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    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    It seems I'm the only black sheep here. I would go for the powerkit, not because you need or could "feel" the extra power but just for the physiological ego-boost of knowing you have the best C2S out there. When you option a car out to the max but leave one (major) option out you may feel a little deficient, well, I would... maybe there's something wrong with me lol

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    That's $500 per/ 1 HP . I don't think it's worth it.

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    Good decision! I think you won't regret it.

    ...but end of summer is still fairly long.

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    Fanch...only a thing..

    Two weeks ago my friend sold his 996 C4S full of options and with the Powerkit...23.000km,no crash etc..
    The resale value was the same of a 996 C4S in a good shape,but with not so much options...and specially with no powerkit..

    The resale value of the powerkit is only a gift for the new buyer..unfortunately

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

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    Danny G said:
    It seems I'm the only black sheep here. I would go for the powerkit, not because you need or could "feel" the extra power but just for the physiological ego-boost of knowing you have the best C2S out there. When you option a car out to the max but leave one (major) option out you may feel a little deficient, well, I would... maybe there's something wrong with me lol



    Thanks all, again!
    Rennteam is so awesome!!!
    Danny, I totally agree with you, and you know what, this is exactly why I ordered the Powerkit in the 1st place, and I know it's gonna sound really really really sad, but it is mostly vanity and I was looking forward to show off on Rennteam and yes, I admit too, I was proud to announce it 6 weeks ago too.
    But I've thought long and hard about it, and it's true, there will be a part of me that will say, boy, two more months and you could have had it but honestly, the fact I don't have the driving ability to feel it, the fact that there is no exterior sign to show it (sad but a bit true), the fact It's two more months, the fact it's the cost of a car itself, the fact it'll have zero resale value (thanks for confirming Darius), etc etc etc.
    Better off getting the real thing later then (GT3 or something like that).

    Rami,
    Keep me updated about that PSI thing.
    I met the PSI guy at my 1st rallye de Paris, he came from Belgique with a rather special 996GT2, very nice guy it seemed.

    RC,
    I agree with you re tuning, people have a lot more experience on the GT3 engine than the new one but hopefully, in two years, they'll know about it too.
    We'll see anyway, learning how to tame the 355 hp and mastering the car AT THE LIMIT (It really is my goal) will take me a LONG LONG LONG time!

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    Hi Fanch, my 2 cents,


    Dont get the powerkit.

    I agree with RC, that you will regret it but not totally, because you can have it retrofitted later on when you want..

    Generaly, if you knew you could not add it on later you would wait for it or you would regret it..

    That's the -we want what we cant have factor- but in this case, you know its a matter of money for you to add it anytime you decide.I mean imagine,if it was not retofittable..

    Take for example me, I kind or regret i did not get the S, but if i knew there was a way, to tune my car, with a Porsche powerkit, to meet the S HP, i might not do it,afterall..


    It when you know you cant have something that you think it is necessary for you..

    Furthermore, i see more advantages for adding the powerkit later on, if you decide...

    Listing some of..

    1) You get you car sooner.
    2) you save money due to price increase in October
    3) powerkit and instalation will be in a better state of knowledge and better tested.
    4)You will learn your car better with 355 hp in the beginning.
    5) When you will have you car for sometime, if you instal the powerkit, you will have a new reason to re celebrate your car's ownership....after sometime that you loose the excitement of the new car.
    6) You will have the chance to test drive another 997S with the powerkit to see the actual difference, in feel and not in papers..
    7) If you decide to install the powerkit ,you will appeciate the HP increase of the powerkit much more. If you get your car with the powerkit,then you will never now how was the stock HP, and if it was woth it,whereas installing it after,will give you more pleasure when you will feel the actual difference.


    Get your car, enjoy it, it is beautifull specced, if not overloaded!!!!! and it will have a masuline stance on the road...

    I see that probably you will not go for the powerkit in the future, but even if you will, you will have some spare time to "collect" the powerkit money, and get over the initial cost of your Porsche, sorry, dunno your financial state, but for most people a porsche carrera is a cost...


    So that said, and having in mind you already took your decision, i just wanted to help you avoid second thoughts!!


    Things are goind well for you my friend!!

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    Very good post Dilinger!

    Especially arguments like these:
    "When you will have you car for some time, if you install the powerkit, you will have a new reason to re-celebrate your car's ownership....after some time that you loose the excitement of the new car."

    Very well said indeed!

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    Thanks Dillinger,
    Good points.
    But the price increase is already effective in France, it's about 2.5% higher so, tough for me!
    And mostly, if I add it later, the dealer has warned me and I know he's right, I should expect to pay about 20,000 Euros bc of the man hours and the fact that it's tequipment.
    Shame...
    So we'll see anyway, thanks again.

    Re: POWERKIT price and Please HELP!

    You're absolutely right, Fanch, it's a heart says yes but mind says no type thing..

     
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