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post #856 of 26360
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
I hope this takes care of the problems.

So does my wallet .
post #857 of 26360
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
GT3 RS, and never ever ever think about removing the graphics again.

GT3 RS for sure. And +1 to not removing the graphics again.

GT3 RS - Race setup from the factory, Naturally Aspirated, lots and lots of delete options

997 Turbo - Not fully race setup (but you'll take out a ton of other cars) at least not in the GT3 category, Turbo'd, not as many delete options. Also probably a shorter wait list.


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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post
GT3RS, no doubt, but in this 'new' economy trying to hold onto a car as an investment is a fool's game. If you're worried about depreciation, pick up a used 360CS or something. New Porsches tank like a BRICK the second they're driven off the lot. I suspect this has something to do with the outrageous price for various options. I've seen regular 997's spec'd out to well over $130k.

And from a collectors standpoint, I suspect a car with graphics is going to fare much better than a car without graphics. Again, look at the premium that 360CS's with the factory stripe command over stripe-less CS's.

It's true like that with the majority of exotic cars (the drop in depreciation). Consider that my car cost in the 100K (after all the options added) when new, and you can pick one up for sub 20K now.

Understanding that the maintenance on exotic cars are unbelievably high. If you have the PCCB (Ceramic brakes), a brake job will cost you in the five figures. Yes, over 10,000 to change your brakes.

Turbo engines tend to require more maintenance than the N/A's.
post #858 of 26360
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Originally Posted by KBW View Post
Any certain paint schemes I should go for or avoid?

I like the aqua Blue Metallic with the White Gold Metallic graphics or the Grey Black with Guard Red graphics but I'm not sure if that is this year's paint options or not. There's not a lot on the Porsche website about the RS

I'm going to drive to Greenville Tuesday and hopefully they have someone at the dealer that knows what they are talking about. I tried to look at their inventory online but it is wrong as I drove by and the lot/showroom is full yet they say they only have 5 vehicles. I'm receiving a pretty nice relocation bonus that I don't need as I'm "relocating" to my actual hometown where I already have a home (they know this). This won't be my dd.

My next Porsche will be white with the red full leather interior

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Factory spec tires on a Cayanne get 8-12K, that's it. Maybe a tad more if you are mostly freeway driving. These aren't typical SUV paws, They are performance tires. The feel and handling is awesome but there is a tradeoff, they are expensive and they wear out.

Porsche's burn through tires like nobody's business.
post #859 of 26360
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Originally Posted by username79 View Post
Yet you like piss yellow..
At least Phoenix Yellow is unique. Silverstone is just another boring color. Might as well be driving a Dodge Caravan if you're going to go with a color like Silverstone. In 20 years, lets see what colors command the most money for these cars. My money is on Phoenix Yellow and Laguna Seca Blue.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
Seriously, and interlagos is terrible in sunlight. Lemans shits on it pretty much.
This is 100% subjective. Wrong, but subjective. Lemans: Interlagos:
post #860 of 26360
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I have a 2004 Cayanne S. It has 56K on the odometer and is in the shop today for a new starter. $2200. Just put in a new fuel pump and major service 2 weeks ago $ $1900 and it had a radiator problem 6 months ago at $1800 and tires $1495. (needs a new set every 10K). I'm thinking about something a little less needy........

I had a 2006 Cayenne S and the oil change was $900.
post #861 of 26360
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
I had a 2006 Cayenne S and the oil change was $900.
I do all the work myself, and my oil change cost me $130 It's because the engines take 9L of full synthetic oil
post #862 of 26360
I personally don't find Porsche's appealing but if you want one go ahead and drive it into the ground. To hell with buying one as an "investment."

Then take some cameraphone pics of yourself posing in front of your car, now wrapped rear-end first around a tree and on fire, while making some gangsta hand sign and post it onto Facebook for instant Internet notoriety.
post #863 of 26360
Honestly, if you're going to drop $150k on a GT3RS for a weekend toy, why not drop the same amount of money on a CS? At least the CS isn't going to lose 30% of it's value over the next year. And, well, it's a bloody 360CS!
post #864 of 26360
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post
Honestly, if you're going to drop $150k on a GT3RS for a weekend toy, why not drop the same amount of money on a CS? At least the CS isn't going to lose 30% of it's value over the next year. And, well, it's a bloody 360CS!

CS is nice. Probably slower around a track, but I'd have more fun going slower. It just puts a smile on my face.
post #865 of 26360
I loved the 360 stradale and have all the euro mags from when it came out plus vids.

Still I'd take the rs over it due to lack of manual trans.
post #866 of 26360
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Originally Posted by Alias View Post
I personally don't find Porsche's appealing but if you want one go ahead and drive it into the ground. To hell with buying one as an "investment."

+1

Don't buy a car as an investment, because most of the time you'll be wrong. Get the car you like and drive it hard, especially something like the GT3 RS.

That said, it is a tremendously capable car that is designed for skilled drivers. I doubt more than 1 percent of 1 percent of the driving population can drive that car at a level that could distinguish it from a 911 Turbo or a 360 or any other sports car.

Also, I'm not sure what allocations of that car are like these days: a couple of years ago, it was nigh on impossible to get one unless you had connections. Perhaps the bad economy's changed that.

--Andre
post #867 of 26360
wtf? Never buy a car as an investment.
post #868 of 26360
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post
wtf? Never buy a car as an investment.

real enthusiasts vs. posers
post #869 of 26360
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
real enthusiasts vs. posers

actual investors vs. posers.
post #870 of 26360
A good friend of mine is a Sr.Partner to one of the major accounting firms. His personal clients are the very wealthiest in the world. One of them prides himself on never ever having bought a brand new car. He always buys something cool after someone else took the depreciation, holds on to it for a while, has fun, then buys something else. He has about 12-14 cars in rotation and never, ever looses any money.

So, you can be a very big timer and maybe not an investor but at least a breakevener.
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