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    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    996tt - and i'm not even talking about mods - i'm talking about things that should just work for the lifetime of a car (like, say, the door locks, the gas filler tube, the gas gauge, the ECU, and various other retarded ill-fated engineering decisions made by the germans.)

    i love my car but, despite being a pretty quiet and calm person, i could rant on the design faults of the 996tt for a day or two.

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    I think its hit or miss with these 996TT's, I've encountered a ton of them that were absolutely perfect, and a dream with out issues, and then others that have been having a ton of miscellaneous issues.

    I have to agree with you, (if I had the means), then I wouldn't mind purchasing the LF-A if I knew it'd be the perfect reliable super car.

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    Last edited by Rasidel Slika; 05-29-2008 at 10:23 PM.

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    Very interesting tech stuff in those pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    considering how shitty my "fine german engineering" reliability has been, i'd have no problem spending that much on a toyota (if i could justify spending $200k on a new car.)

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    I'm with you on that Chuck. German engineering is always over engineering things that already work and then add so many relays to make it work their way. Knowing Lexus with their level of execution, this will be a car that will live up to it's name. Hopefully, it wil live up to the feel of an exotic as well to justify the price.

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    As an enthusiast, I would buy the F430 over the Lexus all day long. But I can see wealthy, middle-age, baby-boomer types preferring the lexus over the loud, uncomfortable, unreliable and expensive to service ferrari instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
    As an enthusiast, I would buy the F430 over the Lexus all day long. But I can see wealthy, middle-age, baby-boomer types preferring the lexus over the loud, uncomfortable, unreliable and expensive to service ferrari instead.
    I would think this Lexus would be expensive to maintain as well. I am seeing unconfirmed reports of the GT-R costing as much as $10-20k per annum, for mandatory service and maintenance.. and that car is ~$80k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
    As an enthusiast, I would buy the F430 over the Lexus all day long. But I can see wealthy, middle-age, baby-boomer types preferring the lexus over the loud, uncomfortable, unreliable and expensive to service ferrari instead.
    In my opinion, F430 > *

    In due time I will have my own F430, perhaps I'll jump into an F360 for some time, twin turbo it, sell it, then bump up to the F430.

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    $225K for a glorified Toyota? I don't think so. They'll get the first batch of suckers but beyond that it's gonna go the way of the VW Phaeton. Great car, great execution, but priced out of their target audiences range.

    Lexus, Nissan, all these companies coming out with a "supercar" will just never be able to match the feelings you get from having/driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. Yes the latter 3 have their faults, but nothing can replace the range of emotions that those 3 offer when you take them for a drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccns23 View Post
    $225K for a glorified Toyota? I don't think so. They'll get the first batch of suckers but beyond that it's gonna go the way of the VW Phaeton. Great car, great execution, but priced out of their target audiences range.

    Lexus, Nissan, all these companies coming out with a "supercar" will just never be able to match the feelings you get from having/driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. Yes the latter 3 have their faults, but nothing can replace the range of emotions that those 3 offer when you take them for a drive.
    have you driven one yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    have you driven one yet?

    Can't say that I have. I have no doubt that it will be an awesome performing car, however to me IMO they will never be what the other marqees are. Put the GTR next to a 355 and tell me which one is still gonna look great in 20 years? Performance is only one part of the driving experience. You have a 996 TT, how do you feel when you drive that car? I have a lowly Cayman and it puts a grin on my face from ear to ear everytime I start it up. And I never get tired of looking at it.

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