k car I guess.

To me it is more of a conversation piece, a lead in to the story about the Euro Delivery which most people have never heard of.

Ill probably leave it on there until I see the tape starting to give way, although the dealer told me it usually last a long time.

My side note - in about 24 hours I have put about 300 miles on the car :-)
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:03 PM
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If you're worried about pretentious get a Camry... Lol.

If you think I am pretentious, than obviously you don't know me!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:57 PM
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I actually left it on with my 2006 e90 ED. I like the look and conversation piece aspect. They just put the front license plate frame on then though even if you lived in a state that didn't need one and attached the ED plate there. The question was more about the tape holding it on and if it is likely to fall off or damage the paint. Thanks.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:59 AM
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Got a call from my CA that the car arrived at the dealership last Saturday , and no one told him it arrived. Hopefully I can pickup on Tuesday.

At least the Euro plates survived the trip.
It's finally home and it survived trip. I even got the rear rim replaced after hitting that curb in Paris. Life is good
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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It's finally home and it survived trip. I even got the rear rim replaced after hitting that curb in Paris. Life is good
Looks great!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:05 AM
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It's finally home and it survived trip. I even got the rear rim replaced after hitting that curb in Paris. Life is good
Mine is at dealer. They are obtaining plates today and I will drive off on Friday.
Too bad BMW can't design a wheel for low profile tires that does not get scratched every time car touches the curb.
Good luck with your car
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:23 PM
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It's finally home and it survived trip. I even got the rear rim replaced after hitting that curb in Paris. Life is good
Looks great! Glad you finally got it. I still got to wait another ten days.

Hope wife and baby are doing well.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:47 AM
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First of all, thanks to all of you who supported me through this process. It is great to have the car at last. Thanks to all for the support.

Before I leave this thread I thought I would make one last check. Has EVERYONE got their cars? We don't want to leave anyone behind.......

Thanks, guys.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:56 AM
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Well, I havent but then again, I was not on the Turandot... rather on the Aida. But thanks to all you guys for the information. Enjoy your cars.

I should have mine here in the next few weeks, just waiting to schedule PCD.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:42 AM
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First of all, thanks to all of you who supported me through this process. It is great to have the car at last. Thanks to all for the support.

Before I leave this thread I thought I would make one last check. Has EVERYONE got their cars? We don't want to leave anyone behind.......

Thanks, guys.
I picked up my car last Friday. It probably spent an extra day at the VDC because driver side mirror glass had to be replaced. I was pleased because the front wheels had minor scrapes and they were replaced. It seems that BMW does that as a matter of course at the VDC. I drove 1,950 miles and the car, at the dealer, looked just as it did when it was spinning at the Welt.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:07 AM
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I have not received mine yet. Reportedly it is at the dealer, they were to run plates after the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:25 AM
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I haven't received my car yet. Will be picking it up next Monday @PCD! Can hardly wait any longer!

Probably will be the last one the bunch.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:19 PM
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Miss the camaraderie already - hope everyone is enjoying their cars in good health!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:34 PM
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Finally scheduled for 12/14 pick up at PCD.

This group has been a good one!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:52 AM
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Miss the camaraderie already - hope everyone is enjoying their cars in good health!
Yessir!

Hope everyone has gotten their cars, excepting miamiboyca who is a bastard for doing PCD...

Put on color matched (IND), Kidneys, Side markers and Reflectors last night...

@dmurray Hit me up if you're plan on going out to any meets or just wanna go for a drive.

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Check out those bugs on the radiator!! A few monsters already dented a few of the fins!






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Old 12-01-2012, 06:56 AM
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Haha, you're not kidding! I am getting beat up for it everywhere... Lol


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Old 12-01-2012, 02:10 PM
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Just checking in with my therapy group. I took my 650 back to the dealership on Thursday to get the radar detector installed, got it back Friday. I have been "testing" it all day today :-) I put about 200 miles on it, running some country roads and smaller highways south of Charlotte. While it's not quite the AB, Having the added protection made it easier to get to triple digits.

An unsolicited plug for Scott at Radar Mirror in Texas. He installed the escort display in the rear view mirror for me. I have to tell ya, it is the best location for a radar detector I have ever seen. It looks fantastic. He changed the LEDs to red to match the interior colors which also makes it easier to see with the top down. Ill post some photos soon.

I hope everyone is enjoying their new toys as much as I am!
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:24 PM
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Yessir!

Hope everyone has gotten their cars, excepting miamiboyca who is a bastard for doing PCD...

Put on color matched (IND), Kidneys, Side markers and Reflectors last night...
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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Yessir!

Hope everyone has gotten their cars, excepting miamiboyca who is a bastard for doing PCD...

Put on color matched (IND), Kidneys, Side markers and Reflectors last night...

@dmurray Hit me up if you're plan on going out to any meets or just wanna go for a drive.

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Check out those bugs on the radiator!! A few monsters already dented a few of the fins!
Looking great! Love the color matched kidneys, looks perfect on your car!

I went with the Edition grills and gills, figured it matched the white & black theme on mine. Also did the BMW Performance cf splitters - happy with how they look. Just need the spoiler now!

I will definitely hit you up for a drive some time - do you go to any of the shows? MD is kind of a hike for me but I am down there ever so often. Let's just hope we keep getting weather like today!


Pic from the my office parking lot (still rocking the rear tag too!):


And its neighbor at the office (until my friend's F10 comes in - it is STILL sitting at the VPC!)

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:43 AM
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Just checking in with my therapy group. I took my 650 back to the dealership on Thursday to get the radar detector installed, got it back Friday. I have been "testing" it all day today :-) I put about 200 miles on it, running some country roads and smaller highways south of Charlotte. While it's not quite the AB, Having the added protection made it easier to get to triple digits.

An unsolicited plug for Scott at Radar Mirror in Texas. He installed the escort display in the rear view mirror for me. I have to tell ya, it is the best location for a radar detector I have ever seen. It looks fantastic. He changed the LEDs to red to match the interior colors which also makes it easier to see with the top down. Ill post some photos soon.

I hope everyone is enjoying their new toys as much as I am!
That's great... I really like the idea of the color matched LEDs in the mirror. I have my V1 suctioned next to the mirror and the red vs orange drives me nuts!

Sounds like a top notch install for a car well deserving of it!
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM
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Looking great! Love the color matched kidneys, looks perfect on your car!

I went with the Edition grills and gills, figured it matched the white & black theme on mine. Also did the BMW Performance cf splitters - happy with how they look. Just need the spoiler now!

I will definitely hit you up for a drive some time - do you go to any of the shows? MD is kind of a hike for me but I am down there ever so often. Let's just hope we keep getting weather like today!
I actually wanted the Edition grills... Purchased from a member at another forum and received the gloss black instead. Found a set of painted and figured I'd try them out. Your splitters look badass.

There is no way I would ever ask anyone to drive down to Maryland. That qualifies for cruel and unusual punishment.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:09 AM
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I actually wanted the Edition grills... Purchased from a member at another forum and received the gloss black instead. Found a set of painted and figured I'd try them out. Your splitters look badass.

There is no way I would ever ask anyone to drive down to Maryland. That qualifies for cruel and unusual punishment.
Thanks!

Haha, I have to drive to Baltimore for a client here and there - man, do I hate that drive. But at least now I can do it a little more quickly
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:42 PM
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I've been browsing the list of Nurburgring photographers at ringportal looking for pics of my car...

http://www.ringportal.nl/en/photography

@dmurray: I found a site that has a a few of you!

http://www.tourifotos.de/galerie/album=2012-09-30.html

I'm only down to the 3rd photographer on the list, so there may be more. Haven't found any of me yet.
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