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Old 07-16-2015, 06:08 PM
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I just traded in my 2012 911 for a 2015 Stingray. I couldn't be happier for many reasons including more value for the money and more dealership availability. I have no sellers remorse.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:10 PM
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Another interesting thing: I'm in S CA on business right now. Last two days have driven from LAX to Costa Mesa, then to Malibu, then back to LAX. Saw 1 C7. Saw uncountable Porsches.
Same here in SoCal, I only saw one C7 during these 3 months, but maybe 100+ Porsches...
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the short answer is yes, the long answer is hell yes.
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I believe I'm in a credible position to state the following - I'm on my 6th Corvette (c6 Z06), my dad has a 11' Grand Sport and a Porsche 911 (997 Carrera) I've driven 991, 997 and 996 Porsche's plenty of times.

If you are fortunate enough to afford both DO IT. IMO two of the best sports cars on the road and on sale today.

911s tend to be better all around, not to say they don't have some major weak points and personally they don't pull at my heart strings as much as Corvettes do but I see why 911s are lusted after whether its for status, looks, or simply the way they go about driving down the road.

THE most wonderful thing about both the Corvette and 911 is the line up of different models and packages available.
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Front engine with a big V8 and RWD > anything else

imo of course
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Corvette all day even if the prices were vice-versa!! IMO, C7 is better looking interior & exterior and while both cars are fun to drive, I would take the Corvette!!
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Yup! I'd buy 2 Vettes instead, a coupe and a convertible. :-).
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:33 PM
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I can afford a 911.

I'd take a C7 over one any day.

Now if I could afford a 911 Turbo AWD things would be different

But those who say the Corvette interior is better than the Porsche have not spent time in one. The design may not float your boat but the material quality and feel is excellent and much nicer than the Corvette.

One thing I will say about Porsche 911 drivers around here is they do drive them year round and they are a more complete car for the most part for all 4 seasons especially in AWD.
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Originally Posted by Dano W View Post
If you can afford the Porsche 911, would you still buy the Corvette?
I could easily afford a 911 (or many other cars/models) but chose to buy a C7.
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I've had both and much prefer the Corvette. The V8 sound and torque best fits every day driving plus people feel you are more approachable to talk in the Vette. The Porsche may have higher limits but I always had to insanely exceed speed limit to feel I was controlling the car and not just along for the ride. Every get away from a light, every upshift and every downshift in the Vette just sounds and feels good to me no matter the speed.
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Yes I can and yes I would. That simple.
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I dove P-cars for several years before they were truly popular. Loved them, but will not likely ever own another - it's not that I don't like them for I do. It's just that I have different priorities these days...

Today I split the DD duties between a C7 and an old Ferrari - when I walk out of the house in the morning I ask myself, "Are you gonna drive the fun car, or are you going to drive the fun car?" ... switching my gaze from one car to the other.

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Corvette all day long. Only Porsche I ever liked was the 928, the 911 just never did anything for me. I always looked at a 911 and thought meh?

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I've always lusted after the 911 Turbo ever since seeing my uncles red one when he used to visit for the holidays. Beyond that, I recently drove a friends Cayman S and was completely underwhelmed. So I guess a nicely optioned Corvette is in my DNA until I can cough up 180k on a 911 Turbo.
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I could afford a Porsche. I had to talk myself into liking the looks of the Porsche. I would see one and say, "That's a cute little car."

Well, I didn't want cute, I didn't want little. But when my wife and I saw the Stingray, that's all it took. The sexiness of the Corvette totally outdoes the Porsche to me.

The better pricing and the less expensive maintenance of the Corvette is only icing on the cake.
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Silly Question Corvette unless you want to spend $190,000
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Why would you. IMO they are ugly, sound funny too!
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While I love Porsche I love styling and performance even more therefore my vote goes to the C7 that being said however I would take a 911T or GT3 over a Z06 and with that being said, if there was a car out there that brand new costs the same or lower than the C7 that was faster and looked better (IMO) then I would go with it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
The 911 is a very complete package, and probably superior to the Stingray in quite a few ways. On the track, it's probably more satisfying to drive, if perhaps not as fast.

But the reality is that few of these cars will ever be tracked. And the current 911, like all late model Porsche's is just ugly. It's gone from classic, to tired, to being about as interesting to look at as a refrigerator. The front-end, in particular, is just fugly.

And lifetime maintenance costs on the Porsche are likely to be 3 or 4 times as high. Maybe even more.

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