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Old 10-13-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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European Delivery Stuttgart

Has anyone here done European Delivery of their cars? I did it thru BMW and it was a great experience, please share your observations.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:15 AM   #2
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I've always thought of doing it, but if you check the Porsche web site, they charge a hefty fee for doing it... unlike BMW who actually gives you a hefty credit on the car purchase.

That would certainly take some of the fun out of taking european delivery for me
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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I've always thought of doing it, but if you check the Porsche web site, they charge a hefty fee for doing it... unlike BMW who actually gives you a hefty credit on the car purchase.

That would certainly take some of the fun out of taking european delivery for me
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When that Z2 comes out (or preferably the M2), I will seriously consider buying it new and doing the european delivery of it.... mmmm mmm mmmm
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Old 10-13-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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European Delivery is $1,150 for the Boxster.

You still need to be careful with the car and respect the break-in period on the Autobahn!
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Yes you must observe the break in!

Better make it an S for the Euro delivery. At 4200 RPM in 6th you will be doing about 105 mph.

Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 10-13-2006, 02:37 PM   #7
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Yes you must observe the break in!
Yes, that is what sucks about buying a new car, especially when you want to enjoy it like with European Delivery!
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Old 10-13-2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Yes you must observe the break in!

Better make it an S for the Euro delivery. At 4200 RPM in 6th you will be doing about 105 mph.

Don't ask me how I know.

Bad boy....now go sit in the corner!!
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A poster on another board just did an excellent write-up on his experience.

http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=275426&an=0&page=0#275426
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My only suggestion would be to buy a tomtom gps as they have the speed cameras programmed in and they take speeding fairly serious if you get caught. I spend a week a month 30km from Stuttgart and I take long winding drives through the country side and use the tomtom to get back to one of the main roads. The Autobahn can also look like rush hour in LA around Stuttgart (a10/a5/a8) so head past Frankfurt and let her rip. Last weekend I was going 225 kph in my rental when the Ferrari club went on by like I was standing still, it really is fun!!

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If the engines are that precisely constructed...wouldn't it negate the break in period? I am starting to think the break in period is a hold over from the days where engine construction tolerances were not as precise. Sport bikes do not need a break in period....as long as the engine is at operating temperature it shouldn't matter. If metal shaving etc. were present...wouldn't Porsche require a oil change at 1000 miles? I religiously followed the break in period...but if it really made that much of a difference then why do the test drive cars at a dealership routinely go above 4000rpm? I think this might be out dated...what do you all think?
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"...but if it really made that much of a difference then why do the test drive cars at a dealership routinely go above 4000rpm?"

That's why I would never buy a "demo" new car.
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