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Re: 944turbo v. ur-q
Sorry! I should have clarified in my comments that I did not mean disrespect
to any Porsche owners on the Q-list. If you're here, then without a doubt the
stereotype doesn't apply to you. And I have utmost respect for the cars (as I
also said in my last post.) But my comment _was_ inferring a "negative
connotation". Ever since I've been dealing with cars, "Porsche guys" have been
a "different breed". The "gold chain" crowd does cause part of this, but the
overall arrogance of Porsche owners as a group is a primary culprit. (And I'll
freely admit that marque jealousy plays a role as well.) Go to any multi-make
car show and ask owners of other marques their opinion of Porsche owners.
I'll be the first to admit that the Porsche stereotype is just that: a
stereotype. Not fair, but not completely unearned, either. Phil's comment said
it best. If a Porsche driver cuts somebody off, it's attributed to arrogance.
Drivers of other makes (like Audi's) typically get the benefit of the doubt .
The public sees it that way and so does law enforcement. Screw up in a
Porsche, you get no leeway. Owning both an Audi and a Porsche, I'd be very
surprised if you haven't noticed this.
So, sorry to have offended you, but IMO the "baggage" that comes with driving a
Porsche is very real... and detracts from the experience of owning and driving
one of the greatest cars ever built.