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    What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    Hello,

    This is my first post, although I have been lurking around here for quite some time Awesome place with respectful people! Hail to all.

    Now, I am considering buying a new car...but I am quite undecided about which type of car to get...So I was hoping you guys could give me a hand and help me out.

    There are a 2 criterias that must be met:

    - Price, it should be below 120k, so no Uber-expensive car for me
    - The car must have backseats!

    Is it silly to buy a 997S and carry a baby in the back of the car?(if a Maxicosi fits there)
    What about a DB9, does it have more space in the back than a 911? (although the db9 might be more expensive)
    There is also the BMW M5 and Mercedes CL...these are sedans...I would prefer a 997S or DB9 but I dont know if there is enough space in the back...

    Thx

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    If you've another sedan/SUV, then 997. DB9 is way over budget. Hum...But where you live?

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    I'm picking up my 997S tomorrow. I have a 3-year old, and another baby due in June. I have no plans of placing a child in the back seat. That's what my wife's Navigator is for. My 3-year old daughter may get driven places with me in the Porsche, but if the load ever looks like it's going to be more than two (including driver), the Porsche gets left at home. Why would any family need more than ONE kid hauler??

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    Quote:
    Glacius said:
    Hello,

    This is my first post, although I have been lurking around here for quite some time Awesome place with respectful people! Hail to all.

    Now, I am considering buying a new car...but I am quite undecided about which type of car to get...So I was hoping you guys could give me a hand and help me out.

    There are a 2 criterias that must be met:

    - Price, it should be below 120k, so no Uber-expensive car for me
    - The car must have backseats!

    Is it silly to buy a 997S and carry a baby in the back of the car?(if a Maxicosi fits there)
    What about a DB9, does it have more space in the back than a 911? (although the db9 might be more expensive)
    There is also the BMW M5 and Mercedes CL...these are sedans...I would prefer a 997S or DB9 but I dont know if there is enough space in the back...

    Thx


    Hi Glacius,
    welcome!

    Kids fit in the back of the 997, even adults do for a (very) short trip and if they are willing to suffer . Not sure about the Maxicosi though.

    The DB9 is not in the range of the 997 (at least not so far). Prices are 50 percent higher than 997S and start at 140k (used) or 150k (new). Also I would classify the DB9 as a (wonderful) GT, whilst 997S is more of a sports car.

    M5 and CL are again a different league (as you said), but car-, not price-wise. Depends on what you want. CL goes in direction DB9 (but not as classy), M5 is a very powerful sedan, with all its pros (space, boot, suitable for everyday use without attracting too much attention etc.) and cons (loss in price, banal design etc.).

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

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    69bossnine said:
    Why would any family need more than ONE kid hauler??



    Your question betrays your youth

    One car for dad to take number one kid to a volleyball game and another car for mom to take number two kid to a tennis match.

    What do I win?

    P.S. Porsches work just fine for either of the above.

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    Dad plus one kid equals TWO, easily transported in front seats of my 911 . Better luck next time!!!!

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    Consider a Maserati Quattroporte. Fast, swift and sleek.
    If you research the Maserati forums you will notice a lack of obnoxious mechanical issues or quality complaints.

    997s just dont have the front trunk room anymore to hold a stroller and all the junk you, someone else and a baby might
    need to take along. Plus, since the back seats cant hold a
    car seat properly and if you intend on ever giving the childs mom a ride, or might be looking for another one (!)the 997 just doesnt cut it.

    My three kids grew up in a 911, but hauling infants around in one is another matter entirely.

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    Perhaps if a DB9 is in your budget you should consider the 911s as a third car, buy a 530 for the kid during work related activities.

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    ...Cayenne TT...

    ...if you do not like CayTT, then spread your budget over two cars and in that case make one of them 997s...


    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    you should really sit down and think which one will combine practicallity and satisfaction , and yes i agrre with those who say spread you budget in 2 cars, seems more reasonable plus you get another car

    Re: What car, 997S, DB9 or Sedan?

    If you want performance and uncompromised practicality, the BMW M5 is the way to go. It will also likely be much less than the 997S (depending on how equipped) and definitely less than the DB9. If you require the car to be less than 120k, the DB9 should be eliminated--it is closer to 170k. The new AMV8 will be at 120k, but it has no rear seat. If you want performance and a sports car with a bit less practicality, the 997s is a good choice. I have two sons, 4 and 9, and my 997s works fine for me, but if I had to pack a stroller, etc., it would be out of the question. As it is now, I can get my kids to little league, soccer, etc. I have room for their equipment, but not much else. If my kids were babies, I would definitely opt for the M5.

     
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