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STG and the smart money guys - 991.1 GTS Values

Old 01-15-2018, 03:43 AM
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I wanted to move to a 991.2 GT3 Touring (even a year before it was confirmed as an option) from my GTS, but due to the silliness of what you have to do to get an allocation and no back seat, I've decided to stick with my GTS indefinitely. Just an amazing all around car that's extremely "practical" as a daily driver. Not having rear seats for shuttling little kids around would mean it would not be the default goto anymore.

Love my build, it's perfect (ordered spec), only thing that drew me to the GT3 was the new NA engine and the buttery 6 speed.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:26 AM
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If there was no accident, I’d say no brainer, buy it. $95K for a .1 GTS is a bargain and being the best of the non-GT last of the N/A’s, it’ll depreciate less than any “mass” produced car, bottom out at a pretty high price (relative to other cars), then eventually see some price appreciation. The flip side to that low buyout, is I’m imagining high lease payments. Personally, I prefer buying Porsche’s as I feel you’ll usually come out way ahead.

But for you, turned out leasing prevented you from being “stuck” with an accident car!

I’ll add that you know the car, and if it drives perfect, then who cares about the accident. If you love it, it’s still a solid deal (at least fair), but if you want another color, forget it.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Yes, the $10k-$15K advantage is erased.

You seem to have a good grip on the reality here.

Now other variables to consider like MSRP and mileage which we don't know. Also, how bad was the damage? What part of car too?

Seems like you would like a different color and options like a manual? Not easy to find the perfect car at the right price and condition. If not totally happy with current car, best to walk for lost value $$ as mentioned above and be patient to find another pre-owned one.

If 100% happy with the current car and want to keep it for at least 8+ yrs then makes sense to keep it.

The "accident" is always a risk. Could buy a new one and have a hit too.

I could see the pre-owned GTS market softening up a bit possibly this upcoming year $ wise and inventory wise and might work to your advantage in looking for a replacement. I can't see them going up in price.


I have been reviewing this thread and this advice stuck out to me. Why do you say 8 years? Does the depreciation curve wash out out the accidents diminished value?
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