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2013-04-14 10:23:59 AM
Submitter sounds poor.
 
2013-04-14 10:32:41 AM
I wanted one until I drove one.  Cramped and prone to oversteer.  I went with a 560 SL. Also pretentious though slightly less douchy.
 
2013-04-14 10:37:14 AM
pretentious? bah. the 911 is one of the greatest cars ever created. its shape has barely changed in 50 years. compared to other cars of its ilk, it's about as unpretentious as can be. everything on it is designed for a singular purpose: to give the person at the wheel the ultimate driver experience. and i'm saying that as a bmw driver.
/bmw driver
 
2013-04-14 10:39:05 AM
I also wanted one until I drove it. You wouldn't believe how the steering handle wouldn't.... turn... very well. And the engine! It was sooo loud, I think  that baby was havin' serious issues with the... um ... clankernator.

*sigh* I'm so very, very broke.
 
2013-04-14 10:52:37 AM
Porsche did 9/11
 
2013-04-14 10:53:58 AM

FlashHarry: pretentious? bah. the 911 is one of the greatest cars ever created. its shape has barely changed in 50 years. compared to other cars of its ilk, it's about as unpretentious as can be. everything on it is designed for a singular purpose: to give the person at the wheel the ultimate driver experience. and i'm saying that as a bmw driver.
/bmw driver


traded my m-roadster for a 1996 993 convertable (yay used cars cost less than new cars)
They are both fun to drive in completely different ways.
I will never get rid of my 911.
 
2013-04-14 11:00:11 AM
No, no, the Mustang's 50th anniversary is next year.
 
2013-04-14 11:09:58 AM

namatad: traded my m-roadster for a 1996 993 convertable (yay used cars cost less than new cars)
They are both fun to drive in completely different ways.
I will never get rid of my 911.


if i didn't live in the snowy midwest, i'd do the same. i love my car - i special ordered it with a 6-speed manual. but, yeah, a 911.... whoa.
 
2013-04-14 11:28:04 AM

FirstNationalBastard: No, no, the Mustang's 50th anniversary is next year.


A car that biatchy chicks drive because it's more suited to them doesn't really feel "pretentious" to me.  Just saying.
 
2013-04-14 11:56:20 AM
Hmmm... I was guessing BMW something or other...
 
2013-04-14 11:57:46 AM
Turned 50 without going fat and bald... unlike a lot of its owners.
 
2013-04-14 11:58:20 AM
50 years already?

i49.tinypic.com

I'm getting old quick :-(
 
2013-04-14 11:58:34 AM
I love Porsche drivers.  On long road trips just cruise on by one in my four door CTS-V and piss the fark out of them when they can't pace me.  After they're nice and angry, you just let off the gas, let them do the ricer flyby, and then drop in four to six seconds behind them.  You now have the best speeding ticket insurance on the planet.  They make long road trips on I-75 so much better.
 
2013-04-14 11:58:48 AM
Somewhere, Richard Hammond is throwing a hell of a party.
 
kab
2013-04-14 11:59:36 AM
Done in one.
 
2013-04-14 11:59:37 AM
It is the only car that Rudy Giuliani endorses and drives it into the ground.
 
2013-04-14 11:59:37 AM

TheHighlandHowler: I wanted one until I drove one.  Cramped and prone to oversteer.  I went with a 560 SL. Also pretentious though slightly less douchy.


This^^^
Just was not my cup of tea at all.
 
2013-04-14 12:01:41 PM
Great car for the midget set. At 6'2" I was cramped and uncomfortable. But more than that ... ever visit a Porsche dealer in their repair facilities?

8/10 body and damage work is for rear end damage. Why? Swapping ends while applying power. Congenital prob which newbs do not understand.
 
2013-04-14 12:02:52 PM

SurelyShirley: 50 years already?

[i49.tinypic.com image 850x637]

I'm getting old quick :-(


I had this same idea... except I was going to use a Prius.
 
2013-04-14 12:07:19 PM
Not all drivers of these are pricks. My newest son-in-law sold his to buy my daughter her engagement ring. He's driving a Civic now and happy with his life.

I would have gone cubic zirconia and kept the 911, but that's just me.
 
2013-04-14 12:07:30 PM
And Porsche still hasn't invented DDAS (Door Ding Avoidance System), so...

blogs2.startribune.com
 
2013-04-14 12:08:15 PM
In the 80s and 90s I remembered seeing a lot of Porsches on the road, but not anymore. I cannot remember the last time I saw one, while I regularly see Aston Martins, for instance.
 
2013-04-14 12:08:47 PM
It amuses me to see so different people take different stabs at what a pretentious prickmobile is, and have none of them be wrong.

/'08 Grand Caravan and a '12 Ford Fiesta- nothing to prove.
// the important thing is that I found a way to feel superior to everyone
 
2013-04-14 12:11:05 PM
Hmm thought it would have been the Corvette.   I was going thru the car wash yesterday, and around pulls this bright yellow Corvette.   I said 'there's gotta be a 50 year old guido-type in that thing.'  Sure enough, out steps a big 50 year old guido type. Wrap-around sunglasses, looked like he just came from the tanning salon, had his farking Affliction t-shirt on and everything.   Of course he was getting it detailed, so the guy comes and jumps in his car to take it away and Guido immediately starts fooling around with his phone with the neon cover on it.   Talk about reinforcing a stereotype, this guy was everything Corvette owners are supposed to be.
 
2013-04-14 12:11:13 PM

iamskibibitz: Hmmm... I was guessing BMW something or other...


I was thinking Corvette. I guess that's just mid-life crisis car.
 
2013-04-14 12:12:06 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I wanted one until I drove one.  Cramped and prone to oversteer.  I went with a 560 SL. Also pretentious though slightly less douchy.


hey fella, don't sell yourself short.
 
2013-04-14 12:12:23 PM
why does the article keep referring to understeer? Over the years I've heard the term "classic oversteer" applied to the 911.
 
2013-04-14 12:12:40 PM
....Oh, a Porsche?

I was expecting an article about this

www.reedberry.com
 
2013-04-14 12:13:02 PM

FlashHarry: namatad: traded my m-roadster for a 1996 993 convertable (yay used cars cost less than new cars)
They are both fun to drive in completely different ways.
I will never get rid of my 911.

if i didn't live in the snowy midwest, i'd do the same. i love my car - i special ordered it with a 6-speed manual. but, yeah, a 911.... whoa.


LOL
I live in chicago. But I work from home. And even when I have to drive in the winter, I limit the driving to when it isnt snowing or wont be snowing until after I get back home.
And when I dont have a choice ... I can cab or rent and adult car for the day.

still it would be nice some days to have a car which seats 4 people ... lol
 
2013-04-14 12:15:13 PM

squibbits: Turned 50 without going fat and bald... unlike a lot of its owners.


sigh
fat? check
bald? nope, still have all my hair, but it is grey
50? next year

yup
I crack me up whenever I drive my car. I have become the stereotype.
/at least I dont have the fake tan.
 
2013-04-14 12:15:38 PM
What's the difference between Porsches and porcupines? The Porsches have the pricks on the inside.
 
2013-04-14 12:18:13 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I wanted one until I drove one.  Cramped and prone to oversteer.  I went with a 560 SL. Also pretentious though slightly less douchy.


A rear-wheel drive car that's prone to oversteer? UNPOSSIBLE.

Maybe you just don't know how to drive it.
 
2013-04-14 12:18:28 PM
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Hay guys, whats going on in this thread.  You ever wonder how certain people are attracted to some cars...
 
2013-04-14 12:19:30 PM
Although the 911 is expensive and prone to attracting douches, I've never felt the car itself is douchey. It's just a nice Porsche with a long history and a reputation for a pure, if uncompromising, driving experience. I'm okay with that.

You want prickmobiles, the H2 fits that perfectly, as does any truck with the Z71 and Z66 designations. When I drove an elderly BMW, I never tried to be an asshole, but I found that the blue and white checker logo activated a deep-seated, genetic douchebaggery in anyone who was driving a Pontiac Grand Am. Cadillac Escalades tend to just overflow with annoying asshats.
 
2013-04-14 12:20:45 PM
www.midwestenergynews.com www.midwestenergynews.com

It's been 50 years already?

\they just fly by like the gas stations I pass
 
2013-04-14 12:21:42 PM
Damnit!  I'm not sure why that picture posted twice.
 
2013-04-14 12:21:55 PM

Marshmallow Jones: Guido immediately starts fooling around with his phone with the neon cover on it.


What? No Bluetooth?
 
2013-04-14 12:22:47 PM

tiamet4: Damnit! I'm not sure why that picture posted twice.


I was wondering if you were going for some stereogram 3D effect.
 
2013-04-14 12:23:02 PM
Ah yes, the IPO-mobile.

When I lived in Silicon Valley, I could never figure out why my roommates would tell me the airport was 10 minutes away.  Then I asked them if they recycle.  "I think there's a recycling bin in the garage," one of them said.  So I went into the garage and there's a 911 and a 944, the former having a roll bar, camera mount, and 5-point belts.

I guess for many, at least many programmers, it's the first thing you think of when you suddenly have gobs of money.  In contrast, I decided to stay in grad school instead of becoming a developer, and 10 years after leaving, I have money but I still can't stop thinking like a graduate student.  Instead of thinking "I can buy a fancy car," I think, "I want another cup of coffee but I think a refill is like a dollar now."
 
2013-04-14 12:25:31 PM
You know what would have helped in this article? A side-by-side picture of a first-year 911 and a modern-day 911.
 
2013-04-14 12:26:18 PM

DeltaPunch: I also wanted one until I drove it. You wouldn't believe how the steering handle wouldn't.... turn... very well. And the engine! It was sooo loud, I think that baby was havin' serious issues with the... um ... clankernator.


They do that if they are low on blinker fluid.
 
2013-04-14 12:26:35 PM
The 911 is one of the finest cars in history. Subby, STFU and get back in your Hyundai.
 
2013-04-14 12:28:01 PM
I would have guessed the F-150
 
2013-04-14 12:28:25 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

did someone say 911?
 
2013-04-14 12:30:22 PM
Hey Autobot Jazz is a 911 and he's awesome! (Not the Bayformers Jazz douche)
 
2013-04-14 12:32:26 PM
When I hit the lottery, my first three phone calls will be to my lawyer, my accountant, and then  http://singervehicledesign.com/
 
2013-04-14 12:32:48 PM
I'd drive a Porsche... But I don't own a car at all.

/city pretentious prick
 
2013-04-14 12:33:21 PM

iamskibibitz: Hmmm... I was guessing BMW something or other...


THIS.

clatl.com
 
2013-04-14 12:34:56 PM
i test-drove a cayman a few months ago. it was a blast to drive - but having that engine right behind the headrests got old quick.
 
2013-04-14 12:35:37 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I wanted one until I drove one.  Cramped and prone to oversteer.  I went with a 560 SL. Also pretentious though slightly less douchy.


I kind'a wanted one until I drove one. Admittedly it was a '78 at a PCA event, but I was underwhelmed by the power and overall driving experience. That said, I am confident the newer watercooled models are far better, and in truth my 928 S4 was a hoot.
 
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