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kozzi
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this talk - it is all about the torque. Turbo up to legal speeds is all you need and beyond; who wants to work hard for a living and have fun
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:
lots of people buy them and find them a bit dull because they’re too fast.


I need to know... did you actually type that with a straight face??

Because to quote a well known publication and their contemporary quote, sounds so dull like a daily driver : Floor Floor Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
GTS - the sound and ability to wring its neck more in the UK

Turbos are just too mad for this country and best in Germany on the ABs

Plus lots more things on them to go wrong


I've had my Turbo 6 years and the only thing that has gone wrong on it is needing to replace the condensers for the AC. Granted I've modified it (a lot) but the mechanicals have been bullet proof.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:


Turbo’s are quite marmite....lots of people buy them and find them a bit dull because they’re too fast.



"lots of people" Question

Too fast ........ maybe ...... but dull, I don't think so.

Some people sell them as they prefer with more sense of occasion but this normally just means they want something louder.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save yourself some time and money , go straight for The Turbo......

The GTS would only pique your interest then as many do , once the 997 gets under your skin ...

you would be tempted to go for the Turbo anyway .....


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP have you driven both cars? I think if you drive both you will have much much more info to make this decision. Usually one car will speak to you more. It will make the decision much easier to make.

As for resale, they are both holding value well. When I was looking for my Boxster I considered a GTS cab at Porsche Bolton. They had two in, both black, one with alcantara interior the other with leather. I think they were £55k and £60k based on mileage. I'd say that's around the same place a Turbo is. But can't speak to coupe prices.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d have the GTS, it’s right up there in both comfort with respect to spec and power, there’s not a great deal in it. I’m sure they both drive differently in terms of characteristics as you would expect but I’d take the GTS.

It’s a fair chunk more expensive than a similar specced C4S but you would have to add plenty of the options on to the 4S which your not going to get back, Demand seems quite favourable for both vehicles and resale should remain pretty stable.

Find one of these specialists with both in and try and drive both back to back.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for your input. I have previously owned a 996 Turbo which ran around 500bhp and honestly whilst I enjoyed it the vast majority of my cars have been NA so perhaps that is my preference. As a couple of people have suggested I think a test drive of both is in order.

I haven't been in the market for a car for a bit but from looking around it seems like prices are softening pretty fast and it may just be me but the GTS still feels expensive for a car that I assume would have been alot less than a Turbo when new but now commands a similar value. As I am only intending to keep the car a year max I don't really want to take a bath come resale time so will tread carefully.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just to update this thread. I am pleased to say I am back into 911 ownership, all be it for the short term while I save the pennies for an all out exotic.

I felt the Turbo was something I had been and done before so decided against it, and whilst the GTS is no doubt a fabulous car I felt with the prices softening a fair bit across the board and with me only aiming to keep the car for 6-12 months I didn't want to be too exposed to this. I ended up buying a really smart 997.1 C2.

So it helps others, what I would say is that with the 997.1's fairly low in price right now, it is very difficult to find a well sorted car with the right history/spec and condition. On face value many 997.1's look like bargains as advertised but when you scratch the surface you realise why this is the case e.g. patchy history, high miles, high owners, poor maintenance or impending bills etc. I paid top money for mine but am comfortable with this given what else is out there. I suspect this trend will continue as 997's with the nice examples harder to find as time goes on.

Thanks all for the contributions and advice and chuffed to be back in a 911.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you've bought the 911 bargain of the moment. Congrats fantastic car thumbsup
 
  
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