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Old 09-11-2018, 04:14 PM
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Default Bought a 997 Turbo earlier this summer, it's my first Porsche

I mostly lurk here, but thought I would share the 2008 997 Turbo I purchased a few months ago. It's a 2 owner car that has 16k miles on it. I've owned plenty of high horsepower modified cars in the past, but have never owned a Porsche. I'm coming from a Ferrari F430, which was an amazing car. I sold that car a bit too early and miss it, but after a short window without a "toy", I decided it was time to try a 911. I considered a 991 Turbo, but wanted a manual so it was down to a 997 Turbo or GT3. I think the Turbo was the better fit for me and I found an immaculate example. The car is bone stock and I'll probably keep it that way.

There are definitely pros and cons compared to my previous F430. The 997 doesn't have the "theater", sound, or aesthetics of the Ferrari IMO; but I think it's a better all around performer and a car you can truly daily if you wanted to. And I love owning a manual again (the F430 was an F1 transmission). I'm impressed with the German engineering, it seems like they thought of everything for a car that came out back in 2007. It actually seems "over-engineered" to me, if that makes sense. I'm enjoying it so far, and love how these turbos feel in all gears.

I generally don't keep my cars more than 2 years as I always get an itch to try something new. But I like to buy cars that hold value well, and I think this 997 I bought will do well until I'm ready for something else. Thanks for reading and enjoy the pics.


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Old 09-13-2018, 09:56 AM
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Very nice. Congratulations. I also own 997.1 TT and it is an amazing machine.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:27 AM
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She is a beauty, congrats... I agree with you leaving the 997TT stock, it will always appreciate faster if bone stock. I picked up a 07 recently with very low miles and my previous Porsche's I always changed the wheels and the suspension, I think the car is perfect the way it is. You did well..
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:44 AM
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Thanks guys! appreciate the comments.

Not sure why each pic is showing up twice, it didn't do that in preview. Oh well.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:47 AM
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Congrats! Except for my very first car in college (a POS Honda Accord) I have been driving German cars since 1984, from a GTI through a 997. I agree with your statement about German engineering, and will go one further with the interior styling of their vehicles, all efficiency and very utilitarian, yet pleasing to look at and operate.

Good luck with your car, it is a great looking and pristine example!

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Old 09-13-2018, 10:54 AM
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Congrats, enjoy in good health!
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Congrats and welcome!! Enjoy the new ride.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:28 AM
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Great photos.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:53 PM
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Congratulations and it is a gorgeous looking car. (I am bias)

I own her twin with 6K on the clock. Leave it bone stock, better that way.
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Welcome to the world of Rennlist. I am an Fchat member also and both forums are passionate about their brands. Owned ferraris too(F430,Scud,Speciale and 360 MT) so I know what you mean about theater sound. The sound of a ferrari v8 is nothing a porsche 911 can replicate.

I can never forget what my friend told me in the track, " A ferrari sounds the fastest on the track until a porsche passes by him."

I would say, even with my Speciale, build quality on a porsche is hard to beat.

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She's a real beauty, congrats...I just bought a 2007 3 weeks ago...also low mileage and 100% OEM but I am about to pull the trigger on wheels/tires, lowering springs, exhaust, intercoolers and tune ( I also just bought the paintable GT2 spoiler/lip, the paintable side sills and paintable rear valance)...I plan to label, box and store all the OEM parts which should help at resell time. My plan is kinda like yours, I figure maybe 3 years...and then I was hoping my portfolio would support a Prancing Horse...I'd go 458 today but in 3 years probably 488.
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Congrats! Tthat's the epitome of show room quality I was actually considering a 430 prior to my turbo, it's still on the radar.
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Looks great! An exhaust adds a lot to the car as no longer sounding like a vacuum cleaner, but a thundering power house.
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Excellent example. Great photography as well. Nice and sharp, well composed! Enjoy the next two years...
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Proper Color!!!


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