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      06-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #67
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The discount is good. The price for the 09 you posted is about 3% higher than the 08's. I thought Porsche didn't jack up prices too much in between model years on the same platform. That's considerable. I wonder if this means the 09 M3 will see a %3 increase as well. My ride's nice. Real nice.
I believe that the usual price hike has been about 1.9%. The 2.9% increase this year gets you a remarkable amount of stuff and performance on the MY2009, so it's more than worth it to me.

Basically,the 1% additional increase ($838) USD gets you DI w/30 hp, 15 lb/ft of torque, larger touch screen PCM, a 12 lb. lighter engine set lower in the body with 42% less moving parts-including the elimination of the intermediate shaft, 10% better fuel economy and roughly 12% less emissions, LED lights fore and aft, and a host of other goodies. Yeah, it's the best $838 performance upgrade I've ever spent.

I'm glad to hear you're loving your car. I get the feeling that M-DCT is calling you, however.
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      06-30-2008, 04:31 PM   #68
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I'm glad to hear you're loving your car. I get the feeling that M-DCT is calling you, however.
Most likely, but not for another couple of years. Better to see the dust settle and all the bugs fixed. By then, all manufacturers should have well-tested DCT systems available, and we can see who has the best implementation.
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Better to see the dust settle and all the bugs fixed. By then, all manufacturers should have well-tested DCT systems available, and we can see who has the best implementation.
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I believe that the usual price hike has been about 1.9%. The 2.9% increase this year gets you a remarkable amount of stuff and performance on the MY2009, so it's more than worth it to me.
Just to clarify... wasn't it you, who in our past discussions on Porsche vs. BMW and specifically with regards to the 09 997 compared to the 08 E92 M3, said that the 09 997 would not be seeing a price increase?

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Just to clarify... wasn't it you, who in our past discussions on Porsche vs. BMW and specifically with regards to the 09 997 compared to the 08 E92 M3, said that the 09 997 would not be seeing a price increase?

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I doubt it. I thought that I said there would be a modest price increase. However, I'm sure you'll do an extensive search of our banter on the topic which will reveal the truth.

If I did post this, It wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong.
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997S at 7:50 with PDK was posted in the article, and I think it was four seconds slower with the manual. The Porsche is going to be faster, but when you look at the price difference and comfort/convenience the M3 is doing damn well.
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