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In the past I have had extensive experience with Porsche, having owned 6, including a twin turbo. I mentioned on one of the Porsche sites I had bought a 2004 Spyder. Their responses were not kind. However I experienced the same reaction when I bought my 04 SVT Mustang Cobra. The whole situation reminds me of how you tell a Porsche driver from a porcupine-with a porcupine the pricks are on the outside.

Love my Maserati!!! :!:
 

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I know a couple of porsche owners in our neighbourhood that use them as daily drivers. The not so excited looks in their faces will tell you of the lasting wow factor of a P. car. You can't compare the rumble of a V8 with even a juiced up flat 6. I almost pulled the trigger on a 997 before making the right decision. The wife also agrees.
 

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Some people are brand loyal to a fault. I loved my 968 to death, I expect to love my Maser the same, but in a different way.
 

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I think brand loyalty is one thing, but when a person thinks they are better than another because they have car X is just flat out rediculous.
 

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STARDOC said:
I know a couple of porsche owners in our neighbourhood that use them as daily drivers. The not so excited looks in their faces will tell you of the lasting wow factor of a P. car. You can't compare the rumble of a V8 with even a juiced up flat 6. I almost pulled the trigger on a 997 before making the right decision. The wife also agrees.
Stardoc, I completely agree wiht you . I had a 993 C4 and the wow factor wore off after a couple of months.

Cheers,

Boxer

P.S. the only thing better than the rumble of a V8 is roar of a V12 8)
 

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I started down the slippery slope towards a Porsche, and was rescued from the precipice by a randomly timed visit to the Ferrari/Maserati dealer...

That said, if you're contemplating track time, a Porsche may be the best choice in terms of being almost "track ready" out of the box.
 

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To quote Clarkson, the Maser is "less vulgar" than a Ferrari, and a Porsche too I think. Every 2nd car here seems to be a Porsche, Mercedes (hairdresser car) or BMW.

The Maser is classy, elegant, fast, with gorgeous styling and interior.

When every sees my car they think it costs USD 250-300k... I like to tell them it cost less than a Porsche cabrio, their reaction is usually "wow, why would anyone buy a Porsche when you could have this?"

Regardless, each to his own - I like my car and that is all that matters to me.

Glenn
 
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