New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST > BMW Z4 Forum (E89) > 2009-Current Z4 Forum (E89) General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-02-2013, 05:48 AM   #1
Asbjorn
Captain
Asbjorn's Avatar
China
40
Rep
752
Posts

Drives: ESS twin-turbo roadster (E89)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: European in China

iTrader: (0)

James May on convertibles

I thought you might enjoy reading this as much as I did:

http://www.topgear.com/uk/james-may/...les-2013-06-20

Quote: "What is society to make of someone like me driving around in a car with no roof? That I'm worried about girls not finding me interesting any more? This is absolutely the case, and I don't need BMW to rub it in for me."

Appreciate 0
      08-02-2013, 06:21 AM   #2
stickshifter69
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
220
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

I think I'll get a Cayman S now. lol
Appreciate 0
      08-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #3
ZheHbKa
Lieutenant Colonel
ZheHbKa's Avatar
United_States
55
Rep
1,795
Posts

Drives: the Wind
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW 335 Xi  [5.00]
i dont agree, stupid last point. having a convertible i can say that it is more of a magnet then anything else (as he mentioned, performance, sound, stereo etc...)
__________________
2014 F30 335 X-Drive | 6-MT | Alpine White/Coral Red | ZMM ZDH ZDA |

Appreciate 0
      08-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
nicknaz
Major General
nicknaz's Avatar
United_States
1808
Rep
8,722
Posts

Drives: E84 X135
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NorCal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Being a convertible trumps every other attribute for which we love cars - performance, handling, noise, good hi-fi, and everything else that is really a shabby substitute for not having a roof
Of course "captain slow" would be ok trading off performance and handling for an open roof.

I feel bad for the Ferrari driver who got water bomb attacked. That's so much unnecessary hate right there.
Appreciate 0
      08-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #5
Asbjorn
Captain
Asbjorn's Avatar
China
40
Rep
752
Posts

Drives: ESS twin-turbo roadster (E89)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: European in China

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicknaz View Post
Of course "captain slow" would be ok trading off performance and handling for an open roof.

I feel bad for the Ferrari driver who got water bomb attacked. That's so much unnecessary hate right there.
I feel even worse for this Farrari owner

http://www.comeauto.com/yI58PqQIzZhBJw3R.html
Appreciate 0
      08-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #6
Mr. ///M3 RD
Happy Camper
Mr. ///M3 RD's Avatar
Canada
411
Rep
7,877
Posts

Drives: C63 AMG & 280 SL on Weekends :
Join Date: May 2010
Location: GTA, Ontario - Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I can tell you all it's great to have the best of both worlds (a little dream garage) I wish that you all be in a position one day to experiance the same.

When I feel like it in the summer time I'll take my little 280 SL with the top down for a country road run enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air ....

On the other hand when the weather is so so ... I take my ///M3 for a spin in the fast lane

I like to think of it as something new and something old ...

BTW my Pagoda celebrates the 50st Anniversary this year.
__________________
Cheers, Rolf-Dieter

Life will take us to some interesting places, fortunately The ///M3 will too with a many of us know this very well, now my C6.3 AMG with 487 HP does it too
---> Click here for some good stuff I found
Appreciate 0
      08-02-2013, 10:59 PM   #7
wparente
New Member
1
Rep
21
Posts

Drives: 2009 Z4 35i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Stillwater, Mn

iTrader: (0)

Mid life crises, bald and has a convertible? If that's the case, between the convertibles and the motorcycles, I have been in a mid life crises from the time I was 16 until now in my 60's except I wasn't bald at 16!
__________________
Bill P.
2009 Crimson Z4 35i
Appreciate 0
      08-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #8
tranquility
sportscars only
tranquility's Avatar
Canada
169
Rep
1,987
Posts

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

iTrader: (0)

No idea what James wrote in his article. All I know is that I initially didn't like convertibles because they were usually heavier, had ragtops, cost more and didn't perform as well as their coupe counterparts. I also didn't get the open top for the 'look-at-me!' factor, actually, I feel quite self-conscious whenever the roof's down and don't really like the added attn vs a reg car. However, I do now appreciate open top driving because mainly I like to hear the engine more. I couldn't care less about the 'open feel' and hate the wind blowing in my hair, though. So, it's more of(only?) an aural experience for me, why I like my convertible.

Oh, anyone that touches another man's car unprovoked/unjustified should get an automatic death penalty, Judge Dredd style. I'm almost srs on this pt. It's disgusting.
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #9
jparnes1
Colonel
jparnes1's Avatar
No_Country
104
Rep
2,244
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i, 2012 Z4 35i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tranquility View Post
However, I do now appreciate open top driving because mainly I like to hear the engine more.
Interesting because with the top down, I hear the exhaust more then the engine, and vice versa with the top up.
__________________
2016 340i XDrive, EBII/black, 6 MT, M Sport, Track Handling, Cold Weather, Tech, Lighting, Driver Assistance Plus.

2012 Z4 35i, ED 2/24/2012, Melbourne Red Metallic, Black Leather, Carbon Trim, 6MT, M Sport, CW, PP, PS, NAV, CA.
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #10
tranquility
sportscars only
tranquility's Avatar
Canada
169
Rep
1,987
Posts

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

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jparnes1 View Post
Interesting because with the top down, I hear the exhaust more then the engine, and vice versa with the top up.
Tx for the correction, that's what I meant, hearing the exhaust notes more, but I also like hearing the engine.
Appreciate 0
Post 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 12:33 PM.




zpost
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