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The Porsche Guide For Tall People

By   June 14, 2018

Porsche 356

Porsche 356

I was recently approached by a coworker asking if I knew if a taller person can drive a Porsche 356 comfortably. He is about 6’4” tall and enjoys motorcycles and wants to get into sports cars. He is hoping to purchase a classic 356 coupe.

He mentioned that he wasn’t sure if such a small car would fit him. He knows that I’ve had the chance to drive all of Porsche’s modern sports car lineup and that my daily driver is an early Porsche Boxster. His opinion of the Boxster is that he definitely couldn’t fit into it, but this is all based on the outside appearance and not sitting inside.

So, can a taller driver enjoy driving a Porsche?

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New 2019 Nissan 370Z Or Used Porsche 911 (996) – What To Buy

By   June 1, 2018

Nissan 370Z or Porsche 996

Nissan 370Z or Porsche 996

Nissan announced the US pricing of the new 2019 Nissan 370Z models. The base 370Z Coupe equipping with a 6-speed manual transmission starts at $29,900 and prices go up from there. For that you get a sports car that pumps out 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque. 0-60 mph comes in a good 5.2 seconds. On the skidpad it is able to manage 0.89 g of lateral movement.

Not bad for a relatively inexpensive sports car (by today’s standards). But is there another option that rivals the performance and offers a more prestigious badge? While you could name a few typical options such as the Honda S2000 or the Lotus Elise, the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 matches up quite closely.

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What Do You Think Of A Corvette Engine In A Porsche

By   May 30, 2018

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

We’ve noticed somewhat of a trend lately, folks swapping Corvette V8’s into Porsche’s. We’ve seen some Porsche Boxster builds, some 944 builds and some 911 builds all with a big American V8 powering the performance machine.

Now there is a lot of controversy about such things. Many purists of any manufacture think it is wrong to put an engine from another marquee in the car. After all the engine is the heart of the car and as such shouldn’t you use the power plant that was intended?

But, is there room for such builds and do they make sense?

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Why I Bought A Porsche Instead Of A Ferrari

By   April 9, 2018

Ferrari Ownership

Ferrari Ownership

Not all that long ago for about $30,000 you could purchase a Ferrari 308 GTS / GTB. The same car in decent condition is now worth over $100,000 (nicer cars are often getting over $150,000). The 308 is a wonderful vintage Italian sports car, but maintenance costs (especially the engine out belt changes that need to be completed every few years) quickly add up. This makes it strictly a weekend driver.

You just can’t drive a Ferrari every day. There are various reasons for this and it is what led me to choose a Porsche over a Ferrari.

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