The 993 and 997 series 911's are superb for styling.
The 996 is the just awful...sorry.
99 Zanardi #24/50 Red/Black 28k Bone stock
02 911 Turbo 9k Speed Yellow/Black 6 speed
Well you can't put a gt2 next to a base 996 to compare the overall look of the car. But damn the early 996 headlights was uglier than I remembered.
94 Brookland Green 5 speed
Best E.T. 13.559
Best Trap speed 107.62 mph.
after 15 years of owning my 93 I have one major regret. I wish I had not got the Berlina Black.......
maybe one other minor regret......cheaping out on some of the C/F goodies......just buy the good stuff right off.....
now back to the original topic... i also regret cheaping out on tires sometimes..
Lesson learned rather than regret, sending my car out to shops I ended up doing work myself I paid shops to do, while away. Money waisted!!! Regret was putting the car through the turmoil. She is on par now. THANK GOD!!!
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(R.I.P SENNA Len3.8, Jeff Racerxjling)
I regret getting the NSX because i can't stop myself from spending all my money modding it. I keep saying, "I'll just do this and I'll stop..." and a week later I get something else. Right now I am saying to myself once I get my wheels on and lower it, I'll be good for a while, but I also have a shopping cart full of stuff on SoS just waiting for me to check out.
90 Nissan 300ZX TT Black
91 Acura NSX Formula Red
-not driving the nsx as much as i should
-not doing my research on the different types of nsx-r spoilers available (purchased 3 different spoilers)
-not installing my aftermarket parts because it does enhance the performance of the nsx
As for the 996, the TT is a bad @ss ride. May not feel as exotic, but the performance is incredible and the looks are very modern as compared to the 91-01 NSX which seem dated to me both inside & out. I get a few more looks in the NSX, but everyone knows what a Porsche is all about.
I regret not being rich when the Xs came out.
1993 NSX GPW
1993 toyota MR2 turbo
1989 toyota MR2 SC
I regret not throwing a fit to get Honda to send over the NSX-R. Either NA1 or NA2. Furthermore, I kinda regret not absolutely hammering an R around Suzuka when I had the chance.
Both are excellent drivers.
Shawn - 3.6L ITB'd Stroker
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not a singular act but a habit.
98 Lovefab Monte Carlo Blue NSX, 04 Viper Silver Noble M500,05 911 Turbo S Cab,08 Audi Q7-New Hauler
2013 Evoque Prestige - Hauls Kids, 2011 Ibis White R8 V10 Coupe, 08 E93 M3-Sold, 01 Audi Allroad-Alive again
In reference to the 993 vs 996 vs 997 styling-wise, yeah the 996 front headlights may look dated, but Porsche had to do something. It was the first foray out of their traditional styling ( 993 is a gorgeous car, but mostly bodywork modified from earlier 911s and you can tell ) and the first water-cooled 911.
Porsche was working themselves into a styling corner, and still are honestly. As a car of many firsts for Porsche, I think the 996 is a great car and a great bargain today aside from the RMS issues of which the 996TT isn't subject.
I still very much prefer the NSX's hideaway headlamps, even if they are a hallmark of the 90s. They preserve the hoodline while retracted, and they look like they "fit" when extended. Handsome. You can also turn on the parking lights/ hazards without extending them.
1999 Nissan Silvia Spec R Aero #9463. Black Obsidian on Jersey int.
1970 Datsun 240Z Series 1 #7356. 904 white on blue interior. Second owner.
1991 Acura NSX. Black/Ivory #2402 *SOLD*
*SOLD* Several DDs and S30Zs. Looking for '89-'90 BNR32.
I'm regretting not making this thread earlier... LOL... 5 pages already. All interesting stories.
'05 silverstone. CTSC. Arc Titanium. GT1-F1 headers. KW Competition dampers. Stoptech BBK. VRH lift.
I'm not even sure what I "regret" -- but have this odd feeling that I want a late model NSX -- even though I have a perfect model 91 with 54k miles on her - and I only put about 2k miles on her per year. And yet I think (again, for some unkonwn reason) I want to replace her with a later model NSX. What the hell is wrong with me??? Its all good though ! Jay
1991 NSX Red / Black (Sold)
2001 NSX Silverstone / Onyx
I regret that OyATL modified (had to?) his avatar. I looked forward to his posts just so I could spend a few moments admiring the fit of that shirt!!
'95 Formula Red 5 spd, '68 Triumph TR250, '65 Honda S600, '05 Honda Rune, '08 F350 Crew 4X4 Power Stroke,'12 Ridgeline Touring (wifes) '10 SL63 AMG (wifes) sad that her car has more hp than all mine together!!!
i regret reading page 5 of this thread... it's all about 911s...
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