05-03-2012, 07:19 PM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535iX M Sport; 328i Wagon
Hey, I never said anything about not pushing them. I certainly didn't get the M3 just because I wanted to work on my skin cancer! But I can have a lot of fun pushing my cars through off ramps without going over 100, or driving beyond 8/10ths.
Originally Posted by Cdnrockies
Like I said, I don't really disagree with you.
I guess at the end of the day, what is the point of owning any
high performance DD vehicle like our +400 hp rides??? If you're not ever going to push them, why own them, save for a few track days a year?
My perspective is colored by experience. I started instructing for PCA (Porsche Club of America) in the mid 80's. I had the "pleasure" on several occasions of riding shotgun with orthodontists and chiropractors who had just gotten 911 Turbos as male menopause presents. Ever experienced TTO in a first generation 930 with a novice driver who is in WAAAAAAYYYY over his head? It is a life changing experience.
I am in the process of teaching my teenage daughter how to drive, and am reminded every day how steep the learning curve is, and how much car control you need to have before you are even close to reaching the plateau.
Beyond 100mph, shyte just happens too fast for most people to manage. And just because you CAN drive a hundred and twenty, doesn't mean you SHOULD.
Soap box retired now for the evening.
2014 328i Sport Wagon
, Glacier / Black, ZSL, ZD2, ZD3, ZDH, ZLP, ZPP, ZTP, and H-K
2011 535xi M Sport
TiAg / Black, ZPP, ZP2, ZCV, ZCW, ZDA, 2TB, 6NR, 465, 5DL, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Sport