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      09-23-2018, 02:12 PM   #1
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Good news story whilst in Germany

I don't post here much, but thought you might like to hear a good news story, courtesy of BMW Germany.

My check engine light came on about 900 miles into my summer European road trip (UK --> France --> Luxembourg --> Germany (Black Forest) --> Switzerland --> UK).

I was in Germany at the time, so I stopped at the nearest BMW dealer to get the issue diagnosed. I was hoping it was something minor like the fuel cap being loose and the error code needing to be reset.

It turned out that the EGR value needed replacing at a cost of 1100 Euros! At almost 4 1/2 years old my car was out of warranty. And with about 800 miles more to go until home I of course had to go ahead with the repair.

The service guy was excellent. Without me saying anything he asked BMW if they would cover the cost of the repair under goodwill. But I would have to wait until the next day to find out if they would. He was pretty sure as my car was under 5 years old and had less than 100,000km (I had only just done about 31k miles at the time).

The next day comes along.... and he was right! I only had a bill for the coolant and a courtesy car for 24 hours. And on that note, I didn't like the X2 18d - not a great drive (felt very soft and wobbly) and surprisingly small inside.

Apart from this *slight* hiccup, my F31 335d was perfect for the trip. Effortless cruising for four passengers and a dog. It was so good on continental European roads and there's just so much less tyre noise on those surfaces. And it definitely held its own on the unrestricted parts of the autobahn
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Excellent!

Some of us are hoping to be able to move to that fine country. It's worth it for the roads alone.
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      09-23-2018, 03:00 PM   #3
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I should think so too, your car is most likely included in the current European BMW EGR recall
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Excellent!

Some of us are hoping to be able to move to that fine country. It's worth it for the roads alone.
Move there? But itís full of Germans!
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Move there? But itís full of Germans!
They can't be all bad - they built your car.
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They can't be all bad - they built your car.
True, they love cars and beer and sausages, but they have zero sense of humour! Much like a lot of members of this forum I suppose mind you!
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They can't be all bad - they built your car.
True, they love cars and beer and sausages, but they have zero sense of humour! Much like a lot of members of this forum I suppose mind you!
Vot is zee suggestinkkkkk
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My name is Lt. Aldo Raine and I'm putting together a special team, and I need me eight soldiers. Eight Jewish-American soldiers. Now, y'all might've heard rumors about the armada happening soon. Well, we'll be leaving a little earlier. We're gonna be dropped into France, dressed as civilians. And once we're in enemy territory, as a bushwhackin' guerrilla army, we're gonna be doin' one thing and one thing only... killin' Nazis. Now, I don't know about y'all, but I sure as hell didn't come down from the goddamn Smoky Mountains, cross five thousand miles of water, fight my way through half of Sicily and jump out of a fuckin' air-o-plane to teach the Nazis lessons in humanity.Nazi ain't got no humanity.
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Excellent!

Some of us are hoping to be able to move to that fine country. It's worth it for the roads alone.
Really? Can you goose step?
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My name is Lt. Aldo Raine and I'm putting together a special team, and I need me eight soldiers. Eight Jewish-American soldiers. Now, y'all might've heard rumors about the armada happening soon. Well, we'll be leaving a little earlier. We're gonna be dropped into France, dressed as civilians. And once we're in enemy territory, as a bushwhackin' guerrilla army, we're gonna be doin' one thing and one thing only... killin' Nazis. Now, I don't know about y'all, but I sure as hell didn't come down from the goddamn Smoky Mountains, cross five thousand miles of water, fight my way through half of Sicily and jump out of a fuckin' air-o-plane to teach the Nazis lessons in humanity.Nazi ain't got no humanity.
Inglorious Bastards?
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Oh yeah
Great film, although linking a thread about Germany to Naziís is a bit un-PC these days!
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Great film, although linking a thread about Germany to Naziís is a bit un-PC these days!
Your right should of been on the 88 flank thread. My mistake
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True, they love cars and beer and sausages, but they have zero sense of humour! Much like a lot of members of this forum I suppose mind you!
Apparently Benny Hill is popular over there
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Excellent!

Some of us are hoping to be able to move to that fine country. It's worth it for the roads alone.
So first you quit EU and then you all move to it?
Sorry, couldn't help it
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I spend regular time in Germany as I have family there.
1) Not all the roads are great. Some are worse than the UK.
2) Garage servicing prices are in general shockingly expensive.
3) Yes they do have a sense of humour and are generally warm and friendly.
4) Public infrastructure is superb, way better than the UK.
5) Taxation is high to pay for (4).
6) The trains don't always run on time.
7) Alcohol is cheaper than the UK. As is eating out and excellent food of all varieties.
8) Overall, a great country to live and work in.
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I spend regular time in Germany as I have family there.
1) Not all the roads are great. Some are worse than the UK.
2) Garage servicing prices are in general shockingly expensive.
3) Yes they do have a sense of humour and are generally warm and friendly.
4) Public infrastructure is superb, way better than the UK.
5) Taxation is high to pay for (4).
6) The trains don't always run on time.
7) Alcohol is cheaper than the UK. As is eating out and excellent food of all varieties.
8) Overall, a great country to live and work in.
Having lived and worked there for alot of years and still visit 5x a yr.. I would agree with the above.
Well summed up.
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Having lived and worked there for alot of years and still visit 5x a yr.. I would agree with the above.
Well summed up.
Similar & agree
They are very much straight to the point, but just get on with getting the job done, generally no messing about.
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They are very much straight to the point, but just get on with getting the job done, generally no messing about.
female part of Germany not so nice tho!
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They are very much straight to the point, but just get on with getting the job done, generally no messing about.
female part of Germany not so nice tho!
Olga?
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female part of Germany not so nice tho!
My Daughter in law is very nice ... thank you !
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Olga?
Female parts of been with were very nice...
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