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      08-11-2012, 01:30 AM   #23
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Love my 997.2 s. it's much faster, has a ton more grip, way lighter and smaller, and sits much lower to the ground. You will love the Porsche.
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      08-11-2012, 05:14 PM   #24
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The maintenance cost will eat you alive. I considered the same car prior to my E92 and after a lot of research it wasn't worth the coin to me. Performance wise the E92 is the better car..................Phil
The 911 is no more cost prohibitive to maintain than a E92 M3.

To say performance wise the M3 is better is simply incorrect. You do not even know what generation the OP is referring to, let alone the simple fact that a .2 911S will eat a M3 for brunch.
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      08-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #25
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The 911 is no more cost prohibitive to maintain than a E92 M3.

To say performance wise the M3 is better is simply incorrect. You do not even know what generation the OP is referring to, let alone the simple fact that a .2 911S will eat a M3 for brunch.
Please see post #10 before responding.........
Now if you read the thread you would know that my comment was referencing the Aston Martin Vantage and not the 911.......wake up people.............Phil
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grab a 997 Turbo! I would get bored of the S!

But I do love the looks of the vantage tho and for the prices they can be had for now, its worth it. Sure maintenance might cost a pretty penny but the looks are phenomenal
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      08-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #27
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grab a 997 Turbo! I would get bored of the S!

But I do love the looks of the vantage tho and for the prices they can be had for now, its worth it. Sure maintenance might cost a pretty penny but the looks are phenomenal
Really? Then you must REALLY be bored with a Z4.
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      08-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #28
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Really? Then you must REALLY be bored with a Z4.
Actually that is spot on! I love how my e89 looks but it lacks performance wise. Im getting rid of it in january tho! Hopefully for a 997 turbo or gt3
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If you don't need a real back seat or a real trunk go for it. I love my '11 Carrera GTS.
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      08-15-2012, 12:24 AM   #30
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If you don't need a real back seat or a real trunk go for it. I love my '11 Carrera GTS.
Can we see some pics of your car?
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      08-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #31
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http://s1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%20GTS/080312/

Picked it up with less than 1,200 miles for 90k in cash.
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      08-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #32
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http://s1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%20GTS/080312/

Picked it up with less than 1,200 miles for 90k in cash.

such a price and beautiful car. Congratulations!
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Picked it up with less than 1,200 miles for 90k in cash.
Congrats on a beautiful Porsche!

You paid $90k. Why do you say cash? Did you bring paper bags full to the dealer?
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      08-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #34
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Please see post #10 before responding.........
Now if you read the thread you would know that my comment was referencing the Aston Martin Vantage and not the 911.......wake up people.............Phil
Yeah, wake up people!
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      08-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #35
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Congrats on a beautiful Porsche!

You paid $90k. Why do you say cash? Did you bring paper bags full to the dealer?
Ok I paid in full via bank transfer. I guess most people say cash when they pay in full. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I wonder if anyone does show up with a briefcase full of cash.
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      08-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #36
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http://s1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%20GTS/080312/

Picked it up with less than 1,200 miles for 90k in cash.
Amazing car that will keep its value. You got an excellent deal. Beverly hills Porsche had an 11 with 5k miles and wouldnt budge at 105k.
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      08-28-2012, 05:59 AM   #37
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Amazing car that will keep its value. You got an excellent deal. Beverly hills Porsche had an 11 with 5k miles and wouldnt budge at 105k.
Thats why when I saw it online on the porsche used car finder (it wasnt on cars.com or autotrader) I immediately called the dealer and agreed to a small discount plus shipping costs. Every other GTS with low miles was way more expensive (typically 10 to 15k more) so even though I went over my budget I am still happy feeling that I got a great deal. I believe at the time my car had the lowest mileage out of all of the used GTS for sale. The dealership was located in long island and it appeared to be a smaller dealership so that could be the reason that I got a great deal.
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PORSCHE!!!!!!
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PORSCHE!!!!!!
I hope your car(s) are on high ground!

May Isaac pass you by with no property damage or personal injury.
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PORSCHE!!!!!!
I hope your car(s) are on high ground!

May Isaac pass you by with no property damage or personal injury.
Thanks! All 3 Porsche's are in the garage as usual and we tucked the Z4 in really close in between 2 walls and a Nissan Murano. House is boarded, sandbags in place, and sailboat has loosened lines now. Everything went through Katrina just fine, I think the issue here is Isaac is going to sit over New Orleans and dump over 10 inches of rain. I mean businesses will get waked by passing cars during a bad rain storm, but at least the levees will hold. Thanks for all the prayers!
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      07-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #41
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Love my 997.2 s. it's much faster, has a ton more grip, way lighter and smaller, and sits much lower to the ground. You will love the Porsche.
I had an 09 E92 M3
Loved it, but it was always a big- ish saloon in my eyes, and I prefer a smaller car.

Bought a 11k mile C2S 997.2 last week, without driving one first. Big leap of faith. So pleased I did. It seems so much smaller, so much more compact, so much prettier. Prefer the brakes, steering and sound. Every bit as fast, probably faster I think. Quite a bit better on fuel, not that that is too important. Drives and handles just as I like.

Also, M3 had base audio which was awful, the C2 has Bose, which is excellent..
Very happy indeed

M3 was superb though- a privilege to have owned it
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I get the funny feeling that owning a 911 is not all what people expected it to be.

Let me clarify. If it's going to be a pure track car, it's the prefect car. If the 911 is going to be the weekend toy, perfect. But if it goint to be the DD with real world needs, not the perfect car to own.

From all of the soul searching I've done and opinions I've read, the 911 is best to be own as a second, third car under any situation.

Personally, I feel that way with my M3. Can be used as a DD, but for me, it's a weekend toy to polished more than driven. I say that because my real world situation does not allow for lots of play time.
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