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  1. In reality only you can make the choice.

    In pretty much every measurable way the porsche is the better car, its faster, more comfortable, built better,  likely to depreciate less and in your situation has rear seats, however in non measurable ways its a bit numb and once you get used to the speed, quite boring.

    The exige sounds better and is more exciting if you do weekend countyside blasts or trackdays but if its for commuting or just having a nice drive out with the family then the porsche is what you need. Really different cars for different needs. When you decide what you need the right car falls in to place.

  2. I quite fancy either a big lumpy V8. Not really bothered what car its attached to so long as its obnoxious and sounds like an old muscle car.

    or a v12 sports car.

    There are a few cars that tick the first box for not too much money but the second option will always be expensive so that one may have to wait a few years.

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  3. Never owned one but I have been looking to buy one recently. Having driven a few Im not massively impressed, they sound ok but it needs an exhaust to liven it up. The F1 is horrid so manual is the only real choice. Speed/power is underwhelming but I think I may have fallen in to the trap of wanting to tick ferrari off the bucket list.. I disagree with the people above that say the F430 is a better looking car, personally i wouldn't have an F430 given but beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.

    Best thing to do is drive one and see if it excites you. Personally I prefer the sound and driving experience of the V6 exige but the ferrari is a nice thing to see on the drive.

  4. would a better solution not be to use the same mirrors and brackets as @alias23 and then have a purely cosmetic sleeve that covers them and adds some style. That way you get solid and stylish mirror mount (sorry Imran not trying to be negative on your current set up) I would imagine the sleeve would be cheaper and easier to produce as there is less testing and research needed as its not structural.

  5. On 14/08/2018 at 21:02, alias23 said:

    Looks like the 29th date is best for me ... just need to figure out if day or evening. @Crouchy could you push to a day?

    probably not. Already got a day at blyton park on 2/9 so unlikely to be able to sneak another full day off work. I will see what I can do

  6. @550superfast They seem fine on track. I was at spa 2 weeks ago and even through eau rouge there was no rubbing and its pretty high compression at that point. Its purely just when the steering is on full lock. The other thing to keep in mind is that the tyre wall is also much taller so your front ride height may need adjusting too.

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