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      11-16-2005, 11:44 AM   #16
e90 newbie

Drives: 2012 M3 E93
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern NJ

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I've never had the pleasure of owning a porsche, but have driven a friends 98 carrera (model 993 Last of the air cooled engines)

Opinions - As nicely as my new and old BMWs handled, the Porsche is on another level in terms of road and steering feel.

#1 - Porsche feels like your ass is almost glued to the ground. Most likely due to ride hight, but also the suspension, wheels and overall dynamics

#2 - Porsche suspension settings are much harder. This is not a car to take the family to the grocery market.

#3 - Steering has a very direct feel, similar to BMW, but magnified

Lastly, the porsche sound is very distinct. On any other car, I think the sound would be cause to run to the mechanic to say WTF. Air cooled engine sounds very different at idle and is a dream when revved up.

Porsche is my dream car, but for the same money as the 997 S with some (not all) options, you could get a vette and a BMW e90
E93 IL Blue M3 ZPP, ZCW