In Reply to: European Delivery--Any/all thoughts are welcome... posted by H.T. Schultz on November 25, 1999 at 12:20:04:
I have gotten my Y2K 323i in Aug 19th. European Delivery is way cool. =)
As far as price is concern, depending on where you live, you can get different responses from dealers. But in general, Euro Del cars does not come out of the dealer's allocation. So having a euro del sale is a "bonus" sale for the dealer. They may also have a "bonus" car for future services work. So you should be able to get a more favorable price than a "stock" car. If your local dealer does not like your offer, find a non-local dealer. I have heard that you can buy a euro delivery from any dealer in the US and then get a local dealer to prepare it when the car gets back to US. Check archieve for detail.
As far as the travelling part is concern. I did the southern Germany. I travel from Munich to Fussen and Neuschwanstein, and then back to Rothenburg, and then Frankfurt. Try the romantic road. It will be fun. German highway (autobahn) are made for high performance cars like BMW. It was smooth, no pot-hole, safe, well engineered, clearly signed and marked, and well maintained. German drivers are also very good. They follow the traffic rules pretty well.
Also if you are doing euro delivery, you get an extra european tourist license plate. It is white with a bit of red. It looks really cool on a dark color car. See a picture here...
I did it and loved it. I would do it again on my next BMW.
Hope this helps.
Y2K 323i blk/blk leather, Sport Premium, CD, Fold rear, euro delivery.