Porsche v Ferrari v Lotus

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  1. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    Porsche v Ferrari v Lotus **now with Yellowbird Pics**

    Seriously thinking of selling the M3 and getting something else. I want to stay under 50k. Possibilities are:

    Low mileage 308
    Mid mileage Testarosa
    low mileage 964 turbo
    low mileage 993 C4S
    new Elise
     
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  2. strangerthanfiction

    strangerthanfiction New Member

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    low mileage 964 turbo
     
  3. waspride

    waspride Can't this wait till I'm old, can I live while I'm

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    964 turbo
     
  4. Thayne

    Thayne TRANCE/420 Crew

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  5. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    Seems to be a consensus. So why the 964?
     
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    cause they dont know jack shit.

    get the 993. its - despite its age - a decent daily driver and - if you take care of it - one of the most reliable cars out there.

    the 964 turbo is not as pretty and not as reliable.

    if you have the money keep the m3 and get the testarossa for fun, apart from that drop the idea. using a testarossa as a daily driver would be plain stupid.

    the elise is fun to drive (from what ive heard, never been in one) but apparently tiresome, especially when used for longer journeys. its basically a fun car, for summer weekends on curvy roads.
     
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    edrox A good man, and thorough

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    johan Active Member

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    993 S4. Most sensible, yet still fun.
    Testarossa. Most fun, most showy (IMO)
     
  9. Dr. Woo

    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    I say 993. 600 hp, baby! (clicky)

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    I LOVE the 964 (favorite 911), but it's definitely not an "only car." Same for the Elise (love it, but not an only).
     
  10. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    this will be a 4th car, so daily driveability is not a factor. the 964 and either Ferrari are at a poin where they are likely to at least maintain value. the 993, while more modern interior wise, will still depreciate the next few years. All the cars are fun to drive. The Lotus would have a warranty. The Testarosa has definite exotic appeal, but I'm cobcerned with equally exotic maintenance. Such decisions...
     
  11. Ivy Mike

    Ivy Mike New Member

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    a 600hp 993!!

    wow, thats 100hp per cylnder!

    Oh shit, a new ricer measurment has been born.
     
  12. Azn_azzho

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    993 S, if not 4S, the Carrera S got the Turbo's bigger ass style.
     
  13. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    The 964 tubo also has the bigger ass style. And the turbo...
     
  14. johan

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    This'll be your 4th car, and you want something a little different, that's fun, and that holds its value...
    Testarossa then. As for the 'exotic' priced maintenance....ya but that's the price of ownership isn't it?
    You probably won't put much mileage on it anyway, being that you own 3 other cars.
    I'm thinking more of a show n shine car?
     
  15. T-T

    T-T Born Into Retirement

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    Defenitely a 993. Ferraris that old aren't reliable or powerful enough to bother with, and Lotus' aren't much better.

    993 Turbo is just Mmmm...
     
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    964 turbo or elise ftw... stay away from the TR unless you're a ferrari fan and have lots of money to fix it.
     
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    993 imho, it's got everything :cool:
     
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    since its a fourth i would go with the 964 probably my fave. porsche
     
  19. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    Ok, I've decided on a turbo Porsche. So it now come down to, I can get 964 turbo and keep my 86 Carrera Cabriolet, or I can sell the cab and get a 993 turbo.

    I'd really rather have this, but it's a bit over my budget.

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  20. CARETAKER

    CARETAKER KANEDAAAA!!! OT Supporter

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    Yes, the RUF CTR is desirable. ;) You could always RUF out your Porsche later down the road if you wanted to though.
     
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    get a 993 TT, in black or silver :drool: or just hop up and get a used 996 TT :bowdown:
     
  22. ferrari_stallion

    ferrari_stallion pwning OT's Porsche fans

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    Mid mileage Testarosa >>>*
     
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    Including an interior that looks like it comes straight out of an 82 datsun pickup :coolugh:
     
  24. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    My maintenance costs on the Porsche haven't been any different from the M3 for the past year. And the M3 has 145k on it, sooner or later something major will need to be fixed.
     
  25. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    not like those dirt cheap BMW parts...

    Maintenance cost runs about $500 a year on both cars. The BMW got a new clutch this year for around 1k. The Porsche got a new sound system for around the same. I did do some cosmetic bits on the Porsche this year, so I spent more on it, but all in all they were about the same.

    On 993, what I've learned from people who have them, as long as the steering rack and AC resistors that are know problems on the car have been replaced, they are a solid, reliable car.
     

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