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      06-23-2009 07:14 AM #1

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      06-23-2009 07:32 AM #2
      Lovely, thanks. Gotta watch it at home.

    4. 06-23-2009 09:33 AM #3
      I've driven quite a few Porsche's and I must say the new Boxster S with PDK is really a lot of fun to drive. I love the end of the video when they not only say who won, but that the winner is a "much better car"! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    5. 06-23-2009 09:49 AM #4
      Nice video, but the BMW is just too heavy compared to the Porsche. I think they said about 200 kilos [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] That's like driving the Porsche with two line backers stuff somewhere in it. Considering the huge weight disadvantage I'd say the BMW didn't do too bad.

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      06-23-2009 09:51 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by koko12 »
      Nice video, but the BMW is just too ugly compared to the Porsche.


    7. 06-23-2009 09:53 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by koko12 »
      Nice video, but the BMW is just too heavy compared to the Porsche. I think they said about 200 kilos [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] That's like driving the Porsche with two line backers stuff somewhere in it. Considering the huge weight disadvantage I'd say the BMW didn't do too bad.

      Linebackers weigh 220 where you're from? Maybe you're talking college? Two quarterbacks would have been more accurate.

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      06-23-2009 10:07 AM #7
      nice, thanks for sharing.

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      06-23-2009 10:11 AM #8
      New Z4 = Trophy Wife Toy.

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      06-23-2009 12:15 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Phunkshon »
      From last night's show
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RShKBOHFVPo

      That was a shock. I didn't expect the new Z4 to do that badly, even with the new direction they've taken it. How the heck is the Boxster faster on the straights with all the torque the twin-turbo has? I would have expected the Porsche to beat it by being more agile, not more powerful. This was the Boxster S vs. the Sdrive35i, right?
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    11. 06-23-2009 12:46 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Bah Humbug »
      Linebackers weigh 220 where you're from? Maybe you're talking college? Two quarterbacks would have been more accurate.

      it was just a form of expression not to betaken so literal. The point was that the Z4 weights 440 pound more than the Boxter which is the equivalent of 2 very large men.

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      06-23-2009 12:56 PM #11
      For 8,500 pounds more... I should hope it performs better! Given the difference in price I think the Z4 did just fine...

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      06-23-2009 01:27 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Prail11 »
      For 8,500 pounds more... I should hope it performs better! Given the difference in price I think the Z4 did just fine...

      I think the PCCB option alone is around 8k and the brakes aren't going to make any difference to 99% of owners out there.
      The Boxster S is the better sports car. The Z4 is becoming more main stream so they want it to appeal to a wider audience which it now does unfortunatly that also means the car lounge despises it .
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      06-23-2009 01:55 PM #13
      It looks fantastic from this angle! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      If I got it in anything other than black, I'd have to get the top painted flat black, though. The top's shape is more like that of a soft top.

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