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      06-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Just returned from euro delivery

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After 6 months of reading this forum daily and finally ordering our m3 coupe, my family and I did European Delivery this past week and it was awesome! We ordered our car through David Aviles - the process was easy and he was very patient with my gazillion questions throughout the process!

My coupe is aw/fr (another m3post edition I guess - read a post about that while we were at the welt!) 6mt. The car is absolutely amazing! We went from Munich to Elba island off the coast of Tuscany and back to Munich - 1203 miles so the vpc will do the 1200 mile service before I pick it up at the pdc (all these acronyms!!)

I know this thread is worthless without pics, how do I post them from this phone app? I know I know I tried to search or rtfm (I've introduced that particular acronym into the vernacular at work!) but either I'm not too savvy (quite possible) or its. It possible from app.

ED observations: Rolf your country was awesome and I was able to remember more of my college German than I thought I would. I even had to use German in Italy - including of all things talking cars with a couple from Macedonia in a 320d coupe - they didn't speak English and I don't speak their language but German it was! The m3 coupe gets a ton of a attention in Europe - lots of thumbs ups, stares, waves, questions, etc. That was pretty wild. The car really shines in the corners, curvy mountain passes were awesome!

I think that's about it for now, I'll end this stream of consciousness first post, oh yeah - Julie buy your car, quit waiting, it's a blast and you won't regret it!!!
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      06-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Great to hear you had an awesome time in your ED.

Your M3's twin sister (AW/ext FR) will soon follow your tiremarks
in two weeks or so. Also did through David. Cant recommend him enough.

Welcome back and post lots of pics when you get a chance so we can
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      06-05-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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David is awesome! I've ordered mine from him as well, last year. Will celebrate 1 year in july. Thank you, David.
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      06-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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I too took my wife and daughter (10 yrs old, 11 in September), no worries on luggage, roominess of car, etc etc. Hopefully you got nav, it was invaluable - if you return your car to loginout Munich, your turn is actually the one past the one indicated on nav, ask me how I know!!
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      06-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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I'm about to hit my M3's 2nd birthday... Thanks David!
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      06-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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I too took my wife and daughter (10 yrs old, 11 in September), no worries on luggage, roominess of car, etc etc. Hopefully you got nav, it was invaluable - if you return your car to loginout Munich, your turn is actually the one past the one indicated on nav, ask me how I know!!
Sweet! Yeah, I've been all over the place, lol...
Thanks for the heads up. It's very reassuring to see that more and more families with kids manage it
and make it all work. Definitely it's a balance act. Hope your daughter
enjoyed the trip. They're so lucky to be part of something like this at a so
young age...

Yes, I got nav and will return the car at Loginout in Munich. I could certainly
use your help. Did you get thrown off really bad??
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      06-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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Just past 1 year since ED/David Aviles. Awesome all around!
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      06-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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      06-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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Fantastic. I'll also second that David was great. Best price by far and a very decent salesman through the whole process.
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      06-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #10
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Sweet! Yeah, I've been all over the place, lol...
Thanks for the heads up. It's very reassuring to see that more and more families with kids manage it
and make it all work. Definitely it's a balance act. Hope your daughter
enjoyed the trip. They're so lucky to be part of something like this at a so
young age...

Yes, I got nav and will return the car at Loginout in Munich. I could certainly
use your help. Did you get thrown off really bad??
Oh yeah both my gals had a blast, although they didn't think the car stuff was as cool as I did, but I didn't think the art museums were as cool as they did so c'est la vie! As part of our trip we went to Maranello and as a huge Ferrari f1 fan from way back (at least 1985, I'm old but not reallll old!! Haha!) their museum was like making a pilgrimage, but I digress...

As far as returning the car, nav will say turn now into parking lot but about 500 ft past that is the real entrance. It's not bad just a little confusing, there is a photo of the actual entrance on the handout, just follow that - it has address and a picture of the Grand Kempinski.

The nav was awesome the rest of the time except sometimes it didn't know there was a roundabout. Just make sure your wife is an accomplished navigator. Bring your USB stick with music on it and you can upload them into your car from the USB in glove box, frees up the one in the glovebox if you need to charge your child's iPod and forgot the 12 volt adaptor!!
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      06-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #11
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I've ordered mine from him as well
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      06-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Congrats! Now you wait while Harms gets it back to you. Sigh . . . it seems to take forever.
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      06-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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I know what you mean, we did euro delivery on my wife's S60 last year and the wait does seem like forever! This time it's worse though cuz its my car!!

I can't get pictures to post, I was able to put some in photo album I think! FNG I know!!
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      06-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #14
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thanks to david here as well, to the OP i hope you remove the mobility kit from the back, since someone stole mine before pick up.
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      06-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #15
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congrats,

can't wait for my ED. it is scheduled for 8/21
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      06-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #16
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BEST experience ever, glad you got to enjoy it.... i hope to do it again one day!
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That's what my M3 gonna look like too.

AW/Fox Red.

congrats and welcome back
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      06-06-2012, 03:09 PM   #18
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Welcome back. Euro delivery is the balls but....




Just kidding. I don't think there is anyway to post a pic from the iphone app. Once you get on a computer, the easiest way is to go advanced and then clip on the little paperclip thing. That will bring up a little window where you can search on your computer for the picture file and then upload it. The little picture icon with a mountain and sun on it are if you have the pictures hosted on an external website.
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BEST experience ever, glad you got to enjoy it.... i hope to do it again one day!
Couldn't agree more!
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Thanks for the tip Johnny, giving it a whirl trying to upload pics from my computer.
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Oh yeah both my gals had a blast, although they didn't think the car stuff was as cool as I did, but I didn't think the art museums were as cool as they did so c'est la vie! As part of our trip we went to Maranello and as a huge Ferrari f1 fan from way back (at least 1985, I'm old but not reallll old!! Haha!) their museum was like making a pilgrimage, but I digress...

As far as returning the car, nav will say turn now into parking lot but about 500 ft past that is the real entrance. It's not bad just a little confusing, there is a photo of the actual entrance on the handout, just follow that - it has address and a picture of the Grand Kempinski.

The nav was awesome the rest of the time except sometimes it didn't know there was a roundabout. Just make sure your wife is an accomplished navigator. Bring your USB stick with music on it and you can upload them into your car from the USB in glove box, frees up the one in the glovebox if you need to charge your child's iPod and forgot the 12 volt adaptor!!
Great pictures!!! I can feel it!!!

I have entertained the idea of visiting Maranello since I will be driving from
Merano to Como... but dont know yet.

Great your girls had a great time! By the way, I was an avid F1 fan back in
heydays of the '80s with Piquet, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Patrese, etc...
You must've had a terrible time being a Ferrari fan those days when the
Williams and Mclaren dominated F1... not so much these days...

Car looks awesome. Waiting for more details and pics. Cheers
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Mansell you say? Here's his car, from 1989 I believe. My brain is a little rusty at times and I was in such stupor at the Museum I didn't read the plaques! Oddly I remember the race though - Brazil I believe, it was the season opener, first race of post-turbo era, Mansell won with the first successful application of sequential paddle shift transmission.

Dude, you're going to have a total blast. If you get lost, and you likely will, F-it, its better to be lost in Germany or Italy than stuck at work right?! Those crazy Italian drivers are like everyone says, tailgating wonders and those Vespas - fuggedaboutit, they are absolutely positively crazy!
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