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sick!!

how's dat alcantara wheel doe???
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sick!!

how's dat alcantara wheel doe???

 

GF is that you?

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GF is that you?

nope......GF only has eyes for dat ZHP
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I was just looking at Porsche of Minneapolis's website.  They have 66 new cars in stock.  53 of them are the Macan or Cayenne.  Kinda shows what type of car people walk up and buy vs doing the build to order.

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WOW!
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You dont appreciate the giant size of the front brakes til you see these things in person. Theyre like 12 pistons.
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i'm sorry not sorry to inform you. that my car (an STi) will turn 18 next year. my last turbo car will now be 21. and my point here is, 20-25 years ago was when the Japanese cars absolutely stood up, and said they are here to throw down. with every manufacturer proving they can build a supercar. that defeats euro supercars, that you can put your super baby seat in. forcing the newest wave of supercars out of europe, while the Japanese companies rest on their laurels. pour a martini. and go back to building flimsy econoboxes. 

The Era of Jap superstars is over. dead and buried. with no real economic benefit currently to revive it. making cars from 2,000 and back "Collector Cars". with a ground swell that will lead to astronomical prices on JDM Hero cars.

My car?  Only 2000 ever made, with less than a 3rd in my color. and a 993 slaying 0-60.it is somewhat of a grail in the Subie circles.  Horndog's car is another one. a genuine collector car already. stock body ones are getting rarer by the day. and 30k+ asking price for a mid 90's car. it won't be long until Supra's eclipse Ferrari 355 /Porsche 964 prices. which really is eye opening.

don't get me wrong,i'd love an Autobianchi Abarth, Lancia Delta Intergrale, TVR Cerbera, or Porsche 964.  they are also performers in their own right,and drool inducing. with collectors vigilant in searching for them. but i feel you are wrong in your separation of the genres. within cars as a whole. special models exist. Japanese cars are not "the other species". they are the next wave in the car market. with performance, reliability, and often comfort. don't be caught napping. because the rare models are coming. and here on the ground with access to them? i intend to be the one who rides the money wave. i missed the euro wave and got priced out.

 

IIRC, the conversation started with someone considering a GTR, an R8 or a 993.   You were saying go Euro if you want expensive/high maintenance costs go Japanese if you want quicker. My point was that one can buy a modern STi if less expensive and and quicker than a 20 year old Euro car is a priority.   However, not everyone shopping for a fun car does so with 0-60 & 1/4 mile  or cheaper being the main issue.  I know a guy who has owned old air cooled 911s and 930s and modern water cooled Porsche 997s, but he decided he really missed the fun and raw feel of a 930 Turbo.  So although the 930 Turbo isn't as quick as his 997 Turbo...he sold his 997 Turbo and purchased a 930.    

 

I wasn't saying that their isn't a niche of Japanese specialty cars that are collectible.  NSXs and 1990's Turbo Supras have proven there is a strong market for some of the Japanese performance cars. However, I suppose I didn't include any of the vintage Japanese cars on my list of examples because most Japanese cars have never been my dream cars.  But that doesn't mean they can't be someone else's dream car.  

 

Wishing you all the best with riding that "Money wave."

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I've been using a pen shoved into the neutral switch to get my car out of park for the last week. I changed the brake fuse and it worked for 2 hours and then stopped again. Fuse isn't blown and another new one won't do anything.

I'm thinking brake safety switch on the pedal itself? I'm just going to change it out since its cheap, but this is starting to get aggravating :/.
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Well, nothing exciting here like exotic super-Porsche, or soon to be hard to get Japanese classic car....but Mrs. Piob is going into a GLE (the former ML.) She's very happy. I have to say the redesign is a noticeably superior vehicle to the previous.
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Well, nothing exciting here like exotic super-Porsche, or soon to be hard to get Japanese classic car....but Mrs. Piob is going into a GLE (the former ML.) She's very happy. I have to say the redesign is a noticeably superior vehicle to the previous.

 

It won out over the Volvo?  I thought you got both leases at the same time, no?

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I finally saw a Jaguar F-Pace on the way into work.  It looked great in white with the larger wheel option.  But in true Jaguar fashion in was pouring smoke out of the engine bay while stopped at a stop sign.

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It won out over the Volvo?  I thought you got both leases at the same time, no?

No, we stagger them. I also prefer December as you can build to order and be assured of good lease rates. I already told her that this lease gets extended a few months to get her back into the December time frame; I'm due next December.

Yeah, Volvo lease terms are for shit. 42% vs. Benz 55%. Volvo obviously does not want to be in the leasing game at this time.
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No, we stagger them. I also prefer December as you can build to order and be assured of good lease rates. I already told her that this lease gets extended a few months to get her back into the December time frame; I'm due next December.

Yeah, Volvo lease terms are for shit. 42% vs. Benz 55%. Volvo obviously does not want to be in the leasing game at this time.

 

42%?  Sounds like you should buy and sell at that point.  Do they really depreciate that much?

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Please tell me 42% is the 7 year residual.
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So I've only driven the GT4 less than 200 miles in the ~week that I've had it. It really is impossible to do an adequate review while in break in period but I can already tell that this will be a much easier daily driver than the previous gen GT cars. Steering and clutch are lighter, shifter is better - you just don't get the sense that you're constantly working to keep a beast under control like you do on a 997 GT3. I sacrificed some comfort to get the buckets (PITA to climb in and out of) but they look so good I don't care. I have heard that the GT4 can keep pace with a 997 RS on the track, and if so, it's objectively better than the previous gen, with improved DD ability to boot. But the 997GT3's are louder, more tactile, more difficult and ultimately rewarding to drive, despite likely being a bit slower. They're the last of the breed of old 911's with the new Porsches all being comfortable, easy to DD, less likely to try and kill you, and yes - better. I feel lucky to have one of each, with one being fantastic to drive daily, and the other one having much more of a sense of "specialness"

Here's a shitty pic of the interior for those who were asking. I need to take some proper pics after I get the thing detailed and paint protection filmed

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