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    Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Hi guys,

    I've having some serious thoughts about selling my  2005 p-car.

    1* The 997 is my 4th p

    2* I intended to buy a new 991 cb in 2 years, but, looking at the pricetag of the 997.2S cab it's going above my reasonable budget for a car (+125.000€)

    3* My idea: I buy a 2007 R8 now for app 3 years and opt for a seconhand 991 cab in 3 years.

     

    What are your thougts about this?

    Is this a good option or do i keep my 997 till then (it has only 64k on the dial) but then it'll be 8.1/2 years old. So pricewise it won't be worth much imo.

    i'd love to receive lots of input.

    thxSmiley


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    ex 965 3.3turbo/ ex 993 targa / ex 996 cab /

    now 997S cabrio //  Audi A5 S-line 3.0tdi Quattro


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

     What answer to you expect? 

    You dont know how your taste will be in 3 years and how the 991 will turn out. Further on - how will the whole brand develop under the VW name? 

    On the other hand side - if you fancy the R8 - dont hesitate and go for it. This I guess will be the key question - how much you like the R8 and how much you dont like your 997 anymore?

    i.e. - my 997 Convertible has only 24.000 km and is now 3 years old. But - I love it so I will keep it for now. I also could think about selling it before the 991 hits the road, but what then - I would have to go for a new 997 but as I said - I love my car as it is so why should I upgrade now?

    So - go for your feeling!


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    I think there is nothing wrong with your logic if you want a change, like the R8 enough, and are able to separate yourself from a 911Cab for that amount of time.


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    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Carlos from Spain:

    I think there is nothing wrong with your logic if you want a change, like the R8 enough, and are able to separate yourself from a 911Cab for that amount of time.

     +1 


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    I'd say go for it Beltar

    It seems like you feel the need for a nice change and the R8 is an excellent choice  And then you can return to a 991 if you like it ... or maybe go for a used Vantage Roadster or something else that appeals ...

    Enjoy  


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    RT Moderator 
    - 997.1 Carrera S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection

    Rennteam signature photo 2.jpg


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Thx for your input. Had à bad expierience today at à local Audi-specialist. They didn't want to offer me a testdrive since "everyone" asks that. Saying it was already my 3th visit with them, and that i brought my carrera to have it checked didn't work either. They expect you to sign a contract without testing! Unbelievable.
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    ex 965 3.3turbo/ ex 993 targa / ex 996 cab /

    now 997S cabrio //  Audi A5 S-line 3.0tdi Quattro


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Don't go out of Porsche. Many good sportscars around for sure but none that fulfills all crucial criteria of speed, handling, dependability, practicality, prestige and cost at the same time.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    +1   I seem to be agreeing with you a lot these days...

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Um, were you planning on buying it from them or were you just wanting to test one before you buy elsewhere?


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    It's been done...Smiley

    The 997S is gone...

    I bought a R8 tripleblack (black-black) but also black sideblades and black rims with a fine polished outline.

    Did 700km with it today and am ...let's say, very impressed.

    Handling, comfort, brakes, sound, really happy with it.

    Knowing i'll buy a 991 in three years feels comfy alsoSmiley

    But no joking, this is another carexperience than a porsche, but it's better than expected!

    Went to Germany today and the weather was awful, rain, stormwinds, a lot of leafs on the roads but the car was glued to the road!Smiley


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    ex 965 3.3turbo/ ex 993 targa / ex 996 cab /

    now 997S cabrio //  Audi A5 S-line 3.0tdi Quattro


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

     Great to hear it surpassed your expetcations and are happy with the choice you finally went with! 


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    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Hey congrats beltar

    Hoping that you enjoy the R8 till the 991 comes  


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    RT Moderator 
    - 997.1 Carrera S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection

    Rennteam signature photo 2.jpg


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    easy_rider911:

    Hey congrats beltar

    Hoping that you enjoy the R8 till the 991 comes  

    Thx!


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab

    Audi R8  //  Audi A5 S-line 3.0tdi Quattro/ RR 4.4i


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

     Congratulations beltar, the R8 should give you a different driving experience than a 911, mid engined cars are a lot of fun and the R8 has a lot of presence.

    Enjoy many happy miles in it. Also post some pics 


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

     Congratulations ! I would not mind seen a few pics of your all black R8 . Nice to have a change.


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

     Great choice the R8! Congrats.

    How do you like the A5, I'm looking at the S5 Sportback as a daily drive?


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Congrats and give us some more feedback on the R8 ownership experience.

    J.Seven


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Congrats on going after your itch (R8) and keeping what sounds like a beauty. All black, i'd love some pictures please! Should be a great 3 years till the 991. Will you get a cab or coupe? 


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    Atzporsche:

    .... i'd love some pictures please!  

     
    +1 Smiley Smiley


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    RT Moderator 
    - 997.1 Carrera S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection

    Rennteam signature photo 2.jpg


    Re: Trading in 997S cab for R8, info needed

    easy_rider911:
    Atzporsche:

    .... i'd love some pictures please!  

     
    +1 Smiley Smiley

     +2


     
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