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Old 03-02-2016, 11:12 PM
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Owned mine for 7 years. Daily Driver. Over 100 track days.

1 cat went bad just a few months past the 8yr warranty.

Other than that, not a single mechanical issue. Ever.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:56 AM
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^nice! sounds like another solid high mileage driver

on my 3rd 07. solid cars outside what's already been stated.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by widers911 View Post
^nice! sounds like another solid high mileage driver
Actually, the mileage is quite low (still under 30K). Commute to work is short.

Back of the napkin calculations... apart from more-frequent-than-normal replacement of pads, rotors, fluids, tires, etc. from track use (admittedly a lot of money), given the market demand, if I sold this car today my cost/month to own over those 7 years would be about $80/mo (or 23c per mile).

Not only is this the strongest car I have ever owned, it has also been the cheapest to own in over 30 years.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:46 PM
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This August will be nine years with my 2007 GT3. I did a ton of track days and only needed to replace the diff, the coolant fittings and a faulty lifter. Other than that, it's been rock solid. My only desire is that people stop buying them long enough so I can buy another at 2010 prices of USD70k It's one hell of a car; if I didn't already have one, I'd buy it again today at the CAD155k I paid.

I'm just a middle class guy, but even if someone offered me USD200k, I wouldn't accept it for my car. If there is an arbitrage opportunity, I'd buy them someone else's car and re-sell to them but I would not sell mine. I stupidly sold my 964 Turbo and 993 Turbo even though I knew they had that special something. I'm not making that mistake again. The 997 GT3 is the 964T and 993T on steroids.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by fc-racer View Post
This August will be nine years with my 2007 GT3. I did a ton of track days and only needed to replace the diff, the coolant fittings and a faulty lifter. Other than that, it's been rock solid. My only desire is that people stop buying them long enough so I can buy another at 2010 prices of USD70k It's one hell of a car; if I didn't already have one, I'd buy it again today at the CAD155k I paid.

I'm just a middle class guy, but even if someone offered me USD200k, I wouldn't accept it for my car. If there is an arbitrage opportunity, I'd buy them someone else's car and re-sell to them but I would not sell mine. I stupidly sold my 964 Turbo and 993 Turbo even though I knew they had that special something. I'm not making that mistake again. The 997 GT3 is the 964T and 993T on steroids.
I understand that sentiment exactly. It's impossible not to be aware of the potential valuation, but the decision to pass on it is not one based on economics. It's based on understanding the special nature of the car.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:09 AM
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Only issue I've had is one coolant pipe popped. So I had them all welded. Pinning probably would have been fine. Great car. Mine sees track and street use. Approximately 30,000 miles so far. Great car.
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:31 AM
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I don't have the years of ownership many here have but have had a reliable ownership experience. When I first bought mine I did not have room at the house to store it but I had contracted for one of the units at a car collector garage project being built. I shipped the car to a shop to have the coolent tubes welded, a DSC and accelerometer added, Sharkworks center delete and tips installed, and a 3.89 R&P. When the car was delivered to me I set off on a 5400 mile trip to RRIV and then on to the PCA Escape at Mt Rushmore. The car ran great and has been a DD since.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:54 AM
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I sold my 07 last year with 50k miles for $75k. Have prices gone up or down?
Miss her...

I have a feeling when I move back to the US I will get the bug to buy another...
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:50 AM
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I sold my 07 last year with 50k miles for $75k. Have prices gone up or down? Miss her... I have a feeling when I move back to the US I will get the bug to buy another...
My .1 has 49k miles. Not for sale! Not sure what I could replace it with if I sold. Especially for $75k. I bought it with 38k miles a year ago. At this rate the car will be close to 100k miles five years out. So what? Maybe good timing for a 3.9 sharky upgrade and rebuild. Better than selling for sure.

If will always be a special car no matter the miles. My son will have it some day.

Sorry you sold and good luck finding another. I'm sure someone will sell to you at $75k and regret it later as well.
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