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Old 02-09-2019, 12:22 PM
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Default About to purchase Turbo S.. need some advice

I usually buy my Porsches new but thought that it might be a better decision to get preowned in this particular case as I don't plan on holding the car for more than a couple of years and rather not take the massive depreciation hit.

Here's the scenario:

2015 turbo s with approx 10k miles or 2017 turbo s with 5k.
Both cars are almost equitable in build, the 2015 has a few more bells.
Both would be CPO.

Is the newer body style, 20 more hp, electronics, etc worth an extra $35k??

Looking for some good advice here before I pull the trigger.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:28 PM
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I would say if one doesnĺt grab you immediately over the other then save the money. I have bought plenty new sports cars but recently I have enjoyed saving the money on gently used under warranty. Good luck. Post a pic of the one you get.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mknightcap View Post
I usually buy my Porsches new but thought that it might be a better decision to get preowned in this particular case as I don't plan on holding the car for more than a couple of years and rather not take the massive depreciation hit.

Here's the scenario:

2015 turbo s with approx 10k miles or 2017 turbo s with 5k.
Both cars are almost equitable in build, the 2015 has a few more bells.
Both would be CPO.

Is the newer body style, 20 more hp, electronics, etc worth an extra $35k??

Looking for some good advice here before I pull the trigger.
My advice would be to post on the Turbo forum, over there -> https://rennlist.com/forums/991-turbo-230/
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:58 PM
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There two types of cars:

1) Weekend 'low miles' well kept toys.
2) Daily drivers with moderate or high miles.

If you buy a low miles car and start putting miles on it, value will drop a lot more than if you bought one with miles already on it.

The first 3 years is when most depreciation happens no matter the miles. 2017 is on the border of that and should be fine. 2015 is a fair choice.

I'd spend more money to get exactly what you want... don't settle on a lesser car to save even 30K. Its expensive no matter how you look at it. Between the 2 generations, the 2017 is a better car.

2015 sounds like a better idea if you want to save money, though I'd say find one with more miles (50k+) unless you plan to treat it as 'low miles' car. 10k for a 4+ year old car is crazy low and you're going to pay a premium for that.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:35 PM
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Unless you are a car collector, newer is always better. In this case the $35k equates to $12k annual depreciation. It all depends on your wants, needs and desires vs your financial level. Either one has very low miles and would be a winner!
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:57 PM
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Is it worth an extra 800$ a month (assuming payment) for the difference to you?
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