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Re: Just back from Euro Delivery of my 540i (long) (archive)

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Posted by Chris on August 18, 2000 at 12:12:38:

In Reply to: Just back from Euro Delivery of my 540i (long) posted by Nicole Hamilton on August 18, 2000 at 08:24:20:

Nice summary. I sure hope the weather was better for you then it was for me! When my family got there, our friends who were meeting us said that the weather was just coming down off of a heat wave. We had a comfortable first 3-5 days. The weather decided to take a turn for the worst at that point. Cold enough not to wear shorts. Rain at least once a day. Lots of lightning storms (which I actually enjoyed).

We had a great time, and I would love to do it again, just wish the weather cooperated a little more. Of course, at that time, it was 113 F in Greece. So, I guess it could have been worse.

Loved the factory tour. The gal giving the tour paid special attention to my five year old while the rest of us were checking what she just finished talking about. He really enjoyed that!

I completely agree about the high speed driving and disappointing return to the states. At 135mph (top end when keeping to the 4k break-in limit), we felt like we were doing 70-80. In fact, my wife asked why I was going so slow when I was cruising at 100mph. To think, she was the one who didn't want me to speed on the autobahn before we left!

It was a complete drag to return back to the states. Coming back from SFO, everybody was piled up in the left lanes, cutting people off, tailgating, ... Of course, Europeans driving in big cities, are much worse drivers than in the states.

Only two more days until my car gets dropped off at the port!

'00 540i 6sp
Glacier Gr/Sand

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