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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mark K
I think this need a little bit of adjustment in...

I think this need a little bit of adjustment in order not to create some false expectations for those reading it and thinking about going.

It is the truth that roads are great to drive. As long as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By Mark K
Bravo! Many will say that 5 series is...

Bravo!

Many will say that 5 series is boulevard cruiser but I call BS. When you can't drive it on the street, take where it can be driven as it was meant to be driven. Kudos to you. Not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,930
Posted By Mark K
Well, I was waiting while holding my breath to...

Well, I was waiting while holding my breath to see the specs for US-bound M235i. Checkbook in my hands. I swear.

Then (yes, back then, now is slightly different) ...

- only 40 lb lighter than...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Mark K
Or, for Jack Welch acolytes, you turn your...

Or, for Jack Welch acolytes, you turn your "problem" into opportunity and install proper performance exhaust when you can't look at it anymore. Your neighbors will thank you in the long run ......
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By Mark K
Well, my wife is absolutely hooked to the looks...

Well, my wife is absolutely hooked to the looks of the A3/S3 (and you know how women are about shiny objects :) ). She doesn't know anything about FWD/RWD biased chassis', limited slip diffs, tire...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-24-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Mark K
Congrats! You just found the way to access your...

Congrats! You just found the way to access your battery when it goes byebye. The rest of us BMW owners will still have to sit down and suck on our thumbs.

I'd celebrate if I were you ... :)
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-22-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,876
Posted By Mark K
Thank you. Only one thing to add ... I find...

Thank you.

Only one thing to add ... I find "2 is the new 3, go buy that" particularly offensive and blasphemous. When Gods like E39 and E36/E46 were sitting on the top of the Olympus mountain,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,930
Posted By Mark K
Not so sure about that, Michael. Don't discount...

Not so sure about that, Michael. Don't discount European "I must one-up my closest neighbor, whatever it costs". BMW would lose against Toyota (whatever is in question) without a second thought but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,930
Posted By Mark K
You know, Gary J, that there is a difference...

You know, Gary J, that there is a difference between buying a company and buying a product that said company makes, right? I'm pretty sure that there are separate forums for those two types of buyers...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,876
Posted By Mark K
3 page thread (I had it set to max per page)...

3 page thread (I had it set to max per page) still proves the old, ancient maxim to be 100% true:

"BMW - those in it cannot explain, those outside cannot understand."

The only new problem that...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Mark K
I personally think that already ///M badges on...

I personally think that already ///M badges on M-Sport line inside (and, in some cases, outside) of the car were in poor taste - from both BMW and people buying them. Escalating that to legitimate...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,930
Posted By Mark K
It will be a very, very sad day when the best...

It will be a very, very sad day when the best product coming from BMW becomes their shares.

Besides, who in their right mind cares how many cars a company sells if the one that I, the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By Mark K
Looks are definitely very personal judgement, but...

Looks are definitely very personal judgement, but I can tell you this with a straight face : I frequent track days very often and see a crapton of different drool-inducing hardware around, but the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Mark K
Long story short ... most car manufacturers get a...

Long story short ... most car manufacturers get a perk from tire manufacturers to slightly modify the known model tire to better fit whatever they want to do with it. BMW gets a star symbol on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,646
Posted By Mark K
Now what else ... you want to compare a piddly...

Now what else ... you want to compare a piddly Porsche 911 Turbo S with a 4 GC ?! :tsk: Ah! It was 6 GC ... Well, same difference!

H8ers gonna h8 ... :bigpimp:
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-14-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mark K
Well, yes it is. But I'm pretty convinced that no...

Well, yes it is. But I'm pretty convinced that no F30 can be used to even 50% of its potential anywhere in this country - minus racetracks, of course. God bless U.S. when it offers so many...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Mark K
I do understand that. But, by doing so, we will...

I do understand that. But, by doing so, we will NEVER get the peer pressure necessary to change the behavior. I hope you did read the long post above where I (hopefully) fully explained why it is a...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mark K
OK, got the joke. And you are correct. Certain...

OK, got the joke. And you are correct. Certain cars should not be owned in certain parts of this country - no matter how much the owner wants to argue to the contrary. It is just wasted money.

I...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mark K
:) Remember, just because you eat croissant...

:)

Remember, just because you eat croissant when you are out of bread, that is not option open to everybody. :D Driving the car in the picture as a daily driver was out as soon as I got back from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-13-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mark K
To clarify, I didn't mean to spend $1,000/year -...

To clarify, I didn't mean to spend $1,000/year - that would be preposterous because the amount you spend on maintenance will be influenced by your use. I do spend, prorated, slightly more than...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mark K
OK, my story is long and doesn't make much sense....

OK, my story is long and doesn't make much sense. So, I will only stick to basics.

I wanted to sell my E92 the day after the last HPDE of the season. I changed my mind slightly in the last 3-4...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Mark K
OK, this is good and I believe can be a base for...

OK, this is good and I believe can be a base for constructive discussion.

I would like to point out two things related to the paragraph above:

1. The 6-lane road was not something God created...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,994
Posted By Mark K
Well, OP already said he was perfectly happy with...

Well, OP already said he was perfectly happy with the car and he seemed to be happy for almost two years. Then somebody told him he got hosed. WTF?

Basically, I'm 100% agreeing with you and your...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Mark K
LOL at "Get your music on and forget about it". ...

LOL at "Get your music on and forget about it".

The only reason we drive at half the average speed of travel while, at the same time, dying at twice the rate respect to Germans is that large...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mark K
If you go for 320i you just might, statistically...

If you go for 320i you just might, statistically speaking, get the most reliable BMW currently sold in US. Even if it might not be blockbuster in US, cars sold with that same engine are the most sold...
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