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losing my 911 virginity!

Which 997 should i buy with a budget of 30k?

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theshawsy

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Guys,

Been a voyeur on this forum for a few months now, as i look to buy my first 997!

I'm at the ripe old age of 30 and from the age of 10/11 i've always said i would like a 911 when i'm this age...

What advice would you guys give? My biggest questions are:

1. Specialist/Independent/OPC/Private
2. PPI - Worth it?
3. Set my heart on the 3.8, so 4s or 2s?
4. Budget is 30-32k, what shall i expect to get for that?


I really appreciate your help in advance in if you could push me in the right direction....

I'll be sure to post some pictures of her all polished up on completion of the purchase!

Thanks,

Shawsy
 
I've had my 997 for less than a week and the smile hasn't left my face. There are many people far more knowledgeable than me on here who can better advise you on most of your points; so the only advice I have is to draw up a list of what extras you absolutely must have on the car (the deal breakers), and those that you'd like but aren't vital.
Then try and wait until you find the right car; an inspection is probably essential and I'd stick to reputable specialists that care about the cars they sell.
I've been guilty in the past of buying the first car I saw, when a bit of self restraint and patience would have been wiser. It's hard not to let your heart rule your head and I wish I'd been a bit less impulsive in the past!
 
As for the poll, drive both and make your mind up. I prefer the purity (and less weight) of the 2S, but some prefer the greater grab out of tight corners from the 4S. No right or wrong answer, each to their own.
 
I'd be amazed if someone couldn't tell the difference tbh. The extra tug on the front when you put the power down out of a bend is a dead giveaway, plus the weight on the nose and the slightly heavier steering.

And less storage space! :D
 
Go for a 2S - which will give you much more choice for your budget. I used my 2s as a daily driver in all weather and it always looked after me.
 
I really couldn't choose between them, I ended up with the C4S simply because as my first 'real' performance car I wanted something that wouldn't tear my head off if I got something wrong.

Having driven both I really couldn't separate the two, the C2S does have more usable space in the front luggage compartment and that was nearly a deal-breaker on the C4S for me, but in the end, I went with what felt right.

As for what you should get for your budget, if you're going to an OPC then I'd say an 06-07 with 30k give or take? (Some others may know better than me, but having just grabbed my C4S this week that's roughly what I was seeing on the lots for that price range.

I was thinking similar but ended up dropping a bit extra to get a car with less than 13k on the clock a spec that really did it for me.
 
I love a shapely rear end....C4S
 
+1 regarding the young age comment. I set myself a target of 50 to get a 911, I beat it by 9 years thankfully.
:welcome:


theshawsy said:
Guys,

Been a voyeur on this forum for a few months now, as i look to buy my first 997!

I'm at the ripe old age of 30 and from the age of 10/11 i've always said i would like a 911 when i'm this age...

What advice would you guys give? My biggest questions are:

1. Specialist/Independent/OPC/Private
2. PPI - Worth it?
3. Set my heart on the 3.8, so 4s or 2s?
4. Budget is 30-32k, what shall i expect to get for that?


I really appreciate your help in advance in if you could push me in the right direction....

I'll be sure to post some pictures of her all polished up on completion of the purchase!

Thanks,

Shawsy
 
I bought a 4S from an OPC back in Feb, I think if you are looking to keep the car longer term the 4S will depreciate less. If buying from an OPC I wouldn't bother with a PPI as you will get a 2 year warranty. You will get a 2S from an OPC for 30k on a 05/06. I found they were also keen to haggle to get a deal.

I found it almost impossible to find the right spec for the money I wanted to spend so went for a good spec, atlas metallic grey with the forged turbo alloys.

Go with the car you are happy with and enjoy it, you will never look back.

Kevin.
 
I'd buy privately with some remaining OPC warranty that can be transferred. I'd also look for a widebody C4S.......maybe even one in that gorgeous Meteor Grey, PSE, black extended leather interior, carrera classic alloys........in fact one just like this;

http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=4501

;o)
 
skmark said:
I'd buy privately with some remaining OPC warranty that can be transferred. I'd also look for a widebody C4S.......maybe even one in that gorgeous Meteor Grey, PSE, black extended leather interior, carrera classic alloys........in fact one just like this;

http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=4501

;o)

What luck Mark! :)

Very nice car, the wheels aren't my favourite, but i realise they're a classic option.

How much is it to get Turbo II wheels exchanged for the standard style of wheel?

Everyone else - thanks for the comments, i'm going to be looking seriously from September(when my a5 is 2 months from going back!)...

I'm glad the vote was so decisive too! ;)
 
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How much is it to get Turbo II wheels exchanged for the standard style of wheel?

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I too am a fan of those wheels.
You could ask Chris at Excel Wheels I am sure he might be able to help.
 
The 2S does indeed offer the purer driving experience (quicker to react from steering inputs) which is sometimes why some drivers will never go near a 4WD.

For your budget you are looking at Gen 1 cars. If you haven't read up on the statistical differences between the two, here is a start for you:

http://coochas.com/brochures/Resources/997FullBrochure.pdf

However, best advice already stated above, is to drive both and see what you like. FWIW, I miss the razor sharp steering response my RWD 996 had over my current 4WD 997. On the other hand, I like the way my 997 can take corners slightly more courageously.

Horses for courses

~ Maxie
 

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