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Old 07-09-2002, 02:24 AM
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Talking New Porsche & 911 World Ranks the 944 as #33 of all time!

We rule....you just have to face it. Ok, let me recap here. The magazine just listed the top 100 models of all time. The 944 was #33, ahead of the 911 carrera 3.2(#34), the boxter S(#40), the 928GTS(#50), the 944 Turbo(#54), the 944S2(#64) and the 968(#82).

Although, i can't take much satisfaction in outranking the turbo, S2 or 968 guys...it warms my heart to hear that my 944(not a real porsche according to one of my 911 owning co-workers) is ranked above his. Haa ha haaa <img src="graemlins/jumper.gif" border="0" alt="[jumper]" /> <img src="graemlins/wave.gif" border="0" alt="[byebye]" /> <img src="graemlins/beerchug.gif" border="0" alt="[cheers]" />

Oh, and the #2 car that porsche should have never built.....is the 911 2.7(1973-1977). Snicker, snicker.
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:27 AM
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What place was the first car that wasn't a 911?
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:50 AM
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Umm... What were the criteria used in the ranking? Top models in what way? Number produced? Popularity? Bang for buck? What?? It's hard to believe the 944 beats the 951 and S2 in any way other than the number produced, or possibly bang for buck (which could be highly subjective) considering they are the same cars just upgraded.
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Old 07-09-2002, 04:29 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by Mike S:
<strong>the boxter S(#40), the 928GTS(#50), the 944 Turbo(#54), the 944S2(#64) and the 968(#82)</strong><hr></blockquote>
That's ridiculous.
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Old 07-09-2002, 06:31 AM
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Ha!

Everyone feels hurt. But I guess I can understand. The car itself was pretty damn astounding for its day. The other models are just refinements of the theme. I loved mine, it was a sweet car to drive and own. I also love my Turbo, but she's a different beast all together.

It is nice to see that thousands of C&D readers will be envious, not even being on the list. If they only knew.

Hey, anyone wanna bet that this kinda stuff only makes our cars go up in value? I have noticed a bit of a rise anyways lately. Sorry guys, mine's a keeper. And gonna get a stablemate real soon.

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Old 07-09-2002, 09:51 AM
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Dont worry they included all the cars porsche ever made including all the race cars so they peppered the top spots !

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Old 07-09-2002, 12:14 PM
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What do you expect from a British magazine?

951's rule! <img src="graemlins/bigok.gif" border="0" alt="[thumbsup]" />

But I really think the 968 should have been the best of our series...

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Old 07-09-2002, 12:41 PM
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OK I hate to repeat myself, but will someone please tell me what in blazes is the ranking criteria here, the author's personal preference? If you/we are going to brag about it, just what are we saying the 944 ranks so highly in? Looks? Performance? Price? Some author's subjective combination of the above? It's not about "being hurt", hell I don't even own a 944 (that might change this week!). Are you going to make me go buy the mag?
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The #1 car was a race car, unfortunately i can't remember off hand what it was. I really didn't pay any attention because in my mind it is unobtainable. The number 2 car was the 1999 carrerra 2 if I remember correctly.

The cars were ranked by their significance and what the magazine felt was their overall importance amongst the other porsches produced throghout time. I think that the reason the S2, turbo and 968 were lower is because, like somebody already said "they were modifications to the original design". The 944 was credited with keeping porsche around through the 80's and sparking a renewed interest in the brand. Performance wise, i definitely agree the 968 is teh car to beat amongst our series, but the magazine said it was a great refinement, just "too little too late". I have to agree, very few were sold and fi you ask someone on the street i doubt they would know what one is.

I personally have to think that the boxter has more significance though. Seems to me that this car really sparked some interest when it first came out and has really helped porsche in teh sales department. Thats just my thoughts though.

Anyways, i wasn't trying to insult the 944 turbo or S2 guys....i just take great pleasure in seeing my 944 actually getting some recognition for once.
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Old 07-09-2002, 03:04 PM
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No 924's? The car that saved the whole company from bankruptcy? I'd call that a fairly significant car. Even the 924GT from which the 944 was derived wasn't on there? Ok, I'm biased for the 924!
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Old 07-09-2002, 03:15 PM
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[quote] What do you expect from a British magazine?

951's rule! <hr></blockquote>

Not necessarily in a country where the roads are regularly punctuated with roundabouts and it rains a lot.
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Old 07-09-2002, 03:33 PM
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Well, we should consider that some critics feel that the 944 Turbo was vastly different from the N/A 944. So much so, in fact, that many of them feel that the Turbo should have received it's own designation. Meaning it was so different from the N/A that it should have it's own model number.
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[quote]Originally posted by Mike S:
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I personally have to think that the boxter has more significance though. Seems to me that this car really sparked some interest when it first came out and has really helped porsche in teh sales department. Thats just my thoughts though.

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I don't agree with that. Get the lastest Excellence mag and read the very first part of it. Part from the editor. They said that Porsche, once again had its best sales of the quarter, because of the 911. The Boxster sales have declined drasticly. So the 911 is holding Porsche afloat, not the Boxster.
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I have to weigh in on this one. I have no idea what the criteria was that resulted in ranking a 944 N/A ahead of almost every other Porsche street car but it just proves how utterly baseless the rankings are. I like the 944 and all the cars in the series but to rank a plain jane 944 above the 911 3.2 Carrera? I don't think so. With the exception of 'cheapest entry into the marque' or 'maximum number of units sold' etc...there is no way that I would rather have a 1989 944na over a 1989 Carrera.

I must apologize for my post. I don't know why I even allow myself to engage in this type of banter.

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Old 07-09-2002, 05:42 PM
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[quote]Originally posted by MadMax:
<strong>I have to weigh in on this one. I have no idea what the criteria was that resulted in ranking a 944 N/A ahead of almost every other Porsche street car but it just proves how utterly baseless the rankings are. I like the 944 and all the cars in the series but to rank a plain jane 944 above the 911 3.2 Carrera? I don't think so. With the exception of 'cheapest entry into the marque' or 'maximum number of units sold' etc...there is no way that I would rather have a 1989 944na over a 1989 Carrera.

I must apologize for my post. I don't know why I even allow myself to engage in this type of banter.

Max</strong><hr></blockquote>

Would you rather have your S2 over your old carrera? Just curious.
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