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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,588
Posted By Capobranco
I just took my 2013 Sportline 328xi in for...

I just took my 2013 Sportline 328xi in for service ad was given a fresh 2015 328i Sportline as a loaner. The loaner's steering is the best I ever experienced in any F30 derivative. Albeit the...
Forum: F15 X5 M / F16 X6 M 02-23-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,721
Posted By Capobranco
The first generation of the X6M always imparted a...

The first generation of the X6M always imparted a disconcerting uneasiness - I admired its unapologetic audacity but could never quite understand its raison d'ętre. Even though I feel a similar...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Capobranco
I can relate......and I agree. Cool thing about...

I can relate......and I agree. Cool thing about the M235 is that it can be enjoyed at virtually any speed. M3s are fun but you cannot really exploit the performance on public roads without risking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Capobranco
I understand your fascination. On a recent M235i...

I understand your fascination. On a recent M235i 6MT, M4 DCT, back to back test, surprisingly, I came away drawn to the M235i. Yes, the M4 is far more powerful and has higher limits, but the M235i...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By Capobranco
I recently had the opportunity to test drive a...

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a M235i 6MT and it was a fun ride. I especially liked the intimate size. Even though I am 6"3" - the driving position was perfect. The car elicits...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,229
Posted By Capobranco
something classic ...

something classic

http://youtu.be/qqrKxBhKdFM

something fun

http://youtu.be/NVOUTkFkMNU


something muse
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-06-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Capobranco
Living in DC metro area, I do not switch tires in...

Living in DC metro area, I do not switch tires in the winter. Having had both Michelins Pilots and Conti Sport Contact 3s, I vote for Contis. Agreed Michelins are better when temps are warm, but they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-02-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Capobranco
^^^ dorky car - dorky ad Sad that the "The...

^^^ dorky car - dorky ad

Sad that the "The Ultimate Driving Machine" now is pandering
to an audience that considers "performance" cars to be antithetical
to the good life, if not declassee.
...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Capobranco
I see this....all variants of the F80 are real...

I see this....all variants of the F80 are real head turners, however, I do not consider the extroverted nature of the F80 to be necessarily a good thing. I have always appreciated the "Q" ship...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,994
Posted By Capobranco
I have not driven an SQ5 but it looks like it...

I have not driven an SQ5 but it looks like it could be a compelling choice from the point of view of performance/driving satisfaction. However, my uneven experience with Porsche/Audi, in terms of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,994
Posted By Capobranco
Yep - $60K is a lot, but if you look around, and...

Yep - $60K is a lot, but if you look around, and examine alternatives - nothing really compares when consider the total vehicle - performance, comfort, utility, fun, as well as warranty and dealer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-07-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,994
Posted By Capobranco
X5 but too heavy and truck like in terms of feel...

X5 but too heavy and truck like in terms of feel without yielding significant utility advantage. My X3 3.5 M Sport is fast, fun, reliable, and offers tons of utility for my family, friends and German...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,484
Posted By Capobranco
"Placing an M badge on an M Sport is not the act...

"Placing an M badge on an M Sport is not the act of a poseur "

You misunderstand my intent....

M badge on M Sport - have at it - fly your M Flag! - note BMW has installed at least 6+ M badges...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,484
Posted By Capobranco
+1 I drive M for the sheer love of driving. ...

+1

I drive M for the sheer love of driving. Brand recognition by others is not high on my motivations. Ms are relatively rare and possess a "Q" ship persona that few appreciate, as opposed to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,484
Posted By Capobranco
+1 I am passionate about M and I do not...

+1

I am passionate about M and I do not think M Sport devalues or debases M. My X3 3.5 M Sport with DHP is fast, sporty, and fun to drive - a very different driving experience than a base X3 and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,061
Posted By Capobranco
^^^ interior lighting is a very cool detail...

^^^ interior lighting is a very cool detail ......I have been admiring the pics of your new car. The Gran Coupe really captures the spirit of gran turismo - the car is infused with a sense of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Capobranco
I have never been a fan of the F10 - but the 528...

I have never been a fan of the F10 - but the 528 is surprisingly good. I am currently driving a to the bone stripper 528 loaner. My loaner has absolutely no luxury/tech/toy enhancements but the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 12-31-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Capobranco
Congrats! I have also found Passport to be a...

Congrats!

I have also found Passport to be a pleasant experience - I bought my last
five BMWs from them. Joe Long is a good guy.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-24-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By Capobranco
Congrats - we love ours. The X3 3.5 is fun -...

Congrats - we love ours. The X3 3.5 is fun - versatile - attractively style and offers great utility - perhaps one of the best overall BMWs we have had (we have had 9).

Nice Christmas present!
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 12-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By Capobranco
My M3 is DCT and I love it, but recently I had...

My M3 is DCT and I love it, but recently I had opportunity of driving a MT M4 - I will now most likely go the MT route when I purchase my next M. I found the MT to be smooth, intuitive but most...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 15,183
Posted By Capobranco
Stunning BMW showcasing BMW styling cues that...

Stunning BMW showcasing BMW styling cues that communicate sleekness, speed, and luxury. The attractive color combination is not only sympathetic, but serves to highlight the car's elegant persona....
Forum: Off-Topic 12-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 670
Posted By Capobranco
for premium; $3.65 in Potomac, MD :( ...

for premium;

$3.65 in Potomac, MD :(

$2.99 in Baltimore :)
Forum: Off-Topic 12-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 77,950
Posted By Capobranco
http://youtu.be/c7o4udq_OrA?list=PLps_v_ikLrsO8awW...

http://youtu.be/c7o4udq_OrA?list=PLps_v_ikLrsO8awWfY9VG7PxnKwtAFNi9

Flashback......
Forum: Off-Topic 12-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 77,950
Posted By Capobranco
http://youtu.be/mqTKs2FlAm4 Featured on...

http://youtu.be/mqTKs2FlAm4

Featured on Alt-Nation....sexy with a twisted edge..........
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By Capobranco
I have compared X3 vs X5 on a number of...

I have compared X3 vs X5 on a number of occasions.

When all is said and done, I much prefer my X3 3.5 M Sport - lots of space for my German shepherd and equipment for our frequent trips to the...
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