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Old 12-10-2018, 08:51 AM
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And picked up a 2011 GTS. I have been looking for a GTS with sports suspension and full leather for a few years and one popped on on CarMax. It just makes it so much easier to buy a car from another state with little risk. Paid the transfer fee, test drove it yesterday. They gave me a reasonable deal on my car and now it is sitting in my driveway. Going to get it inspected today and I have 7 days to change my mind. Can't wait to get it on the track. Now I have to sell my extra set of "lobster forks" and get a set of center locks. For those that have a GTS, does the rim fitment look correct? If any one wants th




e service history of my car when it pops up on Carmax let me know...
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:54 AM
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Congrats! How different is the GTS from the CS other than the obvious differences between a 997.1 vs 997.2? Manual or pdk?
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Super nice. Congrats.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:40 PM
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Congrats. Good call on the sports suspension, it was also one of my must-haves.

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For those that have a GTS, does the rim fitment look correct?.
If by "correct" you mean what it looked like from the factory, yes, this is how RS Spyder centerlock fitment looks from the factory. If by "correct" you mean good, no. The factory RS Spyder fitments on GTS are not good. Wheels noticeably too far inboard. One of the first things I did on my GTS as it simply doesn't suit how badass the car is.
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What did you do to fix it?
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The only thing you can do with centerlocks. Buy new wheels. You can't use spacers on centerlocks. I'm running OZ Superforgiata which I love even more than I thought I would. The RS Spyder centerlocks are not heavy, but they aren't super light either.. they are lighter than the GT3 centerlocks some people switch to, oddly enough. Going with Superforgiata I saved about 5lbs a corner off the RS Spyder wheels. I think the OZ Ultralegerra save about 3lbs each over RS Spyder. Forgeline GA1R centerlock is a good option too. There are other GTS guys on here that have swapped out their wheels as well, hopefully they will chime in.
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Congrats! How different is the GTS from the CS other than the obvious differences between a 997.1 vs 997.2? Manual or pdk?
The main difference is the suspension is much stiffer in normal mode. Seems like the steering is much "easier" as well. Not sure if there is some extra assist going on. It is much faster and the PDK vs tiptronic is amazing. Although it seems to struggle in easy driving from 1st to second in non-sports mode. Not sure if that is an issue or not, I need to talk to my mechanic. They are going to inspect it tomorrow.

It is much faster from a seat of the pants feel. I have used launch control yet. But overall so far so good. Once I get it on the track I'll know for sure....
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Did they beat you up on the trade? Always wonder if Porsche dealers pay differently than other dealers on trades.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:58 AM
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They were fair. After the tax benefit, the car cost me $6k in depreciation for 3 years of use. Not bad. And after inspection they are putting $2.8k towards tires and exhaust issues. So far I am really happy with Carmax. The $2.8k was a verbal agreement and I have not received the cash, but so far so good. I opted for their extended warranty that I have heard very good things about. My mechanic is actually a Carmax certified shop and he says the warranty is excellent. I got the 5 yr 100,000 mile with $300 deductible for $3k. I figured it's good piece of mind in case the PDK [email protected]#$# the bed...
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Congrats, enjoy in good health!
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Originally Posted by rickster997 View Post
They were fair. After the tax benefit, the car cost me $6k in depreciation for 3 years of use. Not bad. And after inspection they are putting $2.8k towards tires and exhaust issues. So far I am really happy with Carmax. The $2.8k was a verbal agreement and I have not received the cash, but so far so good. I opted for their extended warranty that I have heard very good things about. My mechanic is actually a Carmax certified shop and he says the warranty is excellent. I got the 5 yr 100,000 mile with $300 deductible for $3k. I figured it's good piece of mind in case the PDK [email protected]#$# the bed...
Sounds like a great deal.
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Originally Posted by rickster997
And picked up a 2011 GTS. I have been looking for a GTS with sports suspension and full leather for a few years and one popped on on CarMax. It just makes it so much easier to buy a car from another state with little risk. Paid the transfer fee, test drove it yesterday. They gave me a reasonable deal on my car and now it is sitting in my driveway. Going to get it inspected today and I have 7 days to change my mind. Can't wait to get it on the track. Now I have to sell my extra set of "lobster forks" and get a set of center locks. For those that have a GTS, does the rim fitment look correct? If any one wants th




e service history of my car when it pops up on Carmax let me know...
I have a Carmax 911 too!! I haven't had to get any work done that I can remember in the 4 years I've had it with the warranty, but I did call and they said I now need to bring it directly to Porsche or an Independent covered. Before I could bring it to Carmax and not pay the $100 deductible but I had it out with a manager and they said they would pay the $100 deductible if I needed to bring it in. Also previously Carmax said they wouldn't pay Austin Porsche because they charged too much and I would need to bring it to an Independent when I explicitly asked before getting the warranty that I can 100% take it to a Porsche dealership. Just be advised about the warranty if you got one.
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Thanks for the input.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by rickster997 View Post
They were fair. After the tax benefit, the car cost me $6k in depreciation for 3 years of use. Not bad. And after inspection they are putting $2.8k towards tires and exhaust issues. So far I am really happy with Carmax. The $2.8k was a verbal agreement and I have not received the cash, but so far so good. I opted for their extended warranty that I have heard very good things about. My mechanic is actually a Carmax certified shop and he says the warranty is excellent. I got the 5 yr 100,000 mile with $300 deductible for $3k. I figured it's good piece of mind in case the PDK [email protected]#$# the bed...
excellent deal - enjoy the new ride!
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Nice ride! That’s a keeper!
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