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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By mark_m5
Understood. Interesting reading... ...

Understood.

Interesting reading...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_travel
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By mark_m5
Maybe you have to go to a tech with one of those...

Maybe you have to go to a tech with one of those serious diagnostic computers, or a $tealership.
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By mark_m5
Nobody has a crystal ball and can tell you...

Nobody has a crystal ball and can tell you exactly what it'll cost. Also, there's your own feelings about whether you want to fix stuff. Say for instance that one of the electric windows stops...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By mark_m5
I need to change my vote. 996 Turbo is definitely...

I need to change my vote. 996 Turbo is definitely the better buy. I've had mine for a day and a half, and the performance is life-altering. It's insanely quick. And only $50k. With X50 turbos and a...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 02-16-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By mark_m5
Good question. Have you gone into the "Onboard...

Good question. Have you gone into the "Onboard Computer" menu and looked at settings?
Forum: Off-Topic 02-16-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By mark_m5
:drink::beerchug::guitar::banana::smokin::bling::d...

:drink::beerchug::guitar::banana::smokin::bling::drive::brent::roundel:
I hypnotize myself every day. I live in an alternate reality. That's the key to happiness!
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-16-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
:yikes: Ignore the small print. There's...

:yikes:

Ignore the small print. There's nothing useful in there about how it passes smog or anything...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-16-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
Amen, brother. That too.

Amen, brother. That too.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-16-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By mark_m5
I'm a huge fan of Sci-fi and love to wonder...

I'm a huge fan of Sci-fi and love to wonder "what-if" about space travel to other worlds. I don't think we need "warp drive". We just need to figure out how to exceed the speed of light. Problem is,...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-16-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
I think every car owner should have an OBD2 code...

I think every car owner should have an OBD2 code reader, and have some basic knowledge about how a vehicle works, considering how much we depend on them.
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-15-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
That makes a lot more sense - and maybe other...

That makes a lot more sense - and maybe other dealers are afraid of getting penalized now too.:dunno:
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-15-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
I think the going price if you Google that part...

I think the going price if you Google that part is less than $100. There's a post that comes up in that Google search where someone on another forum is complaining that dealer wanted $4k to replace...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-15-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By mark_m5
Maybe we'll find that it's better to build a...

Maybe we'll find that it's better to build a colony underground there. Wouldn't it be interesting if we found that another species had already taken that route...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-15-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By mark_m5
Speaking of which, those tickets I found were...

Speaking of which, those tickets I found were losers. :mad:

Our youngest kid would probably love your idea. He left a 1-star review on Yelp for our local grocery store because they didn't have...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-15-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
Actually, dealerships do charge for diagnosis. I...

Actually, dealerships do charge for diagnosis. I just take my business to my favorite indy and he'll diagnose for free.

Edit: This isn't just BMW and Audi in my experience. A few cars back, I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-15-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
I had an interesting conversation the other day...

I had an interesting conversation the other day with a driver for my local BMW dealer. I guess he's a mechanic for them, but an older guy, so he drew the short straw and drove the shuttle for me in...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-14-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By mark_m5
I see rant, but not a description of the issue....

I see rant, but not a description of the issue. Please tell me this isn't another "sudden acceleration" attempt to explain away user error. If so, sell the car and buy a stick shift.
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-14-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By mark_m5
I disagree. Maintenance is very affordable and...

I disagree. Maintenance is very affordable and only mythically expands in urban legends. My E39 M5 has been one of the least expensive cars to maintain of all the cars I've owned.

My wife's 2014...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-14-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By mark_m5
Depends on how you drive. Google the heck out of...

Depends on how you drive. Google the heck out of known issues. I test drove a M6 with automated trans and it shifted too slow for my liking. Also, it's heavy. I like the look of the E90 (I don't...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,510
Posted By mark_m5
Sale pending, to a Z enthusiast from San Diego...

Sale pending, to a Z enthusiast from San Diego...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-14-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By mark_m5
Newer Bimmers seem not to have coolant temp or...

Newer Bimmers seem not to have coolant temp or oil temp displays. Crazy. I went through all the infotainment screen options and could not locate them for the wife's 228i. Maybe they still have them...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-14-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By mark_m5
It's on the cargurus website. I believe it says...

It's on the cargurus website. I believe it says the data comes from car sales through their site. I don't use their site to look for/sell cars, so not sure that it's necessarily a perfect...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,510
Posted By mark_m5
I'm putting my baby up for sale... making room...

I'm putting my baby up for sale... making room for a Porsche 996 Turbo. Anyone interested? PM me :)
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-11-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By mark_m5
I put a deposit on a 996 TT

I put a deposit on a 996 TT
Forum: Off-Topic 02-09-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By mark_m5
Ah - so the solution is to get a part-time job at...

Ah - so the solution is to get a part-time job at a place that provides Office
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