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Old 05-18-2016, 11:03 PM
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Default Bimmer Addict's First Porsche - 2015 GTS

Hello guys (and gals),

I'm a hardcore BMW guy, been through 11 BMWs in the past 6yrs. I still have an F85 X5M in the stable (which I love), but I recently traded an F10 M5 for this beautiful 2015 991 GTS - PDK - White - Black Leather - PASM - CF package - Premium Seats - Bose Audio - and Clear tailight. I'm the second owner and she has about 500mi logged, so I need to quickly break her in. Clear bra and windows were professional tinted by first owner. Long story about her history on why she has so little miles, but I'm glad I found her.

Since I was a kid, I had many 911 toy cars, die-casts, and always loved the 911 lines. Even today, I still stop and drool if I see a 911 passes by no matter how old it is.

I went through many BMWs, from F80 M3, to 6 series GC, to 750Li, and now X5M. In the past year, I realized as my income increases my BMWs are just getting heavier and more powerful. I hit the wall when I got an M5, I started to lose love for heavy and powerful cars. I know I needed to get something light, N/A, and timeless. So I was on a hunt for a 991, but I wanted wide body 991 that's not 4WD. So it left me with the GTS, GT3, or GT3 RS. I read Chris Harris' review on the GTS, which he owned, and is still his favorite 911 of all time. Chris pretty much says all men "thinks" he wants a GT3, but realistically a GTS is way better for the road. I knew GTS is what I wanted... I can't wait to take her out on the track. She will be kept in my family as long as I can...

First impression on the bad: no surround camera, non-intuitive navi, and super low. The goods: so light weight, fun to drive, the sport exhaust is intoxicating with the N/A intake sound in the cabin. The Bose system is actually very good, and I'm an audiophile and my X5M has B&O, this sounds better due to the smaller cabin airspace. Overall, I can't stop staring at her. Just simply the 991 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road.

Enjoy the photos. Thanks for reading, your thoughts?

-Jimmy

P.S. I'm learning as much as I can about these so I can be an informative contributor on this forum. For now, please excuse my ignorant questions.
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Congrats. VERY wise choice. Looks great.
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Beautiful. Welcome to the club and nice pics.
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Congrats. VERY wise choice. Looks great.
Thank you so much. She's about 1yr old, but only 500 miles. The oil change reminder came on today, but the SA told me to wait for her to break-in before changing the oil. I'll patiently wait until 2,500mi.
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Sweet, she looks great...first time I like clear tails :thumb up:
I too moved from BMW after 20 years, can't be happier.
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Originally Posted by Sharm View Post
Beautiful. Welcome to the club and nice pics.
Originally Posted by Rezus View Post
Sweet, she looks great...first time I like clear tails :thumb up:
I too moved from BMW after 20 years, can't be happier.
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.

I was actually trying to trade my M5 for an M3 ZCP, after going through 4qt of oil in 1k miles on the M5 (same oil mpg as a VW Diesel). The sales managers at both dealers in town wouldn't give me a deal for my trade and BMW NA said burning oil at that rate is normal for the S63Tu engine, it was pretty much a push I needed to switch to Porsche.
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Beautiful. Congratulations. The GTS in white is perfect.

I'm also another BMW convert - after my first ermmmm .... 'lively' drive in a Porsche, I realised that I hadn't really been driving a true sports car. After driving a new 5 Series as a loaner, I was done.
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Beautiful, congratulations!
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Originally Posted by Jnosol View Post
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.

I was actually trying to trade my M5 for an M3 ZCP, after going through 4qt of oil in 1k miles on the M5 (same oil mpg as a VW Diesel). The sales managers at both dealers in town wouldn't give me a deal for my trade and BMW NA said burning oil at that rate is normal for the S63Tu engine, it was pretty much a push I needed to switch to Porsche.
11k on mine....0 added quarts of oil.

I left BMW after 2 M3's and never returned.

Congrats and enjoy
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Congrats! I hung on to my M3 for back-up but my 991 is at a whole different driving level. Enjoy the break-in miles.
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I'm just getting out of my M5 as well and looking at a 991. My M5 never needed a drop of oil in 21k miles.

The 991 I'm looking at does not have a backup camera. Is the visibility out of car pretty poor? I certainly don't think that would be a deal breaker. Just curious. The surround camera on the M5 was nice to have. But it's a much bigger car too.

Congrats! PDK or MT?
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Congratulations, a great looking car!

Lots of BMW converts here in RL. Including me... sold my E90 M3 after getting into my 991.1S.
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its a well worn path many of us here have followed
welcome to the much more enlightened path ... LOL

bmw is seriously lost, has been for some time, regarding the driving/enthusiast crowd...more features, more weight, more motor, fatter and fatter cars that now can't change directions worth a dime, are numb to the touch and wallow and pitch ...over-stuffed modern day lincoln continentals from bavaria... performance cars for poseurs and status mobiles for those desperate to impress... don't know what M means anymore, it's diluted beyond recognition

sad for us (but good for their shareholders)...bow down to the almighty dollar/euro
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Awesome car. Bye Bye BMW.
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love it!!! literally went through the same progression as you last year and haven't looked back since. love the white on the gts, enjoy it!!
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