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Old 03-19-2008, 01:50 PM
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Arrow Greek 2008 X5 Owner's manual

Hello guys,

I just bought a nice new '08 X5 that i am looking to send over to Greece. Does anyone know where i can find the Greek 2008 X5 Owner's manual? I have tried the greek BMW website, Google, torrents but couldn't find it.
The is for my father who doesn't speak english well and he would be more comfortable with the greek manual.

I would appreciate any help, links.
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I don't usually use Greek owners' manuals, myself...

Try the dealer?
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:38 PM
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For some drivers out there all owner's manuals are Greek.
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^^ Hehe, true.

I was looking for a PDF, something which is freely available in English but I couldn't find in the Greek language. I was thinking that someone might now a website/database which has manuals in different languages that can be downloaded. Another member contacted me stating that a PDF is not available in Greek (el) so an electronic version might not even exist...
BTW, I live in CT, USA.
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:56 AM
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hey im greek too!!!!! ill see if i can help you

out.. ill do some research later
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Hey I am Greek too looking thinking of moving back and taking my X5 with me. Have you done any research on shipping costs and which port in Europe works best?
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Hi Niko,

My father is moving back so I know the process well. I am not sure how you are moving but in his case (metoikisia), he has to have the car for at least 6 months and then export it. He also needs to have the Metoikisia paper from the General Consulate of Greece along with the Certificate of Conformity (Good luck finding that, they are giving me hard time, BMW of America)... which is required for the Greek Registration and KTEO.

Port: Pireas - Athens. It doesn't really matter since this is a metoikisia and he won't have to pay any taxes to Greece, only registration and greek plates. Pireas is the most convinient. If you are not having a metoikisia, you might have to pay taxes so in this case you might want to bring the car from a different European country to save tax money. I am not sure, since this does not apply to us.

Shipping cost from New York to Athens including insurance is about $1200 ~ $1300. It takes 3 weeks for the car to arrive to Athens.


PS: Man, the insurance for the X5 in Greece is crazy. It is solely based on the car's value and with full insurance (you need it in Greece) several insurance companies quoted me from 2100 ~ 2800 euros/year. (A similar X5 in Greece costs around 80.000 euros). ~ Crazy, I know.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the info. Actually I was expecting it to be more expensive to ship to Greece. I was also expecting that I would have to pick it up in Amsterdam or any other European port. So good news there.

I will be doing metoikisia too. I have the 3.0 so I am expecting that I will not have to pay any taxes. Have you been able to get the Certificate of Conformity yourself?

I know insurance, especially for full coverage is crazy but I did not expect it to be so high.

Thanks for the info. I hope my turn to move will come soon. Take care

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