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      06-12-2020, 06:36 PM   #111
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Most enthusiasts would agree. A 6 speed 997 GT3 RS would be my dream daily driver. It's the straight line speed, especially from launch, that makes the Turbo so appealing.
I agree. In a straight line my 991.2 Turbo S was a hoot. That's just not the kind of driving I like to do. In the corners, it felt bloated and too softly sprung. Straight line blasts are fun for a bit, but eventually get boring.
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The 911 just keeps getting larger and more expensive. Even the base model is basically $100k. Too much in my opinion.

However they've got us by the balls. Used 911s don't depreciate much, and with any used German car you'll have the associated joy of high maintenance costs and having your days spoiled by some sort of new service light going off. Old German cars generally only make sense as weekend drivers. So leasing a new one is a strong proposition.
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The 911 just keeps getting larger and more expensive. Even the base model is basically $100k. Too much in my opinion.
Saving for my 2014-2016 GT3 or my 2020 Boxster Spyder as we speak, as I drive my E93 coming from an F82.

I'm still in the PCA since I used to own a Boxster, and I still like going to PCA track days. Several guys in my region have 911s and Caymans/Boxsters with 175,000+ miles, and many of those miles are hard track days. Yes, Porsche parts tend to be expensive, but you can find good deals on used parts when that's an option. And unless it's under warranty, most Porsche fanatics use German car shops for repairs where the labor rates are more reasonable. They all have their favorite shops and mechanics, and none of them are at the dealer.

And few dedicated sports cars are as reliable when daily driven, or when repeatedly tracked. I hear way more older BMW horror stories than I do with older Porsches, and some are driving 70's and 80's Porsche models on the track (911s and 944s), with an only upgrade in brakes and tires. And overheating and mechanical failures are rare, especially factory parts (aftermarket parts tend to break first).

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I'd still take a GT car hands down over a Turbo S. And have.
Most enthusiasts would agree. A 6 speed 997 GT3 RS would be my dream daily driver. It's the straight line speed, especially from launch, that makes the Turbo so appealing.
A lot of money for a single party trick then.
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A 6 speed 997 GT3 RS would be my dream daily driver. It's the straight line speed, especially from launch, that makes the Turbo so appealing.
I disagree. The GT3 RS is a track tool or weekend car that wouldn't be nearly as good of a daily driver as the more-comfortable and better equipped Turbo S. I've said that if I hit the lottery a Turbo S would be my daily driver because it's arguably the ultimate GT car that doesn't draw too much attention.
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Looks great, drives great, but still sounds like a dyson.
While there are exceptions... I've been saying 911s sound uninspiring since the 70s. Not kidding.
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