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Old 11-09-2002, 12:24 AM
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:43 PM
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Is it not all about driving enjoyment ?

If you just want performance you could go buy a 2nd hand Z06 vette, it'll eat all the 928s, 951s in a straight line, 0-60 3.9s and allegedly will pull 1.0g on the skid pan so will grip for longer too. In fact even a 996 turbo can't match these figures 4.1s 0-60, 0.96g.

But I love my driving so I'll spend my money on a Boxster, because there are very few cars in the world that combine such excellent steering, such a good chassis( with so much feed back), such throttle reponse and such rewarding handling with expliotable grip, 0.93g for a Boxster S on the skid pan.

The Boxster is looking like being the most successful car porsche has ever made, it wins accolades from motoring magazines left right and centre, it invariably wins group test against its rivals even after 6 years and only minor modifications throughout that time. It often makes the top 3 in Magazines best drivers car awards and this against any car !

Its simply an amazingly entertaining car to drive (particulary with the hood down ), it is extrodinarily involving rewarding novices and experts alike and its quite practical as well.

Take a test drive you won't stop grinning

Oh and if you have potency issues and need more "power" just wait for the rumoured 275 Bhp version, quote from a translation from Autoblind.
"On a more mainstream note, there will be another upgrade to the only recently-tweaked Boxster; in late 2003, its engine will be enlarged to 3.3-litres to deliver 275 bhp, and it will receive a minor facelift."
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Old 11-12-2002, 06:41 PM
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[quote]Originally posted by Christer:
<strong>It is getting to the point now where I personally suspect that people just want to get the last post in on possibly the longest thread ever!

Don't waste your effort guys - it will be me. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger in some crap movie: 'i've got nothing else to do, and nowhere else to go. We are going to hang out till the end of time'.

Have a good weekend all!</strong><hr></blockquote>


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Old 11-13-2002, 10:47 AM
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Silver - that last comment was a real cheap shot. If someone could afford a new 986 they could most likely could afford a new 996.

Stop dumping here please.
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:49 PM
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Wow! Away for a few weeks and this topic really took off. Kewl!

Man lots of nice nuggets in there too. I dig that! Thanks to those that posted the interesting facts and information regarding Porsche and their models. Course I had to wade through some crap to get to some of it, but none-the-less, good info. Thanks!

I did want to comment on the discussion regarding cab vs. coupe. We all have our likes and dislikes so I don't want to get into "my topless car is better than your topped car." What was interesting was the comment about coupes being "real" sports cars, implying topless cars are not (is the a correct assumption?). I recently started watching ALMS (American Le Mans Series) racing. The LMP (I forget what it stands for) class cars are topless, are they not considered sports cars? Just curious.

I had a thought, and I think someone else mentioned it earlier. Ask yourself, what is it you like most about driving. Not driving a Porsche necessarily, but just driving. Me? I love the feeling of taking a corner as fast as I can. I love g forces, and the feeling of the car pulling through and out of the turn. There's nothing better! Top end is OK. I've had my car up over 140 twice, and sure it's fun but that's rare. However, I can find some nice corners a couple times a day. Actually, there's a pretty nice one during my morning commute (wish there were more) unless grandma gets in front of me.

Now it's your turn.

I'll repeat what someone else said. I don't dislike any Porsche. (Tangent: I went to the autox last weekend and was listening to the exhaust note of a 928, man what an awesome sound!). If I've bashed any, I apologize.

Another tangent: I went for a drive up the coast a couple weekends ago (fun!). I stopped in Woodside, CA to get gas. Low and behold a pump over from me was a real live, honest to goodness McLaren F1. I didn't have my camera with me so no photos. I stood like a foot away and gawked until the guy took off. The guy wasn't very socialable and I couldn't bring myself to actually touch a car like that, so I just stood there like a dork.

OK, back to work. Hope you have a good evening.

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Old 11-13-2002, 11:46 PM
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If you just want performance you could go buy a 2nd hand Z06 vette, it'll eat all the 928s, 951s in a straight line, 0-60 3.9s and allegedly will pull 1.0g on the skid pan so will grip for longer too. In fact even a 996 turbo can't match these figures 4.1s 0-60, 0.96g.

You could also buy 4 fantastic condition 951s for the price of that one Z-06... just like you could for one 986 S. That's pretty sad.

Conveying performance data is easy; conveying emotions is not. In my opinion, buying a 45k vehicle is a joke when there are *better* (again, my opinion) vehicles available for much less.

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Old 11-14-2002, 12:40 AM
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I have a very good reason why the 911 is better than the Boxster for me:

I don't fit!!! I'm 6'6". I'd love to be able to fit in a Boxster, I wouldn't have to try to buy a 911!
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Old 11-18-2002, 02:14 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by NetManiac:
<strong>Wow! I went to the autox last weekend and was listening to the exhaust note of a 928, man what an awesome sound!). If I've bashed any, I apologize.

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A 928 with an RMB (rear muffler bypass) is possibly the most awesome thing I have ever heard in a Porsche engine. Give's me goose bumps everytime I hear one go by! <img src="graemlins/beerchug.gif" border="0" alt="[cheers]" />
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Old 12-13-2002, 02:09 AM
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Sorry to rehash old junk, but I thought I wanted to post this link weeks ago and finally got the video of the late great <a href="http://patedwards.net/video_clips.html" target="_blank">Al Holbert breaking the international land speed record in an "bone stock", unmodified, production 928S4. This record stood for many years unbroken. The 928 is indeed a mighty machine. Click Here and then on Al Holbert to see the video. </a>

Enjoy,
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