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    R8 owners experience

    Here is an link to antoher forum dedicted to R8:
    http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1174

    Ron and I are members there but, recently quality of discussion there become rather well... Strange.

    Just read what some of members there claim about their beloved R8. Post your honest and objective comments here...

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    Hi KresoF1, thanks for the finding but i prefer not to read anything until i will be able to drive the car (the dealer delayed me the testdrive to this week claiming about bad weathe....grrrr...), so not to be influenced by other guys' sensations.

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    Saw my first R8 'in the wild' at the weekend.

    Don't know what it says about where I live but was at my local DIY superstore - 2 Vantages, an R8, a 997 4S and an M6 in the car park.... (no camera sorry)

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    Kreso,

    I think you hit the nail on the head with the looks over performance issue. It seems that a growing number of buying decisions are being made on the basis of looks and exclusivity these days which there is nothing wrong with IMHO if people are just honest and admit that's what influenced them. I must admit it makes me smile every time a "new" car is launched as the early buyers seem to be more in love with the fact that they get noticed on the road more. This is hardly surprising as onlookers are naturally curious about unfamiliar vehicles. I laugh even more when journalists resort to this - witness Autocar taking a Fiat 500 and a Mini One around the streets of Turin a few months ago and writing that the Mini was almost invisible to the public next to the 500. Really? What a surprise - a car that has been around for 6 years doesn't draw attention.... what a shock

    The comments on traffic light performance are somewhat childish though. I've agree with you on the performance of the 997TT and the M3 having had the chance of an extended and unaccompanied test drive in one last week It's a very capable car but needs to be driven hard before you realise just how capable it really is. After all the lack lustre magazine reviews thus far I'll be interested to see how Tiff Needell's bit of hairy chested sideways track driving on 5th Gear lat night changes views on forums today

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    lol... the comments on the link is very funny kreso.. the guy is a fanatic.. and like you said egi higher than everest

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    ISUK said:
    Kreso,

    I think you hit the nail on the head with the looks over performance issue. It seems that a growing number of buying decisions are being made on the basis of looks and exclusivity these days which there is nothing wrong with IMHO if people are just honest and admit that's what influenced them. I must admit it makes me smile every time a "new" car is launched as the early buyers seem to be more in love with the fact that they get noticed on the road more. This is hardly surprising as onlookers are naturally curious about unfamiliar vehicles. I laugh even more when journalists resort to this - witness Autocar taking a Fiat 500 and a Mini One around the streets of Turin a few months ago and writing that the Mini was almost invisible to the public next to the 500. Really? What a surprise - a car that has been around for 6 years doesn't draw attention.... what a shock

    The comments on traffic light performance are somewhat childish though. I've agree with you on the performance of the 997TT and the M3 having had the chance of an extended and unaccompanied test drive in one last week It's a very capable car but needs to be driven hard before you realise just how capable it really is. After all the lack lustre magazine reviews thus far I'll be interested to see how Tiff Needell's bit of hairy chested sideways track driving on 5th Gear lat night changes views on forums today



    Buyers are getting wiser. Street performance is over rated. Unless you are tracking a car, to drive around a city with a silly big whale tail is nothing more screaming I am a "WANNABE". Smart money goes to cars that look stylish, have exclusivity, have perceived or actual performance and retain their value.

    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.

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    nberry said:
    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.



    mmm..... Nick, interesting that you didn't use the comparison of the Enzo against the F430 Scuderia. Faster round Fiorano, half the price etc...

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    nberry said:
    Buyers are getting wiser. Street performance is over rated. Unless you are tracking a car, to drive around a city with a silly big whale tail is nothing more screaming I am a "WANNABE". Smart money goes to cars that look stylish, have exclusivity, have perceived or actual performance and retain their value.

    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.



    Agreed, 100%.

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    ISUK said:
    Nick, interesting that you didn't use the comparison of the Enzo against the F430 Scuderia. Faster round Fiorano, half the price etc...



    Indeed, but that might conflict with his ego.

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    nberry said:
    [Buyers are getting wiser. Street performance is over rated. Unless you are tracking a car, to drive around a city with a silly big whale tail is nothing more screaming I am a "WANNABE". Smart money goes to cars that look stylish, have exclusivity, have perceived or actual performance and retain their value.

    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.



    100% Agreed. It is about the overall ownership/driving experience rather than just speed/performance.

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    ISUK said:
    Quote:
    nberry said:
    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.



    mmm..... Nick, interesting that you didn't use the comparison of the Enzo against the F430 Scuderia. Faster round Fiorano, half the price etc...



    The Enzo still sells for about 75% over MSRP. That is the difference.

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    Nick,

    Got to hand it to you lawyers. A quick rule change to defend your arguement is pure class I thought you were comparing the relative performance of a CGT to a GT2 but heck no...... you were looking at resale.... and resale primarily in terms of the SoCal market at that

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    ISUK said:
    Nick,

    Got to hand it to you lawyers. A quick rule change to defend your arguement is pure class I thought you were comparing the relative performance of a CGT to a GT2 but heck no...... you were looking at resale.... and resale primarily in terms of the SoCal market at that



    I was not being lawyer like. If you reread my initial response, I point out several factors to consider including performance. However, all things considered, if smart car buyers could drive a high performance car without suffering unreasonable depreciation, that would trump all other factors. I suspect you would feel the same way.

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    does anybody have a dyno sheet on the R8. ? I've heard that Sportec has had a event in Switzerland with a possibility for every visitor to go on their dyno to check the HP output n that the Audi RS4 owners ALL came out with hanging heads averaging 380 hp or so...

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    The R8 guys are going to cling to that farce of a Willow Springs track test forever.

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    Here is undisputable video proof (from the Times) that the R8 is even more of a supercar than the Lamborghini LP640: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/audio_v...timesonline0286

    You can't argue with science!

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    ISUK said:
    Quote:
    nberry said:
    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.



    mmm..... Nick, interesting that you didn't use the comparison of the Enzo against the F430 Scuderia. Faster round Fiorano, half the price etc...




    It doesn't happen often but he got you that time Nick.


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    STRADALE said:
    Quote:
    ISUK said:
    Quote:
    nberry said:
    With cars costing close to or over $200,000, it is crazy to to buy a car just because it has good performance or it goes around the Ring in less than 7.50sec. Look at the CGT. Great performance and yet Porsche comes out a the GT2 that performs as well for $250,000 less.



    mmm..... Nick, interesting that you didn't use the comparison of the Enzo against the F430 Scuderia. Faster round Fiorano, half the price etc...




    It doesn't happen often but he got you that time Nick.





    Fat chance. My above response explains my position.

    BTW, I also have a problem with the Scud and its cost. You have to be crazy to buy one.

     
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