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Old 05-05-2002, 10:53 PM   #1
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If you could have one car which would it be....

Ferrari 360 Modena, Porsche 996 Twin Turbo, or BMW Z-8?? I would take the Porsche, better all around sports car. Its faster than the other two, but I think the ferrari looks the best.
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Old 05-05-2002, 10:55 PM   #2
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How can I get a Poll going for this thread??
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Old 05-05-2002, 10:58 PM   #3
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I would go with the 360, close call to the z8! I personally never seen someone drive a z8 on the road. I've seen 2 or 3 360's in my lifetime.
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Old 05-05-2002, 10:59 PM   #4
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Porsche for the same reasons. But the Ferrari is definitely a gorgeous car.

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Old 05-05-2002, 11:02 PM   #5
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Porsche takes a slight edge over the Ferrari for me because it is a reliable daily driver
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:05 PM   #6
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:07 PM   #7
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Someone post a pic of each car in this poll. =)
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:08 PM   #8
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Mercedes SL55...that's the reason I go to a college prep High School and work my ass off and the reason I will go to college....and the reason I will to go graduate school...and the reason I will work my way to the top of a company...and u get the point...I love the new SL55...that car is so phat...it's not the most expensive, or the fastest, but it's a classy sports car...enough said...

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Old 05-05-2002, 11:11 PM   #9
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The new SL is sweet, but in the end I think "there is no subsitute" when it comes to Porsche. The greatest sports car ever created. Its got every day driveability, will smoke anything on the road and will perform like nothing else on the track. My best friends dad has a silver 996 TT and the thing is my dream car.
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:18 PM   #10
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to go along with my above quote

I am not sure if this is an SL55 but u get the idea...
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:29 PM   #11
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i would take the 360 Modena over those two hehe. It just looks...classy
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hmm.. tough call between Ferrari and Porsche... but I'll take the Porsche 996 Twin Turbo

if it was the new Ferrari Maranello, I dunno what I'd choose though. hahah
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:43 PM   #13
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Although I like the 550 a hundred times better than the 360, I would still take the 360 over the 996 turbo. One reason. It's a Ferrari. I don't care that the turbo is faster. You can't beat a naturally aspirated V8 that makes such a nice noise. Plus it's a Ferrari. Nothing more can be said about that. It's more rare too so the 360 in black would be my choice although I love the turbo so much too.
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:54 PM   #14
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that's easy. Z8 for sure.


what's the price difference in all these however??


The reason I state Z8 has nothing to do w/ performance. Both the 360 and Turbo will beat out the Z8 pretty easily.. and not to mention the Z8 is a convertible. however... the limited availibility and unbelievable mystique of this car far surpasses a 360 modena or a 996 turbo. Personally, i don't even like the 360 Modena.. i like the 355 better. The turbo is my second choice because its ****ing crazy fast and.. DUH.. a porsche. 550 maranello is the top choice if that was added.. but it wasn't, cuz the price range is different.


If you were specific and talked about just performance i'd obviously go w/ the turbo. Styling i would go w/ the Z8. Sound: Ferrari.

Here is a good example: BMW only comes out w/ a super car of this prestige every so often.. point in case: The BMW M1. The BMW M1 holds much more prestige and "WOW" factor than a first generation porsche turbo, or ferrari from the same decade. The Z8 is gonna do the same thing.. the limited availability is the key factor here. that's why the SL 55 will never have anything on the Z8 either.

There is gonna be anohter bodystyle Z8. There will be another 3xx ferrari... but odds are.. unless old Bangle screws this up... the Z8 will never change and there won't be many more to get.
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:35 AM   #18
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I drive past Ferrari of Seattle everyday, and I never get bored at looking at any of them... so I'd take the modena, I just love how it looks, although the turbo is faster...not considerably for regular drivers tho
as for Z8, they look 'ok', they perform 'ok'......
if it's gonna be my only car i'd take the turbo, Razor's mom drives hers daily from what he said, right Matt?
otherwise I'd take the modena
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Re: to go along with my above quote

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I am not sure if this is an SL55 but u get the idea...
god thats a waste of money imo. A MB IS NOT A SPORTS CAR. Its ment for touring and in that case i would go with the new 575. Enough said. Personally my dads in that boat right now dinan3xI, i think hes leaning towards the 360 b/c he might keep his 996 cab as a everyday driver. I just love the ferrari, the z8 doesn't do that much for me. It depends what u want if ur going everyday driver then i know 2 people who drive 996tt's everyday. But i personally wouldn't even consider anything but the modena.
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