Apples and oranges.
These are two great marques (I've driven both) and have polarizing fan base and market draw. Buy what you like.
I would probably cringe less to have a Porsche in the shop than a Ferrari! 8)
..... well since we are hearing opinons.... yes there is a wrong choice if you honestly want a Porsche insted of a Ferrari. The way I see it, the BEST way to look at it is you take the worst of each. Any 19 year old with four grand can buy a 914. Not many people can have a Ferrari (the 348 I know I know...)
They really are apples and oranges, but after looking at a 250GTO and a old 911 next to it.... seriously. 8)
Discussing the current incarnation of Ferrari vs. Ferrari of the 60's is like discussing the current incarnation of Gibson for guitars, Stradivarius for strings, or even Aston Martin (which we all know who is owned by these days).... the golden years are gone, and there will never be a 250GTO or a 166MM ever again.
....but if I have to choose between a 360 or a GT2..... fughetaboutit.
Anyways, the two will always be, and always have been, apples and oranges.
Besides, just think of Porsche at its essence, the VW Bug. :lol:
I think Porsche's designers fell asleep 30 years ago and no one has bothered to wake them up, but they have made some wonderful cars. I think most of the hostility thats being generated is due to the fact that ferrari's are 150k more expensive ... whatever, I prefer the shade of rosso corsa over gaurds red.
A very good friend of mine currently owns four Porsches, a 1970 911E; 1972 911S Targa; a genuine 1973 RS lightweight (this is the 250 GTO of Porsches) and a 993 Carrera coupe.
He also owned a 246 Dino and a 512 Boxer. All his cars have been concourse standard and I consider him one of the greatest afficionados I know.
His equates the Porsche to your wife and the Ferrari to your mistress. The Porsche is great to drive, reliable, great to see day in day out and tough. The Ferrari is for the other times when you are looking for something a bit fiery, temperamental and passionate.
I tend to agree with him. My ideal? A Porsche for the weekdays and a Ferrari for the weekends!
Nice topic, I think Ferrari & Porsche will be always some non liniar opponents. All want to compare them but at the same time they can not be comparable =) I like them both, but Ferrari the most. Ferrari I like for its spirit and atmosphere, porsche for its order and conceptionalism, asf...
It is said that now many legendary names became victims of corporationalism. Even if Ferrari is owned by FIAT, it is guaranteed with freedom, and porsche is free for now, but we can not say the same about Aston Martin, Bufattia and Lamborghini...... Sad...
I agree with both of the above two posts. ferraris and porsches cannot ever be compared back to back. Both cars, price aside, represent something intangible and therefore cant be examined under a microscope. They both have their perks and I, for one, am not qualified to dispute them.
I would have no problem owning a porsche. I wouldnt be able to afford a porsche mind you solely because all of my money has gone into ferraris :green: :green: :green:
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