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997 turbo

Brad1979

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Been trying to decide between the 997 turbo vs GTR (46k)

Just a few questions are there any common faults
What's the serving intervals / cost
And are the any specialist in the Essex area

And who to use for consumables
 
IIRC, servicing intervals on the 997 Turbo are every 2 years. I think you should budget ~£1k each time. This would not include other consumables such as tyres, pads, discs, etc. For those, you don't necessarily have to buy from an OPC. No common faults on the Turbo except for escalating points on owners' licenses. Not sure of specialists in Essex.

vs a GTR - I'm sure you've asked the same question on the equivalent GTR forum so you will know what to expect from each forum. Having said that, both cars are absolute monsters at the very top of their game (apart from perhaps a race track).

~ Maxie
 
Go to Porsche Parts on this forum for a list of suppliers.

~ Maxie
 
Cheers that's a great help

So now just after a Porsche specialist in Essex for some servicing costs

Also are there any warranty packages out there what's covered/cost
 
Brad1979 said:
Cheers that's a great help

So now just after a Porsche specialist in Essex for some servicing costs

Also are there any warranty packages out there what's covered/cost


For an indy Autostrasse Coggeshall Essex seem to get good feedback although never used them.

As for warranty packages, OPC is by far the most comprehensive but also restrictive in terms of what you can/can't do to th vehicle. Alternatively you can buy from a specialist that provides their own in house warranty such as RSJ. Paragon also have a good reputation.
 
:welcome:

A GTR offers all (and maybe a little more?) of the 911 turbo performance for a newer and/or cheaper car.

My prediction is that if you bought the ricer then you would spend way too much time comparing it to the porker, and justifying to yourself (or whoever would listen) that it was the marginally better choice in some scientific or objective way. If on the other hand you bought the 911 then you'd be too busy enjoying the porsche experience to care about anything else!

Do it, you owe it to yourself :thumb:
 
With the turbo you get quality , go and sit in them both , you can probably smell it.
The turbo isn't that bad to own and run , use the porsche main dealer they know the cars inside out and get the parts a lot quicker in my opinion.
Tell them what you want from them , if cost is a problem they will phone you before they do any work and can tell you if it needs doing now or later.
Servicing is £500 for a small service year 2 6 10. £1250 for a big one on year 4 8 12.
good luck .
 
GTR performance is good but its just too big.I think it will come to a personal choice rather than cost of things, enjoy the purchase :thumb:
 
Thanks some great comments there.

Also what's the tuning potential say a stage 1 the norm/basic £££
 
I'd say drive them first. The Turbo is ferocious when you put your foot down. It will most likely be a long time before you need more power.

However there are plenty of places or products that look at this. I'm fitting a Kline exhaust to mine later this year because I'm not happy with the sound, I miss my PSE on my old car. But according to their website it adds 60nm torque and 42hp giving you 520hp. If you have their mapping they can raise it to 550hp. Companies like DMS will give you over 600 with hybrid turbos matching power outputs of the mighty GT2RS

Brad1979 said:
Thanks some great comments there.

Also what's the tuning potential say a stage 1 the norm/basic £££
 

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