Originally Posted by Integra96
I never understood this perspective. Porsche makes some of the best sports cars in the world. The type of people who buy one to advertise that they can afford a 911 just don't get it - and are probably fairly miserable people to be around.
I would happily drive one of these "chick cars".
It is because Porsche engineered the cars that way. They built the boxster and cayman to be artificially inferior than their iconic 911. I hate that.
Any car of that caliber is a show car on the road. Fast cars on public roads are boring. Those that buy the car for anything else are usually getting a GT3 for track days and most of those I've seen lapping slower than a track-built Honda civic because the drivers are too scared of the car. You can hear them lift and not get on the throttle through every turn.
If you think they are the best, go get one. Resale value is terrible so you would have no trouble finding one that is affordable.