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      03-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #23
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I see nothing wrong with that especially if you have a rich family.
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      03-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #24
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Just personally, there is no way I'd put a soon to be 16 year old daughter behind the wheel of a rear engine, 300+ hp straight up sports car on a rainy day. No way no how. Porsche's are indeed quite safe for the car type, but as a matter of fact you can lose a 911 much more easily than a "merely" nice car like an Acura TL or something of that nature. First car+RWD+power+rear engine+wet roads+16 year old driver....just tell her to be careful. But it's an incredible machine, so congrats to her.
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      03-12-2013, 10:39 AM   #25
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I am going to guess the annual insurance premium is equal to the cost of the car
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And people as me why I perfer super bikes to supr cars?
Simple
Trust fund baby + super car + high speed + tree = "Dude like wow...I'll get another one!"

But with bikes it's
Trust fund baby + super bike + high speed + tree = Shah has spare parts!
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      03-12-2013, 10:43 AM   #27
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I see nothing wrong with that especially if you have a rich family.
The issue is not with having a very nice first car when you are 16 because you live in a rich family. The issue is giving a young, inexperienced driver a 300+ HP rear engine RWD sports car as the first car. Many of us have seen or heard of similar situations before which have ended with the young driver quickly getting into an accident(s), and possibly causing serious injury to themselves or others. It is simply irresponsible giving such a car to a young driver until they have some experience and have proven themselves.
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      03-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #28
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Ahh...so many opinions people have on this!

We don't know the whole story though. Although, I know I speak for all of us when I say that we would like to know the whole story and see a pic of the girl. She has to look as good as the car to drive it.

It will be interesting to see how much her insurance rates go up after she has a few fender benders. Good thing it's a safe car. Makes me sick thinking it's most likely going to get trashed.

Lets face it, women are not good drivers, 16 year-old's are not good drivers. Put those two together and you have the worst drivers on the road.

Props to her on her new first car though! It's a beauty!

My first car at 16 was a 2002 Trans-Am WS6 that my daddy bought me in 2004. It was my first true love and it was also the worst decision my father has ever made. I went through tires like underwear. Ended up cracking the block after my second year of ownership. I cheated death countless numbers of times...and I know what you're thinking, it was cause I was an idiot behind the wheel, true. Very true! However, sometimes it wasn't all me being an idiot. That car spun out on me countless time just because I was an inexperienced driver and the roads were wet. I got a lot of tickets and a lot of lectures over responsibility with that car. Luckily I never once wrecked it and I never died from being an idiot behind the wheel of a car that had way to much power. Anyways, after the block cracked my next vehicle I had to help pay for by getting a job.
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      03-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #29
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It's going to get trashed as any first car in the hands of a teen. That's just a fact. Just because you have you get your license at 16 doesn't mean you know how to drive. Learning to drive is an ongoing process and involves years of experience in all sorts of conditions (rain,fog,snow, BOOZE etc.).

Add high performance sports car... it's just irresponsible parenting.
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      03-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #30
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      03-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #31
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Lookin good!

Please have your parents wire me some money so I can buy a warranty for my car
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      03-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #32
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Completely irresponsible. Get her some performance driving courses before she kills one of us or herself.
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      03-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #33
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Completely irresponsible. Get her some performance driving courses before she kills one of us or herself.
THIS..

When she gets to experience first hand what "polar moment of inertia" is, and I happen to be the poor schmuck in the opposing lane, that could really affect me, or someone else I care about. Buying your 16 year old a Hayabusa is equally insane (independant of cost), but then at least the chance of them taking out other innocent bystanders is less.

Money is all relative, there are folks for whom buying a new 911 is less painful to their wallet than my last set of sticky tires was for me. Even if 100K is insignificant for the dad, I think a new Benz or something would be a lot better idea than something with that much weight in the wrong place. I've seen it get the better of experienced, skilled track rats, much less a 16 year old novice driver. Dad may regret that, (the particular car, if not the amount he spent).
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guess you're not the favorite child, or you might be adopted..
+1 you are not loved
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dang, let me holla at shawty reeeal quik!
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spoiled kids are spoiled......
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http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/03...ers-86071.html

Happened recently near where I live. Kid was in his 20s too. Immediately thought of this incident when I opened this thread
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a car like that doesn't belong in a 16 year old girls hands....
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Here are a couple of links currently on the CNN US home page involving teenagers and fatal car accidents. Neither of the vehicles driven by the teens were sports cars (both SUV's actually), but it illustrates the inexperience teens have behind the wheel of any vehicle.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/12/us/tex...html?hpt=us_c2

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/11/us/ohi...html?hpt=us_c2
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lucky girl, but definitely a little too much car at 16.

in the same situation, i'd start her off with a 325 (also very safe and not as fast), and perhaps something better as a college graduation present.
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      03-12-2013, 02:16 PM   #44
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so can you humor us and tell me how a 911 was acquired by a 16yr old girl?
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Parents bought it ofcourse..because she's a good kid, finished all her homework and eats all her vegetables..
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