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      07-13-2011, 09:22 AM   #111
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I heard from Ryan Amico that my car did indeed clear customs even though the shipping company website doesn't show that.

So it's on now!!! Finally we can settle who is the most awesome Ryan Amico or David Aviles, and which is faster 6MT or DCT (and E90 vs. E92).

I'll race you to the performance center!
Bring it!!
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      07-13-2011, 06:48 PM   #112
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The shipping site updated today to say my car cleared customs today... I hope it's wrong, but if not I don't stand a chance to win this race.
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      07-13-2011, 07:39 PM   #113
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Beautiful pictures! Hope you're enjoying the beast now
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      07-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #114
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The shipping site updated today to say my car cleared customs today... I hope it's wrong, but if not I don't stand a chance to win this race.
I finally got my PCD re-delivery date!...I'm scheduled for 8/5/11.
Just bought my one way plane ticket...

David Aviles:1 - Ryan Amico:0

Hope you get yours soon...keep me updated...
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      07-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #115
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Well I would call that a tie. I got an email back on 5/27 offering me 8/5 also.

Hopefully I'll see you in SC.
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      07-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #116
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Yeah that was great.

Btw, are you getting balder as you go on the trip. From the pics, it looks like it.

Jk, Congratz man! Really love ur pics.
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      07-14-2011, 12:25 PM   #117
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looks great! But I am a bit biased.... If you get tired of those wheels let me know

I cannot imagine the wait....It would be killing me...!
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      07-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #118
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Great write-up! I'm seriously considering it for my next purchase.
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      07-20-2011, 02:41 AM   #119
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my goodness what a great write up! Happy you've had an amazing trip and M3!
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      07-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #120
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I finally got my PCD re-delivery date!...I'm scheduled for 8/5/11.
Just bought my one way plane ticket...

David Aviles:0 - Ryan Amico:0

Hope you get yours soon...keep me updated...
August 5th for me, flights are now booked for the wife and I. See you down there!
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      07-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #121
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August 5th for me, flights are now booked for the wife and I. See you down there!
Great!!...see you there.
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      07-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #122
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      08-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #123
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Fantastic pics, awesome trip! Thanks! I'm now dreaming of my own M3 delivery in Munich next spring.
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      08-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #124
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Updates from PCD guys??
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      08-29-2011, 10:49 AM   #125
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PCD was great but wish there was more time behind the wheel. The road course is by far the most fun. Driving an M3 that is not yours on a track is just incredible. It was well worth the extra 2 weeks of wait time. The problem is that now I want more. I'm considering the 2-day M driving school or even better, the BMW driving school at the Nurburgring next year.

The M3 I got for the day had DCT. I had never tried DCT before and was impressed with the quich shifts but wouldn't change it for the 6MT. I feel much more engaged with the car using a clutch and manual transmission...just a personal preference.

I had the pleasure of meeting "the moss" and his wife. Our cars were displayed side by side which gave me the chance to compare alpine white vs mineral white in person. You can deffinately appreciate the metalic character of MW (no pictures..sorry). I think both looked great!
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      08-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #126
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RCGM3, was nice hanging out with you at the performance center too.

Performance center was fun, the drive home was fun.

RCGM3 and have all the 'flame wars' in our two cars. AW vs. MW, 6MT vs. DCT, E92 vs. E90, Ryan Amico vs. David Aviles. I guess we both agreed on ZCP and no civic M3's.

Overall it was a great experience and we got to hang out with some fun people. I'm glad I did it but while I would 100% for sure do euro delivery again, I'm not 100% sure I would do PCD again.

Here's the only pic I have of our cars parked together. It's not very good unfortunately.

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      08-31-2011, 09:39 AM   #127
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      09-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #128
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In order to drive alpine passes I had to choose a delivery date no sooner than mid to late May. I ordered the car in early February and was able to get my preferred delivery date...May 25, 2011.

Was thinking of doing ED early May, and was wondering about the alpine pass restrictions. Is this BMW imposed or country specific laws? Thanks!
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      09-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #129
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Was thinking of doing ED early May, and was wondering about the alpine pass restrictions. Is this BMW imposed or country specific laws? Thanks!
Is country specific and actually "pass specific". Some open sooner than others. All passes should be open by late May, but some will most likely still be closed in the first 1 or 2 weeks of May.
Hope that helps...
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      09-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #130
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Great Post. Great Pictures. I was just in Germany this past summer, and I visited a lot of the same places that you did. The BMW headquarters is remarkable, and the concentration camps are very touching.
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