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      09-25-2019, 09:38 PM   #1
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Why is a Porsche sometimes referred to as a "P-car"?

Does it make anyone else cringe at seeing people refer to Porsche's as "p cars"?
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      09-25-2019, 09:40 PM   #2
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Doesn't cause me any concern........does Bimmer bother you?
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Maybe that can't pronounce Porsche correctly. From what I gather it mainly started when social media got big, you know everyone likes to shorten everything for typing/text.
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lol it's no different than saying bimmer, lambo, rolls, merc, etc
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First time I heard "P" car, I thought they were referring to something else! Turns out that Porsches are "P" cars after all, if you know what I mean.
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I have never heard of it being referred to as a "P" car.
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I have never heard of it being referred to as a "P" car.
I've heard it used here on the east coast for decades. Easier to type than the whole word, for me.
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I cringe inside when people say Porshhh.
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Never heard of a Porsche referred to as a 'P' car. Sounds dumb af
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I cringe inside when people say Porshhh.
Drives me nuts, it's someone's name, pronounce it correctly. P car is just as dumb
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I have never heard of it being referred to as a "P" car.
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Never heard of a Porsche referred to as a 'P' car. Sounds dumb af
You guys must be living under a rock - the term has been used for years! It's like saying you've never hear BMWs referred to as Bimmers.


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I've heard it used here on the east coast for decades. Easier to type than the whole word, for me.
Or those who can't spell out Porsche
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Its easier to type, thats all, any Porsche enthusiasts understands it easily.
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Never heard of a Porsche referred to as a 'P' car. Sounds dumb af
Like calling a BMW car a Beemer?
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Like calling a BMW car a Beemer?
Just as dumb af.

Same as those who refer to their M2/3/4/5/6 as a M car, or "the ///M". Pretentious as F. You took the effort to type out the 3 freaking stripes, and you can't even call your car by its name, which would have saved you 2 whole keystrokes.

I also tend to avoid typing out chassis codes. I absolutely know why people do it and how it removes any ambiguity, but to me it's just annoying as hell to read "E9x" or "F8x" all the damn time. Don't know why it triggers me so much, but I cringe when I read it so often.
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I see it mostly on rennlist and ferrarichat. I guess its a short hand way for the uber rich to talk about cars.

"hey guys should I trade in the F or P car? I just got the .2 3RS last month and the salesman told me it should double its value in 6 months"
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Because Porsche starts with P and it's a car...
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Just as dumb af.

Same as those who refer to their M2/3/4/5/6 as a M car, or "the ///M". Pretentious as F. You took the effort to type out the 3 freaking stripes, and you can't even call your car by its name, which would have saved you 2 whole keystrokes.

I also tend to avoid typing out chassis codes. I absolutely know why people do it and how it removes any ambiguity, but to me it's just annoying as hell to read "E9x" or "F8x" all the damn time. Don't know why it triggers me so much, but I cringe when I read it so often.
The ///M is pretentious and "'17 M3 Mineral White 6MT" is not? Really? Why not just M3? My wife and I refer to our cars as the Z or the M all the time - that is their name to us. Guess we are pretentious
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because its "thee" car. starts with a P. the ultimate car. the p car.
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People get bothered by the most interesting things...
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The ///M is pretentious and "'17 M3 Mineral White 6MT" is not? Really? Why not just M3? My wife and I refer to our cars as the Z or the M all the time - that is their name to us. Guess we are pretentious
Honestly, I thought it was common practice when joining the forums to describe what one drove, so when contributing to discussions, people knew your car better. But maybe that's what the sig is for. This is honestly my first forum that I became active on. It was never meant to be pretentious. I didn't realize it bothered people that much. I still cringe at the "6MT" a bit but I couldn't fit the word "manual", and just thought it might avoid ambiguity.

Relax man, it's just an opinion haha. Everyone can have one.
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