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Old 02-14-2018, 04:49 PM
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Interesting thread. I went through about 15 cars in the same number of years. Not really too many that standout. An e46 M3, an e92 M3, 991 911 C4GTS, and the one that is left...a 2010 R8 V10 with Larini Race Exhaust/6sp manual.

And it is that last vehicle that made this thread interesting to me as I am contemplating selling my R8 for the GT3. Less than 10K miles on it and the longest I have had a vehicle (bought in Texas with 2000miles 6 years ago). I had always thought I would keep the R8 a long time with V10's being a rare commodity and that with a gated manual shifter. Still an eye turner to me. But the gravitational pull on that 991.2 GT3 with a configurable allocation is strong.

And I continue to debate this in my head...
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:42 AM
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Very interesting thread. I'm in early fifties and been a Porsche guy all the way. Started with an 85 Carrera, 964 etc. Strayed to BMWs and Mercs but realized errors of my ways.

i have a little attachment to my cars. Got my 997.2 S and still really like it. No plans to sell it. Don't have unlimited funds, so had to take care of kids edu and college plus housing here is a little pricey.

But this year I got two ends.. 993 and Performante (on a whim). Performante is really fun. 993 feels like a completely different era. I will keep the 993. My favoriate car to get is the GT3 and I will probably get this crazy Performante out of my system and then get a GT3. Love Porsche except the part about buying a GT car ��. Too much of a hassle..
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:02 AM
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I started out in BMWs and loved my e92 M3 which I modified and tracked heavily. Decided before death would like to own a Porsche so in 2012 bought a CPO 2010 997.2 RS. Enjoyed that car a lot, drove it daily and tracked it relentlessly. Back issues and advancing age made it a little too raw for me. Bought a 2016 GT3 from an enthusiast with 2500 miles on it and absolutely love it. Comfortable to drive to far away tracks and almost no modifications needed. Drive to track in comfort, let air out of tires and go. Do not daily drive because of fear of carless drivers. Learned that lesson with the RS. I am planning on using the full 10 year 120,000 mile engine warranty because I am in love with this car and my abilities will never, in this lifetime, match or exceed this cars. Thank you Robymo for your part in getting this incredible engine warranty.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:34 PM
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If at all possible, I never buy new. The key to getting a good used one is to be patient and get to know the owner instead of buying from some other clueless dealer. Perhaps its just me, because I enjoy working on cars, especially Porsche 911 which in instead is a solid car and not terribly difficult to work on. Quite normally after purchasing a used car, I restore it completely, both exterior, mechnically and interior. As long as the body have no major issues, I am most likely able to polish out any blemishes or swirl marks. Even minor dings can be repaired easily. The its the minor maintenance issues like coils, spark plugs, fluid flushes, brakes and rotors are worked on. After I'm done, normally the car is back in showroom condition and that's how I like my cars. But than I don't baby them. I drive it but not abuse them.
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Originally Posted by dawgdog View Post
I started out in BMWs and loved my e92 M3 which I modified and tracked heavily. Decided before death would like to own a Porsche so in 2012 bought a CPO 2010 997.2 RS. Enjoyed that car a lot, drove it daily and tracked it relentlessly. Back issues and advancing age made it a little too raw for me. Bought a 2016 GT3 from an enthusiast with 2500 miles on it and absolutely love it. Comfortable to drive to far away tracks and almost no modifications needed. Drive to track in comfort, let air out of tires and go. Do not daily drive because of fear of carless drivers. Learned that lesson with the RS. I am planning on using the full 10 year 120,000 mile engine warranty because I am in love with this car and my abilities will never, in this lifetime, match or exceed this cars. Thank you Robymo for your part in getting this incredible engine warranty.
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