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Old 01-28-2017, 02:00 PM
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Default Is there another Porsche under $80K that you would consider owning?

This is not a technical question or meant to start an argument or debate. This is one Rennlister (and person who has attention deficit disorder when it comes to sports cars) that is just curious as to what other similarly situated Rennlisters think.

If you could only own 1 Porsche, new or used, under $80K in today's USD, other than your 997 Turbo, what would it be?

I chose $80K rather unscientifically... that seems to be about the range where a person could get a well optioned 997.1 Turbo, or perhaps stretch into a lower optioned, higher mileage 997.2 Turbo these days. I know some of you have cars valued above that figure, and several of us have cars valued below it, but that seems about right. Again, not looking to turn this into a debate over the used car value of the 997TT, whether it is appreciating or depreciating, or .1 vs. .2.

I've driven a host of Porsches over the past year. All kinds of models, transmission types, wide body vs. narrow body, NA vs. Turbo, etc. and I believe I'm finally figuring out what I really like. To me, I think the perfect Porsche within this price range is the 997.2 GTS in manual. Rear wheel drive, NA, widebody, adequately powered, and very hard to find. Don't get me wrong, I love my 997.1Turbo, tiptronic and all. Everytime I get a wandering eye for other cars (which is often), I go take my car out and put it through its paces, and think how lucky I am to own such an awesome machine. It looks great, is the best overall performing car I've ever driven, and is a great blend between modern and classic. If I keep this car for the next 10 years, that won't be a bad thing. However, I think I'd trade it for the right car, and the GTS is the one. The thing is, it seems a lot of other Porsche enthusiasts also know that, which is why those cars are difficult to find.

So anyway, again, this is just a curiosity thread, not an argument. I'd be interested to see what others think.
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I'd probably trade mine for a 997 gt3 with rear seats installed. Let me know if you see one of those for <80k...

Otherwise I'm not sure another car exists at any price that checks all my boxes at the moment. (Manual transmission, convertible, space for kids, looks great, goes fast...)
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Not sure if GT3 and convertible should be in the same paragraph
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Originally Posted by estrellajon View Post
Not sure if GT3 and convertible should be in the same paragraph
Ha, good point. And I'd also lose the MT. So clearly what I need is to get a GT3 and keep my Turbo. Then I wouldn't even need to add back seats.

Of course why stop there... that 488 Spider looks half decent, and I do enjoy convertibles...
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Plenty for me. Either something vintage like a non-collector-grade 930 or 993 C4S/C2S or 928 GTS, or a 996TTS, or a Cayman GTS. Obviously a 997 GTS, too.
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Originally Posted by Nate Tempest
Ha, good point. And I'd also lose the MT. So clearly what I need is to get a GT3 and keep my Turbo. Then I wouldn't even need to add back seats.

Of course why stop there... that 488 Spider looks half decent, and I do enjoy convertibles...
I guess they're just both two different cars. 488 spyder! I don't think I've seen that yet!
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That 488 HAS to be the sexiest car in the history of the world.
Damn that things amazing.
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On that note, and certainly NOT under 80k...this happened to show up in our local market a couple weeks ago...

2017 488 Spider, 300 miles. Delivered Sept '16.




As for the original post, a pristine condition 356 cab under 80k might get my attention, but likely the best condition examples I've seen are 200k over that mark, or higher.
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This... but I'd be pining away each day for a Turbo S instead...

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I could do basically any of them so long as I can tune on them.
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