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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
Mar 10, 2010 (6:07 pm)
..to be forthcoming... I've owned a 911... I bought an '84 in 1990.... 52K.. paid $20K even for it... Kept it for four years, and sold it for $16.5K, with 73K miles...
But, I was single, didn't know what I didn't know... and, got relatively lucky (new tires, clutch/flywheel job, re-skinned/re-lined the targa top, new rear targa seal.)
Not bad? Almost $3K for those items... Granted, I loved the car, and for four years, it was tolerable.... But, other than the clutch, not one single mechanical issue... If I had real problems, it could have killed me..
What happened? Marriage and fatherhood... .that car went away just 8 days after my son was born..
I understand about buying the newest, lowest mileage Porsche that you can afford, but I can't stretch into the $30Ks.... Already have one car that resides in that price range, and can't handle two.. If I wanted a convertible, a Boxster would be great, but I really want a coupe... Caymans haven't been out long enough to get under $30K.. (also, no bias for 911s over Caymans... I think the Cayman is actually a better sports car). And.. manual transmission is a given..
Just wondering if the 996 is a car to stay away from, no matter what...
Interestingly enough... also considering a new MINI... nice incentives on them, right now..
#2083 of 2170 Re: Well. [kyfdx]
Mar 10, 2010 (6:40 pm)
I know you used to own a 911 & have wanted another for a long time my friend. I'll agree that a Cayman (I'd take either one too) is a better sports car overall, but I'm sure there's nothing like owning a 911. To me the 911 is an attainable supercar. Unless I win the lottery, I'm not going to be able to buy a Ferrari or Lamborghini. A 911 - that's definitely going to fall into my price range one day.
What else do you have? I thought you guys have a CRV & an Imprezza? I saw you said something on the "Sales Frontline Board" about flying somewhere to pickup a car... what'd you get?
#2084 of 2170 Re: Well. [nyccarguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 10, 2010 (6:42 pm)
My wife leases an X3... the flying to pickup a car story was from 2003..
#2085 of 2170 Re: Well. [kyfdx]
Mar 10, 2010 (6:46 pm)
That's right - I totally forgot you got that smokin deal on the X3. A Demo that you got new car lease rates on right? Now it is all coming back to me.
#2086 of 2170 Re: Well. [kyfdx]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:20 pm)
I would really like to get a 911 too, but I'm not ready/able to fit one into my life just yet.
That being said, I personally would get a 993 or a 997 (or a Cayman). Other than price, I don't like anything about the 996. I think there's a reason why they're so cheap...
Mar 10, 2010 (8:47 pm)
I'd go for a 993 myself. I just bought a MINI S, (used) and it's wayyyy fun. Tight, solid and the whine of the supercharger---ah----it *feels* German, certainly not British.
I like my cars just a bit "rude" and the 993 has a certain....um.....edge to it that was smoothed out in the 996. Hey, to each his own....some may find the 993 lacking int he 996s refinements.
#2088 of 2170 kyfdx - how come a coupe?
Mar 11, 2010 (8:55 pm)
Just curious as to why you're hung up on a Coupe (911 or Cayman). I'm sure you can get a very sweet Boxster S for what you're looking to spend. If the winter time scares you, then get a body colored hard top.
Mar 11, 2010 (10:32 pm)
a quick search for Caymans with manual transmission within 200 miles of my zip code. I found 2 '07 Caymans with 41,000 miles listed at $32,995 - you can easily get that to fit in your price range. Keep looking! You'll find your perfect Porsche.
#2090 of 2170 Re: kyfdx - how come a coupe? [nyccarguy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 12, 2010 (9:03 am)
Boxster S is a brilliant car. It's not quite the dominant force that a 911 is, but it's pretty darn nice. It's a little too polite for my tastes, but that's my problem, not the car's. Certainly it's as fast as one might wish to go on public roads.
#2091 of 2170 Re: kyfdx - how come a coupe? [Mr_Shiftright]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 12, 2010 (10:10 am)
I've had Targas and convertibles.. just not interested in the trade-offs, any more..
Only interested in coupes... But, I'm not dying for a Porsche... I really like the Cayman, but I do have some other priorities..
Plus.. it's not like I haven't done it... the 911 was my dream car, and I bought one when I was 32... not bad..