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Old 08-02-2015, 07:49 PM
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Have a 2015 Turbo and an opportunity to buy a 16 GT3. Pretty new to the Porsche so need some help in making the decision. I would not track the car. Why would I elect to keep the Turbo and pass on the GT3? Real opinions please.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by viperz06 View Post
Have a 2015 Turbo and an opportunity to buy a 16 GT3. Pretty new to the Porsche so need some help in making the decision. I would not track the car. Why would I elect to keep the Turbo and pass on the GT3? Real opinions please.
There are arguments in favor of both and RL has witnessed switches both ways. You'll get some great comments here but you should also post your question in the 991 Turbo forum. There are several guys on here who own both (either a 1GT3 or RS and either a 1TT or TTS).
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:58 PM
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These are two very different cars. The Turbo more refined, the GT3 more raw, visceral. For daily driving the Turbo would be a superior car, while for excitement the GT3 should have it in spades. I would posit that the GT3 will hold value much better. It is really a personal decision as to what u need and want.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:12 PM
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Keep your Turbo , and let another car enthusiast have the opportunity for the GT3 that will likely be track
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:15 PM
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Turbo for street, GT3 for track.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:16 PM
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I own a turbo now and had a Gt3 that I pretraded for an RS. Go drive one. For a DD I would keep the Turbo. If you can own both for awhile and then decide.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jusaur View Post
GT3 are the "real" 911 experience. If you keep the turbo, get ready to loss 50% of the MSRP in the next 4 years. If you get the GT3 and ordered with PTS It will keep its value for the next 4 years, and a good potential of appreciation if low mileage and if end up being the "last" naturally aspirated GT3.
GT3 are considered "specialty" cars exclusive and low production. Turbo S just the best model in the "massively" production group.
GT3 makes you unique and a purist.
lol yeah right
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:12 PM
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Have you gotten a trade in value for the Turbo? Might help make up your mind.

Turbo a daily driver, or a "fun" car?
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:13 PM
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I won't lose 50% in four years. Keep dreaming. I take it you are a "purist". Laughable as you sound impossibly arrogant
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 991 3Turbo View Post
I won't lose 50% in four years. Keep dreaming. I take it you are a "purist". Laughable as you sound impossibly arrogant
Probably in 6 years, but what do I know? I'm a Gt3 owner, so an enthusiast and a purist apparently....LOL!
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Drive both
Make decision that fits you
Done
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:21 PM
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Viper and Z06---you like torque, so TT sounds like the right choice
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by WSH View Post
Drive both
Make decision that fits you
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This is the ONLY advice!

I drove a TTS at a local dealer. It was fun, powerful, and in my case was a convertible. Gobs of smooth power.

I had to fly to another state to fins someone willing to let me drive a GT3. It was worth the trip. Raw is an understatement. The only cars I've ever driven that were "more" raw were track dedicated cars.

To me they are like day and night. There's appeal for each - it totally depends on what you're seeking. I DD my GT3, but my DD is 20 miles of lightly used highway. The GT3 is noisy, gives a "track" ride - you feel every little seam in the surface, but it's the hands down winner for me.

If you think the TTS and the GT3 are close in the way they drive, don't buy either until you get behind the wheel of each. They are two extremely different cars.
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It will really depend on your preference. I drove the TTS and the GT3 back to back at the Atlanta experience center. Pretty much everyone including the instructors all preferred the GT3 overall. The TTS is a beautiful machine though. The power is amazing. It just insulates the driver far more than the GT3. This version of the GT3 is very easy as a DD. I wouldn't be concerned if that was one of the criteria....just get the lift!
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Originally Posted by jusaur View Post
GT3 makes you unique and a purist.
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