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      10-21-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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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.
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      10-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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Completely agree.
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      10-21-2017, 12:52 PM   #3
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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.
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      10-21-2017, 01:26 PM   #4
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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).
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      10-21-2017, 01:32 PM   #5
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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.
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      10-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #6
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Ya, it's called a "motorcycle".
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      10-21-2017, 02:19 PM   #7
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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.
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      10-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #8
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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
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      10-23-2017, 04:46 PM   #9
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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.
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      10-23-2017, 05:45 PM   #10
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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.
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      10-23-2017, 06:09 PM   #11
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      10-23-2017, 06:25 PM   #12
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      10-25-2017, 04:29 AM   #13
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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.
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      10-25-2017, 08:58 AM   #14
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its not about pushing the car to its limits
its about taking in all the car has to.offer without distraction
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      10-25-2017, 09:08 AM   #15
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Plus how else can you autostimulate in traffic
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      10-25-2017, 01:55 PM   #16
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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
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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.

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      10-26-2017, 02:55 AM   #18
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No passengers to complain. Do tell more.
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      10-28-2017, 04:46 AM   #19
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      11-05-2017, 10:10 AM   #20
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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?
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      11-05-2017, 10:11 AM   #21
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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)
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