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      09-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #23
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Not many people have the balls to drive around europe. Can't wait for my trip next year.
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      09-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #24
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ED isn't offered here... I think it's due to the car being RHD
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      09-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #25
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I used my AMEX miles for the flights so didn't spend money there. And I'm married too brother. My wife and I had a great time. It wasn't all about my car. We visited Germany, Vienna and Salzburg. We visited castles, ate at great restaurants, shopped, drank, etc... I got to drive on the autobahn, went 140mph legally. And I still didn't really spend too much money. My wife and I had never been to Europe. We did it the right way. We stayed 2 weeks and really enjoyed ourselves. You don't know what you're missing until you try it. And once you try it, you're hooked.
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      09-19-2011, 08:10 PM   #26
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If you are not buying off the lot and ordering a new BMW to your specifications, you must be bound by annoying circumstance(s) or exceptionally shortsighted to skip Euro Delivery.

They pay you to do it!
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      09-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #27
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If you are not buying off the lot and ordering a new BMW to your specifications, you must be bound by annoying circumstance(s) or exceptionally shortsighted to skip Euro Delivery.

They pay you to do it!
Or you only own one car and need to keep your job
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      09-20-2011, 09:47 PM   #28
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Problem is there is more to it that just that
Yes I'd love to spend time with my significant other in Europe
But germany is not where I'd like to go
And sure I can go other places, but that involves most of my vacation being driving time, during break in time, the least fun time to be driving a car.
I'd like to go to Italy, or Spain, but means I'd have to waste several days getting there with associated expenses etc
Yes it's a vacation, but there are too many constraints to make it fun
And to the wife, this vacation will always be about the car.
Not about her, and trust me, that will make the vacation a little less fun
The married folks here will understand.
I am married and didn't have an issue. I think at the end of the day it is a personal choice. Believe me, anyone not doing ED is missing big time.
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      09-22-2011, 09:27 AM   #29
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I just wondered why doesn't EVERYONE do the European Delivery considering the HUGE discount you get on the car? It more than pays for flying to Germany and flying back. Even if you stay for two days, the discount is unbelievable. Everyone should contact David Aviles in my opinion, or whoever they think would give them the best deal.
Because I'm an international student studying in college. Is this a good reason? I can't miss entire week of class, and I am too lazy to figure out the VISA and all that stuff.
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      09-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #30
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I remember when I was a student. I didn't have the money for a M3 back then but if I did, I did have time off from school. Part of summer, spring break, Christmas break, etc... You would plan it around that time.
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      09-22-2011, 10:25 AM   #31
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We wanted to do the ED, but we had just gotten back from 3 weeks in Europe and the car purchase was somewhat a last minute decision. Taking off another week so close to the last vacation was just out of the question along with the expense of another European trip the same year. I just look forward to the car getting done and getting here ASAP.
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I lived in Germany and bought my car there, so I guess I got my own special ED at my local BMW dealership in Bavaria

Nothing like the Welt ED that you all get, but still nice.

Oh, and then I spent my last four months killing it on A6 and A7
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      09-25-2011, 11:41 AM   #33
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Not wanting to wait 6 weeks for the cars to hit stateside again?
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      09-25-2011, 12:55 PM   #34
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I do not believe it has anything to do with being afraid to drive in Europe or being intimidated about overseas travel, maybe for some, but not most. I would hazard a guess and say that most of the people who own a BMW, especially any M series car, have a valid passport.

I think what afflicts most Americans is not having the time to do it. I would absolutely love to do it someday, but where I am at in my career (see my handle) I just don't have the time.
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      09-25-2011, 08:11 PM   #35
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But that's the thing Doc. You can literally do it just for the savings and not drive the car around Europe. Fly in on a Saturday morning, take delivery of your car and jump on a plane right back. You just saved 10K. I stayed two weeks. I understand not everyone can take that time off. Lucky for me, HSBC makes me take off a consecutive two weeks, my core leave. But if I didnt have the time, I'd still do it to save the money over a weekend.
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But if I didnt have the time, I'd still do it to save the money over a weekend.
Weekend? What's that? ... Some people work 7 days a week ...
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      09-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #37
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Give it a rest. Most of us can do the math on ED. Just because you did ED, doesn't mean all of us must to justify our decision. My M3 is, after all, a car, not a religion.
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Many of us travel to Europe frequently for work and pleasure. Personally I make the trip at least twice a year. The idea of doing ED simply doesn't have the appeal of a "once in a lifetime opportunity"... If I want to go drive around Germany and the surrounding countries, I simply do it.
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Ok. I'll give it a rest. Wasn't trying to be annoying and definitely don't need anyone here to justify my decision. LoL Was just trying to inform some of the huge saving and great tool BMW gives to us. Thought that's what the forum was about. I won't mention it again.
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Give it a rest. Most of us can do the math on ED. Just because you did ED, doesn't mean all of us must to justify our decision. My M3 is, after all, a car, not a religion.
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Give it a rest. Most of us can do the math on ED. Just because you did ED, doesn't mean all of us must to justify our decision. My M3 is, after all, a car, not a religion.
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But that's the thing Doc. You can literally do it just for the savings and not drive the car around Europe. Fly in on a Saturday morning, take delivery of your car and jump on a plane right back. You just saved 10K. I stayed two weeks. I understand not everyone can take that time off. Lucky for me, HSBC makes me take off a consecutive two weeks, my core leave. But if I didnt have the time, I'd still do it to save the money over a weekend.
I hear ya... but I have this damn thing that I am expected to carry on my hip all the time that I don't think will get reception in Germany
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I hear ya... but I have this damn thing that I am expected to carry on my hip all the time that I don't think will get reception in Germany
I know what you mean
Except I wear mine on my ankle
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