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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Mark K
I don't think it is bad for people who can and...

I don't think it is bad for people who can and are willing to DYI.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Mark K
Warranty is not the problem, maintenance is. Even...

Warranty is not the problem, maintenance is. Even BMW cannot afford to maintain BMWs ... :p (see the first comment below the article - it usually defaults to "best")
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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Mark K
Congratulations, fellow Cincinnatian. You...

Congratulations, fellow Cincinnatian.

You skipped 2 generations of BMW cars! I tried to drive next generation 3 series and didn't like it at all. Yes, I know, not all is the car's fault - a lot of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-18-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,255
Posted By Mark K
OK, not trying to go off on a tangent, but not...

OK, not trying to go off on a tangent, but not having accidents HAS GOT TO STOP being a measure of a "good driving" (story in your link). You know why? I will force (with brutal force if necessary)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,255
Posted By Mark K
I get what you are saying, but, as long as you...

I get what you are saying, but, as long as you get RWD BMW ... none of that drives like a BMW. Or it didn't used to :)

Seriously, though, depends what you think of as "performance". It truly does....
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Mark K
True. And BMW didn't confirm that it intends to...

True. And BMW didn't confirm that it intends to bring ///M2 it to U.S.

My point is that the U.S. is possibly the largest market for cars with either large displacement or high horsepower for all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By Mark K
Why does it matter where they are from? I hope...

Why does it matter where they are from? I hope you will agree to do business over e-mail and ship documents to sign for ED+PCD.

Yes, I would definitely buy a car from you.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By Mark K
^ This. I tracked my car in the pic and when...

^ This.

I tracked my car in the pic and when I threw away RFT Bridgestone Potenza for PSS, my fronts didn't look anything like this while rears were worn down just like in your case. I think I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Mark K
As always, test drive them, have a good look...

As always, test drive them, have a good look inside, have a nice and SINCERE talk with yourself and then make a decision. You are very young and have privilege of making even catastrophic mistakes...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Mark K
Chris Harris on Mk VII Golf R and M235i

I did have a pleasure to drive for 10 days more pedestrian Mk VII Golf as a rental in Europe and believe me, Chris Harris isn't full of $hit when he says that Golf has better chassis and that it is,...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-13-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Mark K
Or N55. Don't be a snob ;)

Or N55. Don't be a snob ;)
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Mark K
I'm not talking about freeway driving or...

I'm not talking about freeway driving or commuting. I rarely and never respectively drive BMW for those tasks. I was talking about your (SoCal) equivalent of canyon driving in early mornings without...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Mark K
I know you already made a decision. I can only...

I know you already made a decision. I can only tell you that my first BMW ownership was very soured by WHERE I was driving and owning that car and very little (if any) of complaints are directed to...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Mark K
Let me tell you something ... I have my...

Let me tell you something ...

I have my training road on which I drive multiple times every week and keep sharp for those rare occasions for proper track driving 3-4 times a year. I NEVER exceed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By Mark K
When I said cheap wheels, I was talking about...

When I said cheap wheels, I was talking about Salernos I had for winter setup. I'm using them as emergency solution for track tires now until October when I plan on selling the car.

I pay for them...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By Mark K
My experience is to go with dedicated wheels. You...

My experience is to go with dedicated wheels. You can get dedicated wheels for very little. Don't spend too much, they tend to take a LOT of beating. I replaced two in 3 years.

Warning: before...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,551
Posted By Mark K
Maybe you would. See OP's location :) If U.S....

Maybe you would. See OP's location :) If U.S. contract does not apply to him, he's SOL. EUro cars are covered for 24 months (if I remember correctly) as a minimum set by law. Can't say how long is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By Mark K
I know that reading through threads is not fun....

I know that reading through threads is not fun. Normally. Reading through threads about winter tires and RWD vs AWD in the winter is the most fun you can get for $0. So, search the forum.

Briefly,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mark K
London? ...

London?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6-AGtjsylw
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mark K
Nah. I nominate Saintor. Not only will that Jag...

Nah. I nominate Saintor. Not only will that Jag be released with 4 cylinder, but 4 cylinder DIESEL at that. Nobody will trash it as thoroughly as Saintor for the sake of our BMWs.

Now, if you want...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 16,883
Posted By Mark K
Oh, I know all of that - that's why I called BS...

Oh, I know all of that - that's why I called BS on "people cannot afford $33,000 BMW". Yes they can, but are too dumb to do so. That also answers cordoor's post of why I have no empathy for them.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 16,883
Posted By Mark K
Will, I understand nuances of what you just said,...

Will, I understand nuances of what you just said, but I call BS. If you look at average transaction price of pickup truck sales, I would NOT be surprised to see that average price hovering between...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-08-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mark K
I know you didn't ask me, but please read below....

I know you didn't ask me, but please read below. Very common misconception. By the way, "Street Survival" is a Tire Rack sponsored event executed by BMWCCA with goal of teaching teenage drivers what...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mark K
Just remember that EVERYTHING has a good and bad...

Just remember that EVERYTHING has a good and bad side. I just don't understand mentally capable adults keep forgetting it ALL THE TIME.

Yes, BMW will give you a loaner. And that is a GOOD thing....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mark K
Since the best car for her is VW Golf (bar none)...

Since the best car for her is VW Golf (bar none) but your wife prohibited VW, then buy her VW Golf that has four rings and Audi A3 spelled on it. None the wiser. Done.

Nothing wrong with BMW, but...
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