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Old 03-19-2007, 09:10 PM
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If I hear a negative comment about it, I always mention that at the time it was the top-of-the-line Porsche model, not the 911.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:12 PM
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Our local PCA region is pretty 928 friendly.

I occasionally get some good natured ribbing, but it usually ends after I whip their butt on the autocross course in my 25 year old "German Corvette."

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:13 PM
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One of my reasons for getting rid of my 911 for the 928 was to "blend in" more with the crowd. But surprisingly I get a lot more thumbs up and compliments in the 928 than when I had the 911. Go figure.

I think most newer model Porsche owners automatically assume everyone who drives an older model Porsche really are lusting after their car. Then again, I'm no shrink nor do I worry about what's going on in other people's skulls.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Eclise
Keith they probably said "old man's car" because only an old man with money could afford it!
Well, it is definitely very different than some of the "young man's" cars that others and I were driving back in high school and college. Lunch costs more than some of those "young man's" cars did.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:26 PM
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the last 911 guy that gave me poop was told "I had a 911 and could not drive it becasue my feet were too big. You gotta have small feet to drive a 911".
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:46 PM
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Nothing like opening up the 928 near a group of 911's, whether its on the track, A/X, or a tour. Regardless of whatever negative comments they have, there is no denying the BWAAHHH. The less than eight cylinder crowd has no conceivable argument based in reality that the exhaust note of the 928 does not fully eclipse and reign supreme over any other street legal Porsche.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:50 PM
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The only derision I have EVER endured in my nearly 8 years of 928 ownership has been a bit of pretention directed toward me when I attended the one and only PCA meeting I have ever attended. The members of the Florida Citrus council apparently didn't find me and my 8 cylinders too savory. I never went back.

I live in Fort Lauderdale now, a different PCA council. I was against the PCA until earlier this year. Since I'm newly south, I figured I'd give these people another chance.

I haven't made it to any of their meets yet. Though I'll point out this:

I joined in January; It's March, and I still haven't heard from the local council. Where and when are the meets?

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron_H
What I can not understand is why anyone gives a s**t what someone else thinks about their choices??? Do you want something to impress someone else or to impress yourself? Look around. Do you see other people you think are not as beautiful as other people? Well, good luck, 'cause some of those people's parents thought they were more beautiful than you and those unbeautiful children of theirs are beautiful to them. So maybe you are the one who is not so beautiful. And who cares?? Are you beautiful? Well then. what do you care what some other idiot thinks about your choices or you? Ignore the ding-a-lings. If you're happy with your choices, what's the difference?
Perfectly said Ron.
Anybody as happy with their car as I am with mine, would never critisize my choice. It's a question of taste and passion. Any true owner knows that.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:02 PM
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No negative comments here.

I've had mine as a DD since 9/28/06 and I've been told:

That's a cool car, what is it? (many times, but the first time from a kid at a school)
Nice car, what year is it? (like, 'I've never seen one, is it new or really old')
Hey, we call it the James Bond car (From a neighbor who likes it. I don't get the James Bond reference, but I think it's a compliment)
some of these and stares (people don't drive Porsches in my town)

I'll be going to my first PCA meeting in a few weeks. I'll let you know how that goes.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:07 PM
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Eclise - I'm dying to know - what happened to the car accross the street that you were lusting after and did not buy? Is it still there?
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:38 PM
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We had a group of 911's, Ruf's and the *** draggers going for a meet at a new track a few months back, I was the only 928 and didn't feel out of place, there were several people that wouldn't look my way but all in all, met some really great people. Ed was there in his 911. Was a fun trip.

Then we had a larger gathering of people that were going to the same track a couple of weeks ago, there were only a couple of 928's that were interested in going but it also landed on our monthly 928 get together. It was decided that we would move the gathering to the same place the others were meeting for the track run.

There were so many comments from people that they had never seen so many '28's at one time. It was great to have 15 or so '28's and a lesser amount of '11's at a "PCA" gathering. Many of the 911 guys were pretty impressed once they took the time to look at one.

Then the Ferrari guys/gals and a lambo showed up.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:59 PM
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Oh HELL Yes! I answer with the abridged version of talk to the hand, the old self-procreate gesture.

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Originally Posted by Eclise
This is good info. Really, I don't care if any of my cars break any records in time. I just want to love them and drive them. I do get annoyed, however, when I hear someone bash something that I care dearly about, even if it is "just a car." How anyone could not love the style of the 928 is beyond me. Sure, it's heavy. It's got an engine mounted in the front. Who cares. It's still an awesome car for so many reasons.

My only point is, that in 1990 you could walk into a Porsche dealer and order the absolute top of the line car - or, you could settle for a 911. 'Nuff said.

And yeah, tell us the scoop on the drooler you passed up.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:26 PM
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I have heard many more compliments on the 928. The ones that knock it are usually people that fall short in other catagories.
I have always wanted the 928, just an awesome looking car....and I always thought it should have been a james bond car! I got the car I always wanted and it looks great! We have other sports cars and we built a stable for them...but the 928 is my favorite by far.
I believe we ALL have made the best choice!!
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:46 AM
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I love mine.

If anyone says anything, I just ask them to ask themselves one question: Can you keep up?

For a "GT", it is a great canyon carver - especially if you've done some suspension work. Combine that with the monster torque, you get a package that is difficult to keep up with out in the mountains - especially if you know the road and know what you're doing.

If someone is bustin' on your car, it is highly likely they don't really know what they're doing, no matter what they drive.

I also own a 914... Friends of mine have 944's and 924's and I love them all!!! Even the lawnmowers - I wouldn't turn down a 911, but I really wouldn't go out of my way to buy one, either. 930, maybe...
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