I'm not trading down but getting a 911 (either 993 or 964) was my original plan until I decided to really do some research. Now I think I'll get an STi instead! Here are my reasons: cheaper (to buy, insure and maintain), better performance except top speed (but how often do you need to go faster than 155?), less of a target for thieves and vandals (I think). I don't need a status symbol, I need to feel the g's!