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991.1 vs 997.2 C4S: anyone owned both?

 
Old 12-28-2018, 05:18 PM
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Default 991.1 vs 997.2 C4S: anyone owned both?

I have a buyer lined up for my 997.2 C4S, even though I have not been actively looking to sell. I wouldn't mind getting a PDK car to replace it, as I can get my 6MT fix on my wife's car.

Would the 991.1 C4S be a good replacement? I think it looks a lot better than the C2S; I love the light bar.

The other option is just to get a lower mile C4S 997.2 with a few options my car is missing (sport seats, sport suspension).

It seems the delta between the two is around $15-20k.

This car will be a part time DD. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:05 PM
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In my very personal opinion having owned a 997 and multiple 991s, the 991 is so much better than the 997 it's not even close. So yes, it will be a nice upgrade. I would never go back to a 997.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:03 PM
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I had a 2011 911 C4S that I purchased in 2013 with 27,500 miles and sold in 2016 with slightly over 70,00 miles on the clock getting the 2015 991.1 Targa 4S that I have now put 17,000 miles on in the last 18 months or so (and yes, the Targa is a little different than a C4S Coupe). I loved the 997.2 (which was an upgrade from a 1999 base Boxster), but the 991.1 is in a different league in my mind. So much more refined and luxurious (especially mine as it has way over $60K in options...). It is faster and has a smoother power delivery than the 997.2. I do not track or autocross, but do partake on spirited drives with my Porsche (PCA) compadres. You really need to go and drive a 991.1 to see the difference and I am convinced that you will "sold" immediately on the 991.1 I was amazed how much different and better it is.
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I was looking at purchasing a 997.2 S, and test drove back to back the 997 and 991, the 991 is massive step ahead in performance, luxury, and features. Ended up with a 991.1 C2S.
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Originally Posted by reacher View Post
In my very personal opinion having owned a 997 and multiple 991s, the 991 is so much better than the 997 it's not even close. So yes, it will be a nice upgrade. I would never go back to a 997.
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Originally Posted by Tampa991 View Post
I was looking at purchasing a 997.2 S, and test drove back to back the 997 and 991, the 991 is massive step ahead in performance, luxury, and features. Ended up with a 991.1 C2S.
Same story here.
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Originally Posted by Cuda911 View Post
Same story here.
I just got my 991 4 weeks ago, and was also leaning towards a 997 originally. After driving both, I realized that the 991 is a much more modern/refined car, for both better and worse. Both are great cars - it just depends on what you are looking for. The 991 definitely feels larger, but its size diminishes the faster you go. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by It'sGoTime View Post
I just got my 991 4 weeks ago, and was also leaning towards a 997 originally. After driving both, I realized that the 991 is a much more modern/refined car, for both better and worse. Both are great cars - it just depends on what you are looking for. The 991 definitely feels larger, but its size diminishes the faster you go. Good luck!
"The 991 definitely feels larger, but its size diminishes the faster you go."

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i have a 993 and a 991. when i'm in a parking lot with the 991 i feel like i'm docking the Queen Mary; out on the freeway not so much. cheers.
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Owned a 997.1 Turbo and currently own a 991.1 Turbo S. The 991.1 is better in all aspects, but it's almost too good. So good i miss the "drama" of the 997. Burmester audio, cooled seats, better NHV insulation, smooth driving like a Cadillac, RWS make city driving and parking easy, and as usual for a 911, excellent visibility. It's the perfect daily driver, but almost too good.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:10 PM
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Cool, thanks everyone! It seems that I should find one to drive! I have driven plenty of 991 models, but unfortunately nothing of the AWD variety. I have found the 991 C2 base to be very exciting. I was able to get one out on some twisty backroads and I had that thing sideways in short order. It was locked down until it wasn't! I don't know if the C4S is a bit dull in comparison. In the 997 platform, having owned both, I prefer the visual of the C4S but the C2S is a more engaging car. The suspension is set up from the factory a bit better; the weight distribution is different, and it just has a bit more character.
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