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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Which 2011/2 911 would you buy? Reply with quote

Hello!

I am in the market for a new car. I currently have a low mileage 2004 996 - which I love but just fancy a change.

I want to get another Porsche but I'm not an expert on the marque and wondered what your thoughts were on this..

I'm looking at a 2011 / 2012 C4S which (I think) puts me right in the middle of a late 997 or and early 991. Does anybody have an opinion on -

- which car would hold it's value better
- servicing costs
- know issues to look out for
- which is the better driving car (dangerous question I'm sure!)

or anything else that I should consider?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

991s are still depreciating slowly but steadily. 997s have held steady for a couple of years but have started to depress as 991s get cheaper.

Servicing costs are similar although 997s will achieve 'classic' status a bit sooner at OPCs in a couple of years.

There are no real 'known issues' on either model although a PPI on any specific car would always be advisable.

The 991 is an evolution of the 997 but both have their fan-bases. Driving both is the only way for you to know which you prefer. I prefer the newer 991.

The big thing to consider is budget. Equivalent 991s are still significantly more expensive than 997s - especially at 4S and GTS level.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was of the opinion that you should buy the newest 911 that you can afford, however having had my 997.2 for over 4 years I still can't bring myself to replace it with a 991.

Moving from a 996 both will feel like a major step up terms of the tech, but the sat nav is still crap Grin

The 997.2 could sound better and needs PSE and a bypass mod to sound decent. The 991.1 is better sounding if that is a requirement.

Both great cars though so you won't be disappointed whichever you choose.

Try them both and then decide and enjoy the hunt.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a big part of the answer is which gearbox do you want. If PDK I’d lean towards 991 as it’s an updated/better version, if manual I’d go 997 C2S or even GTS...Manual 997 will be the best car from a depreciation perspective.

Also depends how you want to use it...for me 991 feels a bit more GT than a 997 so probably a better daily.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

997 GTS are in demand over early 991 C2S
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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997 GTS are in demand over early 991 C2S


Prices have obviously softened like everything else but last time I looked there wasn’t a manual RWD 997 GTS coupe for sale.

Keep thinking about selling mine but need to decide which 911 would replace it.
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