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Old 05-10-2018, 12:37 AM
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Hey,

I have to replace my fully optioned 991 C2S.

The question posed is;

Should I take a leap on the Alfa or replace it with a comparable 991.

Tested the Alfa on the street and it was a giggle but I love Porsche. The car would be primarily a fun track car.

Any my input would be welcome,
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PS: Wife said no to a racecar....I still love her but GEEZ!
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Love the Alfa...
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Love the Alfa...
Me too. Thanks Coach!
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Those cars are apples and oranges. Why not consider a different fruit, like a GT4?
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Originally Posted by HelpMeHelpU View Post
Those cars are apples and oranges. Why not consider a different fruit, like a GT4?
Good point. The 4C is lighter, easier on tires and brakes, and just costs a nut and bolt every second year. The cost of tracking this car are minimal.
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I wanted a 4C in the worst way when they were first announced.
Then I got a chance to drive one. Didn't care for the engine, transmission, or suspension. Also, there isn't a place in the cabin big enough to store a pair of sunglasses!

I've only seen one at a track day. The driver wasn't happy with it and brought his Cayman R the next day. I have no other details.
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Keith, you know you love the Alfa (me too, having owned two Spiders).....there's a DTeq instructor @ Mosport with a white one and it gets around very well

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Iíve seen a fair number of 4Cís (and now some Giulias) at the track, in greater proportion than on the road, by far.

They seem to be holding up well. More exciting than the 987/981 cars to drive. Maybe not quite as quick as a GT4, but the car is much more fun than almost anything else similar, IMO.

I raced (and still own two) Giuliettas and have a soft spot for pretty Italian things...
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I like Alfas, have an older Alfa Spider and I'd love to have a 4C. Fun little cars, and definitely great track toys. But I don't think I'd want one instead of a 991. I think you'd get tired of the 4C and miss the more versatile Porsche.

P.S. I think I'd explain to the wife that a real race car is going to be safer on the track, even just for DE's, than a street car (you don't have to tell her about more maintenance, more logistics and track support, needing a tow vehicle, trailer, etc. )
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I'd pass on the 4C. If you want a small light car just buy a track prepped Elise or Exige S. Alfa is way heavier, crappy engine, automatic only. I'd keep the 991S all day.
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Originally Posted by CosmosMpower View Post
I'd pass on the 4C. If you want a small light car just buy a track prepped Elise or Exige S. Alfa is way heavier, crappy engine, automatic only. I'd keep the 991S all day.
When I was on track in a 4C with a couple track-prepped Elise's, I smoked 'em...

The carbon-fiber monocoque is a work of art, way beyond the agricultural and antique Lotus platform...
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Youíre not making this decision easier coach
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Originally Posted by Sir5n View Post
Youíre not making this decision easier coach
Let the original owner take the Initial depreciation hit (just like the Lotus), buy a car still under warranty with the Track Pack and youíre set!
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Used would be good. That car didnít even have tread wear to the edge. Not tracked but yellow.

New is Rossa Tricolor. I donít like red cars but this one is appealing. Maybe itís an opportunity to brake away from Porsche maintenance prices and have fun!

Thanks everyone for the input.
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[QUOTE=gbuff;14999411]Keith, you know you love the Alfa (me too, having owned two Spiders).....there's a DTeq instructor @ Mosport with a white one and it gets around very well



Gary[/QUOTE
Bang on the nail head. Thanks Gary!
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