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    I bought a 997 today.

    I was complaining about $48,000. in available options and the mandatory telephone and computer screen, but I had not yet seen the car, so I finally went to the dealer today. Within a half hour I bought a Silver 997 with sport seats, 19" wheels, bi-xenons, and a few other options. I was surprised that they had a car (only one), so I took it.

    Yes, the S is better and I might want other options, but this will be my daily driver and I want to keep the price reasonable.

    Frankly, I have never understood the Porsche mystique. I've always been a Ferrari fan. I have a 360 Modena and it is close to perfection. (The new F430 doesn't offer navigation or a phone .) Ferraris and Porsches could not be more different. Like Heidi Kulm and Meg Ryan. They're different.

    Nonetheless, I've taken the plunge. I hope I love the 911 like you guys do.

    By the way, I waited two years, seven months for my 360. I'm very surprised I can buy a new model 2005 911 in September 2004. I hope the car does well here.

    P.S. This is a great site--thanks.

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    Thom said:
    Frankly, I have never understood the Porsche mystique. I've always been a Ferrari fan. I have a 360 Modena and it is close to perfection. (The new F430 doesn't offer navigation or a phone .) Ferraris and Porsches could not be more different. Like Heidi Kulm and Meg Ryan. They're different.




    Good Luck with your new car! Tell us when and how you discover the Porsche mystique and post some pics

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    Thom said:
    I was complaining about $48,000. in available options and the mandatory telephone and computer screen, but I had not yet seen the car, so I finally went to the dealer today. Within a half hour I bought a Silver 997 with sport seats, 19" wheels, bi-xenons, and a few other options. I was surprised that they had a car (only one), so I took it.

    Yes, the S is better and I might want other options, but this will be my daily driver and I want to keep the price reasonable.

    Frankly, I have never understood the Porsche mystique. I've always been a Ferrari fan. I have a 360 Modena and it is close to perfection. (The new F430 doesn't offer navigation or a phone .) Ferraris and Porsches could not be more different. Like Heidi Kulm and Meg Ryan. They're different.

    Nonetheless, I've taken the plunge. I hope I love the 911 like you guys do.

    By the way, I waited two years, seven months for my 360. I'm very surprised I can buy a new model 2005 911 in September 2004. I hope the car does well here.

    P.S. This is a great site--thanks.



    The 911 is a very solid car. It is reliable, comfortable and somewhat entertaining. Totally different feel from your 360. No doubt the 997 will be an excellent daily car.

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    thom,

    as to your comparison between Heidi Klum, Meg Ryan & 997, Ferrari 360 - i would like to know if the 997 is Heidi or Meg?

    thanks,
    -r

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    Congrats Thom on your 997 purchase Please post some pics of your 997 and your 360...

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    Congrats, Thom. With a 360 Modena in the garage, I think a Carrera S would have been thrown out money, especially since you're using it as your daily driver.
    Personally I think there are only three or four car manufacturers left worldwide who offer cars with that special flair/mystique/whatever you want to call it.
    Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and maybe Aston Martin.
    I drove many different cars in my life but I never had that special feel in the stomach in a BMW or Mercedes.

    Congrats again and drive carefully. Enjoy your new baby.
    Oh yes, some pictures wouldn't hurt...

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    Ossi:

    I'll let you know after I drive it for a while (although I haven't taken Heidi or Meg out for a spin either ).

    Re: I bought a 997 today.

    RC:

    Thanks for: "...I think a Carrera S would have been thrown out money, especially since you're using it as your daily driver." That makes me feel better about the decision. I went to a party last night and told no one about the Porsche. I'm actually embarassed about buying it when I've got the 360--only you guys understand.

    Like my English friend, Martin, says, "You're a long time dead!"

     
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