E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Do I need a 1 seater?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-21-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
baege
Captain
135
Rep
750
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M240i Xdrive
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Do I need a 1 seater?

Is it just me or can you really only enjoy a drive and truly appreciate a car when you drive alone?

Whether it is family, my GF or friends...I find I can't really get into the drive unless I am alone.
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
Dlpfcb
First Lieutenant
150
Rep
329
Posts

Drives: AW E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Idaho

iTrader: (1)

Completely agree.
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2017, 12:52 PM   #3
kprocivic
Lieutenant Colonel
kprocivic's Avatar
761
Rep
1,575
Posts

Drives: ecoboost s to the t
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: 92346

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by baege View Post
Is it just me or can you really only enjoy a drive and truly appreciate a car when you drive alone?

Whether it is family, my GF or friends...I find I can't really get into the drive unless I am alone.
That's because you only push the limits solo. Most people don't wanna hurt their loved ones if something happens.
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2017, 01:26 PM   #4
are0lies
Major
United_States
3031
Rep
1,174
Posts

Drives: 2011 M3 E93
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Riverside

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kprocivic View Post
That's because you only push the limits solo. Most people don't wanna hurt their loved ones if something happens.
That, and the "Slow Down", that is heard from the passenger seat(s).
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2017, 01:32 PM   #5
dbarton62
Lieutenant Colonel
dbarton62's Avatar
Canada
327
Rep
1,641
Posts

Drives: 04ZR 3.0 6 speed VF SC
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kitchener Ontario Canada

iTrader: (2)

Maybe I just got lucky, but my wife reads her Kobo for hours while I tour around.
The odd look over when speed increases is enough deterrent to get too silly.
But to the OP, yes I do like going solo whenever I can to give the car a good wringing out.
__________________
Vortech V3Si, custom ducting, 2.62 pulley, multi port WMI, TTFS tune, Tial BPV,Ceramic header, magnaflow section 1, SS race muffler, megan mounts,42 design catch can, CDV delete ,custom strut bar,3.64LSD, H&R bars, Hotchkis links.ST coils,Koni Yellows. Megan camber arms. Carbon interior, SSK, UUC brake lines, PowerStop Brakes. Poly. CF Aero.APEX
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #6
tranquility
sportscars only
tranquility's Avatar
Canada
167
Rep
1,987
Posts

Drives: 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Ya, it's called a "motorcycle".
Appreciate 1
DK7118.50

      10-21-2017, 02:19 PM   #7
The Wind Breezes
Lieutenant Colonel
The Wind Breezes's Avatar
608
Rep
1,573
Posts

Drives: 135i N55 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

I disagree 100% hard driving is best experienced with a passenger you just need to be competent (kind of a unrealistically high standard tbh). My passengers love me.
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #8
baege
Captain
135
Rep
750
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M240i Xdrive
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Wind Breezes View Post
I disagree 100% hard driving is best experienced with a passenger you just need to be competent (kind of a unrealistically high standard tbh). My passengers love me.
I feel like maybe you are talking about something other than driving and I agree completely
Appreciate 1
      10-23-2017, 04:46 PM   #9
davis449
Captain
United_States
403
Rep
878
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW Z4 SDrive35i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

I effing hate passengers. In a two seater finally and I don't think I can go back. I have one friend I will drive with, that's it.
__________________
2016 BMW Z4 sDrive35i M Sport
Dinan Stage II
Appreciate 0
      10-23-2017, 05:45 PM   #10
VT-man
Private First Class
VT-man's Avatar
United_States
55
Rep
141
Posts

Drives: 2014 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tranquility View Post
Ya, it's called a "motorcycle".
this!

Every time I get on the gas, my wife acts all scare and all
So I just cruise when I am with her.
__________________
02AccordV6(sold) 03350zMT(sold) 04E46///M3MT(sold) 06RSXauto(sold) 07G35auto(sold) 2014F32bmw435MT 2017MacanGTS
Appreciate 0
      10-23-2017, 06:09 PM   #11
vinylengraver
First Lieutenant
vinylengraver's Avatar
Canada
350
Rep
318
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Langley, BC

iTrader: (0)

Here's your answer:
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      10-23-2017, 06:25 PM   #12
Stage IV
F*** the neighbors
Stage IV's Avatar
United_States
1769
Rep
1,083
Posts

Drives: '17 M2 L
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Downingtown, PA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2017 M2  [0.00]
Passengers, especially fat ones, add weight. Total bummer.
__________________
'17 BSM 6MT M2|Fabspeed DP|DINAN P2|UUC SSK|7.5 lbs/hp|295/30 rears
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2017, 04:29 AM   #13
tranquility
sportscars only
tranquility's Avatar
Canada
167
Rep
1,987
Posts

Drives: 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Tbh, if one is only 'enjoying' drive when by themselves, esp if it's only a 2-seater, then maybe they're driving kinda unsafe.
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2017, 08:58 AM   #14
baege
Captain
135
Rep
750
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M240i Xdrive
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

its not about pushing the car to its limits
its about taking in all the car has to.offer without distraction
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2017, 09:08 AM   #15
1MOREMOD
2018 track days - 0 ridge 1:52:24 pacific 1:33:30
1MOREMOD's Avatar
United_States
5513
Rep
19,279
Posts

Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

iTrader: (5)

Plus how else can you autostimulate in traffic
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2017, 01:55 PM   #16
tranquility
sportscars only
tranquility's Avatar
Canada
167
Rep
1,987
Posts

Drives: 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by baege View Post
its not about pushing the car to its limits
its about taking in all the car has to.offer without distraction
You're using the term "distraction"? That extreme?? Maybe it's not the car but time for a new wife/gf lol. j/k
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2017, 05:27 PM   #17
Viffermike
Colonel
Viffermike's Avatar
United_States
1498
Rep
2,709
Posts

Drives: '18 black-n-blue 718 Cayman
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Big D

iTrader: (0)

This is a no-brainer answer: yes. And the perfect examples have nothing to do with actually driving the car.

Example 1:
You: "What a great view. Think I'll stop and snap a pic."
Theoretical Passenger: "WTF are you stopping, AGAIN, in the middle of nowhere?"

Example 2:
You: "That was a great drive. Think I'll stop at The Best Damn BBQ Joint in the World for dinner."
Theoretical Passenger: "Wait: What? I'm vegan. Rememmmmber?"

Example 3:
You: "Holy crap that looks like a kick-ass [insert favorite kind of store here]. I gotta see what they have."
Theoretical Passenger: "Gaaaaaawd! If I see one more [insert favorite kind of store's best product], I'm going to throw up."

Example 4:
You: "I need to re-check tire pressures with a manual gauge, adjust luggage weight balance, clean the windshields, maybe even find a power wash to get this brake dust off the wheels and all those bugs off the radiat -- "
Theoretical Passenger: "JUST STFU AND DRIVE!"

Yeah. Alone, please, so I can speed where I wanna speed, eat where I wanna eat, sleep where I wanna sleep, pee where I wanna pee, pass on the left who I wanna pass on the left, talk to who I wanna talk to ... and, not.

__________________
--Life is a journey made more exciting with a fast car.--
--Helmets are for closers.--
<<Current: "Blackened" '18 NBM Porsche 718 Cayman ... Gone (but not forgotten): "Blackened" MG '15 228i M Sport w/aFe filter/scoop, Hertz drivers, P3Cars multigauge, other goodies>>
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2017, 02:55 AM   #18
eluded
2JZ-GTE
eluded's Avatar
Bulgaria
1022
Rep
2,195
Posts

Drives: 340 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Sofia

iTrader: (0)

No passengers to complain. Do tell more.
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2017, 04:46 AM   #19
dzvero
Major
339
Rep
1,422
Posts

Drives: 2015 M$4 F82
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CA

iTrader: (2)

Appreciate 0
      11-05-2017, 10:10 AM   #20
Efthreeoh
Lieutenant General
United_States
3359
Rep
10,694
Posts

Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kprocivic View Post
That's because you only push the limits solo. Most people don't wanna hurt their loved ones if something happens.
That's what seat belts are for, are they not?
__________________
A manual transmission can be set to "comfort", "sport", and "track" modes simply by the technique and speed at which you shift it; it doesn't need "modes", modes are for manumatics that try to behave like a real 3-pedal manual transmission. If you can money-shift it, it's a manual transmission.
Appreciate 0
      11-05-2017, 10:11 AM   #21
Efthreeoh
Lieutenant General
United_States
3359
Rep
10,694
Posts

Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Viffermike View Post
This is a no-brainer answer: yes. And the perfect examples have nothing to do with actually driving the car.

Example 1:
You: "What a great view. Think I'll stop and snap a pic."
Theoretical Passenger: "WTF are you stopping, AGAIN, in the middle of nowhere?"

Example 2:
You: "That was a great drive. Think I'll stop at The Best Damn BBQ Joint in the World for dinner."
Theoretical Passenger: "Wait: What? I'm vegan. Rememmmmber?"

Example 3:
You: "Holy crap that looks like a kick-ass [insert favorite kind of store here]. I gotta see what they have."
Theoretical Passenger: "Gaaaaaawd! If I see one more [insert favorite kind of store's best product], I'm going to throw up."

Example 4:
You: "I need to re-check tire pressures with a manual gauge, adjust luggage weight balance, clean the windshields, maybe even find a power wash to get this brake dust off the wheels and all those bugs off the radiat -- "
Theoretical Passenger: "JUST STFU AND DRIVE!"

Yeah. Alone, please, so I can speed where I wanna speed, eat where I wanna eat, sleep where I wanna sleep, pee where I wanna pee, pass on the left who I wanna pass on the left, talk to who I wanna talk to ... and, not.

When in the HELL did you take my Wife for a drive?

(well except for No. 2)
__________________
A manual transmission can be set to "comfort", "sport", and "track" modes simply by the technique and speed at which you shift it; it doesn't need "modes", modes are for manumatics that try to behave like a real 3-pedal manual transmission. If you can money-shift it, it's a manual transmission.
Appreciate 1
Viffermike1497.50

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST