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post #2866 of 14085
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Originally Posted by Arthur PE View Post

yes, the M3 is a GT, but still runs with the 997, S or not, so a sports car that isn't faster than a GT isn't much of a sports car imo, not to mention usability/practicality

That is not the point of a sports car. There are many GTs faster than purist sports cars, but the sports car driving experience is entirely different than a GT's. In the latest C&D lightning lap, the Panamera spanked many sports cars, and in one of the turns carried a minimum speed second only to a relatively exotic car, but someone looking for a sports car still wouldn't buy it. An E92 M3 is a numb driving experience compared to a 911.
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many think the 911 is fugly, an expedient solution made by Dr. Ing. (hc) F. Porsche so he could sell all the VW bug chassis he had lying around

Sure, so did I, but the rear engine config does have its unique advantages: the gearbox and drive axles are close to the engine minimizing losses, and there is somewhat usable rear seating. The backwards weight distribution helps with standing starts, and lets the car apply more braking power to the rear wheels. And one cannot deny that Porsche has made the rear-engine packaging into one of the fastest, most reliable race cars available, and they're built on the same assembly line as the regular cars. In comparison, the very impressive M3s raced in ALMS are essentially spaceframe racecars with an M3 skin, and a few token pieces of interior trim.
post #2867 of 14085
E9x's and early 997's are comparable in terms of price and I bet a ton of people cross-shop them. I know if I had $45k to blow on a car, I'd buy the 997 no questions asked. I can't imagine how the E9x would be better when comparing the entire package and not individual performance stats.
post #2868 of 14085
i'm not sure i agree with the definition of M3 as a GT either. i think it's closer to a sedan platform that is heavily modified by the factory to increase performance (and originally, to homologate cars for Touring Car racing, where the field were mostly sedans). kind of how car makers started doing the same thing for hatchbacks and created the "hot hatch" segment...is there an equivalent term for sedans/saloons?

but the distinction is fairly fine, so i won't argue with you too much about whether it's a GT or not wink.gif

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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

E9x's and early 997's are comparable in terms of price and I bet a ton of people cross-shop them. I know if I had $45k to blow on a car, I'd buy the 997 no questions asked. I can't imagine how the E9x would be better when comparing the entire package and not individual performance stats.

i mentioned this before, but IMO the only reason to choose the M3 over the 911 is the ability to carry four people in great comfort. but that is an absolutely huge advantage for some, and a good enough reason to go with the M3 if it's the only car in the garage.
post #2869 of 14085
I keep thinking of selling my E90 330i, but can't seem to find anything that I'd like more. shog[1].gif
post #2870 of 14085
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

RFX - nice E89

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post #2871 of 14085
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Originally Posted by Arthur PE View Post


base 997, driven by one of the best ever
8:15 --- 149.82 km/h - Porsche 997 Carrera 2, Walter Roehrl (WHEELS 06/04)


thank you for acknowledging that.
post #2872 of 14085
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Thanks. Cali Weather + Roodster = PERFECT!!!

sure

black, no stick, metal interior - not my cuppa.
post #2873 of 14085
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Thanks. Cali Weather + Roodster = PERFECT!!!
Here's a bunch of new pics.


Doesn't the black leather seats get hot as ****?
post #2874 of 14085
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Doesn't the black leather seats get hot as ****?

Supposedly the leather are treated with some chemicals that prevents it from becoming overly hot. lol8[1].gif
But I've had black leather seats before, it gets hot but that goes with any leather seats really.
My Lexus has tan seats and I rather deal with the black leather.
post #2875 of 14085
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Supposedly the leather are treated with some chemicals that prevents it from becoming overly hot. lol8[1].gif
But I've had black leather seats before, it gets hot but that goes with any leather seats really.
My Lexus has tan seats and I rather deal with the black leather.

Nice, they should have thought of that years ago.

I know how my seats got in the Scandinavian summertime, so I can't imagine how they would be to have them every day, I ended up getting an interior heater/cooler fitted, so it could chill the seats before getting in.

Tan leather sucks tbh especially if you wear raw denim.
post #2876 of 14085
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post


My Lexus has tan seats and I rather deal with the black leather.

actually, you seem to like black in general.
post #2877 of 14085
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Doesn't the black leather seats get hot as ****?

cooled seats baby!
post #2878 of 14085
RFX might find this interesting:

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The idea of shopping a $75k+ purchase with priority to paper stats first and nothing to the design is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You wouldn't be able to drive if you were blind anyway.

The idea that an M3 is 'value' or 20% cheaper than a P-car is not really on the mark either - apart from one country, the US, the m3 and C2 are virtually the same price. An e92 M3 with comp pack is exactly the same price as a 991 C2 PDK, and RS5 where I live- about $150k. In Germany I think the same holds true. BMW has massive volume and dumps their product on the US market to be 20% cheaper than the p car.
post #2880 of 14085
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

FTFY. Matte's look great in print but are incompatible with the real world.


I would disagree with that, my friend has a matte black BMW M3 that he washes less than one would a gloss black car and it looks amazing. I am contemplating doing matte white on my A6 as well...
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