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    Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    8 years and 3 kids later I'm thinking about getting back into a 911! Saw a very low mileage 991.1 Turbo S advertised at an OPC and tempted (haven't driven it yet, they are waiting to collect it as it is being traded in).

    In terms of my history, I had a 996 C4S Cab a long time ago, manual with PSE, which I really enjoyed. In particular I loved the sound and how raw it felt (to me!).

    Wondering what you think, I've read a lot of posts over the years on these boards and don't want to be disappointed?! I guess the biggest differences are (i) power, (ii) convertible vs. coupe, (iii) manual vs. pdk, (iv) the sound. So quite a lot! 

    Also wondering whether there is much scope to negotiate with an OPC? I am not a regular customer, and they have not had the car for very long so I guess it is limited.

    Lastly also curious when the 992 Turbo will be released, and how much impact that could have on residuals? (I appreciate it's going to cost me some money!)

    Thank you!


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    If it was me with our congested  roads and speed limits if I was going down the 911 route i’d look for a 991/1 or 991/2 GTS  in many ways a better car here.  Uncles of cash cheaper to buy too. I think you’d end up frustrated with the inability to use much of the available performance - and wasting your money as a result. Just my 5c worth.

    A nice 991/1 GTS coupe at the right price is about the only car that would tempt me out of our Boxster GTS. The Boss prefers the 911 to a Boxster / Cayman too.


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Drive it and see. In terms of useable power - you can’t have too much. I live in a speed limited country and get into all the power each time I drive it. Mind you I don’t go 200 mph around town but thanks to the quiet exhaust and unbeatable traction the power is always useable.  My prior c2s was almost too loud to get away with anything and not nearly as quick.   Drive it, you will see. Should be able to get a gr at price. 


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Good choice getting back to a 911 indecision

    I would probably go for a GTS too. No I am not biased indecision I test drove the Turbo S many times and while the massive power is addictive it is also useless where I live. I found the GTS more agile and nimbler than the turbo, but this might have been more in my head than real life.

    As already stated, you need to test drive. Preferably different models after each other so you get a feel for the differences. Have fun! wink


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Thank you. I was finding the price actually fairly similar to a new(ish) 991.2 GTS, so was thinking I might as well go for the Turbo S.

    Will have a drive and see!


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Turbo S is the flagship, apart from the GT3 GT2 RS models etc. A bit quiet, but super efficient. You can't go wrong. Go for it


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Bought it!

    Will collect it next week probably as it still needs to go through the workshop for its checks, service and to get a gtechniq coating...

    Can't wait! :0)


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Bought it!

    Will collect it next week probably as it still needs to go through the workshop for its checks, service and to get a gtechniq coating...

    Can't wait! :0)

    Well Done Smiley.


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Let me know what you think. Excited for you. 


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Congrats  kiss


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Congratulations Smiley

    Monkey - I seem to remember many moons ago you joined one of our Rennteam south coast driving days? 


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Yes that was probably 10 years ago! (Or more?!)


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Yes that was probably 10 years ago! (Or more?!)

    More like 12 methinks.... maybe have a re run one day Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Congrats! wink


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Cheers! kiss

    The car doesn't have many/any of the more exclusive options but has the main things;

    Seat heating and cooling;

    Burmeister stereo;

    Automatic distance control and limit display;

    Sunroof;

    and a few other bits and pieces like the crested headrests, garage door opener, light package etc

    Has only done 1,500 miles so feels like new!

    And Dreamcar, yes definitely up for that if my wife lets me! indecision

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    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Burmeister stereo;

    The Burmeister is a major plus Smiley.


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Burmester  


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Burmeister is a more exclusive option, the integrated 'i' makes the sound much better, it's very rare! indecision


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Burmeister is a more exclusive option, the integrated 'i' makes the sound much better, it's very rare! indecision

    SmileySmiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    You guys are so mean... indecision

    Btw: My E63S has the most special Burmester because it is actually made by Harman & Kardon. 

    (Mercedes marketing crap, only the bigger Burmester system is actually a true Burmester)


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Collected it!!! Super happy! Its soooo fast?!!! But also easy to drive slow and super comfortable!

    I also like the sound. Not as loud as some, but I can definitely hear it!! I think it's perfect for me!

     

     


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    So happy for you. Welcome to the turbo club. 


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Great news - pleased that you are impressed with your new rocket ! Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Collected it!!! Super happy! Its soooo fast?!!! But also easy to drive slow and super comfortable!

    I also like the sound. Not as loud as some, but I can definitely hear it!! I think it's perfect for me!

    Congrats! Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Turbo is a great choice for DD. Enjoy!kiss


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    Being adventurous can be risky but to be in routine is lethal.


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Congratulations  kiss


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Thank you, this car is rapid! Rocket is a perfect description!


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Thank you, this car is rapid! Rocket is a perfect description!

    Right. It took me at least two weeks before I wanted more power. 😎 Do take your time learning the capabilities because it can catch you off guard. You will appreciate the muted sound more and more as you explore higher speeds.  I consider the lack of noise cloaking.  It’s he slower cars that need to make noise. That turbo had nothing to prove. Let us hear more of your adventures over the next few weeks. 


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Monkey:

    Thank you, this car is rapid! Rocket is a perfect description!

    If we do end up hopefully meeting up again - please go easy with your right foot - otherwise I may end up wanting one...Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


    Re: Thinking about a used 991.1 Turbo S Coupe

    Leawood911:
    Monkey:

    Thank you, this car is rapid! Rocket is a perfect description!

    Right. It took me at least two weeks before I wanted more power. 😎 Do take your time learning the capabilities because it can catch you off guard. You will appreciate the muted sound more and more as you explore higher speeds.  I consider the lack of noise cloaking.  It’s he slower cars that need to make noise. That turbo had nothing to prove. Let us hear more of your adventures over the next few weeks. 

    Something is telling me that you are absolutely ready to kiss the new full EV car Smiley

    sound is part of the interest in a car. turbo 911 are fast but lack this emotion where aftermarket exhaust correct this issue on the same spirit that GT2RS did to level up the game. Smiley

    GT3 is not far behind the turbo .1, do not underestimate noisy car Smiley


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    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 manual, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


     
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