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      09-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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My "American Delivery"

I have ordered my car from a dealership in New Jersey and will be driving it back to Dallas. I am calling it my "American Delivery" experience lol. I can't decide if I am more excited about the new car or the road trip back, I have never spent any time in the North East and very excited. The car should be here in October. Anyone have any suggestions on places to go, roads to drive, etc?

Here's the plan so far:
- 2 days in NYC
- Pick the car up on a Monday.
- Drive to Washington DC and be a tourist for one day.
- Drive to the Spartanburg Factory for a tour. Possibly taking a long way around through the Appalachian Mountains where possible and time permitting.
- Drive the "Tail of the Dragon" route North of there that I have seen recommended.
- Nashville, Memphis, and Little Rock route back to Dallas. Somewhere at this point the car will be past the break in period and I can go nuts

Any suggestions are welcome! I have a friend that will be coming along for the journey and will try to get loads of pictures of the new ride along the way!
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      09-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Just curious... Why order from NJ not Dallas?
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No dealer in Dallas would even talk about selling at Invoice Price. Even my local dealer that I have purchased 2 BMWs from!
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Make sure you spend some time on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on the way back with the car. It's a great road to drive in terms of how fast you can go and the condition of the road. Maybe even stop off in Atlantic City before leaving NJ. Good luck with your car and your road trip!
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Make sure you spend some time on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on the way back with the car. It's a great road to drive in terms of how fast you can go and the condition of the road. Maybe even stop off in Atlantic City before leaving NJ. Good luck with your car and your road trip!
Thanks for the tip! Atlantic City is on the list if there's time.
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      09-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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Make sure you spend some time on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on the way back with the car. It's a great road to drive in terms of how fast you can go and the condition of the road. Maybe even stop off in Atlantic City before leaving NJ. Good luck with your car and your road trip!
Thanks for the tip! Atlantic City is on the list if there's time.
Just thought you'd like to see this before making the trip. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/04/24/11371391-nj-state-troopers-suspended-over-alleged-high-speed-escort-for-luxury-sports-cars?lite
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Just thought you'd like to see this before making the trip. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...orts-cars?lite
Nice! How do I get in that caravan? LOL
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I have ordered my car from a dealership in New Jersey and will be driving it back to Dallas. I am calling it my "American Delivery" experience lol. I can't decide if I am more excited about the new car or the road trip back, I have never spent any time in the North East and very excited. The car should be here in October. Anyone have any suggestions on places to go, roads to drive, etc?

Here's the plan so far:
- 2 days in NYC
- Pick the car up on a Monday.
- Drive to Washington DC and be a tourist for one day.
- Drive to the Spartanburg Factory for a tour. Possibly taking a long way around through the Appalachian Mountains where possible and time permitting.
- Drive the "Tail of the Dragon" route North of there that I have seen recommended.
- Nashville, Memphis, and Little Rock route back to Dallas. Somewhere at this point the car will be past the break in period and I can go nuts

Any suggestions are welcome! I have a friend that will be coming along for the journey and will try to get loads of pictures of the new ride along the way!
If you are interested in history, touring the Gettysburg battlefield (south central PA) should be on your list. You can take bus tours, walking tours, or even have a tour guide hop in your car and you drive around with him/her talking you through the battlefield. Its a great time, but you would need most of a day to make it worth the visit. The tours are a couple of hours, but you would want some time to explore for yourself too. Just a thought for your consideration.
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did you check in Houston too? New Jersey seems like a long way unless you needed an excuse for a "ROAD TRIP"
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I didn't check Houston, the NJ dealer was going to ship it to me but the idea of a road trip sounded like a blast so I went with their offer.
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Have you tried BMW Houston North? They have some great deals...the lady priced it out according to the site not to mention a bit of wiggle room
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Have you tried BMW Houston North? They have some great deals...the lady priced it out according to the site not to mention a bit of wiggle room
I will remember that next time. I am going to do Euro Delivery next time too.
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