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Old 01-05-2019, 02:22 AM
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Default Heading out tomorrow morning for a CT scan...

Hey guys - multiple 997 / 987.2 / 981 / Macan owner here heading out tomorrow to scan a Carrera T that came in for sale. Won't last long. White on black, CT Interior package in red, buckets, rear axle steering etc... ticks a lot of boxes.

Question - how many of you are super happy with your CT? Enough joy to quit your searching for the ultimate P-car, the one car to to do it all? Enough joy to sell a 993 and a Spyder to get into? I know that there are multiple opinions to be had but I'm interested in them all. Anyone not satisfied and sold it for a GT3?

Thanks in advance for your insight!
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:41 AM
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There’s been quite a bit of chatter on the T. For those that have one, we would not go anywhere else. But, for others, there is quite a discussion.

In fact, check out some of the threads in the middle of this pack. (#34 through #44)

Starting with the professional reviews.. (Stout's required reading ...including 911T and GTS in the South of France)
  1. Rennlister 000 Stout's review: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1039...3-touring.html
  2. Jalopnik: https://jalopnik.com/the-2018-porsch...911-1819755457
  3. Jalopnik... again: https://jalopnik.com/the-2018-porsche-911-carrera-t-is-so-pure-it-hurts-1826088779
  4. Autocar UK: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...isplay-la-show
  5. GT Spirt 1,000 mile test: http://gtspirit.com/2018/04/17/speci...911-carrera-t/
  6. 911T review: https://rennlist.com/forums/rennlist...1t-review.html// https://driving.ca/porsche/911/auto-...modern-classic
  7. HOW to option your T:
  8. 911 T Ordering & Allocation Discussion: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1032...iscussion.html
  9. First drive reviews of 911T - When will we see first drive? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1033...s-of-911t.html
  10. Carrera T ordered - You've Ordered a T? Confer here, what options? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1036...t-ordered.html
  11. 911T - No lite weight glass: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1036...ght-glass.html
  12. Required options to keep 911T a "T": https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1039...-911t-a-t.html
  13. Landed Carrera T pics - First 911Ts spotted first in US: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1049...ra-t-pics.html
  14. 911T Chrono Package and Rear axle steering? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1054...-steering.html
  15. 911T Allocations: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1055...locations.html
  16. CARB for T- CARB holding 911Ts: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1055505-carb-for-t.html
  17. New 911T or 2016 GT4? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1073...-2016-gt4.html
  18. 911T Build Question: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1074...-question.html
  19. 911T wheel color: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1076...eel-color.html
  20. Carrera T - door decal , To or Not To? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1095...or-not-to.html
  21. Heavily optioned T ordered: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1095...t-ordered.html
  22. Carrera T......RWS and Bi-Xenon question: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1095...-question.html
  23. Options: Carrera T vs Carrera S: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1097...carrera-s.html
  24. Carrera T vs Carrera S: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1103...carrera-s.html
  25. 911 Carrera T vs 718 Cayman GTS: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1108...ayman-gts.html
  26. 911 T Ordering & Allocation Discussion: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1032...iscussion.html
  27. Why I think PCCB is worth the upgrade on a 911T: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1109...on-a-911t.html
  28. Carrera T vs Base Carrera C2 https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1110...arrera-c2.html
  29. Carrera T - Gaurds Red or Black and Rear Axle Steering - Can’t decide https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1110...-t-decide.html
  30. Light Weight Bucket Seats - “After. Action Report” https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1110...on-report.html
  31. Discounts on in-stock Carrera Ts? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1110...arrera-ts.html
  32. 911 Carrera T vs 718 Cayman GTS https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1108...ayman-gts.html
  33. T Opinions:
  34. New 911 Carrera T: a completely pointless marketing exercise: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1030...-exercise.html
  35. Carrera T-- rage free thread: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1031...ee-thread.html
  36. Demand for 911T: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1055...-for-911t.html
  37. Setting the record straight - the 911 T is a gift from Porsche: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1057...m-porsche.html
  38. How do you see the 992 affecting the Carrera T resale value?: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1099...ale-value.html
  39. Finally got to drive a T: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1100...drive-a-t.html
  40. 911T success: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1102...t-success.html
  41. 911 T - Thoughts? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1051...-thoughts.html
  42. Discounts on in-stock Carrera Ts? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1110...arrera-ts.html
  43. Carrera T engine break-in? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1112...-break-in.html
  44. For the haters... (T content inside...) https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1119...nt-inside.html
  45. Mods, Settings, findings, issues...
  46. Is anyone else disappointed by the Carrera T Auto Rev match function??? https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1042...-function.html
  47. After 8 hours of detailing and Ceramic Coating...https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1067...c-coating.html
  48. Carrera T Spolier Up/Down parameters: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1069...arameters.html
  49. DIY Sport Design Rear Spoiler Carrera T - Adding Sports Design Package Rear Wing: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1095...carrera-t.html
  50. Is 31/37 working ok on the 911 T?: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1100...the-911-t.html
  51. Carrera T w/Techart Springs; https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1101...t-springs.html
  52. Buzzing after engine shut down on new 2019 Carrera T https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1119...carrera-t.html
  53. Owner Reviews
  54. 991-Tour: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1055...l#post14847374
  55. The Carrera T RS America Tribute Project: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1059...e-project.html
  56. Wing Commander: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1062...carrera-t.html
  57. Finally got my T! Impressions, Review and Mods! Alex_C: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1065...-and-mods.html
  58. Just picked up our 911T (Dave C4S Cab): https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1107...-our-911t.html
  59. Fall drive in my Carrera T - with friends https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1109448-fall-drive-in-my-carrera-t-with-friends.html
  60. Bannarama! The T arrives home... https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1111...ives-home.html
  61. Owner's Club, Survey, Production Stats
  62. >>The Official Porsche 991.2/911T Club<<Purist Driver's Car>> https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1058...ver-s-car.html
  63. 911 T owners Club:https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1060...ners-club.html
  64. HAVE A 911T / ORDERED A 911T? Carrera T Owner's Registry Survey: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1062...ry-survey.html
  65. The "Unofficial" Carrera T Production Stats https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1111...ion-stats.html
  66. 991.2 Carrera T - Picture Thread! https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1106...re-thread.html
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:44 AM
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#44 thread has a few folks that have come from GT3 to T.

Let’s not go there again.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:09 AM
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But it was so enlightening! Awesome listing as always, BO!

Here are my thoughts thrown down just the other day...
https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1122...nt-inside.html

I would walk this 5 month path again in a heart beat. Best of luck with your procedure!

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Old 01-05-2019, 04:16 AM
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While they look similar sort of, a 993 and a 991 are worlds apart. Go for a drive and see what you think. Skipped the T and went GT3T but no way I would part with my 993 C4 cab.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:30 AM
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Get a T but dont sell your 993. I had a '98 C4S and should never have sold it. Having said this the T is a much better car overall, the 993 represents a great era for the 911.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:44 AM
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Wow! That's a very tough duo to beat. An aircooled intimate & analog 911 and a drop top mid engine lighweight Boxster Spyder. Good luck with dat! If you have the garage space, only add to the fleet. Don't pare down. Then, in a year or so, if you must, sell the one being driven the least. The only way I see you making the change, is if you must have the newest tech, the upgraded interior, and the larger cabin. Good luck, you're gonna need it.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:26 AM
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I would do a T because it is a 6 speed and keep the 993. Then flash it to get the HP to the correct level. if I were selling 2 cars outright I would go for gt3t. apparently 40% of all porsches sold now are gt cars so the rarity previously had with gt3's has diminished.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:40 AM
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I test drove a Carrera T and it is an excellent car. I let go of a 993 and have no regrets. I wouldn't sell my Boxster Spyder though. Its really the ultimate top down Porsche. There's nothing like it as you know.

The Carrera T is very desirable but I would not discount the 991.2 GTS. Wide hips(like your C4S) and 450hp with everything you can option on a CT except the seats. Sexy. A little pricier than the CT but worth it.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:07 AM
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I sold my 993 for the Carrera T. See my review (#54 above) for comparisons. I loved my 17 years with the 993 and made some great memories. Looking forward to the same with the Carrera T!

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Loving my Carrera T so far. Iíve owned many air cooled and turbo P cars but this one drives and feels extra special. Happy with my decision.

PS. White is the lightest color :-)
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Short of a GT3, the Carrera T is my favorite iteration of the 991.

The T is a blast. I drove one and had my order placed a couple weeks later. Car is awesome and the tuning possibilities sweeten the deal. Whether I actually tune it is TBD.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:36 PM
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Thanks everyone for all your comments and to BlackOptic for the EXTENSIVE list of CT posts. Impressive! Truly helpful and I'm loaded for bear now when I check out the CT.

It's good to hear of you that owned 993's and sold them and regretted, or not, the move. It's a great older car but is taking a bit too much of my time now to keep going, insured etc... but so refreshingly old-school analog to drive. And the Gen-1 Spyder? This is my second one! So I think it's going to be a tough decision.

And to keep them all? Budget wise, time-wise, wife-wise etc... just not in the cards. And to be honest, until I retire and have enough time and be looking for things to do, I'm a bit done on the multiple car thing. Dropping into a CT as my single P-car, and keep the Golf as by DD and my wife's E60 would great SIMPLIFY my life. It's been a fun ride but...

I'll keep y'all posted!

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Old 01-05-2019, 12:39 PM
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Please post your thoughts after todayís CT scan. While itís no 993, the Carrera T is a great modern tech 911 and does a great job of bringing back that older analog feel. I use that word all the time when describing the T to friends.
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Originally Posted by BlackOptic View Post
#44 thread has a few folks that have come from GT3 to T.

Letís not go there again.
I'm one of them. Went from the current GT3 to my Carrera T...love my T as it's my daily. I just couldn't daily the GT3 with buckets.

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