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Old 10-22-2017, 11:36 PM
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To be honest this thread sounds like a troll getting us all to talk to ourselves. Someone that can afford these cars on their own should have enough common sense to know their own situation and what will or won’t work in that environment. And wouldn’t ask this question.
Sorry I’m a skeptic.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by GT3 Jockey View Post
An old friend of mine once told me “never drive a car to work that’s nicer than your boss’s car”
I think that’s a good rule of thumb to follow 😏
Good thing I was always the boss!
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:50 AM
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Do you think it is much worse to drive the previous generation audi r8, in the color black, compared to the turbo s? Thanks
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:48 AM
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I haven’t thought too much about this. I don’t give a sh*t what people at work think about my choice in cars. That being said, I understand that people make judgements about you based on your choice of car. When I meet with customers, I rarely drive the Porsche. Regarding people from work, I couldn’t care less about what they think.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:43 AM
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I worked on 7th Ave for 7 years with the most entitled people I have ever worked with running a fashion brand accessory business ( no offense to anyone from 7th ave). I didn’t drive into the city so few people knew or cared that I was a Porsche addict.

5 years ago I moved to quiet horse country Penn to work for a company that had just turned into an ESOP to help them do what most small companies with rapid growth and 1owner are not great at, realign design and sourcing abilities, strategic planning and succession planning. They were a former customer of mine from the past with self sustaining solar power in a Glold Leed certified building. I showed up for work in a White Porsche TT cabriolet with Europipe Exhaust and parked among the Prius and VW & Mini littered parking lot. Drove a Guards Red 4S for the last 4 years with Kline Exhaust. Took them a while to get used to the idea but based on what I have helped them do with their business I could show up with a John Force Funny Car and they would not care.

Drive what you want. It’s not what you drive to work it’s the work you do when you are there that matters.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Penn4S View Post
To be honest this thread sounds like a troll getting us all to talk to ourselves. Someone that can afford these cars on their own should have enough common sense to know their own situation and what will or won’t work in that environment. And wouldn’t ask this question. Sorry I’m a skeptic.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Zach Davidson View Post
Do you think it is much worse to drive the previous generation audi r8, in the color black, compared to the turbo s? Thanks
Get what you can afford and are comfortable driving everyday. It's a very personal decision and one that no one on this forum can really make for you. The fact that you appear so concerned should tell you something...
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Originally Posted by Zach Davidson View Post
Thanks, if you are working at a hospital, would the old version of the r8 be ok to drive? How about the 2012 porshce turbo s or 2017 porsche turbo s? Is that to flashy to drive?
First of all so many people park at hospitals, that I'm not sure it matters what you drive.

Second, at least in America, lots of doctors drive very expensive cars. I know doctors who drive 911s, Audi R8s, Bentleys, Aston Martins, and Mercedes GTSs to work. I don't think a 911 Turbo s would be out of place. Also the Turbo S doesn't look that different to a regular 911 to the untrained eye, so it doesn't matter what kind of 911 you drive, its still a 911. This is one of the reasons I like the car.
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Okay, but do you think an audi r8 2012 is ok, or 2017
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Originally Posted by Zach Davidson View Post
Okay, but do you think an audi r8 2012 is ok, or 2017
I don't know man....I think you'd be OK with the '11 or '13, but the '12 is probably a little too flashy.
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Originally Posted by mcp486 View Post
I don't know man....I think you'd be OK with the '11 or '13, but the '12 is probably a little too flashy.
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Originally Posted by Zach Davidson View Post
Okay, but do you think an audi r8 2012 is ok, or 2017
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Methinks this not a troll but rather a child...
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Then TROLL in training.
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Any R8 is going to be judged "more flashy" by spectators than a TTS. That said, most people in this thread don't seem to spend too much time thinking about this particular question. If you can afford either of these cars, your peers and customers probably already know that.

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