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    Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Hi guys,

    The dealer phoned me about an hour ago and said they have a brand new 997 Artic Silver GT3 on their showroom. They asked if I was interested?

    I am not eager to get the vehicle because I simply love my cab on sunny days. Also I already have the Exige S for a track car. Would it make sense to get the GT3 and if it were you, would you do it?

    Opinions are appreciated. Thanks!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    If I were you, I'd go for it, no doubt...

    The Exige and the GT3 are both totally different track tools, you shouldn't let that stand in the way of your discision.
    If you like the feel of your 997, if you like the way it drives, then I'm absolutely positive you'll be IN LOVE with the way the GT3 will drive/sound/feel.
    The international autopress unanimously agrees the GT3 is one of the very best cars to 've come from Zuffenhausen.... I can imagine, if you have the means to own one, you'd really want it ...

    The cab can be more easily replaced by another drop top, the GT3 is more unique... I'd go for it!!!!

    (and while you're at it, get it with matblack wheels )

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Just check if it has the Carbon-backed race seats... A very important extra on the GT3 IMO..

    Without them you could never comfortably use the GT's cornering abilities...

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Keep the S Mike - Artic silver won't go well with your other cars.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    I would not have an Exige and a GT3, unless it is only to have a collection of cars.
    They are very similar cars.... one of them will stay in the garage far too often. Would you have time to drive and track both of them ?
    The GT3 is fantastic !!! as is the Exige. The GT3 is more refined the Exige is more ' fun'..

    And artic silver is not the right color for that car to me . Too tamened ( GT silver would be ok ) otherwise a more ' flashy ' color suits the car better to me...
    Just me opinion...

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    Porker said:
    Just check if it has the Carbon-backed race seats... A very important extra on the GT3 IMO..

    Without them you could never comfortably use the GT's cornering abilities...



    Absolutly. It needs to have the Club Sport package !!!!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    dont even think about it
    im doing the same
    today im selling my 997S after 2 years in order to get the wild 997 ofcourse the GT3

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    altak said:
    dont even think about it
    im doing the same
    today im selling my 997S after 2 years in order to get the wild 997 ofcourse the GT3



    I'm not that keen on getting the 997 GT3, so I guess your opinions are the same as mine!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Dont bother... Your stable is about right at the moment...

    I think the Exige is probably the better track toy... Not as exclusive or expensive but for that reason your probably more likely to go that little bit faster into the bends!!! I'm guessing tyre and brake costs on the Exige are much cheaper than on the GT3..

    Although after saying all that, if it was me I'd have it!!!!! Ha ha Ive never been sensible though!!!!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Hey mike... Id keep the cars you have now..the Cabriolet as you said is great on sunny evenings and the exige is fine on the track..

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    Mike S said:
    Hi guys,

    The dealer phoned me about an hour ago and said they have a brand new 997 Artic Silver GT3 on their showroom. They asked if I was interested?

    I am not eager to get the vehicle because I simply love my cab on sunny days. Also I already have the Exige S for a track car. Would it make sense to get the GT3 and if it were you, would you do it?

    Opinions are appreciated. Thanks!



    I'm wondering. Don't you have any place in your garages? I would keep the 997 S Cab and sell the Lotus to buy the GT3.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    keep the cab
    silver is not the best color for the gt3. order a black RS

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Perhaps they can't sell it so they called you - GT silver is a poor colour for such a beastly car!

    Personally I would keep the 997S cab, it complements your collection well, and nothing compares to topless motoring especially in your part of the world!


    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    I would trade the cabrio and the Exige together for the GT3. Probably you wouldn't have to even go to the bank...:-)

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Sell the Exige and get the GT3!

    I wish I had your dilemma. Even if I had the money the allocation for my part of the world is fully sold for both '07 and '08!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    pawelmontana said:
    I would trade the cabrio and the Exige together for the GT3. Probably you wouldn't have to even go to the bank...:-)



    No no, the Exige is here to stay. That car is just too much enjoyment!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    donkeyman said:
    Sell the Exige and get the GT3!

    I wish I had your dilemma. Even if I had the money the allocation for my part of the world is fully sold for both '07 and '08!



    You can buy this Gt3 from me it's also RHD

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Get it just take delivery somewhere in europe.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Get the GT3 and:

    I'd sell the ML63, as you're gonna get a new one very soon.
    Or sell the touareg, the facelift must be available now.
    or I'd sell your cayenne as the new one can be in your garage very soon.
    I'd keep the exige S, as you already sold the noble.
    I'd keep the 997s cab too. You've got to have one cab in your garage. You're in SA, not belgium or germany
    If all that makes any sense to you.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    amazon said:
    Get the GT3 and:

    I'd sell the ML63, as you're gonna get a new one very soon.
    Or sell the touareg, the facelift must be available now.
    or I'd sell your cayenne as the new one can be in your garage very soon.
    I'd keep the exige S, as you already sold the noble.
    I'd keep the 997s cab too. You've got to have one cab in your garage. You're in SA, not belgium or germany
    If all that makes any sense to you.



    lol! I'm not getting the new facelift Touareg or Cayenne Just another ML

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    Mike S said:
    lol! I'm not getting the new facelift Touareg or Cayenne Just another ML



    Your getting another ML? Why is this..a replacement or do you just want two?!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Mike just for posting this thread, I am forced myself to congratulate you !!!!!!

    Seriously I knew sooner or later you where going to have this little dilemma !!!!!

    I guess you know whats my opinion!!!!!, and I wouldnt sell the exige S, its just as good as the 997 gt3

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    I feel a poll coming up

    I'm an absolute pro-GT3'er!

    Although there are other cars in your stable I'd rather sacrifice than your Cab...

    Does Porsche take your cab back, or is there another reason why you would sacrifice it? (like not wanting to have 2 997's, ...)

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    jamesaug said:
    Quote:
    Mike S said:
    lol! I'm not getting the new facelift Touareg or Cayenne Just another ML



    Your getting another ML? Why is this..a replacement or do you just want two?!



    I wanted to get rid of the Range Rover ASAP. Was giving me too much suspension crap.

    Had ordered the 63 last year April already and is scheduled to arrived 20 April this year. Didn't want to wait another 4 months so I got this current ML with a little premium on top instead. Going to trade this ML in when mine arrives.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    Porker said:
    I feel a poll coming up

    I'm an absolute pro-GT3'er!

    Although there are other cars in your stable I'd rather sacrifice than your Cab...

    Does Porsche take your cab back, or is there another reason why you would sacrifice it? (like not wanting to have 2 997's, ...)



    Something like that, I don't want to have 2 cars that look similar-ish

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    I had a similar problems about six months ago. I have a C2S cab and couldn't part with it so, I kept it and got the GT3. I love my C2S but the GT3 is such a wonderful car. I hardly drive my C2S cab anymore. If you can keep both, but if you can't get the GT3. It's a car you can drive everyday and it's just a blast to drive.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Go for the GT3 Mike!
    Buy a new facelifted cab with PDK later!

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Spend your money elsewhere. The Cab better meet your needs.

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    Quote:
    nberry said:
    Spend your money elsewhere. The Cab better meet your needs.




    Agreed

    Re: Keep 997 S Cab or get 997 GT3?

    The Cab is great!

    The GT3 is outstanding, and one of the the all time great Porsches. You will regret not buying this car.

     
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