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freddie44
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exciting badlands!
The only thing can add to try help.. seeming that you enjoy the 993 "classic car" type feel I would think you would prefer a 997 gen gt3. for me it blends the old with the new like nothing else.
Unless you want PDK and then you are a 991 type of guy
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badlands
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do still love the 993, it's an incredible car. but feel like i've explored it fully now, and am v excited to try something different...but still porsche.

don't even know if i'll like PDK to be honest...only dual-clutch i've driven is my father-in-law's M5 around Brands Hatch, which didn't leave me with any useful opinion really.

what i do know is I'm definitely looking for excitement/character at all speeds, which the 993 provides in spades. only from what i've read in the forums etc, the 991 gt3 seems to share this trait whereas the 997 gt3s need to be rung out to get a buzz. again *just* what i've read so take with a pinch of salt!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, but wrong way round.. you need to be at "super stupid" speeds in the 991 where as in the 997 is only "mildly stupid" speeds

The 991 is a big big car.. certainly worth trying the size out on the road not just an OPC test track

Buy a manual GT3 though of any type - they are superb fun Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

strange - I don't think of the 991 GT3 as being a big car !

the size of the car has never caused me any issues at all.

I really, really like the PDK box - I can honestly say I dont miss the manual (I had a mk1 996 GT3 CS)
The PDK in the GT3 is different to the non GT cars - much better all round;

I do drive it in manual most of the time, so its more like a sequential box really for me.

I'd recommend decent drives in both cars to get a feel for them.

I'd also run a warranty, but I'm just risk averse where cars are concerned !
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding PDK, although for many, many years, I did drive automatic road cars, of late, both my daily drive and my 911s have been manual. SO I was very much unsure how I'd take to PDK.

The simple fact is, it works so nicely, it took barely a couple of laps to get used to using the excellent paddle shift controls and the speed of shifts is actually a thing in and of itself.

As for the size of the car, I've driven various 991s and the cars do not feel all that big, certainly nowhere near as big as my mates R8 GT that I've driven.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why don't you look at a gen 1 RS 997 GT3 or the 3.8 gen 2 GT3 which is still manual and a lovely car for road and track?

not as much power but smaller in size/dimensions.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A late low mileage 997 GTS would be on my list

http://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/911/6933/porsche-911-carrera-gts-review
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
why don't you look at a gen 1 RS 997 GT3 or the 3.8 gen 2 GT3 which is still manual and a lovely car for road and track?

not as much power but smaller in size/dimensions.


definitely very interested in the 3.8 gen 2, 997 GT3. there's a few for sale now but all comfort spec....apparently quite hard to move on if you need to sell. i do know the OPC one has been for sale since early Jan. how many clubsports did they make?

997.1 gt3 rs seems very close to the 997.1 gt3, which am also considering. lots more clubsports available but i prefer the gen 2 styling + interior.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a well priced car. For a CS it's cheap but mileage hurts values but try and get them to put the full warranty on it as others have said.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you seen this one, not a cs car or front lift but good price?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201804135515912?radius=1500&model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&sort=datedesc&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&aggregatedTrim=991%20GT3&page=1&postcode=gu478jl
 
  
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