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Me - 944 + 968 = ?

hmm...
This summer will be interesting, I've decided I am going to buy another vehicle... I could either buy a nice motorcycle (crotch rocket of course), or a faster Porsche.
I don't really want to get rid of my 944, but, what do you guys think?
Will a 20 year old with clean driving record be good enough on insurance (if no 944)?
I think I could sell the 44, and save up some dough over the summer, and put about half down on a 968. But I think I'd rather have a 951, but I dunno... hehe
If I got a 951, I'd want to keep the 44, but I don't think I could pay insurance for both, even with the 44 being liability only after its paid off. I hate decisions... At least I decided not to go with a 911SC, I don't think I really know enough about those cars to pick one up just yet (I'd like to be able to work on it myself).
Dunno... any interesting comments or decision making help?
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Sell the 944, buy a 951, And get a rocket!!! You gotta have some 2 wheel fun!
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I would go for a 951, pick one up that needs nothing.
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Well buy me a 951 or 968 and I MIGHT let you drive it,there that was easy.....
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If all goes well I'll have a 951 by the end of summer (I plan on working 2 jobs this summer). And then if all goes well I will be buying a Suzuki GSX-R 750 when I graduate highschool (may of next year).
I say buy a 951 and begin the build process...either that or a 951 and something like a Honda CBR 600F2.
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Ahmet..
you have your Turbo listed as Diamond blue.... I've been told my car is Sapphire Metallic.. but it looks like your car.. hmm.. ..
your NA is also very sharp.. how wide are the tires on the NA?.. they look HUGE!!
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20 year old + crotch rocket=roadkill. OK so maybe I'm showing my 30-something attitude. But I know if my father didn't slap some sense into me when I was in my late teens then I'd have gotten a motorcycle and been a smear on the highway.

I'd say if you have the money get a 968. Better low-end torque and off the line faster than a 951. But the top end of a 951 is some serious fun! And about half as expensive. Tough decision.
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Frank B, thanks for the compliments.

The tires that have been on that car ranged from 215/60/15 to 225/50/15s, 245/50/15s, 225/50/17s, 245/45/17s and 255/45/17s.

It's also gone through a lot of change in track width as well. It's been anywhere between stock and almost 3 inches wider!
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I've been meaning to check the color code of the turbo, maybe I'll do that today.
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20 year old + crotch rocket=roadkill. OK so maybe I'm showing my 30-something attitude. But I know if my father didn't slap some sense into me when I was in my late teens then I'd have gotten a motorcycle and been a smear on the highway.
I hope I have more sense than to end up roadkill, I'm not the type to go flying around... I just want the fun of tossing it around corners and such...
Probably still a bad idea.

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I'd say if you have the money get a 968. Better low-end torque and off the line faster than a 951. But the top end of a 951 is some serious fun! And about half as expensive. Tough decision.
I want off the line fun, but I guess the 951 is cheaper, and with just a few mods will be fast enough for me.

BTW, I've never driven the P-car over 100mph (that was even following my mom hehe)...
Got our cougar to 115 once, but that was my only trip over 100.
So, I just want 0-speed limit and cornering fun.

I could probably work our insurance to be the same if I kept my 944 as liability only, then did the 951 under full coverage, since the two have the same cost on insurance (yay!)
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Buy a motorcycle, definately. Take the money you'd spend on a 968, and get something like a really nice Ducati 748SPS, or a 998S. You'll LOVE it

Personally, I'd get a 968 over a 951 (if I had the dough) because of the improved looks, larger displacement, and I've heard they are more reliable. The 6 speed gearbox is nice too.
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Keep the 944, put $2000/ year in a good IRA till you're 50.
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if you want off the line fun, get a 99 clk 430.. that mofo is fast.. in a scary Plymouth kind of way.... just MY 2 cents.. ....

1.2 gees.... Are Sapphire and Diamond Blue the same color just different codes?.. hmm.. they look the same to my aging eyes....
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I would keep the 944 and buy the bike if you can afford it. The GSXR is alot for a first bike though. I rode for many years, and you will lay the bike down. I wouldn't consider anything with a full farring untill I layed down my third or fourth bike. Its just to expensive to repair unless you want to learn fiberglass repair. Its not that hard. Buy a nice looking helmet that you like and will wear all the time. Also dress the part gloves, boots, long pants and a leather jacket. I have no scars to show and its due to the equipment I wore. I saw a guy lay a bike down and he was only wearing a tshirt. His back looked like raw meat.
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Brad.....u could always keep that beautifull cougar of yours.......

Me - 944 + Cougar =




Just keep the 44'.......... in a few years get the porsche you want
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Be like me, keep the 944 and buy a bike. You will never regret owning a bike. Also, don't buy the best/fastest bike out there. That is a GREAT way to get killed. Instead, buy a nice starter bike, like the CBRF2 that Gearhead suggested and use the money left over to buy real gear for riding. It is just stupid to ride with out it. You are asking for trouble.

Don't buy a Ducati like Slowtoady suggested, not worth the money at all. Just like a new 911. For those with little wangs and need to impress the ladies.

And don't take Trevors advice either. As good of an idea that it is to invest in your retirement, an IRA is not the way to go. Especially right now.


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AE also had good advice, "Just keep the 44'.......... in a few years get the porsche you want"

pay cash so you don't join the rat race like everyone else and get burried alive with credit.
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Don't buy a Ducati like Slowtoady suggested, not worth the money at all. Just like a new 911. For those with little wangs and need to impress the ladies.
Ducati makes a WONDERFUL motorcycle. They can be picky, and they have their quirks, but hell, you guys own Porsche's..you should be used to it. They may not be as top end fast as the Jap bikes, but they are some of the best handling motorcycles on the planet. Similar too, to Porsche. The styling is second to, well, none; although that is more a matter of opinion.

Ducati fills a niche. Going fast anywhere but straight. They aren't for everyone, if you want to get on and ride for 5 hours and not have a back ache or numb wrists, don't buy it. If you should fancy to get on and carve up some twisty roads for awhile and have the time of your life doing it, Ducati is the way to go. I don't think it's quite fair to say "not worth the money at all".

I do, however, agree with you on the 911. My friends dad had a 996, and his wife a 993, I'd take the 993 anyday.

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Oh yea, just thought I'd mention I probably shouldn't have suggest a Ducati for a new rider, but I have a Duc fetish...If you went with a sport/superbike, the CBR would be the way to go probably. And for goodness sakes, buy a set of leathers. You'll be thankful for every last cent when/if you crash.

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How many Ducattis have you ridden Slow toady? I rode my cousins pink Sazuki once, scared the hell out of me. I personally like the Triumphs but they are probably too slow for you. With the up-turning economy I do think that the IRA is definately the way to go.
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Hey Trevor, don't you think if I was about speed I'd buy a Suzuki or another Jap bike since speed wise, they kick the **** out of a Ducati? Ducati's were built to HANDLE. Not go fast in a straight line (a base model 748 does all of...144. The R does like 157.). I've ridden a base 748 and my brother's GSXR-600. Nothing crazy, neighborhood stuff (no license, no insurance, + underage == no roads).

I also happen to like almost all motorcycles, not just Ducati. I'm a big fan of BMW (dad's got a K1200LT), Aprilia, Yamaha, MV Agusta, and Laverda. Mostly anything that doesn't say "Harley Davidson", in fact.

Oh yea, Triumpth(sp?) makes a hell of a bike. Slow? The Daytona is pretty damn fast...I almost bought an old Bonneville(sp?) to rebuild as a project to satisfy my burning desire for something with an engine.

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