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    Re: James Dean vs James Bond

    lisamcgu, it's really great that you love your SLK. Honestly. It's great to have a car you adore.

    But I hate to tell you, the UK roads are just as much of a battleground! I wish it were as ilylic as you paint it.

    Irresponsible? Erm, yep, frequently verging on the reckless! Especially on commuter runs around London.

    And you definitely need a rain car!

    If you haven't ever been over, do come though! There are some great country pubs to drive to. idylic? Definitely!

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    ...I also know what Porsche wanted it(Boxster) to be...



    Where did you get this info from? Do you work for Porsche or something?

    Boxsters are meant to be an entry-level Porsche, just like F360's(now 430) are to Ferrari. I don't think your F360 is a poor man's Ferrari.

    Also, you mentioned that Boxsters resemble 911's too much.
    However, this is a trend in the auto. industry now.
    Please take a look at MB's and BMW's. I will never say a SLK55 is a poor man's SL or a 5-series a poor man's 7-series. You got the idea?

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    if Porsche would give the Boxster the requisite hp to make it a world class sport car, I would be the first in line to buy one.



    Yes, we all want that, but i bet the price tag will be "world class" as well...

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

    All this 'poor man' talk. How many people buy/own their cars? That's all that matters. I bet if you had to buy/own your cars to post here, the posters would be few in number.

    And don't start giving me any BS about why you lease. Been there, done that. It is BS and we all know it. Leasing a car is renting a car by the year, that's all.

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    Tour18 said:
    How many people buy/own their cars? That's all that matters.



    It matters more that I actually LOVE the car that I'm going to DRIVE, daily, as my main car, not brag about how good it looks or how much it cost me...

    ...That's what Ferraris are for! (Only kidding nberry!)

    And I reckon that most in the UK will be buying theirs. Not that it matters of course

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    Tour18 said:
    I bet if you had to buy/own your cars to post here, the posters would be few in number.



    My car is my car bought with my money. No BS.

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    dreamcar said:
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    Tour18 said:
    I bet if you had to buy/own your cars to post here, the posters would be few in number.



    My car is my car bought with my money. No BS.



    Yup, me too... All my own cash... Should really be investing wisely but feck it I want a great sportscar!

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    RichJ said:
    Yup, me too... All my own cash... Should really be investing wisely but feck it I want a great sportscar!



    They say with age comes wisdom, but it hasn't worked with me!

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    dreamcar said:
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    RichJ said:
    Yup, me too... All my own cash... Should really be investing wisely but feck it I want a great sportscar!



    They say with age comes wisdom, but it hasn't worked with me!



    I just want to own a really great sportscar while I'm still young! (Do I get a big slap for that? )

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    ISUK said:
    So by applying the same logic the F430 must be the poor mans Ferrari.



    Right. The F430 is a Ferrari mass product and production will very likely increase over the next few years. The Enzo successor needs development money.

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

    Wow...can't even read through all the arguments before I decide to post.

    IMO, the boxster is a better convertible sportscar than any 911 cab. As far as comparing the boxster to the 911 coupe, lets wait until the boxster coupe comes out.

    A poor man's 911....whatever makes people happy. Personally, I buy the car. Not the brand, nor the image. So label it anyway you want. I drive a G35, and my wife recently purchased the 987.

    The most important element on the track is probably the driver. I remember keeping up with a 911 at Laguna Seca in my Civic during my college years.....

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    RC said:
    The F430 is a Ferrari mass product and production will very likely increase over the next few years. The Enzo successor needs development money.



    Oh RC, how could you. Nick will be most upset by that

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    wtsnet said:
    Incidentally, there was a Boxster S with PASM vs Vanilla 997 comparison test in this month's Evo. Anyone catch that?

    Basic findings were that, yeah, the 997 is better but it's pretty close. The PASM seemed to enable later and more stable braking when cornering for the Boxster (which seems quite a nice real-world asset IMHO), and was more recoverable on the limit. The 997 had more stable traction powering out of corners though.



    also the 987s was quicker than the 997 around the track for both the 911 novice and the experienced 911 driver (though the 997 felt quicker)

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

    What the Boxster and the 911 share, is that they are both superior and 10 times more beautiful then all other cars out there in their class.. Thats why they carry a Porsche logo.. anyone who claims the Boxster is a cheap man;s Porsche is obviously jalous.. The Boxster is not in the shadow of the 911 but drives right next to it miles ahead of all other cars!! So stop the arguing and enjoy the existance of both these amazing cars!
    Porsche the is no substitude!

    Re: More junior Carrera GT...

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    Atzporsche said:
    What the Boxster and the 911 share, is that they are both superior and 10 times more beautiful then all other cars out there in their class.. Thats why they carry a Porsche logo.. anyone who claims the Boxster is a cheap man;s Porsche is obviously jalous.. The Boxster is not in the shadow of the 911 but drives right next to it miles ahead of all other cars!! So stop the arguing and enjoy the existance of both these amazing cars!
    Porsche the is no substitude!



    Amen to that
    Come on! Let's all go over to the Ferrari forum and beat up those spaghetti-car-loving nerds instead!

     
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