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A big-a$$ed Chevy Tahoe SUV 8 votes (36.36%)
A beat-up Porsche with a whale fin 14 votes (63.64%)
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Which would you rather drive?
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Jan 2, 2015, 11:57 PM
 
A big-a$$ed Chevy Tahoe SUV
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Jan 3, 2015, 01:04 AM
 
Neither, but if pressed, I'd take the Chevy.

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Jan 3, 2015, 01:46 AM
 
That's "big-ass€d" in metric.
     
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Jan 3, 2015, 02:29 AM
 
They both get about 17mpg. Tahoe
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Jan 3, 2015, 11:30 AM
 
Kind of like asking would you rather fart loudly in a crowded restaurant or a crowded airplane. A wet fart at that.
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Airplane. They have masks.
     
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Jan 3, 2015, 11:48 AM
 
Life has better choices than that. $&@# this poll

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Jan 3, 2015, 11:54 AM
 
Its a Porsche. WTF is wrong with you people?
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Jan 3, 2015, 01:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Its a Porsche. WTF is wrong with you people?
It's a "A beat-up Porsche with a whale fin"

WTF is wrong with you ?

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Jan 3, 2015, 03:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Its a Porsche. WTF is wrong with you people?
I guess it's a matter of perspective. When I got my drivers license in the mid 70s, the Porsche 911 was was my dream car. But I've grown up and the world has changed. I've had a Volkswagen, a number of Volvos and Toyotas, and now I'm driving a 2013 Prius. I love it. It's safe, economical, relatively environmentally friendly and it gets me from point A to point B.
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Jan 3, 2015, 04:13 PM
 
If I ever get to the point where I would want some crappy SUV over any Porsche, I'll throw myself under the SUV.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Its a Porsche. WTF is wrong with you people?
Overrated.

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Jan 3, 2015, 05:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
If I ever get to the point where I would want some crappy SUV over any Porsche, I'll throw myself under the SUV.
I come from the land of snow, but usually ice.
     
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Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
I come from the land of snow, but usually ice.
Hard choice. Both are useless on ice.
     
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Jan 3, 2015, 06:37 PM
 
Which would you rather be in a crash with?
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Jan 3, 2015, 11:05 PM
 
What do I plan on doing, just driving from A to B?

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Hard choice. Both are useless on ice.
Every car is essentially useless on ice, unless you're using studded tires.
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Jan 3, 2015, 11:20 PM
 
Hey don't overlook the fact that you can haul a jet ski or a snow mobile in the back of the Chevy Tahoe!
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Jan 4, 2015, 09:22 AM
 


This was my rental car in Philly a few months back. Literally everything about it was awful. It is the anti-driving experience.
     
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Jan 4, 2015, 11:24 AM
 
It's obvious: I'd get the Porsche, that car at least has potential.
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Jan 4, 2015, 11:34 AM
 
You can remove the whale tail, and even a beat-up 911 is a hoot to drive. Just carry along a hammer and a couple extra quarts of oil and you're set.
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Jan 4, 2015, 03:45 PM
 
Classic, sexy, fun, cool, German engineering. Goes round corners. No contest.

Wouldn't surprise me if its better off road too.
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Jan 5, 2015, 12:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Classic, sexy, fun, cool, German engineering. Goes round corners. No contest.

Wouldn't surprise me if its better off road too.
And useless if you have a family or carry a bunch of equipment around like I do.

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Jan 5, 2015, 05:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
And useless if you have a family or carry a bunch of equipment around like I do.
Well the poll doesn't say "for your only means of transport".
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Jan 5, 2015, 07:50 AM
 
Yep, it's "which would you rather drive", and it's really no contest. Unless there's something mechanically wrong with it, which isn't implied in the question, the Porsche will always be a better drive.
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Jan 5, 2015, 09:42 AM
 
Its German, do they ever go wrong?

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Jan 5, 2015, 09:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Classic, sexy, fun, cool, German engineering. Goes round corners. No contest.

Wouldn't surprise me if its better off road too.
There is the Porsche Cayenne (AKA Volkswagen Touareg) but it doesn't have a whale tail.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Its German, do they ever go wrong?

The car or the people?.
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Jan 5, 2015, 10:59 AM
 
I've driven a Tahoe. It was awful.

I've driven a Porsche. It was awesome.
     
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Jan 5, 2015, 11:26 AM
 
The Porsche, if you have to twist my arm.... but I would beat the living bejesus out of the damn thing.
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Jan 5, 2015, 11:40 AM
 
It's a beat-up Porsche....in my limited experience there is indeed a lot that can go wrong with an old beat-up Porsche, German or no. But yes, way better to drive.
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Jan 5, 2015, 12:15 PM
 
There are too many unknown variables here.

Am I just given the car? I'll take a new Tahoe and sell it. I could probably buy a used Porsche and have money left over.

I can't drive a stick, so I feel a Porsche is kinda pointless. Isn't Rob's a convertible? No ****ing way I drive a convertible. Roll cage FTW.

I don't fix cars, so an old car is trouble waiting to happen.

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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
The car or the people?.
Very good sir, very good.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Its German, do they ever go wrong?

They tend to go right. To the very extreme

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
They tend to go left. To the very extreme

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Jan 7, 2015, 05:40 AM
 
I'm temped to say that any Porsche is better than a Chevy Tahoe. But I would first need to know wtf a whale fin is.
     
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Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
I would first need to know wtf a whale fin is.


The thingy on the trunk.
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Jan 7, 2015, 10:15 AM
 
Once upon a time the Whale Tail was a £6000 option on the 911.
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Jan 7, 2015, 11:31 AM
 
a porsche might be fun to drive for an afternoon, but I suspect the Tahoe would be more useful on a daily basis. Depends if the Tahoe has extended cab?
     
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Again, the question was which would you rather drive
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The tail is supposedly to keep the lighter rear end from going light, as the whole thing is sort of an airfoil shape that generates lift at high speed. I wonder if that is actually a concern? Could there possibly be enough lift to reduce traction and control?
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I took the porsche. Kudos, though, the whale tail will make me feel like a douche every time I'm out with it.
     
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Originally Posted by design219 View Post
The tail is supposedly to keep the lighter rear end from going light, as the whole thing is sort of an airfoil shape that generates lift at high speed. I wonder if that is actually a concern? Could there possibly be enough lift to reduce traction and control?
Most spoilers are 'upside down wings' to generate downforce which equals grip. Is it the Ferrari F50 which is supposed to be able to drive upside down and still stick to the ceiling if you can keep it over 150mph?
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Most spoilers are 'upside down wings' to generate downforce which equals grip. Is it the Ferrari F50 which is supposed to be able to drive upside down and still stick to the ceiling if you can keep it over 150mph?
Yes, I just tried it and can confirm that it works.

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Most spoilers are 'upside down wings' to generate downforce which equals grip. Is it the Ferrari F50 which is supposed to be able to drive upside down and still stick to the ceiling if you can keep it over 150mph?
The Enzo (and the Koenigsegg CCXR).
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I'm sure the rumour long predates the existence of the Enzo. The F50 is the one with the mental rear wing though right?
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The newest tailfins are also air cooled oil coolers.
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I'm sure the rumour long predates the existence of the Enzo. The F50 is the one with the mental rear wing though right?
The F50 and F40 both had pretty good-sized rear wings, but that "can drive upside" rumor gets rehashed every time an aerodynamic car comes out.
     
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The newer 911's have the fin but it pops up at speed.
     
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Even a beat-up Porsche is going to be more fun to drive than a Tahoe. It depends, though, on what kind of drive. An afternoon romping around on twisty backroads? Porsche. No question. On the other hand, if we're talking about a couple of days driving cross-country on Interstates, the Tahoe.

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