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Old 07-16-2011, 08:15 PM
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Sorry guys, just facing reality. I don't have the garace space to keep more than 2 cars at a time.

One day you'll all put down the Kool Aid.

That's a crying shame. That's probably even some kind of travesty as previouly suggested by Mike Simard about my lack of grass. Maybe you could cancel some of your grass and pave it over to park a couple more cars.

Personally I can park about 16 cars on the place I developed, as you can see from the picture you posted, some inside and some outside. That doesn't count the 6 or 8 or more that I suppose I can simply park on the dirt.

Its all relative, I guess. And, the Kool Aid is just fine with a little Jack!

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Old 07-16-2011, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by awegrzyn View Post
MKIV is a big upgrade to a 928 (even the GTS). Please list the things you know are better on the 928.
And by a Supra I mean a Twin Turbo (with factory wing) unmodified car except for a cool exhaust and lowered suspension. No Rice.
As compared to a GTS(contemporary to the supra), in stock form, the 928 wins on:

HP
Exhaust note
Looks
Interior

I'll concede reliability and HP potential to the Supra.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:12 PM
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Panamera is my vote as I get older. But in keeping with the query "Your Next Car After the 928?" I just bought a 2007 F150 Lariat SuperCrew. I need nothing for awhile. 1 very cool car, 1 great truck and 2 motorcycles; Yamaha FJR and Vstrom 1000. I kind of look forward to the commute to work. Kind of thrilling at times.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:37 PM
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10 years ago. The 84 928 would have been 17 years old and the supra would have been 3 to 8 years old. Most likely you bought the 928 because it was cheap and not maintained well. 84 being one of the least desirable years you are comparing one if the worst 928s to the very best supras that is 12 years newer.

I had three supras. All mk 3 s. I had more problems with those cars than any other I have owned. Especially the turbo 90. I know the mk 4 s are much better cars but a gts is alao a hell of a lot brtter than a 84 928. Have you owned a gts? Kinda hard to make valid point comparing apples to oranges .
That 928 was 13 years old. It was well maintained. Beautiful machine back then in 97. It had 90k miles on the car. The suspension was done. Every electrical engine in the car broke on me. Electric windows, sunroof, etc. All would slowly go out of order. This is no exception. I have seen those things fail on many 928s.

For comparison, I recently picked up a 93 TT Auto MKIV with 120k on it. The car is 18 years old. Everything works. Original bushing and suspension parts. All in good order.

I did not talk about the GTS as it's my least favorite 928 with the 91/92 s4/GT being the one I liked the most.

I like both cars, no doubt 928 is the best car out of Germany. It was my beloved car when I was younger ( I wanted the car since I was 7). With time my preference changed.

Btw, I do not like MK3s at all.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by awegrzyn View Post
Every electrical engine in the car broke on me. Electric windows, sunroof, etc. All would slowly go out of order. This is no exception. I have seen those things fail on many 928s.
Toyota is one of very few cars where you can expect everything to work when its 15+ years old. This that regard 928 isn't worse than other period cars. If your expectation is that you do not have to fix anything stay on Toyotas. Only problem is that they really have not done anything interesting since last Mk4 Supra.

For me Ferrari 456 and DB9 are only logical updates for GTS. 550 Maranello isn't at same class as its only two seater. DB7 has only inline-6, Jaguar coupes get really close being V8 but its engine is too small. All MB large coupes are not sporty enough, even AMG versions.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:18 PM
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My next....Picking up a 996 C4S next week. Now if I can just get the wife to understand why I need to keep both cars.....
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My next car will be some sort of beater POS.

OK. I've looked at VW GTI and CC. I like the CC.

Quick story:
Impressed the hell out of my son and his friend by taking them on a test drive of a GTI and having it smell strongly of hot brakes when we brought it back. Someone has to bed them in.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:12 PM
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Not quite same prices but must say one I had which wished I'd never sold and with minor mods was not only ver reliable but fast (approx 425 hp at wheels when I sold it), nice interior design and a gray looking car:

1990 Nissan 300ZX Twint Turbo

Should nit have sold it

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by awegrzyn View Post
MKIV is a big upgrade to a 928 (even the GTS). Please list the things you know are better on the 928.
EXCLUSIVITY!

CLASS!

STYLE!

BUILD QUALITY! (not talking about the parts themselves, just how they are bolted together...few cars are more SOLID than a 928!)

I will not replace a 928 with a MIV Supra, but I will add one some day!
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Your getting older too Randy. Perhaps it's time for a Buick ? With a racing stripe of course.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:52 AM
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Not gonna happen any time soon...but i have a hankering for a Lotus Turbo Espirit, or perhaps the normally aspirated version would be better.That would be next for me...might even be affordable :-)

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by awegrzyn View Post
Please list the things you know are better on the 928.
And by a Supra I mean a Twin Turbo (with factory wing) unmodified car except for a cool exhaust and lowered suspension. No Rice.
The only hard thing in doing that list would be where to start the list and where to stop. Beyond that, I don't believe the thread starter has any intent in downgrading to a Supra and it would appear you are simply trolling at this point. I have nothing against the Supra in general, owned a turbo MIII, however you're posts are asinine.
I'll give you this, the Supra did appear in the Fast and Furious and the 928 has yet to do that..
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by awegrzyn View Post
I'm not trying to be mean to anyone, but if you look at the avatar pictures in this thread, you can see more "ricing" and off balance looking 928s than I have seen Supras.

My first car was a 928 (84) when I was 18 years old. I hated the Supra than, but after everything that could stop working in my 928 stopped working I sold the car. Supra came up and I bought it. Since then I never looked back. For the last 10 years my father and my brother ended up buying Porsches just to find out what I knew all along.



MKIV is a big upgrade to a 928 (even the GTS). Please list the things you know are better on the 928.
And by a Supra I mean a Twin Turbo (with factory wing) unmodified car except for a cool exhaust and lowered suspension. No Rice.
That's easy.... with just 2 simple points.

First look deep in the center of your Supra...there is something misssing...it's called a SOUL.

Secondly, take any Toyota and leave it out in the weather neglected (or not) for years and lets see how it holds up.

Here is a fun link for ya...

http://www.google.com/search?q=Ruste...w=1280&bih=647

and a sample pic..




NOW, here is a pic of a 928 that has been left out stripped on the dirt with trees growing out of it for approx. 10 years (Dec 2000 until May 2011)



....and a month ago after hours of shoveling mud out of it and rinsing it off (no soap)... good luck finding ANY rust on or in it. You are more than welcome to stop by and try to find some.







Try that with your Supra and get back with us in 10 years...we'll be waiting. :-)

A 928 has and WILL stand the test of time..AND not just in design and looks.

Cheers,
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But..those Orange "Nissan 350Zs" do look pretty nice...



Hi D.C. ... LOL

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But..those Orange "Nissan 350Zs" do look pretty nice...



Hi D.C. ... LOL

That was classic!

The TTS is on my shortlist for my next DD.

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