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      09-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #23
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It cost nothing, plus you get a discount on the car and BMW gives you 2 for 1 tickets through Lufthansa. ED MSRP is about 9% below US MSRP and if you can negotiate ED invoice then you save another 9-10%. All in all my car and trip together will cost me less than if I had paid MSRP and picked up my car at the dealership.
Are you serious?! So you're saying that a 2012 1 series that has 36K MSRP, I may get it for 18-20% cheaper with ED AND with plane tickets (2 for 1) included?

Dude........
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      09-12-2011, 11:51 AM   #24
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Are you serious?! So you're saying that a 2012 1 series that has 36K MSRP, I may get it for 18-20% cheaper with ED AND with plane tickets (2 for 1) included?

Dude........
Not exactly.... msrp is 9% off us msrp then you can negotiate down to invoice which is approx 10% off that price... total its more like 13% off

then you pay for 1 ticket and the taxes on the 2nd ticket but I found a better rate just looking online and paying for 2 tickets.

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Are you serious?! So you're saying that a 2012 1 series that has 36K MSRP, I may get it for 18-20% cheaper with ED AND with plane tickets (2 for 1) included?

Dude........

Don't get your hopes up too high!! Not every dealer is as generous as his.

Here is the link explaining the BMW ED Program. The usual discount is only 7% off MSRP, not including Options + any additional bargaining you can get from your dealer. The 2 for 1 Airline tickets can be beaten and day of the week at places like Expedia.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...erYourBMW.aspx
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yes.. however if adobee is looking to upgrade to a 2012 1 series (non M) from his 2008... he should be able to score a really good deal... And of course one can make a screaming deal on an E90 M3 right now.

Agree on the 2 for 1... I got my tix via American Airlines for cheaper than the 2 for 1 (plus taxes) deal from Lufthansa.
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Don't get your hopes up too high!! Not every dealer is as generous as his.

Here is the link explaining the BMW ED Program. The usual discount is only 7% off MSRP, not including Options + any additional bargaining you can get from your dealer. The 2 for 1 Airline tickets can be beaten and day of the week at places like Expedia.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...erYourBMW.aspx
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You can beat the Lufthansa deal on the tickets by at least 20% without even trying hard. I could have saved myself at least $10k by paying MSRP here in the states and staying the hell out of Europe! The good news is that I had enough AmEx points when I get back to pay for half of a new Les Paul on Amazon!
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      09-13-2011, 12:36 AM   #28
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yes.. however if adobee is looking to upgrade to a 2012 1 series (non M) from his 2008... he should be able to score a really good deal... And of course one can make a screaming deal on an E90 M3 right now.

Agree on the 2 for 1... I got my tix via American Airlines for cheaper than the 2 for 1 (plus taxes) deal from Lufthansa.
+1 on other models it should be easy especially since you can shop dealers out of your area.

I meant you can score Lufthansa tickets for less. The BMW ones were 2700 I found them on Lufthansas site for 2050. I ended up paying 2800 since I had to reschedule my flight last minute to a week later
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I meant you can score Lufthansa tickets for less. The BMW ones were 2700 I found them on Lufthansas site for 2050. I ended up paying 2800 since I had to reschedule my flight last minute to a week later
Gotcha... I paid $1050 per ticket... so with three going.. was pretty much exactly the ED discount.. If your price per ticket is $1025.. forget quibbling over small change...having made the trip with both American Airlines this year and Lufthansa last year... Lufthansa is a better experience.

To the OP.. depending on the vehicle.... and depending on how many people are going, (two is definitely the easiest number) an ED experience can easily be the same price or even cheaper than buying the car here... plus you still get the car delivered to you again here!
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Love the tape. Looking forward to hearing the "after actions report" on the tape and install.
+1. really looking forward to a review. thinking about this as well for my PCD. i think it's the best option for the $. mw - network engineer?
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      09-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #32
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+1. really looking forward to a review. thinking about this as well for my PCD. i think it's the best option for the $. mw - network engineer?
I wish man....I lucked out on that one. The Air Force doesn't usually let Communication Officers touch the network . Most of us are project managers.
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      09-15-2011, 10:13 AM   #34
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Post 2 updated with pics

I actually recorded every mile I drove with an HD Gopro so once editing is done I should have something interesting to share
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      09-15-2011, 10:28 AM   #35
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...having made the trip with both American Airlines this year and Lufthansa last year... Lufthansa is a better experience.
I'll definitely agree that international Lufthansa flights are a good experience. The meals weren't terrible and included wine, and the hot towels were nice too.
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      09-16-2011, 01:22 AM   #36
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Great Pics !! looks like a blast, id love to do this
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I actually recorded every mile I drove with an HD Gopro so once editing is done I should have something interesting to share
OMG ... every mile, you are going to have fun editing and posting that ..lol! Look forward to it! Noticed you had it running on the ring and you had a wet day ... how fun was that?????!!!!!
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OMG ... every mile, you are going to have fun editing and posting that ..lol! Look forward to it! Noticed you had it running on the ring and you had a wet day ... how fun was that?????!!!!!
The ring footage wont go into what I have planned since the angle is different.

I am going to accelerate the whole trip into a 8-12min video. I have 220 GBs of video 1423km was just in the M, I dont even know how many kms were in the rental.

Wet day was fun for the simple fact of where I was and what I was doing, but having zero familiarity with that track coupled with a new car and rain in a foreign country made for a very slow lap. Its ok, one day I will be back.
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      09-16-2011, 11:54 AM   #39
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There is no shame in taking it slow on the ring.... I've heard a lot of stories about people totaling their cars on the ring. Are you going to put the sticker on your car?
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There is no shame in taking it slow on the ring.... I've heard a lot of stories about people totaling their cars on the ring. Are you going to put the sticker on your car?
The stories actually had put fear in me before I got there, it wasnt so bad.

I did buy the sticker, kinda steep at 6 or 8 euros, still debating where it will go.
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The ring footage wont go into what I have planned since the angle is different.

I am going to accelerate the whole trip into a 8-12min video. I have 220 GBs of video 1423km was just in the M, I dont even know how many kms were in the rental.

Wet day was fun for the simple fact of where I was and what I was doing, but having zero familiarity with that track coupled with a new car and rain in a foreign country made for a very slow lap. Its ok, one day I will be back.


looking forward to this....Awesome that you were able to make an extended trip...

i definitely wasn't pushing it in my car either.. tearing through roads around corners and (for me), race tracks is one thing.. but the thought of crashing your brand new car, in a foreign country, with unknown insurance, repair, and other hassles, before you even get it home, is enough to temper most red mist. NO WAY did I want to be 1M Crash #5
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Post 3 is now updated with pics

My ED is complete, tomorrow I fly home and await PCD (the waiting game begins again)

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My ED is complete, tomorrow I fly home and await PCD (the waiting game begins again)

Papethova it was nice to meet you & your dad today. The tour of Leipzig Werk was nice. Have a safe trip back home. I'll send you a link when I finish posting my pics.


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