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Old 07-04-2015, 01:33 AM
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I like the grittiness of the 997 it feels totally different than the 991 which is closer to a more comfortable GT car in my opinion. Both are great, but totally different just depends what type of car you are looking for.. I drove a Cayman, 997, and 991 all within an hour of each other. To me the 997 felt like a gutsy sports car between the refinement and perfection of the 991 and mid engine and nimble handling of the Cayman, and to me the 997 had the best sports car feel for me with the 3.8 power plant.. Then I drove the Base vs the S vs 4s vs Turbo in a 997 and the 4s with the natural aspirated motor and grip was the choice.. Bought the 997 C4s as a weekend driver and love it.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:12 AM
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I bought a new '09 C2S cab. It was fun having 385hp after my 993na. I sold it after a longish trip that included many concrete roads. You couldn't hear the radio or talk to your partner without raising your voice. I went back to another 993. I would say it was more fun than the 997.2 but I really missed the power. One doesn't always have a twisty road to enjoy but there are lots of opportunities to accelerate during the course of a day. So I sold the 993 and bought a 993tt. 400hp, all wheel drive, classic 911 interior, 6 speed, and drop dead gorgeous. That car was more fun to drive or look at tha my 991C2S. Selling a rapidly appreciating asset to hang on to a rapidly depreciating one will haunt me to my grace....just sayin
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by solomonschris View Post
I bought a new '09 C2S cab. It was fun having 385hp after my 993na. I sold it after a longish trip that included many concrete roads. You couldn't hear the radio or talk to your partner without raising your voice. I went back to another 993. I would say it was more fun than the 997.2 but I really missed the power. One doesn't always have a twisty road to enjoy but there are lots of opportunities to accelerate during the course of a day. So I sold the 993 and bought a 993tt. 400hp, all wheel drive, classic 911 interior, 6 speed, and drop dead gorgeous. That car was more fun to drive or look at tha my 991C2S. Selling a rapidly appreciating asset to hang on to a rapidly depreciating one will haunt me to my grace....just sayin
Try not to look at it that way. I had a 993 with only 40k miles on it a few years ago. The fit and finish wasn't as good as the new cars, and trying to keep everything looking and feeling new was a losing battle. And the AC didn't cool well, and there were no loaners or free warranty work at the dealer. So yes, it was a great car and fun to drive on a perfect day - not too hot or sunny, and not too cold where the tires don't grip well - but for daily use and maintenance it wasn't a fun car to own at all. This escalation of prices will drop like a rock with the next economic downturn. Just wait it out and pick up another one when the time is right if you wish.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by solomonschris View Post
I bought a new '09 C2S cab. It was fun having 385hp after my 993na. I sold it after a longish trip that included many concrete roads. You couldn't hear the radio or talk to your partner without raising your voice. I went back to another 993. I would say it was more fun than the 997.2 but I really missed the power. One doesn't always have a twisty road to enjoy but there are lots of opportunities to accelerate during the course of a day. So I sold the 993 and bought a 993tt. 400hp, all wheel drive, classic 911 interior, 6 speed, and drop dead gorgeous. That car was more fun to drive or look at tha my 991C2S. Selling a rapidly appreciating asset to hang on to a rapidly depreciating one will haunt me to my grace....just sayin
Sold my RS America...
...understand what you mean.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Slantnose! View Post
Sold my RS America...
...understand what you mean.
Up until about 2014 all I could think about was an RS America. Then PAG went and evolved the 911 to a point that my 997.2 GTS seems to becoming particularly retro. There are faster, better handling 911s (and other cars too) but my comparatively slower, antiquated GTS just really speaks to me in such a way that the RS America bug that I had has faded considerably. The 991 is an amazing car as will be the future 911s but I just can't wrap my head around upgrading.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Tcc1999 View Post
Up until about 2014 all I could think about was an RS America. Then PAG went and evolved the 911 to a point that my 997.2 GTS seems to becoming particularly retro. There are faster, better handling 911s (and other cars too) but my comparatively slower, antiquated GTS just really speaks to me in such a way that the RS America bug that I had has faded considerably. The 991 is an amazing car as will be the future 911s but I just can't wrap my head around upgrading.
Good points. Porsche has done an outstanding job of developing the 911 such that each evolution is consistently faster and better performing than the last. But they haven't done nearly as good a job of keeping those versions staying the same (let alone improving) in terms of, well in what you call "speaks to me." In those terms the ones you mention- 964 RSA, 997.2 GTS- and a few others are a "home run".
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:35 AM
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I've had 7 Porsches and the 991S PDK is the all time best for me. I am now thinking of trading for the new AMG GT-S.

The question is..........is this a move up or can I expect disappointment? Keep in mind 503HP and 479 pounds of torque plus double clutch.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by petee1997 View Post
I've had 7 Porsches and the 991S PDK is the all time best for me. I am now thinking of trading for the new AMG GT-S. The question is..........is this a move up or can I expect disappointment? Keep in mind 503HP and 479 pounds of torque plus double clutch.
All the reviews point to the 991 being over all a better sports car. There are numerous reviews on line of the GTS vs GT S.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jimbo1111
All the reviews point to the 991 being over all a better sports car. There are numerous reviews on line of the GTS vs GT S.
+1

Don't waste time and money on the Mercedes.

It's not even an attractive looking car either.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:43 AM
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Base 991 to base 997 I would say 100 percent without a question I like the 991 better for daily use. I actually like the more GT feel of the 991 mixed with the incredibly impressive raw performance. The looks aren't even CLOSE the 991 wins by a mile to me. But when it comes to the better, more involving sports car I think its really really hard to beat a manual 997 GTS or GT car...they just have a feel that the 991 doesnt manage. That all said, Id have no qualms about buying even a regular 4s and just using it as a car daily if I didn't really need the room that my Range Rover has.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:52 AM
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991s is the bester water car Porsche has built by a long shot. they evolve every series of 911 and always has. the 996 was blah, the 997 was much better and the 991 is even better.

same thing with the air cars, there last series, 993 was the ultimate expression of driving and is still the best they ever built IMO if you want to feel connected
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:06 PM
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Giving this some thought, I think with the 991 Porsche has wanted the "911" to become more of a daily driver GT type model to get them to be more than "weekend drivers", thus resulting in a wider customer base and more units sold.

Going forward I hope they still keep it a raw sports car which is what it should be. Leave the touring to the Panamera.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:00 PM
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This discussion would be more interesting with a poll (997 vs. 991) and respondents age.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by roadrat
This discussion would be more interesting with a poll (997 vs. 991) and respondents age.
Never had a 997, but like the 991 better.

44yrs old
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:48 PM
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I still prefer the 997 to the 991.
With one exception - the 991 GT3. Best. Car. Ever.
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