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    Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    Hi All.

    Consider this: You're going to buy a sports car. Let's say the range you're choosing from is Aston Martin DB9, Corvette ZO6, Ferrari F430, Lambo Gallardo, Mercedes SL 55/65 AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo and similar.

    Which is the most important deciding factor?

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    Impossible to choose one. It is always a combination of factors!!!

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    I agree completely! But I'm still curious to hear which one people think is the most important one.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    I'd also put reliability somewhere in there. With a sports car i'd expect more maintainance than a daily driver however it would still be nice to not have to deal with the headache of taking the car into the shop often.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

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    Gnil said:
    Impossible to choose one. It is always a combination of factors!!!



    Right. For me it would be Performance AND fun to drive (perceiving factor), all the other stuff isn't that important to me.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    I believe you answered your own poll. It is all of the above. RC, brand and image is important otherwise you would not be buying a Porsche all the time.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

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    RC said:
    Quote:
    Gnil said:
    Impossible to choose one. It is always a combination of factors!!!



    Right. For me it would be Performance AND fun to drive (perceiving factor), all the other stuff isn't that important to me.



    c'mon design has to be one of them too RC , so you would drive something that is fast although it looks like it came from chris bangle while under the influence?

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    I ticked fun to drive but for me it's also about performance.What is funny is that i thought about a poll like this one two days ago...

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    For me, it is the combination of perceived performance and stylistic, gestalt design. For that reason, I'd take a Lotus Elise over many cars if I wanted a sheer sports car.

    However, due to financial conscerns (for almost all of us), most of us cannot buy a sports car for sports only. So there are accomodating factors such as luxury and comfort.

    Nevertheless, I'm a fan of the daily driver grunt and the weekend driver with the stiff suspension. Alleviates much of the need for luxurious accomodations in a sports car.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    It has to be a PORSCHE!

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    I picked design as my most important deciding factor. This is one of the reasons why the current Aston Martin line gives me pause to reconsider my imminent 911 purchase. In order of importance it would be:

    1. Design
    2. Brand & Image (read - racing history & owner loyalty)
    3. Fun to drive (great numbers mean nothing without the visceral thrill)
    4. Performance (why I'm buying a sports car and not a sedan)
    5. Other (Reliability)
    6. Price & resale value

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

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    sato said:
    In order of importance it would be:

    1. Design
    2. Brand & Image (read - racing history & owner loyalty)
    3. Fun to drive (great numbers mean nothing without the visceral thrill)
    4. Performance (why I'm buying a sports car and not a sedan)
    5. Other (Reliability)
    6. Price & resale value



    I feel the same way

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

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    nberry said:
    I believe you answered your own poll. It is all of the above. RC, brand and image is important otherwise you would not be buying a Porsche all the time.



    Nick, Price & re-sale value is important otherwise you would not be buying a Ferrari all the time.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    Yes, Porsche is all of the above!

    Fun to drive is the very most important.

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

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    Gnil said:
    Impossible to choose one. It is always a combination of factors!!!


    true...cant pick one . but 1 thing is sure ,with ferrari ,or porsche ,its +- all of the above..

    Re: Deciding factor for buying a sports car?

    fun to drive,
    and re sale price is also good by porsches.
    and it is german quality.

     
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