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Old 10-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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I may be in the minority here, but I could care less about Porsche cars. As a young man I recall seeing one, and my thought was that it looked exactly like a VW Beetle that someone had stepped on and kinda flattened it out. To this day, it still does to me.

I for one am more concerned about the appearance of the car, and for me it has never even been close. Corvette has always won hands down.

I like performance, but I for one never utilize it on other that entrance ramps to interstates. I am not and have never been a racer.

I seriously doubt that I am in a small minority here. I've owned at least 10 corvettes dating back to the C2's.

I had to get that off my chest!!!! I feel better now!
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Well it's not like Porsches outperform Corvettes, anyways, so...
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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Although I respect their design philosophy and the fact some are stupid quick and nimble, but I can say without a doubt, it would be waaaaaaaaaay down on my list of owning, somewhere around GTR dwellings.

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Old 10-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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I'm with you. To me Porsche styling = BORING. Also reminds me of VW's. Vettes have always had better, if not cutting edge style. I don't care how good a car performs, if it's not attractive it won't be in my garage.
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I may be in the minority here, but I could care less about Porsche cars. As a young man I recall seeing one, and my thought was that it looked exactly like a VW Beetle that someone had stepped on and kinda flattened it out. To this day, it still does to me.

I for one am more concerned about the appearance of the car, and for me it has never even been close. Corvette has always won hands down.

I like performance, but I for one never utilize it on other that entrance ramps to interstates. I am not and have never been a racer.

I seriously doubt that I am in a small minority here. I've owned at least 10 corvettes dating back to the C2's.

I had to get that off my chest!!!! I feel better now!

If you are tired of hearing about Porches, why start a thread about them?
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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I like Porsche, they make awesome cars, but I'm not going to talk about them if I don't own one.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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You just did.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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If you are tired of hearing about Porches, why start a thread about them?
If you have to ask...........
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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I may be in the minority here, but I could care less about Porsche cars. As a young man I recall seeing one, and my thought was that it looked exactly like a VW Beetle that someone had stepped on and kinda flattened it out. To this day, it still does to me.

I for one am more concerned about the appearance of the car, and for me it has never even been close. Corvette has always won hands down.

I like performance, but I for one never utilize it on other that entrance ramps to interstates. I am not and have never been a racer.

I seriously doubt that I am in a small minority here. I've owned at least 10 corvettes dating back to the C2's.

I had to get that off my chest!!!! I feel better now!
According to GMs market research you are in a group that is getting smaller each year so I would say thatís a minority. GM shareholders would like to sell Corvettes to a more diverse /larger crowd and have targeted the 911 since it's an icon. GM is trying to get away from the typical Corvette traits and bring it up to the next level. Many potential buyers are looking at a Corvette for the first time and are coming from European cars. GM is ecstatic about this. Why some Corvette lifers don't understand this concept is hard to understand.
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You just did.
Hey, did you order a C7?
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #11
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If you're looking to pick up chicks, I think you'll do better in a Porsche. At least in a 911.
I like how Porsche supports racing. Far more than GM does.

But, if you want to compare performance of actual cars that are affordable, a 1999 C5 stomped a new Porsche Cayman at the SCCA Solo Nationals, which must drive the Porsche fans crazy.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #12
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Getting rid of my C6 and buying a Porsche was the best thing I ever did.
I will bet that it is
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #13
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I may be in the minority here, but I could care less about Porsche cars. As a young man I recall seeing one, and my thought was that it looked exactly like a VW Beetle that someone had stepped on and kinda flattened it out. To this day, it still does to me.

I for one am more concerned about the appearance of the car, and for me it has never even been close. Corvette has always won hands down.

I like performance, but I for one never utilize it on other that entrance ramps to interstates. I am not and have never been a racer.

I seriously doubt that I am in a small minority here. I've owned at least 10 corvettes dating back to the C2's.

I had to get that off my chest!!!! I feel better now!


Porsches are money pits When that POS breaks and you have to take it back to the dealer hold on your going to get. I have taking in a couple of them this summer on trades on C6's and the guy trading says it can't take the service bills anymore.

Which car would you want to own when the factory warranty runs out? Corvette or Porsche?
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #14
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People are going to say I don't know how to drive a Porsche . Back in 1982 I owned a 911 SC and that thing took me into the weeds *** backwards just missing a tree. The early one's are a handful and no Vette ever did that to me. EVER !!!!
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I may be in the minority here, but I could care less about Porsche cars. As a young man I recall seeing one, and my thought was that it looked exactly like a VW Beetle that someone had stepped on and kinda flattened it out. To this day, it still does to me.

I for one am more concerned about the appearance of the car, and for me it has never even been close. Corvette has always won hands down.

I like performance, but I for one never utilize it on other that entrance ramps to interstates. I am not and have never been a racer.

I seriously doubt that I am in a small minority here. I've owned at least 10 corvettes dating back to the C2's.

I had to get that off my chest!!!! I feel better now!
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I may be in the minority here, but I could care less about Porsche cars. As a young man I recall seeing one, and my thought was that it looked exactly like a VW Beetle that someone had stepped on and kinda flattened it out. To this day, it still does to me.

I for one am more concerned about the appearance of the car, and for me it has never even been close. Corvette has always won hands down.

I like performance, but I for one never utilize it on other that entrance ramps to interstates. I am not and have never been a racer.

I seriously doubt that I am in a small minority here. I've owned at least 10 corvettes dating back to the C2's.

I had to get that off my chest!!!! I feel better now!
they should go play on the Porsche forum.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #17
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Yeah, that is why you are still on the corvette forum. The truth is Porsche guys have huge inferiority complexes and cannot understand why no one else but them knows how great a car a Porsche is. The ugliest vette made looks better than any Porsche.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #18
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Do you know the difference between a Porsche owner and a porcupine ?

The ***** is inside.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #19
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My old manager owned a couple Porsche's ... I could never like that car if I tried.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #20
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Porsche has earned their reputation on the track.

The new C7 is getting a lot of interest over on Rennlist with a healthy amount of RESPECT !!!

GM is now bench marking 911's instead of Vipers indicating a change in marketing Corvettes.

Personally I prefer the Z06 which offers more bang for your buck at the track.

That said, the latest Car & Driver report on the new 911 GT3 certainly offers a challenge to GM's high performance C7 when it arrives.

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