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Old 07-05-2006, 09:42 PM
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How often will you drive your E92 with more then 1 passenger?

I'm wondering how many of you regularly use the back seats in your coupes? The reason I'm asking is I find that most of the time I'm driving my car alone and I'm considering a two seater instead of the E92 335 or M3 I was planning to buy. I love the 3 series coupes, but I'm thinking maybe I should just go for a 2 seater. M coupe, Cayman or 911 come to mind as subsitiutes for the E92.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:47 PM
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The advantage of having rear seats is extra passengers in a pinch. But also the front seats recline a lot farther. Nice on road trips when you want to stop and snooze a bit.

You might check the stereo as well. Generally BMW puts more speakers in standard coupes over the two seaters and verts.

However, I must say the new M coupe is quite a nice looking car. Love the rear window.
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:53 AM
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911 - 51.51 in.

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That's why I'm here. I'm getting kinda old and arthritic to scrunch down into a Porsche. But not yet old and feeble enough to drive an automatic. I hope I can drive something like the E90 Coupe for another 10 years before I need to move to a 6-Series or 7-Series.

But if you're still young and flexible -- by all means go for the 911!
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:41 AM
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I hope I can drive something like the E90 Coupe for another 10 years before I need to move to a 6-Series or 7-Series.
like 29 years old. You don't have to be too old to drive a 6-Series or 7-Series. Back in the day these demographics might have held true to this standard but now-a-days the younger generation at around 19 are buying what would seem an old man's car [I've made it] kind of mentality today.

You too if you wish, should consider a 6-Series if you are into the BIG coupe relatively speaking...

My age you wonder? I'm 35 and I have no issue driving my 6-Series or 7-Series, ask my 31 year old wife. She loves the 7-Series... I will not let her drive my 6; nope can't do!

Anyway, I love the new 335i coupe coming out this fall. I am keeping my eye on that one!
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:44 AM
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like 29 years old
Don't I wish!

No, no, my kid just graduated from college. Although the average age of Harley-Davidson buyers is 46 and Porsche 911 buyers is 51, I'm getting too old and arthritic to sit that close to the ground. There are also some nice touches for the "declining generation" in the E90 Coupe, like that mechanical arm that hands you the shoulder belt.

The only "problem" I have with the 6-series and 7-series at the moment is that there's no manual transmission version. One of those little pleasures in life for me is still stirring the gears. But I think the "Night Vision" will be nice for when my eyesight begins to fail and the active cruise control will be nice for when my reflexes fail!

One thing that struck me when I was in Germany last time is that the population is old. They've already been through all this stuff.

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Old 07-06-2006, 09:05 AM
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The only "problem" I have with the 6-series and 7-series at the moment is that there's no manual transmission version.

Really? No Manual on the 6? I didn't know this.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:11 AM
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Really? No Manual on the 6? I didn't know this.
I stand corrected and I learn something new every day.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:13 AM
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I'm wondering how many of you regularly use the back seats in your coupes? The reason I'm asking is I find that most of the time I'm driving my car alone and I'm considering a two seater instead of the E92 335 or M3 I was planning to buy. I love the 3 series coupes, but I'm thinking maybe I should just go for a 2 seater. M coupe, Cayman or 911 come to mind as subsitiutes for the E92.
I have an E46 coupe and not an E92, but someone will sit in the back seat once or twice a month. More frequently, as in daily, I'll throw stuff behind the seats or in the back seat. Once I even reclined the front passenger seat and transported an air compressor home from Sears. It's convenient having all that room inside the car.

I am buying an M Coupe, but not to be my daily driver.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:32 AM
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the extra rear seats are convenient as are the fold down seats. though w/o the fold down seats the car would be more fun to drive w/ the extra stiffness. the whopping 15.4cu ft of space in the e92 will be very nice.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:52 AM
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No e92 here, but my back seat gets used frequently by my son.

Basically, IMHO, if you have kids, get a four seater. If not get a two seater. If you ferry your friends or clients around a lot get a sedan.

If I did not have a kid, and could get a two seater I would pick up a Lotus Elise in heartbeat. I am actually still considering this route for my next car, with a Mazda 3 MPS to go with it as a daily.
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No e92 here, but my back seat gets used frequently by my son.
you lend your car to your son to go on his dates
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:37 AM
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Don't I wish!

No, no, my kid just graduated from college. Although the average age of Harley-Davidson buyers is 46 and Porsche 911 buyers is 51, I'm getting too old and arthritic to sit that close to the ground. There are also some nice touches for the "declining generation" in the E90 Coupe, like that mechanical arm that hands you the shoulder belt.

The only "problem" I have with the 6-series and 7-series at the moment is that there's no manual transmission version. One of those little pleasures in life for me is still stirring the gears. But I think the "Night Vision" will be nice for when my eyesight begins to fail and the active cruise control will be nice for when my reflexes fail!

One thing that struck me when I was in Germany last time is that the population is old. They've already been through all this stuff.
The 6 series has a step, manual, and SMG option. However, the manuals are best suited for the smaller cars/engines IMO.
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The 6 series has a step, manual, and SMG option. However, the manuals are best suited for the smaller cars/engines IMO.
why is that?
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why is that?
Ah come on guys please don't flame me.

I am on my 5th bimmer. I had manuals in both V8's and the 6 cyl cars including an M3.

I had a 98 540i 6sp. The V8 has so much power and torque, there was no shifting fun. 6 gears, and I only used two around town. 2nd and 4th. So yes, you can get a manual in a V8, however, unlike the smaller engines there is so much power and torque, I find the step to be best suited for the V8. With a manual, I was never in the perfect gear and I was shifting around 2000RPM. I could redline the beast and be at 60MPH in 2nd gear, but what's the point? That is my take on it, some may disagree which is fine.

The step tranny in the 6 is so smooth, when I take off 0-50MPH, it feels like I never changed gears. Just one big rev up.

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Old 07-06-2006, 10:51 AM
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Ah come on guys please don't flame me.

I am on my 5th bimmer. I had manuals in both V8's and the 6 cyl cars including an M3.

I had a 98 540i 6sp. The V8 has so much power and torque, there was no shifting fun. 6 gears, and I only used two around town. 2nd and 4th. So yes, you can get a manual in a V8, however, unlike the smaller engines there is so much power and torque, I find the step to be best suited for the V8. With a manual, I was never in the perfect gear and I was shifting around 2000RPM. I could redline the beast and be at 60MPH in 2nd gear, but what's the point? That is my take on it, some may disagree which is fine.

The step tranny in the 6 is so smooth, when I take off 0-50MPH, it feels like I never changed gears. Just one big rev up.
3rd gear is what i use around town. 2nd in slow traffic. i'd wish i had a 6th overdrive gear for road trips though.
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you lend your car to your son to go on his dates
LOL, if he's getting girls at age six, then he's much more mature than I thought.
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I could redline the beast and be at 60MPH in 2nd gear, but what's the point?
The point is to get a giant grin on your face.

Plus, am I the only one who can't stand slowing a car without a 6-3 or 6-2 rev-matched downshift? 93k miles, and still on my first set of brake pads. You can do it with a steptronic, sure, but better warn your passengers of the gut wrenching lurch they are about to get as the torque convert spins up to try and match tranny speed.
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