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      07-20-2011, 02:56 AM   #45
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You have to remember though, 400 hp on a 911 is like 440 hp on any other car.
Think about this, the current Carrera S (~3300 lbs and 385 hp) is only 2 seconds slower around the Ring than the best M3, the M3 GTS (~3300 lbs and 440hp). That alone should tell you how capable it is with 'only' 385 hp.
The current carrera S will outrun any car within about 60-75 hp of it.
I know. Their "best" configuration of the 991 gets 7:37 on the n ring! Geez that's crazy. But still, a 3.8% or 3.9% bump in hp is kind of...lame considering that they are going to increase the price. I also thought porsche said that they will always have at least a 5% increase in hp. Maybe I heard wrong.

The driving dynamics are going to change and feel more mid engined. That is what is really getting me interested in the new 991. Plus, it looks GORGEOUS! I foam at the mouth when looking at all the new vids hitting the internet.
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We've had a few customers with 911 GTS's and they all love them as daily drivers. It's a great car and compromise between going GT3/Turbo but not getting enough from a standard S car. I concur with the other people though and go for a RWD GTS... maybe think about picking up a slightly used one (a few k miles) and save a bundle. The GTS seems to depreciate pretty quickly.
Any ideas on where to pick up a slightly used one?
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I just bought a 2009 pdk 911s and it's blisteringly fast and I've grown to like it more than the m3, however you may miss the screaming high revving v8 in the m.
Thank you for the input! I will be test driving one soon. They document the GTS with PDK at 4.2 0-60.
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The car is really the last harrah for the 997.2. The car looks nice now, but the value is going to crater when the 991 is out. Lease it maybe. It would be crazy to buy a new one now, unless you really have money to burn. I guess many people do.
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Thank you for the input! I will be test driving one soon. They document the GTS with PDK at 4.2 0-60.

The GTS is a beautiful car but the prices of those cars at the dealerships were all in the neighborhood of around $120K which is a bit too much for me. I would not mind picking up a slightly used one for $80K or so.
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      07-20-2011, 09:00 PM   #50
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The car is really the last harrah for the 997.2. The car looks nice now, but the value is going to crater when the 991 is out. Lease it maybe. It would be crazy to buy a new one now, unless you really have money to burn. I guess many people do.
Call me crazy but I just bought one and couldn't be happier. I guess i got money to burn haha.
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With the 991 coming out its probably a smart move to lease (not buy) the GTS.
I heard the C4 GTS will be very limted, but the C2 GTS you can find anywhere. This means you can get probably work the dealer over for an 8% discount on the C2 GTS, but wont likley get anymore then 1500-2000 off of the C4 GTS.

With a used 2010 GT3 in the 108-112 range it is a tought choice.
The GTS is positioned as a more friendly daily driver- not as harsh as the GT3.
But you cant lease a used GT3 so if your worried about the car dropping in value when the 991 comes out that could be a concern.


Some good vids and write ups of the GTS:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/11105123...nother-variant

http://m.motortrend.com/roadtests/co...est/index.html
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Nice car... Over $110,000 for a base GTS! $120,000 for the cabriolet! That's a lot for a souped up Beetle.

Just kidding. Love the C4 GTS. P Cars rule...
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Nice car... Over $110,000 for a base GTS! $120,000 for the cabriolet! That's a lot for a souped up Beetle.

Just kidding. Love the C4 GTS. P Cars rule...
That's right. You were just kidding.

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That's right. You were just kidding.

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Hey guys,

I'm currently considering buying a car that costs 50K more than my M3. But basically I think cross shopping them is perfectly reasonable.

Do you think it will be better? In what ways?

Should I do it?

Can you test drive it for me through the internet and see if I like it?

What color should I get?

Sweet Jesus these threads are lame.
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is it just me, or does that look like a very small guy in a unusally big car?
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is it just me, or does that look like a very small guy in a unusally big car?
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Hey guys,

I'm currently considering buying a car that costs 50K more than my M3. But basically I think cross shopping them is perfectly reasonable.

Do you think it will be better? In what ways?

Should I do it?

Can you test drive it for me through the internet and see if I like it?

What color should I get?

Sweet Jesus these threads are lame.

if you dont like it, then dont read it
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if you dont like it, then dont read it
Exactly. Thank you sir.
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