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A couple of tense hours passed, and it turned out to be a simple, flukey mistake. When Bernard was answering my question about the missing trunk space, he had put the USA front license plate holder, which is not installed on the car but rather left in the trunk, in the Forbidden Zone where the top mechanism has to live when it's in the closed position, and left it there. The license plate holder is just thin enough that the top could be persuaded to close by someone as experienced as Bernard, but after a few tries, got tired of our chicanery and refused to close altogether. Relocate the license plate holder, and the top works just fine. Large sigh of relief.
Haha! We had this happen to us, too, though not with Bernard (although he WAS our delivery specialist). After we left the Welt we managed to move the US plate frames into the forbidden zone when unpacking the car one time (the frames were in the way and there was a spot there...). If the frame is in just the right place it won't obstruct the mechanism, but if it moves even a centimeter, the car won't close and because it's so thin it doesn't appear to be in the way.
 

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It's an epic road with amazing scenery, but "best driving road in the world" according to Top Gear? Wouldn't get my vote. It's certainly daunting, because it's very narrow, not in the best state of repair, and completely unforgiving of mistakes. But it's more a tires-and-brakes road than it is handling and balance.
I think the Top Gear vote was for the entire Davos-Stelvio route, not just the switchback part of the pass. The segment they did was far longer than just the steep part, and there were spots where they ran the cars out for a while.

Also: since I'm thinking of taking my new 328i out on some drives around here in Southern CA, where is this road in San Diego County that's good? Heck, what ARE some good drives around here?
 
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