In Reply to: Re: Everyone DOES need a chip and suspension! posted by Nicole Hamilton on August 18, 2000 at 12:35:38:
It's called being a chick. Women just don't understand the need for speed as us guys do. The 540i may be enough power for you, but obviously, there are many, many people who need more.
Even here in the US, there are a lot of guys that beat up their cars on a track, or simply open up their motors to high speeds on LA-Las Vegas trips or through Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles. There is also nothing like the feeling of drag racing a 911 and beating the shit out of him with your BMW, then watching his face stunned with embarrassment in front of his silicone implanted girlfriend. That's what owning a fast car is all about. Obviously, someone like you could never justify owning a Ferrari 550 or a Diablo...
Second of all, of course the BMW guys are going to tell you what you want to hear. You just bought a 540, didn't you? What are they going to tell you? That you should have bought an M5?
The stock 540i is a fast car, but it is nowhere in the league of a true supercar. Have you ever driven a BMW modified by AC Schnitzer, Dinan, or Racing Dynamics? Obviously you haven't, or else you wouldn't make such dumb and sweeping statements.
Like any other hobby, there are those who are real enthusiasts and those that are perfectly happy with recreational activity. The true enthusiast will make his car different, unique, and faster than the showroom stock model. Especially, in light of all those fucking soccer moms driving BMWs now.
I'm sure you will enjoy your 540, but the next time you get your ass dusted by an M5 or a Ferrari 355, or even a Dinan 540, on the freeway or through a canyon, you may change your mind... but, we're guys and we love to compare our dicks, right?
Then again, women shouldn't be driving so fast anyway! Then it really becomes a public safety issue!