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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mark K
:D I sincerely LOVE it. If you...

:D



I sincerely LOVE it.

If you can wait, they will bring Golf Variant here possibly in the fall and I'm still not sure on badging ( Jetta Sportwagen? Golf Soprtwagen?) but you should...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mark K
Thanks for saying it more eloquently. There's...

Thanks for saying it more eloquently. There's NOTHING wrong with that 8AT. It just doesn't make me want to spend any amount of money to have it and that is a very personal choice.

I'm just not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mark K
I'm willing to actually go even "lower" in order...

I'm willing to actually go even "lower" in order to keep MT.

I grew up with manual and never even SAW an automatic until I came to US. If anything, for a European, automatic transmission is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By Mark K
Old wife tales ... OK. My engine might be a...

Old wife tales ... OK.

My engine might be a lump of metal and, as such, has no feelings and it doesn't want to do anything. However, it does emit sound. I can personally assure you that the sound...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mark K
Yep. I even explicitly said I was trolling using...

Yep. I even explicitly said I was trolling using same (and exaggerated) arguments.

Again, congrats to OP. I had to pass because thete was no MT offered. So, both my wife and I drive VW diesels as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mark K
Wow! 4 hours and nothing yet ... OK, then, I'll...

Wow! 4 hours and nothing yet ... OK, then, I'll have to do something about this.

First, 47 mph is a mirage. You overpaid that lump of steel so much that it won't pay itself over lifetime of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mark K
If BMW engineers were big fans of customer...

If BMW engineers were big fans of customer choice, they would have given you empty spare tire well together with RFTs :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mark K
There's only one BMW model sold in this country...

There's only one BMW model sold in this country that might get better reliability - 328d. Reason for that is 328i and especially so 335i are sold in insignificant numbers worldwide while probably...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By Mark K
No problem, nobody's perfect ;) Seriously,...

No problem, nobody's perfect ;)

Seriously, though, I perfectly understand what you are saying and follow their LOGIC. I grew up in Europe and I get their shtick. But I still do not see a big deal...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Mark K
True. Specifically speaking about inline 6 made...

True. Specifically speaking about inline 6 made by BMW ... it will let you do anything to it AFTER you brought engine oil to operating temps (>220 degrees F). Then, when you are absolutely done for,...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-15-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Mark K
Very true :) However, I was in realm of...

Very true :)

However, I was in realm of assisted steering.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By Mark K
Michael, there is NOTHING wrong with having...

Michael, there is NOTHING wrong with having electronic dipstick and free oil changes. Same thing with having run flat tires, nothing wrong with that.

Our problem is why did you decide that...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Mark K
Careful. It all depends how you define "beat the...

Careful. It all depends how you define "beat the crap out of my car". If you think that

a) driving 3 miles a day
b) never getting over 2,000 rpm
c) never, ever, not in a million years, not even...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Mark K
Guys, the steering "feel" is pretty elusive...

Guys, the steering "feel" is pretty elusive concept influenced by tire/wheel combos, suspension and steering mechanicals. However, I think the following test will tell you everything you need to know...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mark K
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mark K
Looking at the nozzle color instead of reading...

Looking at the nozzle color instead of reading what it says is how my wife filled up her Jetta TDI with E85. At past 10:30 PM in nowhere on I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis.

Now we laugh...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,791
Posted By Mark K
I don't own a 5 series, but regardless of the...

I don't own a 5 series, but regardless of the model I think you have expectations that are too high to be happy with a BMW. As dunderhi said above, modern/new BMW will very, very rarely leave you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mark K
:thumbup: OP, for those road trips ... did...

:thumbup:

OP, for those road trips ... did you even bother to think about spare tire and if yes, what was your solution?

I'm really more and more ticked off with BMWNA's decision to skip MT for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mark K
OP, it is a nasty world out there and owning a...

OP, it is a nasty world out there and owning a BMW around here (in U.S.) is not fun. For so many reason it is not even funny. That said ...

Your second problem might be very similar to mine and...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-10-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By Mark K
If you don't use it, delete it for all the...

If you don't use it, delete it for all the reasons alpinweiss told you above. Resale value? I think it is a bit overplayed concern. This is not '80s or '90s where moonroof meant expensive ride. You...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mark K
They could/would, but only out of GERMAN made...

They could/would, but only out of GERMAN made paper bag. :)

Quite often Americans catch flak of being oblivious to the world external to U.S. borders but German engineers seem to be far worse. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mark K
I guess that's because Michelin (rightfully so)...

I guess that's because Michelin (rightfully so) assumes that nobody who wants really good tires on the car will ever buy RFT ...
:ducks behind the sofa:

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mark K
Please don't take it as an offense because I...

Please don't take it as an offense because I don't mean to offend. I owned 4 banger diesels as daily drivers since 2006 and they have 105 and 140 hp respectively. I NEVER needed more power to merge....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Mark K
I love cars and I love wine. To the OP lady ... ...

I love cars and I love wine. To the OP lady ...

1. In any case and with any type of mats on the floor, bottles are always better off on the floor behind front seats.

2. Go to VW dealership and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mark K
Does it come with special extra ammo clip holder...

Does it come with special extra ammo clip holder on driver's cubbie normally used for sunglasses?

:)

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