Mandala said:If a rear engined car that can trace it's history and success in motorsport back decades isn't sub-zero then we'd all be as well going and buying a Toyota Prius.
DavidR said:Provenance alone does not make something cool. Sadly the 911 has fallen foul over the years of it's apparent coolness and attracted some exceptionally dodgy customers.
Most 911s bought new are poseurs cars, driven at 15mph round docklands with the rear spoiler up... They are rich kids wine bar cruisers - those that cannot afford them buy TTs...
Sadly, the 911s excellent heritage, motorsport domination, technological innovation and sheer entertainment and sublime looks cannot save it fully from the pinstriped bellends that most comonly buy them.
A friendly flash at a new 997 will most often be met with a puzzled and whimsical look or even downright aggression... I've yet to drive up to another 911 on the road and find the helmsman can actually drive the thing...
... And don't even get me started on tips, cabs and targas! Yeugh...
I bought mine (as did several others here) to experience the engineering excellence and unique drive of the cars - if all 911 owners did the same their coolness would increase accordingly...
You've gotta see the big picture on this one...
Ess_Three said:Does that mean that someone who fits bling, replica Porsche wheels to his S3...is a wanna-be WAG?
Surely that's worse?...WAY worse...!
Vron said:Ive got a 911 996 TIP and I love it I saved for years to buy it. I also let the spoiler come up on its own at 75mph and dont drive at 15mph and pop it up with the switch.
Vron said:I chose the Tip because it was what I wanted. It took a lot of searching for too and I had to travel up to Glasgow from Sheffield for it.
I love automatics and the Porsche is a dream.
I have a Basalt Black C2 3.4
Ess_Three said:What is it with people and black 911s?
Whats that a 964 turbo s? Hens teeth.
I bet thats a handful with 380hp, rear wheel drive coupled with mid corner boost delivery!
get some clear indicators too, they make an enormous improvement!