Originally Posted by chriszeh
alms. i have driven cayman s, 996 and 997 c2s but never a gt3. like i said i have never been able to justify the expense in my head when compared to other things. i decided upon the m3 in late 08 and still love the hell out of it. i would never pay the price for a new car especially a 911 of any variant. i could afford to do it but wont. that extra money serves me better in other places.
Cool and great on you for being able to drive them. The GT3 is a work of art on the racetrack...especially the GT3 4.0. It is far too raw to be used as anything other than a weekend/track car IMO.
There are used GT3's out there for the mid to upper $70's now and I think that is an absolutely great buy. Hell, I just sold my 997 Turbo with 37K miles and CPO warranty for $69K. I bought my CaymanS brand new but all the others were bought used. Will never buy a Porsche brand new again.
I am not saying the M3 is the Holy Grail either...What I am saying is that at it's price point, I cannot find anything that compares to it in terms of DD ability, performance, creature comforts, build quality and utility that can also be used on a track for HPDE's.
You made a terrific choice in the M3. It is a wonderful machine at $65K. I am going back to a DCT E92M3 because of what I just said above (just bought Roman from ESS personal car from ESS).