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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mark K
Oh, my! And I see this only now ......

Oh, my! And I see this only now ... CONGRATULATIONS!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Mark K
You are putting yourself in a bad position. Rent...

You are putting yourself in a bad position. Rent a car for cross-country trip and order a BMW for September Euro delivery - get it NEW (and I mean new with 0.1 miles) exactly as you want it for about...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,333
Posted By Mark K
That's exactly what I said :) They don't...

That's exactly what I said :)

They don't stock cars that YOU want, just the cars they want to sell. Which happen to be cars that majority of average buyers will buy at full profit for the dealer....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-26-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,333
Posted By Mark K
That's because they stock what they want to sell,...

That's because they stock what they want to sell, not what YOU want to buy. All they care is that somebody does.

So, let's take this one step further ... no matter how big the sum of $50,000 is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,556
Posted By Mark K
Unfotunately, in no civilized country I've been...

Unfotunately, in no civilized country I've been to and driven in is the number of 8 years olds trapped in adult bodies as high as it is here. And I'm talking about orders of magnitude higher, not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,024
Posted By Mark K
:) I stopped watching after the first one....

:)

I stopped watching after the first one. Hopefully, Fast8 will include a chase/race on at least Mullholand Dr if not on Angeles Forest Highway. Now, THAT would be worth watching.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-22-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,013
Posted By Mark K
It is certainly not BMW's problem. Yet. ...

It is certainly not BMW's problem. Yet.

Exactly as people complaining about gas consumption in 1973 weren't Cadillac's problem.

$hit has this uncanny property to hit the fan when it is the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,024
Posted By Mark K
Deal. Just let me know when you go. If I'm over...

Deal. Just let me know when you go. If I'm over there, we might find time for one nice dinner :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,024
Posted By Mark K
:) The festivities are most likely to end...

:)

The festivities are most likely to end next year in June when my old boss moves back to Europe. New one (US born) might not understand how important is personal contact, hand language, meals...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,024
Posted By Mark K
No, I just drove semi-minivan (Ford C-max) in...

No, I just drove semi-minivan (Ford C-max) in Europe for 10 days. I'm writing this from Venice airport Marriott. Without even trying, without tires squealing, without rolling all the groceries in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,024
Posted By Mark K
Well, I do have my Sig P220 at home but I would...

Well, I do have my Sig P220 at home but I would never drive with it. I would shoot someone in an SUV or pickup truck after 2 miles of normal local driving in my E92. :D

All kidding aside, my car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-22-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Mark K
Heh ... time for my axiom about automation : ...

Heh ... time for my axiom about automation :

"The only way to make everybody happy when automating a previously manual process is to have full manual override, thus a fully developed secondary...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,880
Posted By Mark K
My comment was meant for those who think that...

My comment was meant for those who think that they are actually passing the car or truck on their right while driving next to it for miles - quite literally.

If it takes more than 10 seconds to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-19-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,013
Posted By Mark K
OP, see the car in signature picture? You know...

OP, see the car in signature picture? You know why I still have it? Well, now you do.

This tidbit just to tell you I know what you are talking about and that I might (might, mind) agree with you....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,880
Posted By Mark K
Passing, n. - In traffic, moving over to the next...

Passing, n. - In traffic, moving over to the next lane on the left and moving past vehicle on your right in 10 seconds or less. Often confused with (see Driving, n.) driving in left lane.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 794
Posted By Mark K
Maybe, just maybe, the fuss is for having our...

Maybe, just maybe, the fuss is for having our roads and even maybe use them for what they are meant to be used.

See ... if granting freedom to anyone to do anything they want to their vehicles...
Forum: General BMW 04-17-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Mark K
Sorry, man, I completely missed your point.

Sorry, man, I completely missed your point.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-17-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Mark K
+1 on everything Leslierc said above. Two more...

+1 on everything Leslierc said above. Two more ...

1. If you have carbon brakes option on your car, either drive it as you would on racetrack (braking, not outright speed) or sell the car. They...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By Mark K
I had similar problem caught way before it got as...

I had similar problem caught way before it got as far as yours. In my case, it was not releasing properly the handbrake release. It seems similar because it is only on one side on the rear wheel....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mark K
The only problem I had with 2015 rented V6...

The only problem I had with 2015 rented V6 Mustang was pain while entering the car after 5 days of daily driver-type use. Nothing that some yoga classes couldn't fix :) I hope you will not have any...
Forum: General BMW 04-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Mark K
There is no logical inconsistency here: 1....

There is no logical inconsistency here:

1. People driving in metro areas do not need spare tires. Plenty of tire shops around. Tow trucks aplenty. Not even run flat required, just portable...
Forum: General BMW 04-17-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Mark K
I'm not that lucky. I got off with a warning only...

I'm not that lucky. I got off with a warning only once - not in a BMW, with my wife in the car and in my town (local taxpayer).

That's why not getting stopped by cops is of uttermost importance in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mark K
Whoa! Wait a dang minute here! So you guys are...

Whoa! Wait a dang minute here! So you guys are telling me that the BEST looking and BEST performing brakes are useless on the street.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is BMW drinking? What? M what? Dude, I...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 04-15-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Mark K
Cannot agree, sorry. This might, just might, be...

Cannot agree, sorry. This might, just might, be true on a dragstrip. However, my opinion is that, if you buy any of the two for dragstrip exercises, you made a BIG mistake. No horsepower will...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 04-15-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Mark K
Ehm ... guys ... not to rain on anybody's parade...

Ehm ... guys ... not to rain on anybody's parade but you forgot probably the numer one cause why people write opinions like sapphirexae above.

Boxster S MT - 2900 lb

Z4 35i MT - 3500 lb
...
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