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Offline hummel


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My opinion counts for nothing but I'll still share it  :thumbsup:

Go the G as long as it's '06

You dont seem to track your cars a heap so the G will be better suited.

On another note your 360 looks fantastic.. pic's look to be taken down Moorabbin? Brookland estate ?



Online Richie

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I wish I could spend the extra on an 06.... however, I could only get up to an 05 with the budget set by missus at this stage unless she sees things differently (the situation we are in is not really helping either as we just bought another investment property and are doing a bit of renovation now too)... but hey... she is definitely a wiser person here to spend our money on a real estate though..

richie



Offline B2

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The car is PERFECT in many ways.... just like my M3 CSL really.... PERRRRFECT. I guess I miss a manual stick... wouldn't mind a 6spd 360 though or if it was a stradale, I am happy to settle with that too, but I have tried out the 360, wouldn't mind other marques.... hence the decision, as simple as that :)

I will just have to sell the car first and see what options do I have... Thanx guys!

cheers,

richie

Its funny you say that Richie, I saw your car at Phils and it is a beautiful car.  I was talking to Phil about changing gears.  I didn't realise that all the current cars were fly by wire so manual isn't really manual.



Offline RMV

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It will not be a garage queen... both cars... well... sort of not.... either one will have around 2000 to 3000 km a year and I do enjoy driving cars spiritly on windy and twisty roads... and I believe both cars can do those jobs well enough... It is more like a A to A car (selfish car) for me... there is rarely a destination for all my 2nd car... go out from home and straight back from home after my drive...

thanx...

richie




You'd have to drive both in order to make an informed decision, preferably on the roads you've described above (if that would be possible). 

My personal pick (without having driven either) based on secondhand accounts, would be the GT3 RS.  I like cars with extremely direct turn in/pointy front ends and highly communicative steering.  From what I understand, a Porsche GT3 has this in spades.  It would be my choice on this point alone.  The other positive for me is the GT3's connection to motorsport.

My uninformed summary would be:

- If you want something to be seen in, get the Lambo
- If you want something to drive, get the Porsche.

 



Offline mondi

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- If you want something to be seen in, get the Lambo
- If you want something to drive, get the Porsche.
 



If you want both, get an Esprit.     :D



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Practically any car can be made to have nice pointy direct steering with minimal mods... My Getz needs to be tried before anyone ridicules it.... FWIW Carl loves it as do many others that drive it but don't do forums.

General concensus is that ferrari 550 are understeerers... well, they are with old tyres and a standdard set up, but with some tweaks that cost very little, it can be made to be a delight.

Porsche excitement is minimal to begin with, and fades faster than any car I know. But it will do impressive lap times and generally excellent everywhere statistically.... but who give a shit about stats.

Lambo and Ferrari are toys that deliver the package. Porsche is great for regular use, but they simply lack character/excitement in comparison.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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If you want both, get an Esprit.     :D

and save some cash for recovery service/gearbox rebuilds/engine repairs?



Offline YSS


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Porsche excitement is minimal to begin with, and fades faster than any car I know. But it will do impressive lap times and generally excellent everywhere statistically.... but who give a shit about stats.

Lambo and Ferrari are toys that deliver the package. Porsche is great for regular use, but they simply lack character/excitement in comparison.
i cant agree completely...
porsches can be deemed less exciting than the other marques but i would put it differently.
you can drive the italian stuff at 6 tenths and still put a smile on your face.
you need to drive the porsche much harder to get a smile on your face. 
GT3's in particular, IMO, are more than a G and id have one in a blink over a 360 if you drive hard.
i am factoring some reliability into this equation.  Whether you accept it or not, the porsche will make a fraction of the trips to the workshop compared to the others. 



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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i cant agree completely...
porsches can be deemed less exciting than the other marques but i would put it differently.
you can drive the italian stuff at 6 tenths and still put a smile on your face.
you need to drive the porsche much harder to get a smile on your face. 
GT3's in particular, IMO, are more than a G and id have one in a blink over a 360 if you drive hard.
i am factoring some reliability into this equation.  Whether you accept it or not, the porsche will make a fraction of the trips to the workshop compared to the others. 

well I agree with you!

the 6 tenths factor is important.... On the road we should spend at least 99% of the time at 6 tenths or under.

and for me, its that reason I'd go away from Porsche. I don't want to have to break multiple laws just to enjoy it.

If I cared what others thought of my car, I'd probably go for Porsche. but I don't.

And actually, my shop is just a few doors from a prominent Porsche specialist... and I see a lot of build quality and reliability problems in there (They do my RWC and A/C work)... way more than you'd ever expect. Those Cayennes are absolute junk from what I've seen, and anything OTHER THAN 911GT3, are also not even close to as good as you might expect.



Offline 1q2w3e4r


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Any TT/GT3/GT2 is going to be uber reliable due to the GT1 block.

The extended warranty is a nice bonus however, something goes wrong with it take it to Porsche, service costs I'd expect are much lower than compared with an F car or G as well.




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