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Old 03-08-2013, 06:18 PM
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Default GT3 deposit in... holding on tight!

Great wealth of information on this board, really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments and reviews! I am pretty new here and just wanted to say hi and begin my waiting journey with you all. Long story short, the 997.2 Targa4S was my last 911 and I have been itching to get back into one since testing the 991S and attending Camp4. To take a break I ordered the new M5 in MT in December 2012. So far I love it and it has been a fantastic daily driver - lots of fun and power (yes I know the sound piping LOL). Now I am finally ready for my "fun order" (Spring 2014 - birthday) and have been going back and forth on a 991S in MT and this new 991 GT3 PDKS.

Against so many grains in my body I pulled the trigger on the GT3 today. There are some many reasons not to buy the GT3; no MT, “rough ride”, big wing (wife doesn’t like), low (scratching everywhere), etc. However from the moment Porsche has released this car I have been addicted to its purpose, looks, and its epic potential. So again the question goes back to why order it? Honestly I want a car like nothing I have ever owned or driven - completely off the wall. Something that when I start almost ushers in a "moment in time" with goose bumps raising my hairs! I remember being in a 458 a few months ago and it was an experience to remember, just sublime. I forgot about everything I was doing whether going fast or slow. The sound, the response, the feeling was magical. If the new 991 GT3 is capable of this then I am electric!

This new 991 GT3 reminds me of my BMW K1300R motorcycle that I had to sell (memories of those fun rides still pass through my mind). The K1300R was a hooligan with crazy power, sound, shifts, and wild out fun. Hoping for the same from the GT3 with the big difference being that I can go to the golf course (bags in the back) and then drop by the track on the way home; bike was usually straight to the track then home.

I have never ever liked “flappy paddle” cars but I am seeing that this one may be a little different, almost seems to mirror my beloved motorbike transmissions. I am hoping that by the time my build slot comes up I will have read enough reviews and seen enough videos to either convince me to proceed. I heard the #s are limited so getting in line while I can. Wish me luck on this crazy journey. Here we go!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:19 PM
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:35 PM
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Congrats. I already have a C4S ordered, but am really considering changing my order to a GT3.
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Congrats!

How do you get your clubs in the back? Mine have to ride in the passenger seat!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ny991 View Post
Congrats!

How do you get your clubs in the back? Mine have to ride in the passenger seat!
Easy, with new rear seats in the GT3 there is plenty of space for 2 sets of clubs if you want.

Thank you all again my rep called me, think he is more excited then I am LOL!
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good luck. Nice to hear someone is excited. Reminds of when I got my GT3.
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Congrats! Its always a long wait but well worth it in the end!
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Welcome to the club! I have a feeling you won't be disappointed.
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Congratulations uhn2000. I see you live in Toronto. May I ask which dealership you went to? Was the process of putting down a deposit for a 991 GT3 straightforward?
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Originally Posted by PC Valkyrie View Post
Congratulations uhn2000. I see you live in Toronto. May I ask which dealership you went to? Was the process of putting down a deposit for a 991 GT3 straightforward?
^ I moved my deposit over from an RS to a GT3. I put my deposit in with Downtown Porsche, and the process was straightforward. Put in a small deposit which is refundable deposit unless you decide to lock in.
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Congrats. I already have a C4S ordered, but am really considering changing my order to a GT3.
2 totally different cars.
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