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360 Imagine the 360/430 Didn’t Exist

Discussion in '360/430' started by J360M, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. J360M

    J360M Karting

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    What list of 3 cars would you have considered instead (given the same price bracket or less)? Keep in mind whatever you choose needs to give you similar thrills/feeling.

    I will start:
    Alfa 4C
    Ferrari 348
    Lotus Evora


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  3. Dewinator

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    I thought this would be about how hugely the 360 influenced car design in the following 2 decades.

    Original NSX
    A second 911 or a GT4
    550 Maranello
     
  4. Skidkid

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    Shall I point out that two of your choices didn't exist when the 360 was launched, or even was no longer available. To play this game you will need to pick a year.
     
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  6. RedNeck

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    When I was making my decision I gave myself a $60k budget..so it was between a used 360 or a new Corvette Grand Sport.to replace my Z06..so...
    Corvette Grand Sport
    Dodge Viper
    355
     
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  8. JazzyJay

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    Cars I actually considered before buying my 360 spider earlier this year:

    -Original Acura NSX with targa top: drove it, extremely responsive, great car, no soul
    -Alfa 4C spider: extremely responsive, sexy on the outside, sort of a spartan tin-can on the inside
    -‘11 Audi R8 spider: only drove it around the parking lot...seemed very capable, modern, nothing bad about it other than not as sexy looking as a 360

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  10. J360M

    J360M Karting

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    Fair play, I was cheating!!

    1. Ferrari 348
    2. Ferrari F355
    3. Porsche 964

    An NSX would be close behind..



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  11. J360M

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    The NSX crops up in pub talk regularly in the UK when discussing 5 car garage. Mostly among my 35 to 50 year old buddies..


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  13. vrsurgeon

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    For me it was a 348 or a 360. I got lucky and found a 360 in my price range.

    So.. 348.
     
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  16. KC360 FL

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    Would probably still be driving my 911's. Can't afford a 250 or 330 GTC, so... no Ferrari for me. Anything from 1975 up in the Ferrari line was not appealing to me--- and the engine out maintenance oy vey.

    Porsche 993
    Porsche 993
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  17. VAF84

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    I was looking at the 911S (manual), or newer Corvette Grand Sport (manual), when justifying the cost of buying my first Ferrari (F430). They were the practical options, but did not fulfill the dream. I also looked at the F355, but opted against dealing with engine out service; and since I rarely get to be home to drive my sports car, I wanted a car that I felt certain would crank up and go every time.
     
  18. houtie123

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    I had a 355 and loved everything about it except the engine out maintenance . So with no 360 or 430 I'd have waited for 458

    So my alternatives would be
    TVR Tuscan
    Murcielago
    TVR Cerbera
     
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  19. JohnnyTS

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    oh sorry I forgot to mention adding to the Vette C6 - I would have probably stuck to my 328 and obtained a 355 and 456 or 550/575 could also work if the 360/430 never existed.

    a late 1990's Toyota Supra also comes to mind....

    :)
     
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  20. ScudMarks

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    A Viper GTS or Gallardo would be the only cars of that generation that would provide the same thrills to me as a 360. All 3 are well-purposed death-traps that make lots of HP, sound great, and look unique (either sexy or outrageous)
     
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  21. Dewinator

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    I like the Viper GTS a lot... Gallardos with both RWD and manual are really hard to find though, for whatever reason it seems like everyone who bought a 550-2 opted for the hideous E-Gear.
     
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    Only thing I wish is that I purchased a couple GTS a few years ago...they are steadily climbing into $50k+ range, which I believe they are worth it, but take it above the "please don't kill me honey, but I bought a viper on a whim" conversation.
     
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  24. J360M

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    308 GT4 in Blu Sera


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    no typhoon? come on now!
     
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