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Cotton
Cotton Dork
10/29/10 3:13 p.m.
Platinum90 wrote: 1. The people that drive them. 2. The parts are rediculous expensive. 3. The parts that need to be overbuilt, aren't, and the parts that don't need overbuilding are fit for tanks. 4. They are all ugly...

My buddy just replaced the alternator on his 2001 Altima. The part was more expensive than the alt for my 85 911.

The people that drive them......not all of us are shiny happy people. I own Chevrolet, Pontiac, VW, Ford, Jeep, Dodge, GMC, Austin Healey, Buick, Toyota, and various brands of motorcycles. So when you see some dude driving a 911, which you hate, he may well have several other cars he drives you may like.

racerdave600
racerdave600 HalfDork
10/29/10 3:27 p.m.

The parts I bought for my Porsches were no more expensive than ones I bought for the MR2 Turbo or any other assorted other cars. Some are pricey, but then some parts of almost any car short of a GM are pricey. I've bought stuff for our Honda CRV that was way, way more than for the Porsche.

For the record, I think Grandma would leave a brown streak if she went around the 'Ring at full GT3 or even Boxster pace. While it may be easier to drive, 10/10ths in any car is more than most people will want to do, especially in a car with limits that high.

DrBoost
DrBoost Dork
10/29/10 6:03 p.m.
cxhb wrote:
Platinum90 wrote: I hate Porsche...though tracking a Turbo S would probably change that.
What?! Who are you? Jeremy Clarkson?

Imagine how much do you think he'd hate them if they were American cars!

924guy
924guy Dork
10/29/10 9:12 p.m.

hmmm, i have a brand new set of 924t main bearings on the shelf in the garage. they can be found, just have to know where to look. while im not a huge fan of late models, I think anything P-car prior to the mid 90's, is pretty much art on wheels. and better yet, its racey art!

Platinum90
Platinum90 SuperDork
10/29/10 9:41 p.m.

Eh, to each their own I guess. I am glad that there are people that like them, cuz you guys pay my bills!

I have been working with Porsches for about a year and a half now, I guess it just turns to apathy after a while.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
10/29/10 9:50 p.m.
Platinum90 wrote: I have been working with Porsches for about a year and a half now, I guess it just turns to apathy after a while.

Good thing Bob Costas doesn't work like that or who knows what sort of weird E36 M3 you would be into by now

Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: The 997 GT3 RS doesn't make the shorts tighten just a little? YOU LIE.

We have a white one at the store right now. Morningwood every time we move it across the shop.

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
10/29/10 11:27 p.m.

Beauty is completely subjective. Personally, I don't find Brad Pitt the least bit attractive.

Our Canadian Car of the Year testfest finished today. After trying the R8 Spyder, SLS AMG and CTS-V Coupe, I had to revisit the Porsche to see if I felt the same way. Abstinence it is.

Doc_1
Doc_1 New Reader
10/29/10 11:49 p.m.

I do not track or drive UGLY cars That Is All Carry on

mistanfo
mistanfo SuperDork
10/30/10 1:52 a.m.
Doc_1 wrote: I do not track or drive UGLY cars That Is All Carry on

Once I'm in a car, I really can't see what it looks like. If I fit, I'll drive it. Not saying that I like it, but I'll drive it.

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
10/30/10 9:27 a.m.

And some really beautiful cars drive like ass. Just sayin'

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
10/30/10 10:32 a.m.

I'm trying to figure out if this thread creates infinite disappointment in Lesley, or dramatic increases in desirability!

I'm happily married, so I think Lesley is cool, with or without the sex!

nderwater
nderwater HalfDork
10/30/10 9:41 p.m.
Platinum90 wrote: Eh, to each their own I guess. I am glad that there are people that like them, cuz you guys pay my bills! I have been working with Porsches for about a year and a half now, I guess it just turns to apathy after a while.

Considering that Porsche is selling trucks and sedans 2-1 over sports cars these days, I might get apathetic too. How often do you get to flog (or even drive) them? From what I hear, even the Cayanne is fun once the revs climb and the tires start to slide.

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
10/30/10 10:07 p.m.

I love Porsche's (and most other exotica) but they don't invoke lustful feelings within my soul. They're too expensive to buy and maintain; I can't drive them anywhere near their limits on public roads - and I don't have a private track in my back yard. And I don't need them to stroke my ego or diminish someone else's.

Were I a journalist (or journo-lass, as in Lesley's case), I'd drive what was offered, enjoy it and walk away knowing there are rewarding alternatives.

YMMV.........

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
10/30/10 11:14 p.m.

I don't walk away, I drive away in my '91 Mazda 323.

mndsm
mndsm Dork
10/30/10 11:26 p.m.
SVreX wrote: I'm trying to figure out if this thread creates infinite disappointment in Lesley, or dramatic increases in desirability! I'm happily married, so I think Lesley is cool, with or without the sex!

I'd have to say, as another happily married male, this makes her infinitely more desirable, in a totally intriguing perspective. A woman that can be moved so much by something typically dominated by the male species (Sabine notwithstanding) is a rare bird indeed. I suspect a prospective Mr. Lesley would be a lucky man, indeed. Or unlucky, depending on what she drove that day.

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
10/30/10 11:29 p.m.

Maybe there's good reason I'm single

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
10/30/10 11:53 p.m.
Lesley wrote: Maybe there's good reason I'm single

All of us "single-types" have good reason; otherwise, we wouldn't be single.

JFX001
JFX001 SuperDork
10/31/10 3:15 p.m.

Apparently....my Wife has a Porsche that I don't know about....

porksboy
porksboy Dork
10/31/10 3:33 p.m.

Either I dont know anything about driving P cars or Leslie doesnt know any thing about berkeleying.

(disclaimer. I dont have a lot of track time so...)

Ranger50
Ranger50 Reader
10/31/10 3:42 p.m.
JFX001 wrote: Apparently....my Wife has a Porsche that I don't know about....

+1.

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
10/31/10 4:44 p.m.

Here's a vid of our track, with Bertrand Godin driving:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loDT5rDKFE8

wbjones
wbjones Dork
10/31/10 4:48 p.m.
JFX001 wrote: Apparently....my Wife has a Porsche that I don't know about....

damn it .... another keyboard covered with snot....

Platinum90
Platinum90 SuperDork
10/31/10 9:23 p.m.

After all that whinging and crying, I went to a vintage race this weekend and fell back in love with Porsche. All it takes is a few hours of uncorked flat six goodness at full song. Mmmmmm.

They are still ugly.

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
10/31/10 9:50 p.m.

I don't get the ugly bit. Here's the one I drove, I thought it was beautiful.

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