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Is there another Porsche under $80K that you would consider owning?

Old 03-05-2018, 09:36 AM
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As much as I love my 997.1TT, I am a car nut and I'm always watching the market to see what else is out there - life is short and a variety of sports cars is the spice of life. That said, there is nothing out there I could replace my TT with when comparing equal dollars. I really like the 981 Spyders and GT4's but they both still require a hefty cheque to be cut on top of the value of the TT.

Even though prices have inched up over the past year or so, the 997.1TT is still the world's best supercar bargain. There is nothing else available at this price point that has the look, speed, performance, build quality and heritage as the mezger-powered manual transmission turbo coupe. 997TT needs to see more appreciation, or other cars see more depreciation, before we get to a point where there are comparable cars available dollar for dollar.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:05 AM
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Interesting to think about this! There are many I would consider, but I limit myself to a handful here. No particular order.

1) 951S ('88 Turbo S or '89) - would have to be in good shape and near stock. Those examples are hard to find these days.
2) late 1980s 911 Carrera with G50 transmission
3) 993 C2S
4) 981 Cayman GTS
5) 914/6 - could be a conversion as long as it's a Porsche flat 6

I am sure many others would be fun as well!
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ChristianR View Post
i would find a really nice 993 air cooled car. it will at minimal hold its value and IMO there is nothing like driving an air cooled porsche.
I traded in my mint 993 for my 997tt. I think there is just too much hype around the air-cooled cars. I love my 997tt and wouldnĺt want any other.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:52 AM
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Yes, a well optioned 958 Cayenne TT or TTS. Oops, I have one and they are GREAT!
As far as sports cars I would like an 09 TT 6MT cab. Oops, had one and let it go (not good).
Let's see, an 09 TT Tip cab, still available under $80K but not for too long.
Others, a late model 997.2 Targa 4S 6MT, GTS 6MT, Cayman Spyder 6MT, or Cayman R 6MT.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:38 PM
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If it's a Porsche in addition to, then a Panamera Turbo. Because, cross country road trips. I care about performance and comfort, not ugly.

Did one last Sept in the TT, then last week one way to Boise ID in Daughter's Hyundai Elantra with dog in the back.

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Old 03-10-2018, 09:08 PM
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Newer Cayman GTS, or perhaps C4S.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:23 PM
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Loved my GTS coupe
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:30 PM
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Do modded cars count or only stock? I am toying with the idea of finding a 987.2 Cayman S to drive around. You could pick one of those up and put a turbo, suspension, wheels and tires, aero, etc. and be way under 80k (or just leave it alone because they're a great package). My buddy used to have a base 2007 Cayman and that thing was a riot especially for how cheap they are. The handling made me pretty envious coming from my 996TT. Pretty tough to find a 997 GT3 for under 80k these days, but it has a lot of appeal. There was a really tempting 997.1 Turbo on 6Speed, but I have a lot of trouble paying a big premium for what is just a newer version of the car I drive (996TT X50). That said, I've thought a lot about these types of things lately. 997 GTS 6 speed is probably a wonderful option as you say, but the prices on these and GT3s have jumped quite a bit in recent years. They're surprisingly heavy for what they are, but a 2010ish era Audi R8 V10 has a certain appeal to it as well (yeah I know you said Porsches). I've never driven an air-cooled 911 unfortunately so can't comment on the older stuff.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mac S View Post
Interesting to think about this! There are many I would consider, but I limit myself to a handful here. No particular order.

2) late 1980s 911 Carrera with G50 transmission
have you spent much time driving one?
I spent about 3 hours in one last year and was underwhelmed.
Numb steering

but people love them.
a guy payed 54K for the same car the week after I drove it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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