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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: 981 Boxster buying (now 2.7 Vs 3.4?) Reply with quote

Chaps,

Went to potentially buy a Boxster GTS yesterday at a dealer that I've been keeping an eye on for a few months. However as I was looking at it (good spec but colour not on my list of good colours) the salesman tells me he's got another Boxster coming in tomorrow that has an amazing spec as well as PCCBs!

The list is much more to my liking, the mileage is lower, it has some comforts my lady was complaining about the GTS not having (important stuff like lights in the little sun-visor mirrors and electric seats). The car has a better colour, is newer AND the car is five grand less expensive.

What is the problem I hear you ask, just buy it?

Well it's a Boxster S not a GTS. The GTS will hold its value more than the S model.

I'm pretty certain I want this car (even though I have yet to see it), but I want to make sure I'm not jumping on it and not thinking it through properly.

What do you think? Pros and Cons...

PS I'm on my way to see it right now!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ideally I would want to test drive both, back-to-back over the same route.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you buy this one, then a GTS in the exact spec that you really want will turn up the following day and you'll curse yourself. Sod's law, or something. I'd wait for "the one" at this end of the market. Just my opinion!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going there right now
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not driven a GTS but love my Boxster S - I struggled to find a GTS at the time but then my head also looked at the £££ difference and it was £8-10K that I could spend on something else
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: 981 Boxster buying (plot twist) Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Chaps,

Went to potentially buy a Boxster GTS yesterday at a dealer that I've been keeping an eye on for a few months. However as I was looking at it (good spec but colour not on my list of good colours) the salesman tells me he's got another Boxster coming in tomorrow that has an amazing spec as well as PCCBs!

The list is much more to my liking, the mileage is lower, it has some comforts my lady was complaining about the GTS not having (important stuff like lights in the little sun-visor mirrors and electric seats). The car has a better colour, is newer AND the car is five grand less expensive.

What is the problem I hear you ask, just buy it?

Well it's a Boxster S not a GTS. The GTS will hold its value more than the S model.

I'm pretty certain I want this car (even though I have yet to see it), but I want to make sure I'm not jumping on it and not thinking it through properly.

What do you think? Pros and Cons...

PS I'm on my way to see it right now!


I think the major difference might be the sound between the 'S' & the 'GTS' depending on the spec....... but either will be good ....
You can always get a Kline ( as you know) for the S.....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the key question - are they both manual?!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you there yet ...?

Are you there yet ??

Are you there yet ?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just drove the S. amazing has the sports exhaust too just going out in the GTS.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this thread is useless without pictures....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCCB would be the winner for me and 5 bags left over Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos

Agate grey is the S, silver GTS






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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I drive them both back to back. They both sounded amazing but the GTS had the slight edge on the S when it came to the sound. However only driving them back to be would you know that. I'd be quite happy with the S so I don't feel I'm missing anything. Although the GTS had a more deep grumble and was just a little louder. Nothing that couldn't be replicated.

The S came out winner for me, it just had a better spec including those PCCBs which I was sad to see go on my current Boxster.

I just need to get a decent trade in on my car or sell it privately. He's going to call me when he has the numbers.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 'S' is the right choice out of those two options, the PCCBs are definitely worth having and should help on resale nearly as much as being a GTS... Good luck with the haggling!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely problem to have. Good luck with the numbers
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A good spec S should hold its value Thumb

But as we all know the GTS WILL hold its value and may even appreciate Grin

Does the S have the full leather interior ?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
A good spec S should hold its value Thumb

But as we all know the GTS WILL hold its value and may even appreciate Grin

Does the S have the full leather interior ?


Yes full leather, I do love the alcantara in the GTS but I can have this done in the S. It has full electric seats, folding mirrors, auto dimming mirrors, heated sports seats, PASM, Sport Chrono, Sports exhaust, Satnav, PTV, PCCB, Burmester stereo Bi-Xenon, Park assist. The list goes on.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
jonttt wrote:
A good spec S should hold its value Thumb

But as we all know the GTS WILL hold its value and may even appreciate Grin

Does the S have the full leather interior ?


Yes full leather, I do love the alcantara in the GTS but I can have this done in the S. It has full electric seats, folding mirrors, auto dimming mirrors, heated sports seats, PASM, Sport Chrono, Sports exhaust, Satnav, PTV, PCCB, Burmester stereo Bi-Xenon, Park assist. The list goes on.


Sounds amazing!
We a month into our S and just had a PPF and ceramic coating, wheels, callipers etc, the result is nothing less than amazing, you won’t be disappointed in an S with the sport exhaust with chrono and sport plus it makes all the right noises!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
jonttt wrote:
A good spec S should hold its value Thumb

But as we all know the GTS WILL hold its value and may even appreciate Grin

Does the S have the full leather interior ?


Yes full leather, I do love the alcantara in the GTS but I can have this done in the S. It has full electric seats, folding mirrors, auto dimming mirrors, heated sports seats, PASM, Sport Chrono, Sports exhaust, Satnav, PTV, PCCB, Burmester stereo Bi-Xenon, Park assist. The list goes on.


Defo the S, cracking colour and would compliment a red I phone 7 nicely Thumb Grin
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If that’s the GTS at Bolton I looked at back in June when they had 3 GTSs in the showroom but I think it didn’t have PCM. So ‘S’ would be my choice too.
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