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Old 03-29-2008, 12:52 AM
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Wow, I haven't posted over there since '03. I like the C4 Vette as my daily driver, but I love my 928 and the crowd here
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Anthony Tate View Post
Wow, I haven't posted over there since '03. I like the C4 Vette as my daily driver, but I love my 928 and the crowd here
Where are you in this small state of Texas?

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:02 AM
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Rockport, just north of Corpus, South of Victoria. Best fishing on the coast
And THANKS for the nice comment on the intake, I polished it myself.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:58 AM
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Hell, I have both a Corvette (a 64 Roadster) and my 928. In my case, they've got different purposes. I'd never take the Sting Ray through the canyons like I do with the 928. But they both peacefully co-exist in my garage, and they come out on different days, depending on my mood.

I have, on occasion, referred to my 928 as a "German Vette"
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Well, as a new 928 owner I can offer a good opinion of which is better.

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I see 20 or more Vettes everyday, they are a dime a dozen. I see 2 or 3 928's a month, they are quite a rare sighting. My friend has an '05 Vette, nice looking and fast, but a common boring sight.

So, if you want to be background noise, get a Vette. If you want to be a true head turner, buy the 928.

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by cold_beer839 View Post
I see 2 or 3 928's a month, they are quite a rare sighting.
Wow. I see 2-3 928's a year! Tops.

Except for 928 gatherings around here.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
IMO this is BS. I'll take any 50-60's Corvette or almost any Porsche from that era. Few years ago I had the pleasure to drive a 60's era 911 and my friends 67 (small block) Corvette in the same day. Sorry, the 911........no thanks.
In the 70's, well, that was just an ugly time for all car companies except maybe Ferrari.

Remember the Escort showroom stock series in SCCA? Corvette's were put into their own class since they spanked everyone (even the Porsche's). The Corvette Challenge was born and was an awesome series (while it lasted, friend of mine has Jeff Andretti's car).

When the ZR1 hit, every magazine said the same thing "finally a world class car from Corvette!!!" I have the C&D issue where the ZR1 spanked the Countach and Testarossa.

Is a C4 on par with a 928? Performance wise yes, build quality? That is a matter of opinion, and I own two 928's so it's no secret where I stand.

"Full spectrum" was the operative phrase in my statement. True GT cars are blasts to drive AND don't beat you up in the process. IMO, no 911 could qualify as a GT car, before 1990 anyway. (unless of course, it's a GT2 or GT3! but that's only because they call it one, and it's a different demarcation line). ZR1s had blah and uncomfortable AmURican intURiors, and they were always twitchy handlers. 928s arguably had the whole GT concept figured out from the get go (despite a paltry 8+ second 0-60 and 16+ second 1/4 mi times; data source: the original 1979 928 brochure, but from memory; I might be off by a second here or there), and like the 'vette, improved with each version (that is obviously open to substantial debate as to both vehicle lines!). The old Vettes are, IMO, definitely not GT cars, but American muscle wrapped in a slightly-more nimble package.

The biggest accomplishments with the latest Vette itteration is the handling and braking improvements, right? In its current form, the Vette is a superior being to the 928 from a performance and GT car standpoint, as of today. They are undeniably an amazing deal, too. BUT, who knows what the 928 would look like and be capable of had Porsche stuck with it. Maybe we will see in the Panamera. Either way, it won't be the value/deal that a Vette is today.

The biggest issue for me, and one that others have mentioned, is the relative plethora of Vettes on the road compared to 928s (I see at least one every day; typically I see a dozen or more and in a variety of colors; I also see a few 911s, and a few Boxsters, every day); their commonness makes them far less appealing to me than a sorted 928 (of which I have seen 2 this entire year other than my own and others at special events). But those performance specs are undeniably amazing for the $......
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:25 PM
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prolly don't see a lot of 928's cause most are in the shop or dead kinda like seeing a model A driving around, hahahaa

I still wouldn't mind a 59-59 vette, maybe a stingray too. along w/a nova SS, olds 455, mustang 500gt, etc, etc. wifely would kick me out for sure.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:32 PM
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I am a little concerned about people thinking that The panamara will be the new 928. This will be a 4 door sedan. Grant it, a fast one but still a lux sedan.
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if it'll keep up w/the E55 and has cupholders, it'll be a hoot/hit. iirc, there is a 500hp version in the works for it...
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Originally Posted by 928autobahndreamer View Post
I am a little concerned about people thinking that The panamara will be the new 928. This will be a 4 door sedan. Grant it, a fast one but still a lux sedan.
I think it's possible that Porsche will use the Panamera to bring back a 928-like, or rather create a BMW 650-like vehicle, ala the 650's 745i cousin/brother from another mother. I don't think a 4 door vehicle could ever be the "new 928." Of course, Porsche did make a couple of 4 door 928s from time to time. (I've actually only seen photos of an old 70s one; never seen the photo of this 86 before; but I like the suicide door mod!)
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I wonder if anyone ever photochopped a 928 into a stretch limo...
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Originally Posted by 928autobahndreamer View Post
I am a little concerned about people thinking that The panamara will be the new 928. This will be a 4 door sedan. Grant it, a fast one but still a lux sedan.

Well there will be a Panamera Coupe coming after the Sedan...
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by NeverLateInMyNineTwoEight View Post
Wow. I see 2-3 928's a year! Tops.

Except for 928 gatherings around here.
Mine is the only is the only one that I have seen in real life since I was 8...22 years ago.

I am begining to think that none of yall exist and are made up in my mind. scary.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:37 PM
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Mine is the only is the only one that I have seen in real life since I was 8...22 years ago.

I am begining to think that none of yall exist and are made up in my mind. scary.


Yeah, I really enjoy my imaginary friends here too.
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