Hopefully you're not dropping the car off in Italy. They "drive" the cars back from Italy. Nuff said?psmith said:My delivery date is March 13, and I will arrive in Munich on March 12. I plan to spend 14 days in Europe. I plan to drive to Austria, Switzerland and Italy, then drop the car off, then on to England via rail.
Of all the locations where you can drop off ONLY Italy drives the cars back. All other locations truck them. I dropped off in Zurich and until the time I received the car in the US the mileage increased .1 mile. Yes, read carefully about the drop off and you will see this about the Italy drop off.DCC said:How does one know whether they drive the cars back or truck them to port?
Is it stated anywhere in the drop off locations ahead of time?
Just drive the car to England. The ferry is reasonalbe, you can get the ferry in France, Belgium, or The Netherlands. P&O or Seacat are fine. If you travel from Zeebrugge, you need to pay for your ferry tickets anyway from 24 to 48 hours from the time the boat leaves. I did my deliver in March of 2002. It was not bad, I flew to Munich picked up my car the same day and drove to Spangdahlem AB (near Trier). Did some shopping in Germany and Belgium. My brother and I drove to Zeebrugge and caught the ferry to Dover. I spent 10 days in England with my car. Driving from one relative to another. Most of my time was spent in Ipswich and Luton (home of Vauxhall Motors). I did have to pick my wife up at gatwick because she did not want to come to pick up the car with me. Save the train money and take your car.psmith said:My delivery date is March 13, and I will arrive in Munich on March 12. I plan to spend 14 days in Europe. I plan to drive to Austria, Switzerland and Italy, then drop the car off, then on to England via rail.
It was the first time with a left hand drive and it was better than driving with a right hand drive. At least I always went to the right side of the car. My only fear was clipping a parked car. I have a tendency to drive near the edge of the road (away from the middle line). I did get a lot of stares. i don't know if it was the fact of the tourist plate or the 6-cyl 325i or the lhd or 2 black guys driving in a lhd 325i. The last time I was in England, I drove a 2000 Ford Mondeo Ghia X (rhd). Big difference. In England, most Bimmers I saw, esp the dealer down the street from my Dad's house were 4 bangers or 2.0s.jrubens said:how was it driving on the wrong side of the road with an american steering wheel?