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Forum: European Delivery 06-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By coloexpat
Munich, Garmisch travel advisory

I thought I would provide this warning to any fello BMW owners picking up or planning on travel in either Munic or Garmisch starting this Thursday, June 4th - Sunday, June 7. The U.S. Embassy has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By coloexpat
Another tire thread

I need to replace the tires on my 2012 35D. I have just about 78000 km's on it right now. I use dedicated summer tires on the stock 214 staggered wheel set as well as a dedicated winter set on...
Forum: European Delivery 09-04-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By coloexpat
I apologize if my previous post made it sound...

I apologize if my previous post made it sound like this hotel was currently run by the US Military. It is not!

My intention was to state you would not be able to stay at the Edielweiss Lodge...
Forum: European Delivery 09-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By coloexpat
I am not sure if you are in the military or not...

I am not sure if you are in the military or not but, you will not be able to stay at the Edelweiss Lodge unless you have an military ID card.

This is a very nice hotel to stay in.
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Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By coloexpat
Also remember to always carry a disposable...

Also remember to always carry a disposable alcohol brethalizer with you. Starting in 2013 the police in France can randomly stop you and request that you blow into YOUR brethalizer. Failing to have...
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By coloexpat
I live almost exactly 1 hr from the Frankfurt...

I live almost exactly 1 hr from the Frankfurt Airport. 30 minutes up the A5 then, 30 minutes on winding country roads. There is a nice town called Michelstadt about 20 minutes from my house.

Let...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,019
Posted By coloexpat
Smile No, I am racing in 3 different cart series. Two...

No, I am racing in 3 different cart series. Two of them are only taking place in Germany but the third takes me to Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and, Italy.

This is my second year, and I'm loving...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,019
Posted By coloexpat
digdesign, Looking at your picture of the M3...

digdesign,

Looking at your picture of the M3 track car, I wonder what kind of racing you do. Are you racing autocross, scca? What kind of mods have you made to the motor, chassis, etc...
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,019
Posted By coloexpat
Old post I realise but, thought I'd add some...

Old post I realise but, thought I'd add some insight into my expierience getting a hitch installed on an American Market X5 while living abroad in Germany.

It took me about 4 1/2 - 5 Mo. to get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 104,195
Posted By coloexpat
I've never looked for a bike rack that could...

I've never looked for a bike rack that could mount to this style hitch because I mount the bikes on a roof rack (old school I know). I guess you could always use this rack sold by BMW and still use...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 104,195
Posted By coloexpat
"Here are a few things I have towed with my X5...

"Here are a few things I have towed with my X5 35D. Never had a problem. I used a hitch from Europe because I did not want to cut up the bumper. That diesel just loves to tow on the highway! I don't...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-22-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By coloexpat
new member (living in Germany; born and raised in Colorado)

Hello,

My name is Jeff. I've been lurking on the site for over a year now (found the site from a link on Xoutpost). I currently own two BMW's; my wifes car is 2010 328 XI Sport Wagon with MSport...
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