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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 654
Posted By Mark K
What kind of life? The one with: - light...

What kind of life? The one with:

- light weight and lightning fast reflexes
- stupid fun in any situation
- spare tire in the trunk
- with proper tires that go flat when punctured
- cloth...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,369
Posted By Mark K
LOL. Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 911 ... just...

LOL. Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 911 ... just confirming the truth in what, I very much hope, might become my new signature this fall: "I am too poor to own a Porsche so I bought a Cayman."

By the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,060
Posted By Mark K
No, bear, that's not what the problem is...

No, bear, that's not what the problem is therefore I don't think your solution applies.

Imagine Caterham decides to make a mid-size sedan. They go slowly, plan for only 5,000 - 10,000 to be built...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,060
Posted By Mark K
Say what you want about BJ but in one thing he is...

Say what you want about BJ but in one thing he is correct - F30 is the result of a long evolution that badge whores forced when they jumped on E30 bandwagon 25-30 years ago.

Was this the first we...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,060
Posted By Mark K
Now that I re-read the post, I see it sounded...

Now that I re-read the post, I see it sounded like slamming. What I wanted to say is that they have no (or very, very little) cred in "enthusiast" crowd which other publications do.

I didn't mean...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,060
Posted By Mark K
Or you could test drive Passat CC. As mentioned...

Or you could test drive Passat CC. As mentioned while beating the dead horse in that other thread.

We will all agree that none of us cares what CR has to say about cars but we will listen to what...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Mark K
I played with the idea to get M-3032 Z license...

I played with the idea to get M-3032 Z license plate for the rear and keep the original front. Too bad Ohio vanity plates look like a 12 years old printed them on 8 years old inkjet in grandma's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 6,709
Posted By Mark K
What shirt? Oh ... that shirt. Well, since you...

What shirt? Oh ... that shirt. Well, since you need to ask ...

The evening started downtown and I had this Emernegildo Zegna shirt and nice Armani suit. Then there was this supermodel-looking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 6,709
Posted By Mark K
Hey! Knock it off! There are some of us here who...

Hey! Knock it off! There are some of us here who are TRULY old and untalented - and thus prefer MT. No need to be an a-hole about it!

:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 6,709
Posted By Mark K
This is pretty obvious. What I was replying to...

This is pretty obvious. What I was replying to was the BJ's suggestion to get a hardcore driving car AND useful 4 door with a trunk.

You know what? Driving my E92 for anything but open twisty...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-27-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,064
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: 123
Views: 3,064
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: 257
Views: 6,709
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: 257
Views: 6,709
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: 1,023
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: 560
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: 123
Views: 3,064
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: 123
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mark K
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,064
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: 47
Views: 1,795
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: 47
Views: 1,795
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: 47
Views: 1,795
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: 2,073
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: 47
Views: 1,795
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: 47
Views: 1,795
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...
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