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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: 991.2. GTS or 991.1 GT3 Reply with quote

Ok, I've decided against the 992 in favour of the 991.2 GTS.

But... seeing the GT3 being within my budget has made me question which might be the best option.

Realistically I won't do a lot of track days, although that has a reasonably high chance of changing. The car wouldn't have to be used every day as I have a GLC43 for general duties, but I'd be likely to use it most days.

Thoughts on these two cars and, in particular, anything I should be looking for if I go for a GT3. I've got a budget of just over £100K. That gets me a fully loaded 991.2.GTS just over a year old with just over 1K miles or a 991.1 GT3 from around 2014 with 10K+ miles.

I'd be very happy with the GTS. Then again... it's a GT3!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either would do the job and be a great buy but when spending c£100k I'd have a good drive of both before deciding.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d imagine a GT3 would have better residuals, if it matters.

By all accounts that GT3 engine is a wonderful thing.

Do you ever have use for rear seats?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 991.2. GTS or 991.1 GT3 Reply with quote

spooky wrote:
Ok, I've decided against the 992 in favour of the 991.2 GTS.

But... seeing the GT3 being within my budget has made me question which might be the best option.

Realistically I won't do a lot of track days, although that has a reasonably high chance of changing. The car wouldn't have to be used every day as I have a GLC43 for general duties, but I'd be likely to use it most days.

Thoughts on these two cars and, in particular, anything I should be looking for if I go for a GT3. I've got a budget of just over £100K. That gets me a fully loaded 991.2.GTS just over a year old with just over 1K miles or a 991.1 GT3 from around 2014 with 10K+ miles.

I'd be very happy with the GTS. Then again... it's a GT3!


GTS.
Imagine a day out at a car show....... with a set of likeminded chums. A few will have a look around the GTS, comment how nice it is etc etc. When you drive it, it’s a cracker, powerful, quick and sensible, but something’s missing and it starts with the sound...

GT3.
Imagine above, chums will gather around the GT3, it will be the main topic of conversation, everyone wants it and wants to drive it. And when you drive it, it’s an event, it sounds incredible and it’s a GT3! It also looks incredible. And the residuals will be significantly better, GT3!!!!! And the 10 year engine guarantee, etc etc...
At the moment there’s only one thing better than a 991.1 GT3, and that of course is a 991.2 GT3 Grin

To summarise... GT3! Clubsport if possible. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GT3 is a raw visceral beast, the GTS is a refined honed performer.
So long as you recognise this fundamental difference and what it means to you, then you won't go far wrong with either. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is of course concern for the 991.1 GT3 chocolate engine, hence the 10 year warranty Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT3 thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comments.

Rear seats - I'd have them down for the rather handy shelf or covered for my Weimaraner, so no need for them really and I'll probably keep my GLC43 for general stuff.

The engine would be a concern once the 10-year warranty has gone, although if it last that long then maybe it wouldn't be a concern.

I'd probably be chasing the higher revs in the GT3 and it would be more of an event, but at the same time it will mostly get road use (although I might be inclined to do more track days with a GT3).

I've driven at 991.2 GTS and loved it (more than the 992 I'd just finished trying).

I'll drive a 991.1 GT3 on Monday.

For my budget it's a 991.2 GTS with maybe 1,500 miles, 18 months old and loads of options selected (PDCC, PCCB, RAS, PSP, Lane assist and other stuff, interior stuff, etc, etc, etc) or a 5-year old 991.1 GT3, around 10K miles with FAL (the lack of comfort and other spec wouldn't concern me if I went for the GT3).

Finding that a GT3 is within budget makes it a tempting proposition - to own and drive a GT3, and it would get driven. Mostly on the road though...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the 991.1 GT3 and would say do it. The engine is a marvel. I put my eldest daughter in the front and the younger one lies down across the back (with lots of cushions), so it is practical.....

I would recommend the DSC module, as it makes the ride far more compliant. The Brooke race exhaust is also great fun ....
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

It's nice problem to have and a a tough one to solve. I have a fully loaded 991.2 GTS which I bought new in November and it's without doubt the best car I've ever driven on the roads. It's probably quicker on the road or at least as quick as the GT3 and it won't spoil your day. However the GT3 is a legend, think of it as the trophy wife as opposed to marrying your childhood sweetheart, and the the GTS really is a sweetheart. Grin

Janko Lind might be worth watching if you haven't seen it yet and it's from a guy who owned a GT3.


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Whichever you choose, it can't be bad.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul284pt wrote:
Hi,

It's nice problem to have and a a tough one to solve. I have a fully loaded 991.2 GTS which I bought new in November and it's without doubt the best car I've ever driven on the roads. It's probably quicker on the road or at least as quick as the GT3 and it won't spoil your day. However the GT3 is a legend, think of it as the trophy wife as opposed to marrying your childhood sweetheart, and the the GTS really is a sweetheart. Grin

Janko Lind might be worth watching if you haven't seen it yet and it's from a guy who owned a GT3.


Open Youtube Page


Whichever you choose, it can't be bad.

Cheers,
Paul


Love his videos.

Is yours a 2 or 4-wheel drive?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With your use, GTS for me, GT3 gets tiresome as a daily, its a toy to play with Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiresome! Grin Rolling Eyes Never! Perfectly useable even as a daily Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
With your use, GTS for me, GT3 gets tiresome as a daily, its a toy to play with Wink

spongebob squarepants wrote:
Tiresome! Grin Rolling Eyes Never! Perfectly useable even as a daily Thumb

Not a tricky decision at all then. Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tiresome! Grin Rolling Eyes Never! Perfectly useable even as a daily Thumb


There's a lovely yellow one for sale at the moment as well...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spooky wrote:
spongebob squarepants wrote:
Tiresome! Grin Rolling Eyes Never! Perfectly useable even as a daily Thumb


There's a lovely yellow one for sale at the moment as well...


Apparently the yellow ones are also faster and liked by 🐝. If it’s the Leeds OPC one the mileage is rather attractive Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spooky wrote:
jonttt wrote:
With your use, GTS for me, GT3 gets tiresome as a daily, its a toy to play with Wink

spongebob squarepants wrote:
Tiresome! Grin Rolling Eyes Never! Perfectly useable even as a daily Thumb

Not a tricky decision at all then. Floor


Hand Spongebob’s track record (excuse the pun) at predicting a result is rather suspect Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently the yellow ones are also faster and liked by 🐝. If it’s the Leeds OPC one the mileage is rather attractive Smile

Surely a typo... or a shed find... Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spooky wrote:
spongebob squarepants wrote:

Apparently the yellow ones are also faster and liked by 🐝. If it’s the Leeds OPC one the mileage is rather attractive Smile

Surely a typo... or a shed find... Grin


172 miles is correct it shows on one of the pics...
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