Since my youth as a fat little snot nosed kid, I recall my dad dreaming about getting a Porsche. Well right around retirement a few months ago, he made his dream come true, picked up a spanking new Macan S, which was perfect for him as an older gent.
In the past I’d been a fan of BMW, having owned an E90 and an F30, and was thinking about an M2 up until I saw how much finer and more special this brand is. Anyway now my eyes are set on a 718. Looking to get into the base model with a few options just to keep it raw and basic as I want this to be my last hurrah into cars before they all become electric razors.
I managed to run a test drive this past Monday, and now I am smitten. Despite other people’s complaints about sound, I have no qualms, I think it has its own character and the tone becomes something special after around 5K.
I am also a die hard manual trans person, I know PDK is excellent and faster than I will ever be, but the 6 speed I tested leaves me satisfied in a way that makes people look at me funny, and a huge plus that Porsche lets me match my own gears as long as I skip Sport Chrono (I appreciate this over the M2 and BMW’s tyrannical programming).
Anywho I look forward to learning much here and hopefully impart some of my stupidity at some point soon.