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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By mkword
Do you know what you're switching to? ...

Do you know what you're switching to?

________________________________

I guess personal experience does vary.

Wife and I have gone exclusively BMW the last five years. Our 2012 550i has...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-18-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 108,519
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/photo...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/photoclipper/New%20York%20-%20Nov2014%20-%201_zpsd63qfstu.jpg...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By mkword
If you have the money to spend on an M4 ... I...

If you have the money to spend on an M4 ... I can't see how you'd pass that up.

But if you'd like to keep cost in a little, I think the suggestion of a 435i is a great way to go. Get the M-sport...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By mkword
Not just from one BMW to another. From the PAST...

Not just from one BMW to another. From the PAST to the FUTURE.

See ... there's a theme and a message I'm going for here. :drive:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By mkword
Thanks. It was the body design that really won...

Thanks. It was the body design that really won me over.

The M4 body is smoking hot. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By mkword
Thanks for all the responses. Though...

Thanks for all the responses.

Though pointandgo is scaring me a little. Are there roving gangs of bimmerpeople who beat up on those who dare second guess the designers in Munich? I'll watch...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By mkword
A Tough Decision Made

I just turned in my 2012 335i M-Sport for a 2015 435i.

Sweated this decision for a long time. Giving up the 335i was really giving up on old school BMW. 2012 (from what I am given to understand)...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 05-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By mkword
Don't know why they wouldn't let people bring in...

Don't know why they wouldn't let people bring in tripods, but like you said, you don't want to schlep a lot of stuff around.

Do you have a monopod? That might come in handy for the Nikkor lens.
Forum: Automotive / Photography 05-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By mkword
Sounds like a great trip ... I love driving the...

Sounds like a great trip ... I love driving the southwest.

When my wife and I moved to LA from NYC we tried to find and drive as many sections of old Route 66 as we could.


Never been to...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-27-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 108,519
Posted By mkword
Spring break ... Maui. ...

Spring break ... Maui.




http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/Maui-PoloSunset-11small.jpg


Lumix DMC-LX5
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,310
Posted By mkword
True about the trees. The redwoods are there ......

True about the trees. The redwoods are there ... just not as close.

We've stayed at and liked a bunch of different hotels in SF over the years. We're currently into the Ritz-Carlton on Stockton....
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,310
Posted By mkword
Road Trip - Route 1 California - 2012 550i

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BigSur-Route1-1small.jpg
Just north of Big Sur on Route 1.


Our daughter's spring break turned out to be a school trip to China.

Instead of...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-26-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
City tree so the city had to remove it. But...

City tree so the city had to remove it. But since it was so huge and since they had hundreds of trees to remove (some from the middle of homes) it took a while. I finally hd to pay someone to clear...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,894
Posted By mkword
Our 2012 550i came with Pirelli RFT and I'm...

Our 2012 550i came with Pirelli RFT and I'm hopeful because our 2011 550i that got totalled (see my photo thread) also had the same tires and we didn't have any problems for a full year.

Only once...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
***NOTE - For the purpose of the story, you might...

***NOTE - For the purpose of the story, you might want to start by reading the bottom (first post) and scroll up.





http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW33512012-1web.jpg
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW55...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW550i335i2012-1web.jpg



Three months later, we have replaced our bimmers. But we still don't have a garage. That is a longer process that...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMWX6...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMWX6-1web.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMWX6-2web.jpg




Not until we pulled the X6 out did we finally notice that a...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/Garag...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/GarageCars-2web.jpg



Now with much of the garage debris cleared, we have a clear look at both bimmers. For a while I thought the X6 was going to...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW55...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW550i-2web.jpg


The 550i was crushed by one of the main giant branches. Body was flattened into the chasis. The door window sills were 4-6" lower...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/Garag...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/GarageCars-1small.jpg



Most of the tree removed after two weeks. We can now see the cars.

2011 550i on the left. 2010 X6 5.0 on the right.
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/TreeF...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/TreeFallRemoval-4web.jpg


A hundred foot crane was brought in to remove the tree. That process took several days, but it was two weeks before the all...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,932
Posted By mkword
Catastrophic Destruction of Two Bimmers / And Their Replacements

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/TreePan-2web.jpg




Nov 30th 2011. Massive windstorm (70mph sustained gusts) takes down a 100ft, 90 ton Torrey Pine that lands straight down our...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By mkword
I have to disagree. I've never seen a driver...

I have to disagree.

I've never seen a driver using a phone, handsfree or whatever, that didn't exhibit some amount of distraction.

We like to think we are all capable of handling these devices...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-21-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,291
Posted By mkword
I used to have an X6 5.0 and I tend to drive...

I used to have an X6 5.0 and I tend to drive fast, brake hard.

The brake dust was constant. The inside of the rims would get competely black in a couple of weeks.

I had an old Posrche guy...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By mkword
Personally, I hope none of these features become...

Personally, I hope none of these features become available.

People using communication technology in cars are dangerous drivers ... no matter how safe you think you are.

Even having bluetooth...
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