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    NEW GT3

    I am trying to decide between a new GT3 and keeping my 05 997s. I have the opportunity to buy a new GT3 at msrp today, in a color I like (black/black/ The problem is that my 997s is also black and has only 9500 miles.
    I don't track it and obviously drive it sparingly, I don't know if I need the extra speed/power although can you ever get enough speed/power, or if I can ratioalize the expense. Plus I love the 997s and always thought I would keep it forever.
    One consideration is I look back to 1974 when I had a new Carrera targa and had the opportunity to trade it (and didn't) for a new Carrera RS. The RS today is probably worth 4x what the Targa would be and I look back on this as a misteak. If I don't buy the GT3 today is history repeating itself?
    My dealer will give me 65k for the 997s and I would pay 117k for the GT3. Is it worth the difference today? How about in 5 years? I just lost 30k on the 997s from new, am I starting this cycle all over again with the GT3? or will it be more of an investment?
    Undecidedly, Boardrider

    Re: NEW GT3

    GET IT!!!!

    if you can afford the 52k diff, I would take the GT3 without an heartbeat if I were you. I have a 05 C2S (only 8k miiles). I had originally told my wife that the porsche cars keep their value (ok, I lied). Now, I'm thinking about trading in the car also..., but when I told my wife the trade-in value, she said I'm not getting another porsche. LOL

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    I had the exact same dilemma, right down to color choice. Although, I think my GT3 is optioned a little more heavily. So far so good. It seems like the GT3's are holding up price wise. It is a much more special car. If $$ isn't a big deal then go for it.

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    You said on your post that you will not track it, so I suggest that the GT3 will actually be inferior to your 997S as a daily driver. Straight line performance a GT3 is faster than 997S, but not much, especially for road use. Don't even think than any current 911 will be an investment as they are too mass produced.

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    The GT3 isn't just about greater acceleration it is a much more organic driving package, it goes, sounds, involves, steers, brakes, handles & interacts on a higher level than the 997S. But it doesn't have rear seats & is slightly more raw on the back roads, so doesn't cruise as well.
    I love my GT3 & use it every day, but if you love your 997S already & it is $52k to change keep the money in the bank & keep enjoying your current car! 997GT3 prices are firm at the moment but give it another year & things will move, so in 12-18months it will likely be cheaper for you to change, by then you may be bored of the 997S & really want a change so all dovetails together!

    Of course with boys & their toys you could just say sod the logic & get the car now!

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    Not a question in my mind what you should get. I had a 2006 C2S cab, that was chipped, lowered, supersprint exhaust, K/N airfilter, 19 in werks wheels. It was a nice car and I definitely enjoyed it. But after I got my GT3, it does not compare. The GT3 just feels powerful. Looks aggressive, and sounds terrific. It is well worth the difference to trade for it. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to get one. Good luck. Either way, you win.

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    I have both a 997 GT3 and a C2S Cab. There is no comparison, the GT3 is much more involving and plain fun. The cab seems sloppy slow and boring in comparison. I hardly drive the cab except for the exceptional day with great weather. GT3 all the way with PCCB.

    Only you can determine if it's worth the money.

    Re: NEW GT3

    We have none left in Europe! Get it whilst you can

    Re: NEW GT3

    If you can test drive the GT3, as I did today, you will have your answer.

    You will care less about the money.

    Enjoy.

    Re: NEW GT3

    I have an appointment to test drive it tomorrow. it just was unloaded from the transport today...If i have to drain the urine out of my socks after the test drive...it will be in my garage tomorrow night.
    Boardrider

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    Bluehinder said:
    I have both a 997 GT3 and a C2S Cab. There is no comparison, the GT3 is much more involving and plain fun. The cab seems sloppy slow and boring in comparison. I hardly drive the cab except for the exceptional day with great weather. GT3 all the way with PCCB.

    Only you can determine if it's worth the money.

    ditto. Swapped for CTT 2008

    Re: NEW GT3

    If you can afford it - get it. Don't look at it as an investment - no mass produced Porsches are, not even the RS IMHO.

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    boardrider said:
    dealer will give me 65k for the 997s and I would pay 117k for the GT3. Is it worth the difference today?




    My dealer gave me 57k + 3k tax credit (or 60k total) for my 2006 997. The msrp on the GT3 was $126k. My trade-in lost about 25k in depreciation over two years, about $1k/month. That's a lot. And I did hesitate. But after I saw and drove the GT3, I cared less about the depreciation. You only live once. And a car like this may come along only once in a lifetime.

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    Get the GT3. It is one of those rare cars that are truly great.

     
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