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Old 12-04-2018, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by porscherex View Post
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...2367a93b4.jpeg

Does the back seat have cup holders? See the pull down door in this picture.
Also, I noticed in another photo that the lever to fold the front seat forward has been replaced with a pull strap. Any photos of this?
I had assumed that was a speaker but thatís a very interesting notch on the top. Unfortunately I couldnít get inside so no close ups of the seats or their straps.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig View Post
if we talking Porsche, then 991 CPOd TTS, or perhaps CPOd GT3T couple of years down the road. If we talking other marquees, then couple of BMWs M2Competition cars
No, I'm talking new.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:06 AM
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Regarding the "fake" exhaust tips: So, a decorative piece of metal that's larger than the actual exhaust pipe and is attached to said pipe is "real", but the same piece of decorative metal that performs the same function but isn't attached is "fake". My question is, if a person glues his toupee to his head does it then becomes his real hair?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
No, I'm talking new.
Then like abiazis said you got choices with Merc.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:27 AM
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For a DD, the following just off the top of my head without thinking about it much:

New AMG S 63 - Are you kidding me? Huge 4 door sedan. Why would I ever want to replace a 911 with that thing.

New AMG GT - If you think the 992 is ugly and overweight, this car is even worse.

New SL63 - Ditto

New G63 - SUV vs 911? I don't think so.

Bentley GT - CPO - Way too flashy and it's used. Another overweight, odd looking car.

Ferrari California - CPO - Even flashier. Also used.

And the main reason I'd never choose any of these cars over a new 992: No manual transmission available.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by tgcrun View Post
For a DD, the following just off the top of my head without thinking about it much:

New AMG S 63 - Are you kidding me? Huge 4 door sedan. Why would I ever want to replace a 911 with that thing.

New AMG GT - If you think the 992 is ugly and overweight, this car is even worse.

New SL63 - Ditto

New G63 - SUV vs 911? I don't think so.

Bentley GT - CPO - Way too flashy and it's used. Another overweight, odd looking car.

Ferrari California - CPO - Even flashier. Also used.

And the main reason I'd never choose any of these cars over a new 992: No manual transmission available.
The sad part is that you are correct. We started looking at 4-doors sedans and SUVs vs 992. It is telling, isn't it?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by tgcrun View Post
Regarding the "fake" exhaust tips: So, a decorative piece of metal that's larger than the actual exhaust pipe and is attached to said pipe is "real", but the same piece of decorative metal that performs the same function but isn't attached is "fake". My question is, if a person glues his toupee to his head does it then becomes his real hair?
Yes it is fake. We all know what fake is. Former might have been fake wrt to it's diameter, but not it's function, the latter is.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig
The sad part is that you are correct. We started looking at 4-doors sedans and SUVs vs 992. It is telling, isn't it?
Exactly......911 is a GT or DD like the others.....
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by abiazis
For a DD, the following just off the top of my head without thinking about it much:

New AMG S 63

New AMG GT

New SL63

New G63

Bentley GT - CPO

Ferrari California - CPO
I was thinking 2 door coupe on S63 which is a nice car all around...

Maybe a ZR1 Vette...for the money...probably save 20k..
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig View Post
The sad part is that you are correct. We started looking at 4-doors sedans and SUVs vs 992. It is telling, isn't it?
Not to me.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig View Post
Yes it is fake. We all know what fake is. Former might have been fake wrt to it's diameter, but not it's function, the latter is.
I would contend that it performs the exact same function. It's a decorative piece of metal that directs the exhaust to the rear of the car.
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Originally Posted by abiazis View Post
Exactly......911 is a GT or DD like the others.....
I would be the first to agree that the 911 leans more toward daily driving and comfort than being a "pure" sports car. That, and the fact that it's well built, performs amazingly well, is reasonably priced, and doesn't scream "Look at me!" are the reasons I own one now and will continue to own one in the future.
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig View Post
if we talking Porsche, then 991 CPOd TTS, or perhaps CPOd GT3T couple of years down the road. If we talking other marquees, then couple of BMWs M2Competition cars
Meh. I would ignore Ipse Dixits commentary. He’s either a Porsche car salesman or P.R. They both lurk here. He and ‘Chicago Whale’ have the same MO. A classic mixture of snide commentary and Kool Aid. Look at the post history - Snark and Kool Aid. Rinse, repeat. Over 6000 times.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
Ok, I'll play.

What would you rather have for 150K?
Originally Posted by abiazis View Post
For a DD, the following just off the top of my head without thinking about it much:

New AMG S 63

New AMG GT

New SL63

New G63

Bentley GT - CPO

Ferrari California - CPO
Do you really consider all of those serious comparable substitutes to a 911? In other words, you would cross shop a 911 with a G wagon? Really?

I think the only comparable in that list (for a new car) would be the AMG GT. But there are lots of front engine RWD cars. Rear engine RWD? One. Porsche.
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Originally Posted by tgcrun View Post
and doesn't scream "Look at me!" are the reasons I own one now and will continue to own one in the future.
Yup. A bright red interior on a convertible, mixed with a personalized license plate. Totally incognito 🙄
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