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    Hello from OZ

    I've been lerking in this forum for quite some time but this is my first post. Last night I was invited by my porsche dealer for a test drive in the new 911. There was the standard C2 and C2S, and for added bonus a beautiful red CGT for us to look at. First of all the test drive and visual impressions of the new 911. It is definately better looking in the flesh than in pictures. I still don't like the steering wheel but I can live with that. The power of the C2S is awesome from 2000rpm to redline it just pulls. Also the exhaust note is loud and throaty I love it. The car I drove was Silver with Blue leather and it looked mighty fine. I only had 30mins in the car so I really can't say much except that the 911 has once again evolved and it is an improvement next to a STD 911. I do agree that the 996 Turbo, C4S and GT3 look better, but lets compare apples with apples. The 996 C2 looks like a dinosaur next to the 997.

    Aus Prices 997 C2 = $195,000 AUD approx
    997 C2S = $221,000 AUD approx

    On a side note to my suprise the beautiful red CGT was open and I was allowed to sit inside it, close my eyes and dream of driving this masterpiece. Unfortunately in Australia even if you have the $1.2 million dollars to purchase the CGT it is against the law to drive the car on Australian roads because it is left hand drive. Unless of course you own you own racetrack .

    Re: Hello from OZ

    Welcome! Wow, even in regulation-crazy USA, we are allowed to drive RHD cars...

    Re: Hello from OZ

    Great to have another view, but wow the price - if my calculations are right the CS2 equates to Pounds87,163.16 now that's considerably more than we pay in Blighty

    Re: Hello from OZ

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    H0ssman said:
    Aus Prices 997 C2 = $195,000 AUD approx
    997 C2S = $221,000 AUD approx



    but didn't say that dealer delivery charges, government stamp duty and registration will add another $7000 or so to this. For the price of my 996 C2 I could have bought a Turbo in the US!!! Arrghh! I suppose one benefit is that a plain ol' Carrera is quite a special car over here. Enjoy your car prices folks.

    Rick down under. Lapis Blue Dinosaur MY02C2

    Re: Hello from OZ

    Quote:
    H0ssman said:
    Aus Prices 997 C2 = $195,000 AUD approx
    997 C2S = $221,000 AUD approx




    Aus Prices 997 C2 = $195,000 AUD approx = $139,980.75 USD
    997 C2S = $221,000 AUD approx = $158,622.75 USD

    Expensive down under!

    Re: Hello from OZ

    over here in beirut ,the carrera basic price is 110000 us$ ,and the carrera s 125000us $ ,with the option i am getting (30000 us$)the price for my c2s is 155000 us $ add to it registration fees 7000 us $ ,the net price is 162000 us$...i feel like crying..

    Re: Hello from OZ

    Yeah it is expensive. That's because the Australian government feels if you can afford a Porsche you can afford a big tax hit on luxury cars. That's why the Porsches in Australia a more up speced eg, cabs get hard top, all new 9997 come with sunroof.

     
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