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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mark K
No problem :) Gas engines are getting closer...

No problem :)

Gas engines are getting closer (direct injection and turbo charging are getting to be the norm), but there is still higher energy density of diesel fuel and willingness to work at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-26-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mark K
Look, from all other reactions to your mileage,...

Look, from all other reactions to your mileage, you can understand that it is outside of even exceptional. No problem believing you, but you are a significant exception.

That said, the quoted text...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-26-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,411
Posted By Mark K
+100 However, dear BJ, why in the world...

+100

However, dear BJ, why in the world would I then buy a $50 k F30 as a daily driver when I could get even better equipped Passat CC with 2.0 turbo for $35 k? That car misses nothing compared to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,411
Posted By Mark K
Guys, there IS a way to make yourself happy....

Guys, there IS a way to make yourself happy. Consider that most cars today are a big compromise and none more so than "sport sedan".

So, get a boring but roomy and usable daily driver for minimum...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By Mark K
OP, here's solution to your problem (and I mean...

OP, here's solution to your problem (and I mean it seriously).

1. Go to VW dealer, chat up a salesman and make him show you a Jetta trunk with shopping bags hook.

2. Go to VW service dept and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Mark K
So ... your office is 3 miles away and you don't...

So ... your office is 3 miles away and you don't drive anywhere else on weekdays? And you put 1000 miles on it in 3-4 weeks? And all of that during the break-in period?

Guess what? You just made...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mark K
Whichever car you choose, check out Bluegrass...

Whichever car you choose, check out Bluegrass Bimmers website (chapter of BMWCCA). They will be running on new Corvette Museum track in Bowling Green October 4-5. That's how you get to wring all you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mark K
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mark K
What? Four weeks ago I was praised for the first...

What? Four weeks ago I was praised for the first time by my instructor on very smooth inputs and very smooth driving. My mileage was 11 mpg. Got a pic to prove it. And that wasn't in stop and go...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,548
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) 07-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,548
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) 07-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,548
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) 07-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,039
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: 45
Views: 1,548
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: 45
Views: 1,548
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: 1,147
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: 1,452
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: 727
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: 31
Views: 938
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: 1,575
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: 727
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: 31
Views: 938
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: 1,575
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: 1,037
Posted By Mark K
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
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...
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