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Old 03-20-2007, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by andy-gts
and I always thought it should have been a james bond car!
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Nah, but only on a technicality. Bond is a British spy and needs to drive a British car.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:13 AM
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Regarding the 928 I had beckoning me a few weeks ago...

(apologies to Ed for not writing him back about this car)

I totally blew the sale on this car. I thought I could get it for a steal. I thought it wouldn't matter if I didn't get it. I was wrong on both accounts.

The car, for those who weren't reading the prior thread, was an 86.5 928s Guards (?) red with 30K miles and a mostly pristine body with a few minor interior faults, one owner, garage kept, dead battery but would start with a jump. I have an appartment behind the dealership, and the car was 50 yards away from my balcony. I watched it for a few days, test drove it, made a bid for a paltry 5 grand, called the dealers bluff, and saw it disappear from the lot within 2 hours of my bid. The purchaser traded his $30K 350Z, and paid around $10.7K for the 928, without a prepurchase inspection. I deeply regret not getting it. The car has affected my mind; I REALLY want to get a 928. I was never a Porsche fan before, but I am now.

The car was right for me, but the timing was wrong. I don't have a place to store it. I already have two other cars besides my daily driver, and I have to swap them around in my 1 car garage when I want to drive one. I don't know what I would have done with another car; I actually contemplated leaving it at my workplace's parking garage, but I would have eventually gotten caught.

So, I WILL find the time and space to own a 928. It is a lust-worthy car, and certainly affordable. I just have to find another example like I let slip by. Next time I won't be so foolish. I plan to hang out here, learn as much as I can about it, and next time make an informed decision when I go to purchase one.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:15 AM
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:41 AM
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Have to strike while the iron is hot, Eclise!

The only hate I get is from some of the boy ricers when I rumble up to them at the light and their girl starts asking them(or worse, me ) about my car.

I bluffed my way out of what could have become an embarrassing situation the other day on a surface street, 3 lanes each way -- guy in a hopped up WRX with a couple passengers, all under 20 I'd say, comes up alongside and stabs the throttle a couple times like the race is on, and the light changed half a block ahead. As we roll up to the light, I make a big show of laughing my *** off, slapping my knee, wiping a tear from my eye, waving him off like, "No, no, you don't want none o this"...

The driver seemed a little as the light turned and he drove off, I was slower getting going because I was still laughing, and the passengers' faces pressed to the windows on my side were priceless: O.O O.O

Either he knew he had me and he got played, or he'll be careful about the next shark he picks on. Either way, it was a better outcome than getting mopped up by a kid in an econoracer.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SharkSkin
I bluffed my way out of what could have become an embarrassing situation the other day on a surface street, 3 lanes each way -- guy in a hopped up WRX with a couple passengers, all under 20 I'd say, comes up alongside and stabs the throttle a couple times like the race is on, and the light changed half a block ahead. As we roll up to the light, I make a big show of laughing my *** off, slapping my knee, wiping a tear from my eye, waving him off like, "No, no, you don't want none o this"...
Bawahahaha, that's hilarious.

I'm of the opinion that there's no glory in street racing. I used to do it all the time. I would go out and search for a race in the middle of the night. Now cars are too fast. After I got the Lotus, I realized my romps to 60 are much faster than any other car I have owned before, and I can't imagine kids out there with this kind of power in their Evos and Rexes. The econobox racers can hate and taunt all they want. I would rather be stylin' in a grand-touring 928 than being a chavvey streetracer in an econobox, any day.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:55 AM
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OK, so some say the 928 is not a "real" Porsche. Well, let's examine the facts. What did Ferry Porsche, who could drive any P car he desired, drive long after the end of 928 production? I guess he drove an "unreal" Porsche by some people's definition. Even mine until I drove one, I must admit. What is there left to discuss?
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:13 AM
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Je ne care pas what anybody else thinks. The 928 is my lifelong dream car, I have it, and I enjoy it. I can't really afford it, but that's my passion, that's what I spend my "play money" on. It's my choice.

Of course, taste is individual - beauty in the eye of the beholder. The 928 is polarizing. It's not mainstream, not a shape washed clean by a large team of designers and marketers who settled for the least common denominator. It's radical. It has personality. Something you'll never again see in a Porsche. Like it or not.

PCA - I have not been to any of their events in a long time. In fact, I went to two or three, and they are really nice people. Nobody gave me a hard time about the 928, but they were almost all older, most married couples, and I had nobody to talk to about the car. I feel much more at home in the 928 community. That's my family here in the US.

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Old 03-20-2007, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Sterling
a 911 owner at work was giving me crap about my 928..... he never owned one, never sat in one or drove one.... I called his 911 a lawnmower and he wanted to know why... I told him that since they are air cooled and I always saw them mowing the grass at the local track so they must be a lawn mower... besides I always see a ton of them at the golf course.... and there is lotsa grass there.... when he wears his shirt with the pca patch on it I say "I see you are wearing your landscaping shirt...."

I've also given him a ride in my 928... granted its far from stock but the pale look on his face by the time I looked told me enough.....hehe..... 0-60-0 in the length of our building.....


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Old 03-20-2007, 09:41 AM
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We went to our first PCA meeting last week for the first time in over five years. It was fun with lots of very friendly folks. I know some of them for a while now. Granted my wife used to say they were all snobs when we had our 911 & attended functions. I reminded her that the meeting was at a Ker's Winghouse(hooters of sorts) & not outside where the cars are gathered. So that probably would have shown some to be a bit less friendly. I know they probably just don't understand the 928 or our love for them. Hell, I got to meet a fellow 928er who owns two of them. That was nice too. We plan to attend more functions cause I'm determined that they are gonna have to put up with seeing me & my Shark whether they wanna or not. I know that in time, those who care will either accept it or ignore it & thats ok too. I know I'll have nicer wheels than probably all of their Caymans, Boxsters or 997s though! My x-pipe will sound nicer too!
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:54 AM
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928 has never been the redheaded stepchild. This disabling name was given it by its own followers. Other Porsche owners respect and admire the 928, everywhere I go.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:01 AM
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are we all just to sensitive?
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:03 AM
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yes, really I believe so Shark ....
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:44 AM
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Wow! A lot of great stories. Unfortunately, all my hate has been indirect thus far.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:47 AM
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I do think the 928 is an ugly car, ...with pre-GTS wheels. And I do think it looks like an 'old man's car' for the same reason. Look at any early 928 from behind with the stock 'flats', and you'll see that the lip of the quarter/fender is about a foot from the face of the tire; one must agree it's comical as the car looks like it's on stilts. The S4 flats do look better since they are wider.

On the other hand, pop some aftermarket 18's on to fill up those cavernous wheel-wells and the 928 literally transforms into a modern-looking car. Once learning the car's real age (..after asking if it were new), people would remark that they thought it was maybe a two year-old car at most.

I've been on both sides of the fence regarding the wheels (..bought the car with flats) and heard the comments from many people. It is the single most effective way to improve the looks of any 928: ditch the flats!
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:14 AM
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I respectfully disagree, Swaybar. The 928 can look pretty good with older wheels:



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