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Old 11-04-2010, 10:34 PM
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Investment no, fun, yes. If your looking for and investment I'd be buying apple stock.
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Yeah... I also failed to understand how a mass-produced car like the 911 can become highly collectible. The turbo models and rare versions perhaps. but not the standard versions (SC, Carrera, etc.)... the production numbers are too high.
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Who cares, just enjoy 'em.
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Oh, and the guy doesn't know what he's talking about. He shoulda said SC's/80's Carreras to put them all in the same category.
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The only investment is our time, because we love it. From a financial point of view, it is not an investment, only an expense!
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The only investment is our time, because we love it. From a financial point of view, it is not an investment, only an expense!
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as already stated, invenstment ... NO.

however, we may be at or near the bottom of the depreciation curve on the SC/3.2 generation. so they can offer a LOT of enjoyment for relatively modest cost. when you consider purchase + depreciation + maintenance.

the idea of buying a new 911 and eating that depreciation makes me feel ill. at this point in my life I just cannot justify that as I am hoping to retire soon.

hmm.... depending on the results of the lottery this weekend, my attidude could change.
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'30's Bentleys, '50's Ferraris, for sure.

Run of the mill 911's - no.
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As long as the A/C blows cold, any late 80s thru early 00s pickup truck. Can be bought for 800 and sold for 1200 all day long.
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SHHHHHHHHH

I told my wife this was a sure fire way to get rich !!
(its the only way I can keep getting into the purse for more money! - HUNNY, we have to keep our nest egg in tip top shape )
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Originally Posted by 911tracker85 View Post
as already stated, invenstment ... NO.

however, we may be at or near the bottom of the depreciation curve on the SC/3.2 generation.
Yeah, maybe he meant exactly that.

I doubt the car loses any selling value when you buy an old 911 and keep it in good condition. Same can't be said about 99,9% of newer cars.

So perhaps that can be considered a good "investment" among the used cars.

PS: In Europe, the 996 has depreciated quite a lot. When you go to Autoscout, you'll see that the asking prices of good classic 80's 911's are same, or even MORE than the 996's.
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What you gain in investing in a Porsche is not money.
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A good SC has been 8-10K for as long as I can remember. They seemed to creep up, maybe 10-14K, in the last ten years, but that all fell through. There are decent cars out there for a fair price, but decent and fair mean different things to different people. There are also regional price fluctuations that come into play. Right now a 964 is arguably the most Porsche for the money, and good Boxters are a bargain right now. I'd say a 01 Boxster S could be a sound investment in 25 years, but any aircooled car is money well spent in any regard.
For me, I could buy a 911 that would satisfy me for 10K, but I'm not the average Porsche owner.
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I think these cars are great investments .. you could buy one drive it around for 5-10 years and sell it for the same or about 1-2k less .. as far as cars go that is a great investment .. try that with a new GM you drive off the lot ...
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