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      10-31-2017, 06:05 PM   #23
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Awesome looking trip, really enjoyed the Strasbourg photos. That place looks amazing!

Glad to hear your dad is ok after the scare.
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      10-31-2017, 07:08 PM   #25
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Congrats

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      10-31-2017, 08:06 PM   #27
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Great write up. I miss Bavaria, my home country.....
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Awesome pics and glad your pops is ok. Yes, someone should have told you Europe is closed on Sundays
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      10-31-2017, 08:50 PM   #29
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Awesome pics and glad your pops is ok. Yes, someone should have told you Europe is closed on Sundays
And don't forget that most museums are closed on Mondays! lol



OP - very nice ED.

Glad your pops is doing fine. Btw... you don't need a Swiss Vignette to enter Switzerland when driving thru that tunnel(Julia Pass ?)... You only need a Swiss vignette when you drive on a Swiss(CH) Autobahn. Same goes for Austria. IF you stick to the back roads... you don't need a vignette. But it is safer to buy one... bc the fine is ridiculous IF the Polizei catch you without a vignette on an Autobahn.


I know in Austria it is a 130 euro fine, for not having the 8 euro vignette. Also... IF you don't fully affix it to the inside of the windshield(so that you can peel it off, that's a no NO)... that will cost you 500 euros on the spot!
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      10-31-2017, 09:12 PM   #30
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Really nice ED, pics and write up
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      10-31-2017, 09:15 PM   #31
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That was quite the write up! I feel like your lease expired by the time I finished reading it.

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      10-31-2017, 09:25 PM   #32
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And don't forget that most museums are closed on Mondays! lol

OP - very nice ED.

Glad your pops is doing fine. Btw... you don't need a Swiss Vignette to enter Switzerland when driving thru that tunnel(Julia Pass ?)... You only need a Swiss vignette when you drive on a Swiss(CH) Autobahn. Same goes for Austria. IF you stick to the back roads... you don't need a vignette. But it is safer to buy one... bc the fine is ridiculous IF the Polizei catch you without a vignette on an Autobahn.

I know in Austria it is a 130 euro fine, for not having the 8 euro vignette. Also... IF you don't fully affix it to the inside of the windshield(so that you can peel it off, that's a no NO)... that will cost you 500 euros on the spot!
Thanks. Yea, after coming through Munt la Schera tunnel, it dead-ends and you have to turn left or right on route 28; either way, there is a large white & green sign in front of you saying you need a vignette - it's rather intimidating!

So we actually went back through the tunnel and the nice lady in the toll booth (on the dam, where you pay the 15 Euro toll for the one-way tunnel) told us the road on the other side (route 28), despite the sign, was not a toll road & that we could turn onto it and drive down there and look for a gas station (one with attendants ). She didn't charge us for going through the tunnel again either.
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      10-31-2017, 09:29 PM   #33
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That was quite the write up! I feel like your lease expired by the time I finished reading it.

Nice car!
Thanks - it's too bad the loan didn't mature while you were reading it! I actually had to make the first payment while writing it though!
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      11-01-2017, 01:58 AM   #35
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dude great pictures and congrats on your sweet ride
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      11-01-2017, 02:14 AM   #36
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Great Pictures. Glad your dad is ok. WHY on earth would you get manual??? Please explain. I am still soooo perplexed as to why. (I used to have manual).
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Great Pictures. Glad your dad is ok. WHY on earth would you get manual??? Please explain. I am still soooo perplexed as to why. (I used to have manual).
Haha, 'cause it's more fun to me, that's all - not gonna start a stick vs DCT debate in here - there's a thread for that!
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Wonderful photos and write-up! Looks like the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy the new car!
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      11-01-2017, 03:20 PM   #39
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Great writeup and excellent photos! Waiting for re-delivery is tough, but hang in there, it'll be home soon. Congrats
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Superbe !

I am happy it all went relatively well for you all.

Best way to buy a car .

This kind of thread never gets old !

Any plans for the car upon redelivery?

Congrats... You remind me of myself with first ED
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      11-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #43
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Great choice, great trip & photos.
Thanks for posting!

Good luck with the wait, and the car when you finally get it back!
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Thanks. Yea, after coming through Munt la Schera tunnel, it dead-ends and you have to turn left or right on route 28; either way, there is a large white & green sign in front of you saying you need a vignette - it's rather intimidating!

So we actually went back through the tunnel and the nice lady in the toll booth (on the dam, where you pay the 15 Euro toll for the one-way tunnel) told us the road on the other side (route 28), despite the sign, was not a toll road & that we could turn onto it and drive down there and look for a gas station (one with attendants ). She didn't charge us for going through the tunnel again either.
Yeah... I've driven past this tunnel many times. In fact just last month. I always prefer to take "the long way" around.

You did the right thing... I didn't know about that sign... but on that road(#28, you do not need a vignette). Anytime your traveling into Austria or Switzerland... just buy a vignette... bc the Polizei are very aggressive in enforcing "their" laws. The fine is insane IF caught without a vignette. ~130 euros... and IF you don't full affix the decal it can be upwards of 500 euro fine, cash on the spot!

Love all your photos and writeup. On your next ED you have to stay much longer... a few days just will not do!!

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