Originally Posted by WhiteOne
Two trips would be twice as good as one.
A rental car would be fun in its own way.
To bad you can't go during Octoberfest.
If he goes at his scheduled date of 9/27 it will be during Oktoberfest: Sept 20-Oct 5th. I will be picking up a 135 on Sept 26th.
I would go for option one if you can afford both. You could go to Italy and places where you wouldn't really want to drive your car when you get it (i.e. small roads, some areas are unsafe). Then when you pick up your car, you could drive around Germany on the Autobahn and the Nurburgring.
Just my 2 cents