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Old 07-17-2018, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by DoninDen
Why are you trading? I’m in Denver, not in the market for a GT3, but I suspect, you’re leaving a little more than a PRE-TAX week’s worth of money on the table if you make $500,000 to $1,000,000 a year! $10,000 to $20,000. If you make less than that, then you are leaving more pretax weeks on the table. Nothing wrong with being lazy, if your kids college funds and your retirement is fully funded. A fool and his money...
My sales tax rate in Manitou is 9.03%. So the credit I get by trading in is significant. In addition, my local dealer gave me a very fair offer. When I combine their offer with the sales tax credit (over $10k) I probably couldn't get much more than another $5k if I tried selling myself, which I don't really want to try and sell a used $175k car. Also, I'm guessing they gave me a much better deal on the Sport Turismo because of my trade.

In the end I feel good about the trade in.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Waxer View Post

As as for a track toy I use Mustangs. They go like stink, reliable as anvils and are relatively inexpensive to maintain and fix. A GT350 track pack can be had in your range under warranty. Other good choices are available too. ‘15 Z28s can be bought cheap.
Thanks! A GT350 is a serious possibility. I grew up in Michigan and worked for a parts supplier in the auto industry for my first 7 years out of college. During that time my favorite project was working with Roush on the new GT500 and Ford GT (early 2000's). Roush was designing the engines for Ford and I was responsible for the gaskets. So I got to see a lot of the behind the scenes development of those two cars. I was never a mustang fan, but being around those cars for years makes you really appreciate them. Ford did good with the GT350 and that might be a better bet than a much older 911. It will be hard to stray from Porsche however.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Fast Doc View Post
I think it’s pretty gutsy to go with a Panamera in this forum.

There is so much ego here.
Trust me, I wasn't going to say anything originally. It's been a very polarizing decision even with friends and family. My brother is ready to kill me and one of my good friends thinks its the best decision ever. But I figured it's worth sharing these types of decisions with the forum.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:27 AM
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Who says you can’t have it all
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by manitou202 View Post
Thanks! A GT350 is a serious possibility. I grew up in Michigan and worked for a parts supplier in the auto industry for my first 7 years out of college. During that time my favorite project was working with Roush on the new GT500 and Ford GT (early 2000's). Roush was designing the engines for Ford and I was responsible for the gaskets. So I got to see a lot of the behind the scenes development of those two cars. I was never a mustang fan, but being around those cars for years makes you really appreciate them. Ford did good with the GT350 and that might be a better bet than a much older 911. It will be hard to stray from Porsche however.
Before you buy the Ford, at least look at the Corvette. I pre-traded my .1 GT3 and so needed a temp low cost track car last summer, could not find the right Porsche so I bough a Grand Sport - its so good I decided to keep it even after the .2 showed up.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by manitou202 View Post
Thanks! A GT350 is a serious possibility. I grew up in Michigan and worked for a parts supplier in the auto industry for my first 7 years out of college. During that time my favorite project was working with Roush on the new GT500 and Ford GT (early 2000's). Roush was designing the engines for Ford and I was responsible for the gaskets. So I got to see a lot of the behind the scenes development of those two cars. I was never a mustang fan, but being around those cars for years makes you really appreciate them. Ford did good with the GT350 and that might be a better bet than a much older 911. It will be hard to stray from Porsche however.
GT350 is awesome! Albeit it is a different experience than a Porsche. I haven't tracked my GT350 but have been out to Ford Performance School with their GT350 and it performed way better on track than I had expected it to and enjoyed it on autocross circuit. They run Castrol SRF, slight change in alignment, harness and roll cage otherwise same car.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:59 AM
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OT....I visit Manitou Springs every time Im out your way. Fantastic lil town and the short drive to Pikes Peak is nice. If I ever retire its gonna be there!
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Nothing better than being able to take the family in a fun car....congrats and enjoy!
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ExMB
You do realize that all Panameras now come standard with some sort of turbo charged engine, don't you. Therefore the Turbo (in the classical sense) that you are thinking off costs quite a bit more.
Yes I was talking about the Turbo with the capital T.. but just realized now he's talking about the slower hybrid not the Turbo S Hybrid so the original question starts to make more sense
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:09 PM
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Do yourself a BIG favor and test drive the AMG e63S with CCBs before you buy the P. I own 2 E63s and a Panamera GT. Hands down the AMGs are my favorite car, not even my girlfriend that is clueless about cars will pick the P.
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by manitou202 View Post
Thanks for all of the kind words! I know deep down it's the right decision. It's still so hard to let go of something this special.

I'll definitely post some pictures after I take delivery. I'll make sure there are some groceries in the back.
Don't forget the cold beverages for this crowd , CONGRATS to your values and purpose management of your assets! I bet you will love your new car
I haven't driven a Porsche that I wouldn't love to own !!!!! some more than others no doubt .
If you find yourself really Jones en with withdrawal come to South Florida and you can take mine for drive
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:53 PM
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Kudos to you for sharing and props for having your priorities straight & in the right order! Enjoy your car, there will be more GT cars in your future if you (and your family) so choose! Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by astolfor
Do yourself a BIG favor and test drive the AMG e63S with CCBs before you buy the P. I own 2 E63s and a Panamera GT. Hands down the AMGs are my favorite car, not even my girlfriend that is clueless about cars will pick the P.
Are you referring to the new body style e63? Because I test drove a 2015 e63 wagon and I found it to be uninspiring, only the engine was exciting. But if you prefer it that much to the panamera and you own both I'm all ears. First time I've heard is feedback, most love the panamera more. Any more detail you can provide?
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Your insight, selflessness, and obvious devotion to your family are admirable. Congrats on your new purchase!
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Adopting 3 children - AWESOME.

I drove a Sport Tourismo on a rain soaked track and was amazed at the grip, absolutely a great vehicle IMO.

Here’s a video testing out the launch control.

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