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Old 01-05-2017, 11:42 PM   #85
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Yeah, but a GT4 would be faster and effortlessly so. This is also a reason I haven't gone FI. I do want more power, but it's such a pointless thing. Less power definitely slows me down. 300 HP in our car would be a problem. 400 would be a major problem.
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You need something REALLY slow / down on grip to make an effective "fun at legal speeds" car. As in, full vintage car status-- horrible (but fun!) suspension, no power, bad brakes, bicycle tyres, etc
I drove a friend's manual-equipped Kia Soul recently. No idea how much power it was making, but it was entertaining in the "drive a slow car fast" kind of way. NA 1.6L Miatas also come to mind lol.
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You guys are explaining exactly why I don't have a Porsche. Too fast for the street. Hence twins.

This is one of the reasons I have gone back to a twin. I may make mine faster, but the car is still pretty fun at 45mph, where as my P-cars not as much. Of course I live in flat and straight Oklahoma, if I had more twisties and hills I may feel different.

But smiles/fun per dollar the twins win in my book. And if you are on a budget (cause two new kids came at you in the last 2 years) then they work damn well.
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But smiles/fun per dollar the twins win in my book. And if you are on a budget (cause two new kids came at you in the last 2 years) then they work damn well.
IMO more "hardcore" 2 seaters are more fun for less money, but the FR-S is probably some of the most fun you can have on a budget, and still have passengers/grocery/luggage still fit in the back all at the same time.
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This is one of the reasons I have gone back to a twin. I may make mine faster, but the car is still pretty fun at 45mph, where as my P-cars not as much. Of course I live in flat and straight Oklahoma, if I had more twisties and hills I may feel different.

But smiles/fun per dollar the twins win in my book. And if you are on a budget (cause two new kids came at you in the last 2 years) then they work damn well.
Congratulations of the two kids. Family is important. Enjoy life.

It's funny because I'm on the other end of the spectrum of life. Mid 50's, great health, 30 years of marriage and retirement less than 10 years away.

Put 2 sons through college with no remaining tuition debt.

Loved my BRZ. Always wanted a Porsche.
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Congratulations of the two kids. Family is important. Enjoy life.

It's funny because I'm on the other end of the spectrum of life. Mid 50's, great health, 30 years of marriage and retirement less than 10 years away.

Put 2 sons through college with no remaining tuition debt.

Loved my BRZ. Always wanted a Porsche.
Well I'm 40. Got married a couple years ago and having kids a little later in life. But I got the energy for it. I have had 4 different P-cars. I am starting family later because I spent my late 20s and all of my 30s running a small aviation company I started. Instead of a wife and kids, I have grown my company from 3 to 15 employees. Which is like having kids, even if a number of them are older than me.

So I've done a few things backwards. But i will have more Pcars, for sure.
If you haven't had the chance to own a Porsche or any car you fantasize about.....then i highly recommend it. I also recommend a wife that is as excited about cars as you. My wife is thrilled when I start buying mods for our cars. And she runs better times on the track than most.
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2) a PDK 987.2 is a no brainer
3) I do miss my BRZs
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I have a 2016 vette and an older vette. My older vette was a money pit. I would not buy a used vette and definitely would not buy a used Porsche. I have a dead Porsche in my driveway sitting next to my dead older vette. I got sick of throwing money at both of them and did say f%&* it and bought a new one.

That said, if I didn't have the funds for the new vette, I would get the BRZ.
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I have a dead Porsche in my driveway
What kind? :3

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IMO more "hardcore" 2 seaters are more fun for less money, but the FR-S is probably some of the most fun you can have on a budget, and still have passengers/grocery/luggage still fit in the back all at the same time.
The twins absolutely own at this. I honestly can't imagine another car that does what the BRZ does: RWD driver's car, super frugal, very useful. Most of the things that hit two of those boxes miss the third.
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Well, you could have a Mustang. Lol!
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I have a dead Porsche in my driveway sitting next to my dead older vette.
No doubt the chassis is worth more than the car figuratively speaking in the case of the 86

I'm betting you have a 2006-2009 cayman?
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That said, if I didn't have the funds for the new vette, I would get the BRZ.
I have a GT4 and ordered a 2017 BRZ.
I will keep both.
The BRZ is my all around favorite car.

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I have a GT4 and ordered a 2017 BRZ.
I will keep both.
The BRZ is my all around favorite car.
Nice, you can't really beat the Twins for daily driving. Although I wouldn't mind doing it to a GT4 as well.
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