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Never.  I am assuming, arguendo, that it is like most of the current crop of Detroit muscle, most of which I've driven (Camaro SS, Mustang GT, etc). Fun, totally tossable and completely enjoyable. But not, I thought, what someone used to Euro sportscars would be into. Also, the interiors are usually pretty bad --- perhaps the worst part.

 

 

 

You owe it to yourself to drive one

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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

Our local shop guy has a late '00s model Z06 in that bright red he brought over the other night. Nice guy, i was warned not to join him for a ride as he has genuinely scared the shit out of my father in law. he loves to drive it fast and it has a mind of its own when you get into the throttle more than modestly. He stated multiple times how he's embarrassed to take it to dinner/events for the prick extension vibe it lends but he's a car guy and pretty set in the "buy American" mindset so couldn't help himself when the opportunity to purchase came up. Mostly just cruises with it on nice nights

 

Yet Porsches gives a pretentious prick extender vibe

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Saw the new E class yesterday, it's actually surprisingly good looking, I still think it's a shame they have gone away from the dual headlights.
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Yet Porsches gives a pretentious prick extender vibe

Not where I live, I'm sure in some places it does.
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Yeah, I've never really got that anywhere in the UK?
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IMHO Porsches give off a "fuck you I'm enjoying my money" vibe. I guess that could be said for any sports car but particularly so with zee Germans.
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I always think I'm missing something with Porsche. Given the cost involved (Say £80,000-£110,000) I simply can't understand why someone would buy one over a Ferarri or Aston Martin. They are ubiquitous round my way; on a street of 25 houses there are 4 911's and two Boxters. Maybe they are cheaper/easier to run? Maybe they are easier to insure? I don't know what it is but I couldn't see myself forgoing the hand made luxury of the Italian or Brit in favour of the German.
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i think the German have a better reputation for reliability?TBH i dont know. Ive never had much up close experience with Ferrari but a friend had a gunmetal DB9 coupe that just got stares and doubletakes like no 911 would.

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Porsche is generally considered to be more reliable and cheaper to run. They are also significantly cheaper than anything from the other two marques other than the V8 Vantage, which is an inferior car to the Porsche 911, performance-wise.
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That laguna seca vid was pretty fucking impressive.
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Porsches are easier on the driving position and feel too, no? By the time one gets old enough to afford a supercar, it's probably more realistic to try getting in and out of a German car than an Italian car.
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I'll be honest and say that I figured the driving position would be similar. My uncle got his 911 C4 that he'd been lusting after for years and within 6 months had to sell it because his wife couldn't *ahem* get comfortable in the seats.
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Just got the white Saab had the audi about 8 months or so

How is the Saab? Which trim?
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Not where I live, I'm sure in some places it does.

Wait, he lives where I live confused.gif
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

IMHO Porsches give off a "fuck you I'm enjoying my money" vibe. I guess that could be said for any sports car but particularly so with zee Germans.

This comes down to age. If your young then its a douchey prick extender, if your gray you've earned it.

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I always think I'm missing something with Porsche. Given the cost involved (Say £80,000-£110,000) I simply can't understand why someone would buy one over a Ferarri or Aston Martin. They are ubiquitous round my way; on a street of 25 houses there are 4 911's and two Boxters. Maybe they are cheaper/easier to run? Maybe they are easier to insure? I don't know what it is but I couldn't see myself forgoing the hand made luxury of the Italian or Brit in favour of the German.

Exactly. A Porche buyer wants a quality sports car w/o all the BS that comes with owning a Ferrari or AM. "Hey can I have a picture".

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Porsche is generally considered to be more reliable and cheaper to run. They are also significantly cheaper than anything from the other two marques other than the V8 Vantage, which is an inferior car to the Porsche 911, performance-wise.

This too.

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That laguna seca vid was pretty fucking impressive.


Clearly you're easily entertained.
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That laguna seca vid was pretty fucking impressive.

+1. That part of Laguna (Corkscrew-9-10 complex) is the toughest and most dangerous part of the track. To be able to drift through it on the correct line is pretty damned impressive.
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