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When you drop the car off at one of the assigned locations...do they install the shipping blocks for the struts there and then truck it to the boat?
Has anybody noticed if the alignment of the car gets thrown off before (driving in Germany) and after (delivered at local dealer)?

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My alignment was fine after U.S. pickup. Be sure to take your binder for your manuals, your first aid kit, safety triangle and floor mats (especially if you bargained the dealer for new floor mats). I realise that you might not have much luggage space, but what you don't take you lose. If you plan to buy accessories, you might want to get them install while in Germany, less things to carry back.
 

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Just one thing.. Really no need to take the floor mats, as you won't lose that even if you don't take it w/ ya:thumbup:

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I only took out the triangle, first aid kit and owners manuals. I left the floormats and both license plates (the Amsterdam Harms office wouldn't let me take the front plate off). Nothing was missing from the car when I picked it up in the US.
 

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What about the holes in the front bumper?
Is that a 'no choice' option

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DCC said:
What about the holes in the front bumper?
Is that a 'no choice' option

Dan
I believe the answer is "yes" because they have to mount the front license plate in Germany.

For non ED cars, it's the dealer's responsibility to drill the hole and install the mount. So if you live in the states that don't require front license plate, you can get hole-free bumper.

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DCC said:
When you drop the car off at one of the assigned locations...do they install the shipping blocks for the struts there and then truck it to the boat?
Has anybody noticed if the alignment of the car gets thrown off before (driving in Germany) and after (delivered at local dealer)?

Thanks

Dan
This is an excellent question. I would love to know the definite answer too. Moreover, I want to know if they "wrap" ED cars with cosmoline too. My car was dirty when I dropped it off and I'm afraid the process of applying / removing them with the dirt on may create more problems.

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Re: Re: ED Drop Off - Vehicle Prep

roots said:
This is an excellent question. I would love to know the definite answer too. Moreover, I want to know if they "wrap" ED cars with cosmoline too. My car was dirty when I dropped it off and I'm afraid the process of applying / removing them with the dirt on may create more problems.

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I would say the more important question is how competent is the detailing crew that does the final prep before delivery to you.

My cab that I did ED on last year is a light colored car just like yours. When I dropped it off at Harms it was filthy. Then when I picked it up at my dealer I didn't recognize it. It was sparkling clean with virtually no swirl marks whatsoever.

You might want to ask your client advisor these questions, but I'd place more importance on the capability of their detailing team on the backend, than the steps taken on the front end.
 

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so the front bumper license plate holes are drilled for the euro front plate...what happens when the US plate (not as wide) is needing to be installed later?...4 holes?
also, can I drive the car straight from ED Delivery center to the drop off location in Munich or do I have to put a certain number of miles on the car?
 
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