Journal: What Is the Next Car You Aspire to Own?

What Is the Next Car You Aspire to Own?

By Josh Clason
May 1, 2013
46 comments

The next car I aspire to own is a Porsche 911 and more specifically a 964. I get a lot of guff when I tell that to a lot of Porschefiles, but nonetheless I hold to my assertion. For myself, the 964 is beautiful, still reasonable, air-cooled, and even though I actually do love big bumpers, I slightly prefer the non-impact bumpers.

Although if I find a clean SC or 3.2 Carrera when I am ready to pull trigger and join the Porsche ranks, there is a chance that this could all change.

Now let’s hear from the Petrolisti. What is the next car you aspire to own?

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JanMichael Franklin
JanMichael Franklin(@jmfranklin)
8 years ago

1993-95 Mazda RX-7 R1 or R2

Vintage Son
Vintage Son(@vintagesun)
8 years ago

70 Cuda, hope to find an original black 340 4 speed car, but more than likely they’re all scrapped or in other people’s hands by now. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find one.

Lamond Jack
Lamond Jack(@xclusivegarage)
8 years ago

The next car I aspire to own is a Lamborghini Jalpa!

Francisco Barajas
Francisco Barajas(@fraaankin)
8 years ago

The 993 is my personal favorite. Although it is a car from the 90’s it still resembles so much of the classic 964 with just a touch of modernization. Last of the air cooled, the most beautiful and the widest, bulgiest rear fenders of them all. As time progresses they will be the new classic, and no matter what, I will own one.

OctaneBlood
OctaneBlood(@octaneblood)
8 years ago

An original Mini (998cc preferably) or Fiat 500. Love tiny, under-powered cars!

japanophile25
japanophile25(@japanophile25)
8 years ago

Audi Quattro or Jensen Interceptor.

Mike Cole
Mike Cole(@michcol)
8 years ago

My next car to aspire to for several years was a 986 or 987 and I finally got an ’04 Boxster S a few weeks ago. Depending on how this experience goes, we’ll see what the next goal will be.

PDQ
PDQ(@pdq)
8 years ago

For me it would be a 300SEL 6.3 or an early 60’s Lincoln suicide door convertible.

Robert Bell
Robert Bell(@stoutimusprime)
8 years ago

Either a 993 or a 964 911. I currently drive a 2002 911 Targa 3.6. I selected it because it was in my price point and I could drive it daily. While any car can be driven daily I wouldn’t want to rack up the miles on a 993 or 964. I love the lines, as well as the fit, finish and tradition of the old AC 911’s. There were gains and losses with the introduction of the 996. Purist will argue more losses than gains. I ride the fence on this issue. We wouldn’t have the 997 out the 991 without it. The 996 is a fun DD but sometimes I forget I’m in a 911 because it feels so much like an everyday road car. I want my next 911 to constantly remind me that it’s a 911.

novaf4
novaf4(@novaf4)
8 years ago

The next [i]normal[/i] car I aspire to own is a Maserati Grand Tourismo. The next specialist car I aspire to own is a CAV GT40 replica.

Stephen Fowler
Stephen Fowler(@stephenfowler)
8 years ago

I foolishly sold a hot-rodded ’72 911 coupe. Regretted it everyday since.

Just acquired a ’77 911 Turbo, absolutely love it. There is no such thing as a bad 911, whether an early short wheelbase, a 2.7 litre car, an eighties icon, a 964, 993, 996, 997 or 991. I love older cars for their character, but a 964 fits perfectly into that category. Pull the trigger, the car has already depreciated as far as it will go, it is a genuine visceral thrill, and yet as tough as nails and something that you could use everyday if you wish.

Luc Bonachera
Luc Bonachera(@lubo)
8 years ago

Not very original but… 911 for me too, actually. 3.2 G50 preferably but I could live with a 964. Heck, even with a 993! But if I could afford one, it would be a pre-1974, like a 2.4 E… *sigh*

Mat smith
Mat smith(@666tur)
8 years ago

I want a late Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, the last of the proper Bentleys.

cardyjones
cardyjones(@cardyjones)
8 years ago

this site is petrolpnik

cardyjones
cardyjones(@cardyjones)
8 years ago

1984-87 Alfa Spider.
1991-94 Saab 900 turbo convertible.

WhatDaFunk
WhatDaFunk(@whatdafunk)
8 years ago
Reply to  cardyjones

Saab 900 Turbo convertible shouldn’t be too tall an order, did a quick search on craigslist in my area and found a few for under $5K

[url=”http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/3781544683.html”]’91 5-speed for $4,800[/url]
[url=”http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3776554707.html”]’92 5-speed for $2,850[/url]
[url=”http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ctd/3774352483.html”]’88 for $6,995[/url] more expensive since that’s a dealer, but has an interesting body kit.

Here’s an Alfa for you too: [url=”http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3777271564.html”]’87 Alfa Spider[/url]

There, now you have no excuse not to own the car you’re lusting after 😉

Melissa Borup
Melissa Borup(@siberiankiss)
8 years ago

I just bought an 88 3.2 Carerra. Best purchase I’ve ever made!

Niklaus Gingro
Niklaus Gingro(@kingcrowing)
8 years ago

911 for me too. Either a 3.2 Carrera with a G50 (’87/’88), or a 964. I love the 993 but the prices are just outrageous so I don’t think I’d be able to justify the cost over a 964.

Robert Bowers
Robert Bowers(@robertbowers)
8 years ago

Just found this site – absolutely love it. Back in 1961 when my mom married my step-dad in Orlando, he had a 1961 Austin Healey 3000. I believe it was a Mk I. Ferrari red in color. He couldn’t keep it much longer because my brother and I (8 & 9 years old respectively) soon outgrew what passed for rear seats. But it still got us to the 1962 and 1963 Sebring 12-hour races, my first exposure to sports car racing. I would love to own one.

John
John(@jcochran)
8 years ago

I actually JUST got the car I’ve been aspiring to own…. A Porsche 993. I’ve been so infatuated with it that I haven’t thought about what’s next…

Nedus
Nedus(@nedus)
8 years ago

A 1970 Chevelle or equivalent Buick GS. 454 cubic inches, minimum. My ’67 Mustang is classic American, but it’s not exactly a muscle car. I want big muscle for my next car.

BJ Barker
BJ Barker(@bjbarker)
8 years ago

I’m looking for a cheap car to clean up this summer while I’m not at school, thinking old air-cooled bug, maybe a Datsun if I can get my hands on one. Just something easy to work on, get my hands dirty. Some day, I’ll be aiming a little higher. The goal is a Euro-Spec Ferrari 308 GTS QV.

Leucea Alexandru
Leucea Alexandru(@leuceaalexandru)
8 years ago

All i ever wanted was a 911 Turbo.

Jeff Knoespel
Jeff Knoespel(@fb_1386661081)
8 years ago

As a college student currently in the market for a car, I am not able to purchase quite yet the cars that I actually want. But as for now, I’m in the market for a Mini Cooper S. It’ll be a fun, cool little car for me to have in college. After that, however, I’m going to get a Porsche as fast as possible. Maybe not straight into a 911, probably a Boxster or 944 first. But I cannot wait to get a 911, preferably from the SC, 3.2 Carrera, or 964 eras. 😉

Dan Mosqueda
Dan Mosqueda(@fb_666599782)
8 years ago

Cayman. Just a Cayman. A new Cayman. I have an older BMW already. I have a Fiesta. I want something a little faster and that I don’t have to constantly repair the window regulators on (hint: it’s not Ford).

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228(@biturbo228)
8 years ago

Ever since seeing this car for sale, I’ve wanted an Alfetta saloon as my next car. I’d swap in a 3.0l version of the Arese V6, with a proper fruity exhaust. Painted in the same colour. Perfect.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia(@afshinb)
8 years ago
Reply to  BiTurbo228

Love that color! My friend [url=”http://petrolicious.com/never-enough-alfa”]Manuel[/url] considers his Alfetta Sport Sedan to be his favorite Alfa. But that might change depending on the day 😉

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228(@biturbo228)
8 years ago
Reply to  Afshin Behnia

It’s swiftly becoming mine too actually. I’m a big fan of interesting engineering, especially in relatively cheap when new, so the transaxle deDion rear axle is right up my street.

There are plenty of other Alfas I really like, but most are well beyond my budget (especially now that Giulia GTVs have almost doubled in price).

Ryan Hoyle
Ryan Hoyle(@drweelan)
8 years ago

Porsche for sure. Haven’t decided which model exactly. I love all of them.

This site has made me want an Alfa Romeo. One like in the Alfa Summer Affair, the 68 gtv. I love the mix of sharp edges and big curves. That engine note is amazing.

Davis Kinzell
Davis Kinzell(@conky)
8 years ago

Acura NSX. A nice clean 91-94 example in Formula Red with no mods done to it. Unfortunately they’re still holding their value pretty well, especially the unmolested ones so it’ll be a while before I can acquire one.

A note on the author’s choice: I like the 964 as well, however I fear the “stanced” set has also found the allure of it. Oh well.

Alan Franklin
Alan Franklin(@fb_708277174)
8 years ago
Reply to  Davis Kinzell

That’s what I’m after as well, but the wife wants a BRZ… we’ll see how that pans out in the next 24 months or so.

Nedus
Nedus(@nedus)
8 years ago
Reply to  Davis Kinzell

My coworker is selling his ’92 NSX, if you’re willing to come down to LA.

Alan Franklin
Alan Franklin(@fb_708277174)
8 years ago
Reply to  Nedus

That’s up for me, I’m in San Diego. I’d love to, but can’t quite swing it just yet. Good luck to your friend.

Davis Kinzell
Davis Kinzell(@conky)
8 years ago
Reply to  Nedus

Is he showing it on any sites like NSXPrime, CL, or Autotrader?

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia(@afshinb)
8 years ago

Being into small cars, for the longest time I’ve really wanted a Fiat 500 or (and!) a Mini Cooper S. Yes, I know, very different cars, and the Cooper S is much more a driver’s car, but after seeing Annetta’s Fiat 500, I want one even more now.

Jeff Knoespel
Jeff Knoespel(@fb_1386661081)
8 years ago
Reply to  Afshin Behnia

I’m looking for a Mini Cooper S to buy right now! I’m excited, I test drove a couple. It’s such a fun, cool little car.

jinglebuddy
jinglebuddy(@jb21)
8 years ago
Reply to  Afshin Behnia

Mate, I disagree. Fiat 500 also is a proper driver’s car.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
8 years ago

If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago I would have said a Merc Pagoda, but I change my mind regularly and at the moment I have desire for a series 1 Jaguar XJ12 (or Daimler Double Six).

Gianni Burrows
Gianni Burrows(@giannib)
8 years ago

Another Alfa Romeo Spider. This time a Kamm tail 1750.

Jack Olsen
Jack Olsen(@jack-olsen)
8 years ago

What’s not to like? The 964 has the torquey 3.6 powerplant, coilovers, ABS brakes, dramatically improved aero, decent AC and the stronger G50 transaxle. It’s the last iteration based on the original 911 tub.

And honestly, it’s the former-beauty-queen 993 that’s looking a little dated these days. The 964 — long maligned for its exterior wrap — is aging much better.

Alan Franklin
Alan Franklin(@fb_708277174)
8 years ago
Reply to  Jack Olsen

That’s the truth. Until recently the 993 seemed like it would never age, but recently it’s looking a bit overtly 90s–never a good thing. The 964 is the original 911 in its purest, most minimalist German form.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia(@afshinb)
8 years ago
Reply to  Alan Franklin

I think I may be the only one that still loves the looks of the 993!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
8 years ago
Reply to  Afshin Behnia

No i do too. 964 only looks right in RS trim lowered and with cup wheels IMHO obviously before an argument starts 😉

Jeff Knoespel
Jeff Knoespel(@fb_1386661081)
8 years ago
Reply to  Afshin Behnia

I love the 993, may be my favorite 911. But its hard to tell, because all 911s are my favorite.

Ari Rochmann
Ari Rochmann(@fb_9301027)
8 years ago

Not too vintage, but I’m really looking to own a 987 late next year.

Alan Franklin
Alan Franklin(@fb_708277174)
8 years ago

I aspire to own your AW11 when you’re ready for the Porker.