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Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
4/29/13 4:18 p.m.

I was just thinking,

NSX vs 911 in the ~$20K area, which would you buy GRM?

Edit: The idea is to have a car with the engine behind you.

NA6_MSM New Reader
4/29/13 4:23 p.m.


But seriously, can you even get a decent nsx for 20k?

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
4/29/13 4:24 p.m.
NA6_MSM wrote: z06

Mr. NA6_MSM, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Yup they are getting in the $20's now as are 911s.

icaneat50eggs Reader
4/29/13 4:24 p.m.


Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
4/29/13 4:26 p.m.

Ehhhh... the NSX is more supercar-ish i think. In performance, slightly, and in a huge way in the looks department.

I'd still take the nicest $20k 964 C2 i could find, thanks.

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
4/29/13 4:31 p.m.

In reply to Swank Force One:

yeah this is more stylistic exercise vs a functional one. Keeping with the new GRM trend.

mazdeuce Dork
4/29/13 4:32 p.m.

I picked 964, but the back seats were a huge factor for me. I need to be able to shove kids in the car. As much as I love my car, the NSX is way cooler, and that's pretty much why you buy a supercar, yes?

Cotton SuperDork
4/29/13 4:34 p.m.


dean1484 UberDork
4/29/13 4:41 p.m.

I really don't consider a 911 a "super-car". To me they are just a sports car. Now a ruff turbo or even a 930 turbo I think do fall in to this category

I offer up the 928s4 or even a 928GTS. You can get decent examples in the 20K range and they were super cars of there day.

Nathan JansenvanDoorn
Nathan JansenvanDoorn Dork
4/29/13 5:02 p.m.

To be frank, a 928 seems more "GT" to me. Between NSX and 911...I'd say, which 911? I have a 964C4 that seems to be a fantastic, fun, quick DD with a back seat. I love looking at it, driving it and listening to it. But if someone offered to trade an NSX? Done.

clutchsmoke HalfDork
4/29/13 5:40 p.m.

Easy. NSX! But I'm slightly (actually extremely biased).

poopshovel UltimaDork
4/29/13 5:50 p.m.

I personally know of a couple REALLY nice, sorted AC 911's that would go for $20k. A $20k nsx is generally a turd from what I can tell. Throw another few $k at it, and the choices get a lot more interesting. From a "I'm probably going to drive it a lot and need it to be reliable and easy to wrench on" standpoint, I'd probably lean more toward Elise + supercharger...or exige.

NSX was my dream car in that $20-$30k range. It might still be. But the Lotus has the parts availability/reliability, and the porsche is way more practical as a commuter.

I'm sure that was totally not helpful. But it's something I think about daily. So like, I feel your pain.

wspohn Reader
4/29/13 5:52 p.m.

NSX hands down - really cool cars. Not particularly fast by today's standards - my stock appearance turbo Fiero used to blow one off routinely on a local highway driving home after work until the poor disheartened NSX owner quit trying, but nonetheless theyt are a car I have always had a hankering to own. The power issue can be addressed.....

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
4/29/13 5:54 p.m.
Cotton wrote: 911

Agree its the original. I want one.

JtspellS Dork
4/29/13 6:21 p.m.

I agree with poop and would go elise/exige.

To get power from an NSX takes quite a bit of $$$

Slippery Reader
4/29/13 6:23 p.m.


poopshovel UltimaDork
4/29/13 6:39 p.m.
JtspellS wrote: I agree with poop and would go elise/exige. To get power from an NSX takes quite a bit of $$$

Easy there. I'm undecided. Ingress/egress on the Elise/Exige is definitely an issue for me.

JtspellS Dork
4/29/13 6:42 p.m.

Its not a real super car if you can easily move in/out of it

poopshovel UltimaDork
4/29/13 6:45 p.m.

It's not gonna get driven if I can't get my fat, bad-back havin ass in & out. The 911 is the clear winner in this category.

corytate SuperDork
4/29/13 6:55 p.m.

just kidding=] nsx

kreb SuperDork
4/29/13 7:07 p.m.

911s are like flies around here (SF Bay Area), I see more Ferraris than NSXs. It's an icon. No contest.

Nitroracer SuperDork
4/29/13 7:15 p.m.

Plan on driving it everyday? These guys did and loved it: http://www.edmunds.com/acura/nsx/1991/long-term-road-test/

nicksta43 Dork
4/29/13 7:24 p.m.

I want one of each so bad it hurts sometimes. Save up fifty g's and buy both.

Mmadness Reader
4/29/13 8:03 p.m.

Definitely an NSX. I have a suspicion running costs might be slightly lower but it is certainly a much better handling car. If you can't quite swing an NSX, a S2000 is a good budget alternative and technically, it was a mid-engine car.

LopRacer HalfDork
4/29/13 8:16 p.m.

I have an undying respect for the NSX but a life long love of the 911. I would have to go with the 911.

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