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Old 03-05-2014, 01:11 PM
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I am pretty sure Porsche will fix this issue eventually, but I am worried how long is the production delay again... It's been almost a year since I left the deposit and I am supposed to have a May production...
I know that Turbo S depreciates way faster than the GT3, but summer is short here, and life is short. So I decided to switch to a Turbo S, have to say goodbye to my favourite car for now.

P.S. I still hold an RS allocation, I will see when Porsche reveal it in August
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:19 PM
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I thought about it... Until I drove both cars. Not even a question IMO, I would rather be in my flaming shell of metal than be in the Turbo S, but that's just me. The Turbo S is too "soft" for my taste, but you do live in Toronto so the Turbo S is probably a better option regardless with all the snow that Ya'll get.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:30 PM
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I think maybe an Evora or a fully track prepped Exige. Or a Scud. Something more interesting than a TTS.

Even had a crazy idea to buy a new FR-S, put in seats, cage and blower. But FI tends to suck on track, especially in the TX heat. Or maybe E46 M3 with a screaming S54 motor.
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I'm thinking about, but I don't know the what the taste in my mouth will be when this is over. Could move to another brand.
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Had a 997.2TT cab for 18 months. Incredible torque and speed but for the most part useless. The GT3 will be raw and challenging to drive. Exactly what I am looking for.
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No but for the first time ever, the thought of trying a new C7 Z06 came to mind. Never had a corvette and never had interest but the new one is different.
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I'm waiting for the RS details, but the Z06 is enticing me especially given its price. Plus the roof comes off which is a great feature.
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I'm waiting for the RS details, but the Z06 is enticing me especially given its price. Plus the roof comes off which is a great feature.
That's the key for me. The price is unknown at the moment and there's lots of speculation. Personally I'm interested but I'm not willing to spend more than 100K for a Corvette.
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Originally Posted by neanicu View Post
That's the key for me. The price is unknown at the moment and there's lots of speculation. Personally I'm interested but I'm not willing to spend more than 100K for a Corvette.
I'm assuming it will be sub $100K with the Z07 package.
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Originally Posted by SamFromTX View Post
No but for the first time ever, the thought of trying a new C7 Z06 came to mind. Never had a corvette and never had interest but the new one is different.
Z06 is a yr from now.Gt3 problem solved well before that.
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Ahhh!


My ears! My ears!

After owning a couple of wonderful Corvettes in the past I can tell you the torque honeymoon wears off about 6 months into ownership when the car begins to come apart.
Don't get me wrong I've owned an Escalade (wife) for the past 7 years and I have a 96 Impala in the garage so I have some bowtie with my pie but the Corvette is only as good as it looks like I said for about 6 months.

The reason America has been so great for the past 60 years is because all of the great minds, scientists, engineers and so on fled Europe during WW2. Those guys are retired or dead now. The greatest generation. The engineers of today that work for the big three can't even engineer a paper bag. It's awful and terribly embarrassing but it is what it is. My Prius only asks for a few quarts of oil every 20k miles and even though it's as thin as a Pepsi can it's assembled well and doesn't rattle .
I can't use anything American made as a daily driver. I hate to say it but it's the truth. Flame away!
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I don't see one as being 'harder' than the other. Dealers choice.
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I would consider a TTS ONLY if Porsche came to me and said, sorry we just can't fix the problem with the GT3 and can't warranty your ownership of the car. I won't spend an additional $100K for a Ferrari, and although I respect the performance, I can't get past the looks of the Corvette and am sure I'd be disappointed with the build quality and dealer experience after owning Porsches for 30 years. The only other car out there that might appeal to me enough to want to own it is the Audi R8, but it's not really what I want.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
I would consider a TTS ONLY if Porsche came to me and said, sorry we just can't fix the problem with the GT3 and can't warranty your ownership of the car. I won't spend an additional $100K for a Ferrari, and although I respect the performance, I can't get past the looks of the Corvette and am sure I'd be disappointed with the build quality and dealer experience after owning Porsches for 30 years. The only other car out there that might appeal to me enough to want to own it is the Audi R8, but it's not really what I want.
Yea, I agree, besides TTS, I really can't figure out an alternative to GT3.
I need a sports car that can be driven everyday, also can be tracked in the weekend. I love 458, but it's not a good daily drive. R8 is just too old.
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Don't forget a preowned mp4 12c. Those are in the 170-185s asking wise. Worth about 150-160 unfortunately but its a hell of a car.
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