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      02-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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A Great European Delivery (ED) Story ...

One of the bests ED stories with great detail on some of the facts I've seen. See if you agree ...

Here it is ---> Click to Open the Forum Thread

Same story as published in the New York Times ---> CLICK to Open

As a frequent travler to Germany I like to just point out a few points / tips ...

1) You will be paying close to if not more then $11-/US Gallon of Premium Gas.

2) You will worry about your car during the night when it is parked.

3) You will encounter some very small and narrow roads.

4) If you travel to Italy you will pay a lot of tool on the Italian Autostrade (Autostrade = Autobahn)

To overcome some of the points above I like to ...
  • Stay off the Autobahn enjoy the scenery and save gas ... except here and then
  • Stay in B&B's or smaller Inns the car is always safe
  • Stay of the Autostrade whenever possible and avoid small narrow mountain roads.

Having said all this, disregard what I said you are if you do the ED spend a great deal on a new Bimmer so you may as well do the whole nine yards and enjoy yourself. As they say nothing can top the experience to legally zoom along the Autobahn at top speed (once you pass the break in milage of your new car ~ just a reminder).

Whatever you do when you do go ... enjoy it will be an unforgettable trip ... you will see

For more ED stories ---> Click here and enjoy

I won't be doing a ED for a spell my next trip to Germany will make use of the EuroRail Pass, here and then I shall rent a car then watch out slow pokes in the left lane on the Autobahn
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One of the bests ED stories with great detail on some of the facts I've seen. See if you agree ...

Here it is ---> Click to Open the Forum Thread

Same story as published in the New York Times ---> CLICK to Open

As a frequent travler to Germany I like to just point out a few points / tips ...

1) You will be paying close to if not more then $11-/US Gallon of Premium Gas.

2) You will worry about your car during the night when it is parked.

3) You will encounter some very small and narrow roads.

4) If you travel to Italy you will pay a lot of tool on the Italian Autostrade (Autostrade = Autobahn)

To overcome some of the points above I like to ...
  • Stay off the Autobahn enjoy the scenery and save gas ... except here and then
  • Stay in B&B's or smaller Inns the car is always safe
  • Stay of the Autostrade whenever possible and avoid small narrow mountain roads.

Having said all this, disregard what I said you are if you do the ED spend a great deal on a new Bimmer so you may as well do the whole nine yards and enjoy yourself. As they say nothing can top the experience to legally zoom along the Autobahn at top speed (once you pass the break in milage of your new car ~ just a reminder).

Whatever you do when you do go ... enjoy it will be an unforgettable trip ... you will see

For more ED stories ---> Click here and enjoy

I won't be doing a ED for a spell my next trip to Germany will make use of the EuroRail Pass, here and then I shall rent a car then watch out slow pokes in the left lane on the Autobahn
Bernhard Hausmaninger was my delivery guy too! Cant say enough nice words about the man!
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Bernhard Hausmaninger was my delivery guy too! Cant say enough nice words about the man!
They are all super folks at Die Welt, I was there in 2009 on my last European trip. Looking forward to my trip this year (London, Paris and Berlin).

I simply liked the story Ivan since it points out some of the advantages for the American purchaser.

I was a member here for over a year before I came across the ED delivery thread. So I added it here again so new members my find it
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Completely agree, Rolf. That's the only way to buy a BMW. If you have an opportunity to do it, its absolutely worth the wait. Welt staff makes a very special event.

I could barely sleep the night before I picked my M3 in Munich last July. Its no secret that you can get a glimpse of your new car at Welt before official delivery time. My delivery was scheduled for 1pm, at 12:59 it still wasnt on the delivery floor. And then it appears... you cant mistake that V8 sound for anything... even in a crowded place like Welt...

What a great experience!
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Mike ED'd my car for me! I feel I may have missed the best part. Next one I guess.
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Man, I'm 0-2 on ED. First chance was back in 1999. By the time I could afford my E36 coupe, they had stopped production on the E36 coupe and I wasn't a fan of the of the newer body style. Last year, decided to buy E90, was told again that production was stopping in Oct/Nov and the thought of driving in the snow around Europe didn't sound as exciting. Maybe on my next purchase in the future. Still love reading the stories of other guys doing ED. Waiting for my chance someday...
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Mike ED'd my car for me! I feel I may have missed the best part. Next one I guess.
Yeah, I went overboard a bit. Three in the last four years. I need to see a therapist
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3? Thought it was just two, yea you do need help

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Can anyone confirm that BMWNA will reimburse you for the 1,200 mile oil change if you have it done out there?
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Can anyone confirm that BMWNA will reimburse you for the 1,200 mile oil change if you have it done out there?
I understand (read some place) that in the USA your dealer will reimburse you for it. Check with your dealership.
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Sometimes people are baffled as to why I went all the way to Germany to "buy" my car, like I will get asked how much I had to pay for shipping costs, import taxes/fees, etc. Promotion and awareness of the ED program at dealerships seems fairly low, but I guess that is to be expected as most BMW drivers are not enthusiasts like us and are just after the status associated with the black and blue emblem.

For me, European Delivery is the only way to buy a new BMW. The product is top-notch from start to finish. The only downside was that after meeting my new love, I knew that two months would pass before I got to see him again. This probably isn't relevant to you all, but one of my favorite things about my ED was getting to enjoy loads of German eye candy. Bavarian men are hot.
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Sometimes people are baffled as to why I went all the way to Germany to "buy" my car, like I will get asked how much I had to pay for shipping costs, import taxes/fees, etc. Promotion and awareness of the ED program at dealerships seems fairly low, but I guess that is to be expected as most BMW drivers are not enthusiasts like us and are just after the status associated with the black and blue emblem.

For me, European Delivery is the only way to buy a new BMW. The product is top-notch from start to finish. The only downside was that after meeting my new love, I knew that two months would pass before I got to see him again. This probably isn't relevant to you all, but one of my favorite things about my ED was getting to enjoy loads of German eye candy. Bavarian men are hot.
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I understand (read some place) that in the USA your dealer will reimburse you for it. Check with your dealership.
I'm still waiting on the refund.
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I'm still waiting on the refund.
Ivan, what did they tell you in Germany and are you following up with your dealership? The fellows that sold you the car in the USA?
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Ivan, what did they tell you in Germany and are you following up with your dealership? The fellows that sold you the car in the USA?
The Germans dont care about that. US warranty/maintenance plan do not apply in Europe. I paid for service myself and submitted claim with the selling dealer. Dealer claims that it just takes a while. BMWNA has no way to track it.
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Mike ED'd my car for me! I feel I may have missed the best part. Next one I guess.
Wow, ED has a very different meaning in medicine. I'm glad to see that everyone had a good time with their "ED".
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Wow, ED has a very different meaning in medicine. I'm glad to see that everyone had a good time with their "ED".
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Mike ED'd my car for me! I feel I may have missed the best part. Next one I guess.
Let me know when you purchase your next BMW I'll ED it for you gladly and wiil treat it with tender loving care perhaps you need a translator if you will do the ED I'll help you there as well. I go back to the old country now every 2 years ... think of it Gas Price would be cut in half
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I may have outdone you ... in the past 2 years I sold my e46 M3, got into a e85 Z4 30is. Realized it was poor on quality then traded up to a e89 Z4 35i. The e89 disappointed me with fuel pump issues and 2 rear cracked wheels so I went back to a ///M3 2011 fairly basic no options. Not long thereafter I wanted a fully loaded ///M3. My SA is a great friend and found one for me so naturally I got back into my now fully loaded 2012 ///M3.

I must say I got a great deal, still my girls and neighbours must think I am totally gone nuts. Little do they know I'm with my car.

So that's trading 3 cars and selling one in 2 years ... wait for it I forgot traded my old DD in for a new DD as well ... as they say life is short all I'm doing is having a blast.
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