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post #21601 of 26289
Tesla has a lot to live up to tomorrow. Elon already hedged his bets and said it'll be one part of a two part launch. I hope they nail part one.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Is that a GT3RS in martini racing livery? I thought there was no paint to sample for GT cars this year?!! mad.gif


It's in Europe (looks like Holland), it was an option on the RS, but only very few people chose it, sadly.

5 of the 10 GT3 RS's here are orange, even guys who buy it for investment chose orange well knowing, that it would be the most popular color.



I hope the 991R looks like this.

Wingless-911-GT3-RS-1-600x415.jpg
post #21603 of 26289
I came across the article that the photo was posted - it's indeed Amsterdam. I've seen a few in orange - the color is disappointing, more like salmon. It would have been a winner if it was more like the Mclaren or Lambo orange. Now, ultraviolet - that's the collector color imo
post #21604 of 26289
Re: AMG's - I'd still stay about a decade away from the disastrous Chrysler period that might have caused irreparable damage to the Mercedes brand. But around the 2014 period? It's starting to get tempting, particularly since my BMW fanboi -ism has started to wane. Just grab an extended warranty
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I came across the article that the photo was posted - it's indeed Amsterdam. I've seen a few in orange - the color is disappointing, more like salmon. It would have been a winner if it was more like the Mclaren or Lambo orange. Now, ultraviolet - that's the collector color imo

The more I look at it, the more I like GT Silver and it seems like it's fairly rare, that or PTS if for investment.

Acid green is pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


It's in Europe (looks like Holland), it was an option on the RS, but only very few people chose it, sadly.

5 of the 10 GT3 RS's here are orange, even guys who buy it for investment chose orange well knowing, that it would be the most popular color.



I hope the 991R looks like this.

Wingless-911-GT3-RS-1-600x415.jpg

ass so fat

post #21607 of 26289
AMG repairs and maintenance are expensive. For example, the rotors usually need to be replaced along with the brake pads. At the dealer, the front brakes cost about $3k and rear about $2k.

Tire and breaks can wear quickly if you are not careful with all that massive HP and torque.

I think if you get one, an extended warranty is essential.
post #21608 of 26289
AMG? 🤔

ZHP. 😎
post #21609 of 26289
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Serious question...


Is the maintenance on cars like that what totally throws them over the edge? 45k miles isn't all that much. And 45k for a C63 sounds pretty reasonable...


Where's the catch?

Yes, parts and maintenance kill the resale value on AMG cars.  A salesperson once said, the AMG cars are fun, but you want to trade them out before the warranty ends and things get very expensive.  It seems parts and maintenance are much more than on a regular Benz.  However, as some say, if you want to play you have to pay.  Years ago I could have picked up a 5 year old AMG SL 55, with about 6,000 miles for around $40K, its original sticker was just shy of $145K.  So AMG cars can be a bargain for subsequent owners who don't care about maintenance costs.  Personally, I'd rather have an agile lighter sports car than a heavy GT car. 

 

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The more I look at it, the more I like GT Silver and it seems like it's fairly rare, that or PTS if for investment.

Acid green is pretty cool.

Our last Porsche was GT silver.  It think the rarity is most people don't want to shell out the extra cash for it.  Up until this year, regular metallic colors were an roughly an extra $700, while GT Silver was roughly an extra $2,500 (although the price has come down).  Its a beautiful color with some gold/taupe in it so it looks a bit different depending on lighting conditions. However, with Porsche having made so many different shades of silver, if you take it to any Porsche events, it basically blends in the the sea of silver cars that attend.  The Acid Green is cool, but I'd rather have Ultra Violet like on the GT3RS above.

post #21610 of 26289
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

AMG repairs and maintenance are expensive. For example, the rotors usually need to be replaced along with the brake pads. At the dealer, the front brakes cost about $3k and rear about $2k.

Tire and breaks can wear quickly if you are not careful with all that massive HP and torque.

I think if you get one, an extended warranty is essential.

The thing most people don't realize is that parts prices are commensurate to the original cost of the car; the brakes on that CL65 aren't priced like they're for a $28k car, but like the $200k car it was when new. 

 

Same problem with Bentley GTs, Ferraris, Lambos, etc. A lot of buyers are attracted by the relatively reasonable used market prices, not realizing the cost of repairs. Deferred maintenance is the number one thing to watch out for on any vehicle of this type. 

post #21611 of 26289
Are AMG repair costs more than BMW or Porsche, though? I get that other people overextend themselves because they don't think it through, but what about a BMW or Porsche owner who's already at $3k for a brake job? Because their purchase cost for a 2 year old M or P car is much higher
post #21612 of 26289
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Are AMG repair costs more than BMW or Porsche, though? I get that other people overextend themselves because they don't think it through, but what about a BMW or Porsche owner who's already at $3k for a brake job? Because their purchase cost for a 2 year old M or P car is much higher

I'm going to guess it's about the same. AMG really commands a premium from what I've seen.

I have to say if I came across something like that I might be tempted...which is why I don't go looking. I actually clicked on a Jag ad off the BBC site the other day.
post #21613 of 26289
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Our last Porsche was GT silver.  It think the rarity is most people don't want to shell out the extra cash for it.  Up until this year, regular metallic colors were an roughly an extra $700, while GT Silver was roughly an extra $2,500 (although the price has come down).  Its a beautiful color with some gold/taupe in it so it looks a bit different depending on lighting conditions. However, with Porsche having made so many different shades of silver, if you take it to any Porsche events, it basically blends in the the sea of silver cars that attend.  The Acid Green is cool, but I'd rather have Ultra Violet like on the GT3RS above.

White and silver are both 0 on the GT3 RS, Orange and Violet are both €2675, which just makes even more odd that so few have been ordered.
post #21614 of 26289
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I have to say if I came across something like that I might be tempted...which is why I don't go looking. I actually clicked on a Jag ad off the BBC site the other day.

Get one so you can say "I drive a Jaaaaaaag" and it will save a ton of money, as no one will ever expect you to have brought your wallet.
post #21615 of 26289
Jag(off)baire

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