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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-12-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,014
Posted By Capobranco
So incredibly sad. I am reminded of my E93...

So incredibly sad.

I am reminded of my E93 335i - what exhilarating fun, but the more than occasional sight of an overturned car on 95 would give me pause, and usually served to slow me down. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,932
Posted By Capobranco
+1000 Carpe Diem! +1 BMWs...

+1000 Carpe Diem!



+1 BMWs depreciate. Old BMW maxim rules - "Lease New - Buy Used". This is especially true given BMWNA's proclivity to inflate residual values as a device to make their...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 06-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,125
Posted By Capobranco
In the DC metro area, I see very few M3/M4s...

In the DC metro area, I see very few M3/M4s generally. In my neighborhood, where Porsches and Teslas are ubiquitous, I see more Ferraris than M3/M4s on any given weekend. I find especially alluring...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-05-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,262
Posted By Capobranco
You have the right to defend yourself. I too,...

You have the right to defend yourself. I too, would feel bad if I had to put down an attacking down in the scenario you described. The fault, and my anger, would be directed at the perps who released...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-03-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,262
Posted By Capobranco
Yep - a thousand conflicting thoughts, scenarios,...

Yep - a thousand conflicting thoughts, scenarios, flood your mind...what if the bad guys are armed is omnipresent! I understood that I could not out run them - I tried to avoid a fight. I do not want...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-03-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,262
Posted By Capobranco
L German shepherds are definitely a good...

L


German shepherds are definitely a good deterrent. I had a very similar experience a few years ago in NYC. Setting; winter's night- very dense fog - about 10 PM - Upper East Side. I was dressed...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-02-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,262
Posted By Capobranco
No firearms - alternatively, we employ 3 lines of...

No firearms - alternatively, we employ 3 lines of defense that have proven effective to date;

1 - Conventional high end ADT alarm system

2 - Second line - preemptive deterrent - very loud...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,482
Posted By Capobranco
The i3 is the "Ultimate Un-Driving Machine". The...

The i3 is the "Ultimate Un-Driving Machine". The i3's in your face "I'm Ugly - Get Over It” persona is an effort by BMW to market to a demographic that deems cars to be an evil necessity at best. The...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Capobranco
Yep - I agree. I don't see it. As others have...

Yep - I agree. I don't see it. As others have noted, numb steering, squishy brakes and no room in the back seat. Moreover, the styling; the Macan has the mouth of a large mouth bass, coupled with "my...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-19-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,064
Posted By Capobranco
On "probation" Time and setting - 1.5 years...

On "probation"

Time and setting - 1.5 years ago, 2 AM, in rural Western Maryland, speed limit 50 mph

Passing through a small town the speed limit decreased to 30 mph. Once through the town,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-15-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,435
Posted By Capobranco
I would not own an X3 without DHP (and M Sport...

I would not own an X3 without DHP (and M Sport for the seats). M Sport with DHP makes for a fun driving experience.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By Capobranco
This is really the point. Comparing my basic E39...

This is really the point. Comparing my basic E39 525 vs. my F30, my E39 was slower, and had lower dynamic parameters generally. However, the feel of the car was solid, fun, and communicative,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,523
Posted By Capobranco
MINERAL GREY / SADDLE BROWN DAKOTA is a very...

MINERAL GREY / SADDLE BROWN DAKOTA is a very smart fashionable combination.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Capobranco
Congrats! Color combo with complementing...

Congrats!

Color combo with complementing wheels and M Sport enhancements, really is striking!:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Capobranco
Lots of striking cars! :thumbup: Coral Red...

Lots of striking cars! :thumbup:

Coral Red interior is also gorgeous!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By Capobranco
Yep - gotta agree....how dare you ask "The...

Yep - gotta agree....how dare you ask "The Ultimate Driving Machine" to offer an enhanced driving experience after many additional years of development.

Experience has taught me to expect little...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-06-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Capobranco
I constantly go back and forth, second guessing...

I constantly go back and forth, second guessing on coupe vs. vert.

I owned an e93 vert MT - and it was fun, fun, fun! Although it was not as fast as an e92 coupe, I do not think I ever missed...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Capobranco
I think you need to evaluate an on line program...

I think you need to evaluate an on line program on its own merits - worthwhile on-line programs do exist.

My best friend, who is a brilliant talented artist, dropped out of the University of...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-05-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Capobranco
Johns Hopkins I loved both undergraduate...

Johns Hopkins

I loved both undergraduate and graduate school, right up to and including commencement. I have always felt that commencement was not just a personal celebration, but also a...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Capobranco
Captainaudio, Dogguy - thank you for sharing your...

Captainaudio, Dogguy - thank you for sharing your most poignant verses.

I knew when I saw that pup in her anguish, it would be something I'd never forget. That's why I shared the experience in...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-20-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Capobranco
Yes - a serious bite can happen faster than you...

Yes - a serious bite can happen faster than you can blink....

I understand and appreciate your point of view. The thought of serious injury, definitely crossed my mind. Having trained German...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-20-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Capobranco
I can only imagine your anguish, especially with...

I can only imagine your anguish, especially with your boys nearby in the car.....and those "Big brown eyes...frighted" ....how poignant - how excruciatingly difficult. However, I salute you for...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-17-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Capobranco
These are the kindest words expressed to me since...

These are the kindest words expressed to me since I began posting on BF 5 years ago. I am truly humbled. I would like to think of myself as a good person, but I know I frequently stumble.

I...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Capobranco
Thank you for your kind words.... This...

Thank you for your kind words....

This happened last night at about 10 PM, so it is still very fresh in my mind.

Yes, very sad, death and dying is usually very sad - I have seen my share....
Forum: Off-Topic 04-16-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Capobranco
Wounded dog shrieking in pain – what to do……

Setting – 20 miles west of DC – wooded rural road with 50 mph speed limit – dark – no lights – houses spaced far apart on 2 – 10 acre lots.

I drove past...
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