Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
So are the Lamborghinis but they are still fine cars and Porsche is more reliable by all accounts.
An assembly line does not automatically lower build quality.
OK, but I don't think anyone's claimed otherwise. My only point is that a 911 is not a limited-production car by any means. An Enzo Ferrari with only 400 ever built is a limited-production car.
Originally Posted by ragdoll
Are there strong reasons not to purchase a low mileage Porsche Turbo (2008 with about 3K miles) rather than new? I think they will discount it by about 10%. OR should I go with an 2009 and pay full price? The used 2008 has pretty much everything I want in it and I usually keep cars for a long time.
The 09 911s have a minor facelift with LED headlights, and improved telematics package (the nav/stereo stack) that can't be retrofitted easily to earlier models. They finally have decent iPod integration along with other things. If that's important for you, you should check it out.
The non-turbos get direct fuel-injection for better mileage and more power, as well as an optional dual-clutch semiautomatic transmission. I'm not sure whether these things are carried over to the Turbo.
Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe
I would still choose the Porsche 911 twin turbo over the F430, however my bank account is not yet in agreeance.
...even though I would prefer the GT2 over the 911 TT.
If I were to get a 911, it'd be the base model, stripped down to the essentials for sporty driving. Porsches have always represented practical minimalism to me. I want to drive to the racetrack in comfort, flog the car on the track, and drive back with good AC and an iPod interface.