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#347 of 2175 Re: Discounting? [bsumner]
Oct 24, 2005 (3:33 am)
For what it's worth to anyone in this forum, I got close to $10k discount on my new 2005 Cab 2S in September. I had a 2006 on order for a $5k discount at the time, but elected to go with the 2005, given the price concession. It had several options I would not have ordered, bringing the MSRP up to $102,800. The 2006 on order had a MSRP of $101.5k +/-, including the base price increase. But, now that I have the $2,400 sport exhaust and $1,520 leather seats, they are nice "freebies".
I don't think there are too many leftover 2005 997's still around that are brand new (i.e. not demo's), but if there are, you should be able to negotiate a healthy discount.
I would expect the 2006 C4's and Cab 4's won't be discounted much until next summer.
P.S. Speaking of discounts, what's the real story with the Cayenne? I checked the inventory of one local dealer, HBL in Tyson's Corner, and although they only have 3-4 2006 911's in stock, they have over 80 Cayennes, including over 25 2005 models. Other dealers I checked also have around 3 times the number of Cayennes as all other Boxters and 911's. I have to believe this does not bode well for Porsche financially. Who's going to buy all of those 4-seater gas guzzling SuV's in the current economy??
Oct 24, 2005 (3:35 am)
Porsche sells more Cayennes than the Boxster and 911 combined.. While I have no insight into the health of the company, it would make sense for a dealer to have many more of them on the lot, than the other cars..
Maybe not as many as your dealer has, though...
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#349 of 2175 Re: Discounting? [habitat1]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:47 am)
I can't imagine what kind of discount you will get when they're stuck with 80 Cayennes. I've also seen a lot of Cayennes in N. Cal Porsche dealers' lot. I guess it would be great for those who want one.
#351 of 2175 2005 997 vs 2006 997
Oct 26, 2005 (9:52 am)
Aside from the 2% increase in sticker - is there any other significant difference between a 2005 and a 2006 997 coupe/cab/??
#352 of 2175 Re: 2005 997 vs 2006 997 [kaufman34]
Oct 26, 2005 (12:10 pm)
None that I am aware of. I do not recall a tire pressure monitoring system being available as an option on the 2005, but I may have just missed it. And the sticker went up closer to 2.8% ($2,500 in the case of the Cab S, from $88,900 to $91,400).
#353 of 2175 Re: 2005 997 vs 2006 997 [kaufman34]
Oct 26, 2005 (1:17 pm)
The following appeared from a poster elsewhere in the ether. I would think 997 also gets the optional digital logbook:
There are not many differences between 987 05 and 06 models, mainly a new "optional digital log book" that would record everywhere you go (creepy), and a tire pressure monitor using the ABS and stability control system.
#354 of 2175 My 997 Carrera 4 Cab
Oct 26, 2005 (6:44 pm)
Good news today, my P-car is officially "ON VESSEL"!
I should have it (east coast) in 2 to 3 weeks!
#355 of 2175 Re: My 997 Carrera 4 Cab [dweiser]
Oct 27, 2005 (3:51 am)
Well, here's hoping for some nice weather in mid to late November in North Carolina to break in both the car and the cabriolet roof!!
I have yet to see a 2006 C4 or Cab4, base or "S", in person. And Edmunds doesn't even have them listed on its 911 model list. So I have to believe yours will be one of the first to arrive in the States. Congratulations on that, but factor in a few extra minutes answering questions when you stop for gas.
Also, I noticed that the base wheels and tires on the Cab 4 are wider in the rear than the base Cab 2 (295 vs. 265 on 18" rims). That's good, since the wider body would look a little funny on the narrower tires. And a nice upgrade thrown in with the "4" package. I have to admit that if I were ordering a 2006 today, there is a better than 50/50 chance I'd end up with a Cab 4 S instead of Cab 2 S.
Hang in there for the next few weeks.
#356 of 2175 Re: My 997 Carrera 4 Cab [dweiser]
Oct 27, 2005 (6:20 am)
That's great news, Don. Glad to hear it.
Let's hope my C4 coupe is on the same vessel (though I've heard squat from my dealer so far).