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Old 09-25-2011, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I think it's gorgeous and one of the biggest styling evolutions they've ever had.

Gallery & Downloads - The new 911 Carrera S - All 911 Models - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

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I actually preferred the newer Cayman to the newer 911, but this is swaying me.

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:59 AM
 
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I think the rear slope looks a little too 350z.

Each iteration also seems to get less and less bubble shaped; losing the truly defining visual feature of the 911. Sure it's more palatable to a wider audience now, but to me, that quirky hump shape made it a unique car.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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350Z? To each their own.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Sweet car. I have zero chance of ever owning one, though.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Nice looking vehicle but would rather have a 'Vette. I owned an '86 Porsche 911 Targa many years ago and it was a nice vehicle but didn't do it for me. It was great fun on the twisties though.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Never disliked any Porsche.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Looks like every other Porsche. Have never liked the look.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Nice looking vehicle but would rather have a 'Vette. I owned an '86 Porsche 911 Targa many years ago and it was a nice vehicle but didn't do it for me. It was great fun on the twisties though.
I've done both. It's a different driving experience altogether. I had a C5Z and a C6 and I personally edged away from them due to the cheapo interiors and lack of driver feel. I actually found them kind of boring (the C6 much moreso) because of the numb/vague driving feel. I do miss the torque a bit.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Saw one at the mall a few weeks back, hard to distinguish from the outgoing model. The interior is a vast improvement, finally it's worthy of a car in this price range. I can't believe how expensive the 911 has gotten though. You can push $100k with a few options and it would not be difficult exceed it on the S model. I remember when the 911 turbo cost $100k...
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I've done both. It's a different driving experience altogether. I had a C5Z and a C6 and I personally edged away from them due to the cheapo interiors and lack of driver feel. I actually found them kind of boring (the C6 much moreso) because of the numb/vague driving feel. I do miss the torque a bit.
When I think of "Corvette" I don't think of boring, I really enjoyed how my C6 'vert handled but it wasn't as precise as my 911. I would take raw, unadulterated power over precision handling any day.

I'll concede about the cheap interiors but I guess I never cared when driving my C6 around. If I want a good blend of luxury, performance, and style...I'd probably be looking at getting a new Porsche or possibly a BMW M3 but...I want the horsepower and torque that German vehicles just don't match.

The one thing about owning a Corvette...I miss the interaction between fellow 'Vette owners. I could pull up to a gas station and another 'Vette or two would pull up and I'd spend 10-15 minutes talking about modifications, performance, new models, etc etc. I NEVER EVER had that interaction when I drove my '86 Porsche around, most fellow (newer) Porsche owners didn't even recognize my presence when I said "nice car" or there alike. I'd say 'Vette owners, in my experience, are much more down-to-earth and friendly.

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