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      03-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Off to Germany for my Santorini delivery!

Well guys, after months of waiting I'm finally heading over to Germany to pick up my Santorini Blue E92 M3 to replace my Alpine White E92 M3 that was destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October. I'll be documenting the trip with my Canon 60D, 5D2, and Hero2 so there will be no shortage of media for my full write up when I get back. I'll try to update this thread while I'm over there as best as I can.

Having never seen a Santorini car in person I'm more than a little anxious to see it...
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      03-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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I'm jealous. It's like being a kid again and having Christmas + Disneyland at the same time. I can't wait to see the pics.
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So jealous! Have a fun and safe trip!
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I should get a new M3 just to go back and do the Euro deliver all over again! Enjoy!
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congrats! beautiful color
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      03-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #7
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I'm jealous. It's like being a kid again and having Christmas + Disneyland at the same time. I can't wait to see the pics.
It really is! It's like every holiday rolled into one multiplied by Disneyland.

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Thanks, I will! I'm sure I'll be talking to you guys when I get back. Gonna need a Santorini manifold on the ESS.

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I should get a new M3 just to go back and do the Euro deliver all over again! Enjoy!
I wasn't even on the plane to come home last time and thought to myself "Hmm, I wonder if I could order a stripped out 128i and resell it when I get home just to experience this again ASAP."

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Thanks! I have't seen one in person yet, so I'm a bit anxious. Quite a departure from AW. I love this car in AW but I didn't want to try and rebuild my old car.

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      03-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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congrats and have a safe trip! all these ED stories make me really regret not doing ED delivery... 6MT or DCT??
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congrats and have a safe trip! all these ED stories make me really regret not doing ED delivery... 6MT or DCT??
Thank you very much! I really cannot recommend ED enough, it exceeded all of my expectations, and I had set them quite high...

I went with another DCT car. Being a die hard manual guy, I initially test drove a DCT so that I could make fun of the flappy paddle trans in an educated manner. That, however that backfired and I fell in love with it. Absolutely nothing like the feel of SMG II which is downright primitive in comparison and what I assumed DCT would be like.

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Thank you very much! I really cannot recommend ED enough, it exceeded all of my expectations, and I had set them quite high...

I went with another DCT car. Being a die hard manual guy, I initially test drove a DCT so that I could make fun of the flappy paddle trans in an educated manner. That, however that backfired and I fell in love with it. Absolutely nothing like the feel of SMG II which is downright primitive in comparison and what I assumed DCT would be like.

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haha youre soo lucky, i wanna travel back in time and do a ED on mine... but ive been hearing the DCT on these cars are awesome, so i wouldnt be surprised if the DCT changed your mind! i agree with your s2k, it has the best trans ive ever driven, i also regret selling in within 2 weeks... haha
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Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!
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      03-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #12
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Have a safe trip and enjoy the experience!
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good things can come out of disasters
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      03-13-2013, 12:50 PM   #15
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      03-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #16
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It really is! It's like every holiday rolled into one multiplied by Disneyland.
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Enjoy! Great color choice - can't wait to see photos.
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      03-13-2013, 01:10 PM   #17
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Enjoy your ED... looking forward to hearing your story. I'm a month away from mine... I need something to tide me over!
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      03-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #18
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definitely one of my favorite colors, have a great trip!
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      03-13-2013, 02:46 PM   #19
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European Delivery really is a fantastic experience - highly recommended. If you stay through the weekend the Nurburgring will be open for a proper German driving experience.
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This sounds awesome. I hope I get to do Euro delivery, at some point. This time, I'm getting to do PCD, though. Consequently, does anybody have any tips on "capturing the moment? Like the OP mentioned, I'll have more camera "firepower" at my delivery than should be mentioned. But is there anything I should pay special attention to, as far as capturing that moment on film? I definitely want to get that first startup (from the back), and get a pic of that odo reading 1, or whatever it will be, by then, and then the person telling me all about my car. Anything else you guys are glad you "caught", or wish you did?
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      03-13-2013, 02:53 PM   #21
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Awesome! Have fun and bring it to the next Cars and Coffee.

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pics when you get there! lol
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