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Old 07-18-2008, 11:25 AM
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Delivered in Munich today...135i coupe pix

Went Welt to take delivery in the morning with the camera and appropriate lens.... but no memory card, so no pix of the car @ Welt. Anyway, before anyone in the committee gets any ideas, here is full compliance with 12-hr rule:

Blue Water, Terracotta, and Gray Poplar.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:34 AM
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I didn't bring my laptop to Welt, but it looks like there is wi-fi in the Premium Lounge. I predict that the excuse of "no internet access" for lack of compliance will not longer tolerated. Be forewarned.

Also, went to Harms to check in with Thomas, and for those of you who dropped off in the last couple of days, all of the cars were already being trucked out to port, including an Interlagos E92 M3, so nobody is waiting in the lot except for a lone Arctic 328xi. Sorry no pix of the truck, same reason as previous post.
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Went Welt to take delivery in the morning with the camera and appropriate lens.... but no memory card, so no pix of the car @ Welt. Anyway, before anyone in the committee gets any ideas, here is full compliance with 12-hr rule:

Blue Water, Terracotta, and Gray Poplar.
You must have felt terrible! No worries, the car looks great!

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:54 PM
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That's the best color combo I've seen on a 1er... looks fantastic. Congrats!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:16 PM
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Nice car! Congrats.. must be a horrible feeling when you go take a pic and no memory card! Doh!
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Congratulation, Asteroid!!!!
Waiting for more photos and report!
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:59 PM
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The car looks incredible in that color. Excellent choice.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:29 PM
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:51 PM
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It's terrific for such a great contributor to this forum to get his (third) turn in the spotlight. Can't wait to hear much more.

I'm liking that BMW offers the nice variations on colors in the various lines. Very nice.
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Blue Water, Terracotta, and Gray Poplar.
Your car looks amazing with that combination. Our MY2004 X3 was Blue Water, and we loved the color. Basically, a metallic light gray with a blue tint. Also, as it was the third car in our household it was parked outside most of its life. It showed no wear after 3+ years and rarely showed dirt. I predict that you'll love the color even more over time.

Then BMW dropped Blue Water from the X3 offerings, so we went with something a bit less subtle this time around.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:22 PM
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I'm posting from MUC. Hey Dave330i, they offered us 600 euros each plus lodging for allowing us to get bumped.
Dropped off earlier today, and for a moment we thought about changing our plans about taking public transit because it started pouring buckets of rain as we headed to Harms. Fortunately, it let up and we were able to walk over to the bus stop and stay dry. We'd looked up the bus schedule for Sunday (reduced service on 219A, every 40 mins.), but once the bus showed up we were in MUC in ~50 minutes.

Saw these at Harms, maybe mine will be on the same boat to the West Coast. Actually, there were more cars on the other side of the lot but I got lazy. Seems like a lot of cars since mid-day Friday. And Thomas said he hadn't been that busy.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:22 PM
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Your car looks amazing with that combination. Our MY2004 X3 was Blue Water, and we loved the color. Basically, a metallic light gray with a blue tint. Also, as it was the third car in our household it was parked outside most of its life. It showed no wear after 3+ years and rarely showed dirt. I predict that you'll love the color even more over time.
1er's are still quite rare, let alone one in blue water (I though it was P1 option), so I had to go by what I saw in an X3 that parks in my neighborhood. Maybe it's your old car, the paint still looks good and it seems like owners park it outside.
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Saw these at Harms, maybe mine will be on the same boat to the West Coast. Actually, there were more cars on the other side of the lot but I got lazy. Seems like a lot of cars since mid-day Friday. And Thomas said he hadn't been that busy.
You snapped a pic of my black 335 coupe. Must have just missed you. The walk in the POURING rain to the U-Bahn stop was interesting...
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Wow wow wait a second there... that's it??? No trip report, nothing about the car except what a nice color it is, no other pics?

Who are you and what did you do to Asteroid?
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Asteroid, you get on a boat yet?
An email from Harms said the car was on Volans Leader scheduled to arrive Pt Hueneme Aug 26. I tried some vessel tracking sites and looked in the port schedules and I can't find Volans Leader.
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Wow wow wait a second there... that's it??? No trip report, nothing about the car except what a nice color it is, no other pics?

Who are you and what did you do to Asteroid?


Not much of a driving trip, only put 425 miles on the car in 3 days.
The only notable thing to report was going to Rothenburg ob der Tauber to get on the night watchman tour only to be foiled by several dozens of youth musicians from Minnesota that decided to do the tour en masse that same night. They were so many of them it would have been impossible to hear the watchman so we decided to leave it for another visit. Whoever chaperoned these kids should have made arrangements for a separate tour with the night watchman.

For the rest of our trip, we flew out of MUC to Johannesburg to start Mrs Asteroid's part of the trip, a safari in Botswana. Once in the bush, we were incommunicado for a couple of weeks. (Actually, the last lodge in RSA had wi-fi.)

Some scenes from Rothenburg and a pic of Schweinshaxe. The 2.99 version tasted as good a another one in Leopoldstrasse.
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Thanks for the update... Any pictures of the safari?
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An email from Harms said the car was on Volans Leader scheduled to arrive Pt Hueneme Aug 26. I tried some vessel tracking sites and looked in the port schedules and I can't find Volans Leader.
Now listed for a Sept. 3 arrival at Port Hueneme: http://www.portofhueneme.org/documen...0808140218.pdf
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how did you get Terracotta in the coupe? Our dealership said that you could only get terracotta on the convertible.
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how did you get Terracotta in the coupe? Our dealership said that you could only get terracotta on the convertible.
I haven't looked at the ordering guide lately, but I think terracotta is available as a Priority 1 option. Don't trust your dealer, completely; or, trust but verify.
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