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No, not a race at all...just big kudos from the driver!<p>Last night as I was driving home from work, a hole in the traffic opened up on the Hutch just before it turned to the Merritt in Greenwich. For some reason, people seem to love the left lane and loathe the right lane on this stretch of highway. In lighter rush hour, cars (usually slower moving) will line up for what seems like a mile in the left lane and leave the right lane almost completely empty. It's a 2 lane pkwy so no middle lane. Anyway, when I had an opening to safely get around some of the slower movers, I did. The guy in the Mustang GT behind me apparently had the same idea....but I wasn't waiting around. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I had to pull into the parkway Mobil in Greenwich since I had little to no gas left and a second later, in came the Mustang. As we were both filling up, the driver walked over to me with a huge smile on his face saying, "Now, that's impressive, you just took off like a burst...I had no idea...is that an automatic?" We chatted for a minute or so. He was really surprised and impressed with the Volvo, especially how he though it bolted away from him when I hit the gas at speed. Really nice guy...gave a big smile and waive when he exited the parkway in Stamford.<p>Now, this wasn't a race and I know the GT has cojones enough to give the R a real race if he wanted to push it, but it was still nice to to get the 'thumbs up' from another car guy about the R.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. (well, not really vs.) '06 Mustang GT (Sue Esponte)

those are the kind of people that are cool to run into!<br>its the ricers that try to race you all the time that are a real PITA.<p>I remember some time back, when I had the T5, I was going down the highway early in the morning and I came upon an old school Porsche (model ??) and the guy started to speed up as I got close to him so we went for a friendly sprint and the volvo pulled away but as i slowed down to +5mph, I got two thumbs up as he drove by. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I remember some time back, when I had the T5, I was going down the highway early in the morning and I came upon an old school Porsche (model ??) and the guy started to speed up as I got close to him so we went for a friendly sprint and the volvo pulled away but as i slowed down to +5mph, I got two thumbs up as he drove by. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds like a kill story to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Glad to hear that a T5 beat a porsche but I'm hoping it wasn't a 914 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. (blackTT55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Sounds like a kill story to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Glad to hear that a T5 beat a porsche but I'm hoping it wasn't a 914 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>914 is no slouch, one of them beat me by 10 cars length on Ramona Blvd. <p>I was laughing so hard I forgot to accelerate! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. (stevectsai)

Whenever I take my "R" the Gas station or the track I get positive feedback: Volvo finally made a good looking car, that car is fast what's in that thing, and it handles prettry good lastly, that's an automatic!!!. Now if I can just remember how to reduce the traction control. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by cloaked at 3:31 PM 6-27-2006</i>
 

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Re: R vs. (cloaked)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cloaked</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Now if I can just remember how to reduce the traction control.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't remember how to reduce the traction control but if you press the TRACS button 5 times it will make your car disappear....kinda like Wonder Woman's jet.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. (blackTT55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sounds like a kill story to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Glad to hear that a T5 beat a porsche but I'm hoping it wasn't a 914 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>nah...just a friendly go-at-it...and NOT at ridiculous speeds either.<p>no idea what model it was <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">no idea what model it was <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Porsche hasn't had that many production models over the years. Unless its a rare car (e.g., 550, 959, Carrera GT etc.) it's gotta be a variant of one of the following: <p>356 - You'd most likely recognize this.<br>911 (all variants, incl 930) - Same as above. Only the slantnose variant really strays from the iconic design.<br>912 - You'd think it was a 911, so see 356.<br>914 & 914/6 - You said it wasn't a VW errr...I mean this model.<br>924 (incl. 931) - Looks like a 944 with bike reflectors.<br>944 - Probably know what this looks like, too.<br>928 - I'm assuming you know what one of these looks like - popup headlights.<br>968 - Looks like an updated 944 with 928-ish pop-up lights.<br>Boxster - If you don't know what this is, you're living in a log.<br>Cayman - See comment on Boxster.<br>Cayenne - Doesn't really count but I'm sure you know what it looks like.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>924 (incl. 931) - Looks like a 944 with bike reflectors.<br>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>ROTFLMAO!!!<p>Toooo funny Eric.
 

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Re: R vs. (needsdecaf)

Quote, originally posted by Sue Esponte » <br>924 (incl. 931) - Looks like a 944 with bike reflectors.<br>-Eric<br> <p>I never knew the purpose for the 924. Was it there for people who couldn't afford the 944? Kind of like a 944 wannabe?<p>Anyways the 944 turbo was awesome. My favorite Porsche of all time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. (blackTT55)

Same thing as the 912 (basically a 4 cyl 911), the 924 was a poor man's or entry level 944.<p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't remember how to reduce the traction control but if you press the TRACS button 5 times it will make your car disappear....kinda like Wonder Woman's jet.<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Same thing as the 912 (basically a 4 cyl 911), the 924 was a poor man's or entry level 944.<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE>back then the Mustang was the poor man's Porsche
 

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With all due respect to the Mustang, it was never a poor man's 944 - especially an '80s Mustang. It's like calling the 'Vette a poor man's 911. One aspiring to own either rarely aspires to own the other one since their qualities appeal to such different wants and people.<p>The C6 is a great car but it would never replace a 911 in my garage and that statement has nothing to do with how quickly the C6 accelerates or performs in the slalom.<p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With all due respect to the Mustang, it was never a poor man's 944 - especially an '80s Mustang. It's like calling the 'Vette a poor man's 911. One aspiring to own either rarely aspires to own the other one since their qualities appeal to such different wants and people.<p>The C6 is a great car but it would never replace a 911 in my garage and that statement has nothing to do with how quickly the C6 accelerates or performs in the slalom.<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE> I wasn't model specific and back in the 1980's with the intro. of 302 HO 2bbl Carb GT '82 it was often referred to in car magazines as the poor man's porsche which I didn't appreciate since I owned more than one Mustang in the 80's. BTW you're right no one should ever call the Corvette especially the Z06 a poor man's Porsche. <br><BR><BR>
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Eric, your story gives me hope... not only did you see a Mustang, but it was a V8 model and was driven by a car enthusiast. Amazing! I must encounter 5 per hour, all V6s decked out with hardcore racing stripes driven by someone who doesn't know their car is available in V8 or manual <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have seen a few tastefully modded Mustang GTs, and when done right those things look amazing. They have a very clean and pure shape. The stock exhaust also sounds pretty decent. I'm still waiting to see a GT500 though...<p>And the Merrit/Hutch is insane. I drove on it the first time last week during rush hour. I think people are scared of the abrupt exit/entrances that have no on or off-ramps, so that's why they like to pile into the left lane. I also saw a Titanium R and gave a thumbs up, the woman driving didn't notice! <p>I'm guessing that wasn't you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And <b>C</b>orvettes and <b>P</b>orsches are like <b>C</b>oke and <b>P</b>epsi. Love both and I'll take one of each please <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Same thing as the 912 (basically a 4 cyl 911), the 924 was a poor man's or entry level 944.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Except the 924 came first and was replaced by the 944 if I remember correctly. Therefore, both were not offered at the same time so one can't be considered "entry level". Both the 924 and 944 were "entry level" Porsches.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Same thing as the 912 (basically a 4 cyl 911), the 924 was a poor man's or entry level 944.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There were actually two 912s. The first one was actually pretty neat with a real overhead cam Porsche four cylinder (available from the 356 Carrera 2000 model). The last one (mid '70s 912E) just had a pushrod Volkswagen engine! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> ...Still a great handling (albeit weak) sportscar though.<p>356 bathtub still my fav...<p><br>EDIT: I drove a 912 with a 4-cam 4 cyl engine at an SCCA event held at an abandoned air force base in Texas in '71 or '72. After writing this and searching some of the Porsche FAQs, I realize that must have been a rather unique car. I now suspect someone might have done an engine swap from an earlier 356 Carrera.<p>Does anyone know if Porsche ever put the 4-cam 4 cylinder engines in the 912/911 body from the factory? I now wonder if the car I drove was assembled by some aftermarket tuner? If it was, whoever did it was a genius. It sure looked factory enough...<br> <br>(sorry about the thread hijack)<BR><BR>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>if you press the TRACS button 5 times it will make your car disappear....kinda like Wonder Woman's jet.<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL...that's funny.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...if you press the TRACS button 5 times it will make your car disappear....kinda like Wonder Woman's jet.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No need. Volvos are already invisible to most people. You'd have to put a big whale-tail spoiler or something on one to be seen. I think Volvo ships a full-time active cloaking device with each car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Except the 924 came first and was replaced by the 944 if I remember correctly. Therefore, both were not offered at the same time so one can't be considered "entry level".</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think the 924 was introduced to the US in '77 or '78 and the 944 came in around '82 or '83. Both were available in the US at the same time for a good 5+ years since I think the 924 soldiered on in one form or another until around '88 or so.<p>-Eric
 
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