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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Rumpelstiltskin

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    You owe it to yourself to drive one
     


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    Yet Porsches gives a pretentious prick extender vibe
     


  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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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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    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    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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    jet Persian Bro

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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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    How is the Saab? Which trim?
     


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    Wait, he lives where I live :confused:


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



    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".



    This too.




    Clearly you're easily entertained.
     
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    +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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