Just sold a modified 89 Carrera (280hp, 2650lbs wet, that's more hp/pound than a 930). Have a look at http://hypernexinc.com/car.html for some pics.
Was feeling low but I am feeling better with a new silver WRX sedan being picked up soon. I chose it over a 97 low mileage M3. Simply put: More fun, more tunable at lower cost, no winter time dilema, and no image thing (at least with us over 40 types). Time to buy some SSR's, 225's, a helmet and run some Solo II
No, a stock WRX wouldn't come close to beating my modified Carrera in a 1/4 mile race but with no limited slip the 911 easily broke loose if coming off a turn with too much power (even with 255/40 17's in back). A really tough car to handle near its limit. The WRX is a dream car compared to the older Carrera's and a 996 runs a mere $76k for better handling. I think not.
Please tell me I am not the only guy in here over 40. Don't want to get an old man complex . I had my first 914 in 1979 so I guess that dates me.