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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe, Convertible
#18 of 88 Picked up my 1st ever 911 back in December
Mar 26, 2007 (3:54 pm)
The Missus and I went to Jim Ellis Porsche in Doraville, GA (near Atlanta) the day after Thanksgiving. We searched vehicles in dealer stock at different dealerships. We settled on one that turned out it had already sold. So we went with our 2nd choice. It is a silver with black leather interior, Xenon, Bose, and heated seats. The shipping from the other dealer got delayed (not the dealership's fault) and I told her I really wanted it by theat next weekend (12/2-12/3). She loaned us a 2006 CAB for the weekend.
They knocked a few percent off of MSRP. I believe the car was $76,500 before sales tax and other fees. Out the door price was $82K. I opted to get the dealer installed "speed film" for another grand.
The 1st 2000 miles require some discipline to not take it over 4000 RPM's until the engine / drivetrain is broke-in. We took it on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Set the cruise at 80 and averaged 24.9mpg.
The rear seats are more like seat shaped luggage buckets
I drive it to work once a week and if I had to do the purchase again I would opt for the tiptronic. My family and friends think an automatic transmission is wack in a car like this, but I tell them the tiptronic is NOT like the automatic in a regular passenger car. I think of it more like an electronically shifted manual transmission with hydraulic coupling, hehehehehe.
I liked the buying experience from Jim Ellis. They were not sleezy. Just up front about how much they expecxt to make on a particular car, and how motivated (or not) they are to sell it. Mine got wrote up on the books as a November sale, and that was part of why they took a few percent off the MSRP. But I would fully expect to pay full boat on a custom build order.
I think potential 911 owners aren't going to negotiate viciously as if it was at a Toyota dealer, anyway.
#19 of 88 Re: Porsche 911 Carrera: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [sje3333]
Mar 26, 2007 (5:15 pm)
The deal does not look bad. Your discount is good, inline with my recent experience. I think the payment is a little bit high. Make sure you have the dealer quote the US Bank lease program. If your credit is good you should get the payment down to around $1200 before taxes (MF = .00219) and that is for a 36 month, 12K miles per year lease.
#20 of 88 Prices paid for custom built 2007 C4S
Apr 05, 2007 (6:20 pm)
What can I expect to pay (msrp, perhaps a couple of % points below) for a custom built C4S in the Seattle area? Are dealers willing to negotiate on custom builds?
Also anybody know when the 08 is coming out?
Apr 05, 2007 (6:35 pm)
Is this true,
CL 63 AMG boasts the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in the world.???
I dont know much in details about car engine, can any1 tell me whats the difference between the naturally aspired and the twin turbo??? i know the twin turbo engines are fast but what else is the difference, i wanna to know in detail.
I want to know everything abt it how does it feel while driving whats the power difference whatever info u guys got....... all kinds of info will be appreciated
#22 of 88 Re: hi [ms09]
Apr 06, 2007 (10:03 am)
I was referring to the 08 model year not engine size. I currently have a E63 which has and incredible engine and test drove the c4s and turbo last week. While mercs have great engine and are comfy to drive they can't match either the porsche turbo or c4s in handling or pure visceral driving feel. The porsches "feel" faster even though my merc is technically faster than the c4s. The turbo is unreal.
#23 of 88 Re: hi [maxibute]
Apr 07, 2007 (4:46 pm)
U got it all wromg here....
I was asking my own question!!!!!!!!!lol
#24 of 88 Car from another dealer
Apr 09, 2007 (9:00 pm)
I am looking for a 07 targa c4s. My dealer won't have it in the color I want and will have to source it from another dealer. How much off MSRP can I expect?
#25 of 88 Re: Car from another dealer [bpm69]
Apr 14, 2007 (2:42 pm)
If you shop around you should be able to get at least 6-7% off MSRP on an ordered car. Maybe a little more if you find the car you want in stock somewhere.
#26 of 88 when to expect 2008 models?
Apr 16, 2007 (7:40 pm)
does anyone know when the 08 models are coming out?
#27 of 88 Dealer Prep fees everywhere?
Apr 16, 2007 (7:41 pm)
Are dealer prep fees of about $500 only a Florida thing, or is it in every state?