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Old 03-11-2019, 10:55 PM
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I made a similiar switch from a 964 targa to a 991S and they are so monumetally different yet somehow still the same. This is the genius of Porsche. I had the lightweight single mass RS flywheel and the car felt explosive (even though by comparison it was slow). Oddly i would rather have the 964 as a daily driver. The 991 pdcc is so much better at the limit though I feel infinitely safer. Now if I could only adjust my brain to allow me to park it in a public space without going into a cold sweat.

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I went from a RSA (964) to the 991...still trying to get used to it.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:53 PM
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When I was shopping, I drove both 997.2's and 991.1's. To me, the 991.1 would have been perfect if I was doing 5-10k miles per year, which I am not. The 997.2 was perfect as a car that I was going to take out more as an experience.

Do I regret passing on the 991.1, yes, but only for one reason, the price. It was a car in Pittsburgh, only 2 hours from me, with full leather, sport seats, PSE, Carrera S wheels in platinum satin, Agate gray and probably some other things I am missing. Was $123k MSRP and the dealer was offering it to me for $61k with 38k miles and was fine with a PPI. I decided I valued the 997 experience more for my use and decided to pay more a couple months later for a 997.2 Carrera S with CPO. I made the right move for my choice, but I also could have probably driven that Carrera S for a couple of years and lost very little to no money.
I totally agree. The 997.2 platform is such a great car to take out on the weekends to have fun and feel the rawness of a great sports car. The first one I bought, I drove it 1200 miles home (fly and drive purchase), and I would never tour in a 997.2 again. The car literally beat me up for 18 hours. But, this is exactly why I love the car so much for weekend use. I also believe that the 997.2 will be the next 993 and will jump in value accordingly due to its rawness, driver connection to the road, and uncovered engine, etc. just as others have pointed out. The 993 is not a 'luxury cruiser' by any means but it commands serious money these days for all the reasons mentioned in this thread for those that prefer the 997 platform over the 991.

To each their own but I don't need a comfortable 911 that is a nimbler, faster version of my daily driver. If I want comfort and technology in my cabin, I will drive a luxury sedan and not a 911.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:29 PM
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I've pretty much made my mind up on this '09 Turbo which has the .2 interior and exterior components --- but I must admit its been a hard process having never owned any before but am really looking forward to the experience
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:58 AM
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I've pretty much made my mind up on this '09 Turbo which has the .2 interior and exterior components --- but I must admit its been a hard process having never owned any before but am really looking forward to the experience
I own a 2009 Turbo stick and it's absolutely incredible.

You won't regret it. The 997 Turbos along with the 997.2 Carreras are also some of the most reliable sports cars you will find (unlike the 997.1 Carrera). A nice little bonus...

Good luck with your purchase!

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:37 PM
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Went from a 991.1S MT to an 08' Turbo (Cab) MT and much prefer the 997. It feels smaller and while its heavier, it feels lighter.
The 991 was much more of a GT car where the 997 is the sports car, to me.
The 997 is modded whereas the 991 was stock.
The amount of time I DD'd each is about the same. The electronics are definitely lacking in the 997 but the driving experience makes up for it to me.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:23 AM
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I just shot you a PM to follow up ....

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PM me. Happy to expand. But for here... I did everything through a private dealer in MD. He found a buyer for the 997.2, I found the new 991.2. I did the sale-purchase through him so I could get sales tax relief. I'm sure he did well on the commissions.

I don't think any private dealer will spend the time you will (I did) on Cargurus, etc looking for THE car. I also drove everything I could get into to make sure of the right configuration. 6 months of very hard looking, research on Rennlist, and reading reviews. Watched You Tube constantly. It was fun. Got a great deal and very happy.
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