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Old Yesterday, 12:20 PM
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Welcome and congrats. Car is gorgeous...and that is an amazing price. Well done.
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Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
Congrats!

The GT silver with the Carrera Sport wheels looks fantastic. I spot a leather centre console and dash trim too?
Thanks Rampage! Good eye! Lol, I never would have spotted the leather center console trim in the picture! Hard to see in the pic but he ordered it with the carbon fiber package as well which is not just on the e-Brake and strip on the dash but also on the PDK shift lever which I thought was a nice touch. Not over the top but just enough. With a black interior itís hard to pick up in pics but in person I think it looks really sharp.
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Originally Posted by MexicoBlueTurboS View Post
Well done. You will be encouraged to swap out the steering wheel for the one with paddles but in my year of driving a C4S PDK I only played with them a few times. The PDK knows way better than you or I or any 'expert manual heel and toe' guy where to be. The more you drive it the more you will appreciate PDK for what it is and what it does.

Focus on ensuring all of the time and maintenance items are done then worry about 'upgrades' and cosmetics.

Lots of good help here in this forum.

PS - nice solid car.
Great advice and thank you.
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by tinkerbill View Post
Very nice
Welcome and Enjoy!!
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Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
Great spec on that car and you now own the best color too.

Enjoy it.

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Congrats, gt silver, nice choice, like to see a picture at night
Thanks for all the welcomes I appreciate it, Iíll definitely take some dusk/night pics soon. Iím going to try to find a good spot with an ocean backdrop.
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBruce View Post
Welcome and congrats. Car is gorgeous...and that is an amazing price. Well done.
Hey thanks I thought the price was fair. We settled on the price quickly and he was/is a super cool dude who could not have been nicer. Great transaction.
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Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by motown12 View Post
So today I picked up a 2009 Porsche 997.2 CS with 42K miles on it. Original sticker was $116K so it's heavily optioned except for the sports exhaust which can be added. I have had BMW's. Lexus', and a few other's but I have wanted a Porsche 911 since I was 15. Life and family have finally aligned to where I could start looking for my car. I narrowed my search to either a 991.1 or a 997.2 CS. The 991's with the options/miles desired were out of my price range. I decided to look for a 997.2 CS heavily optioned, well maintained with an owners/maintenance history I could trace, and with less than 60K miles on it. After looking for several months I found this car locally through a private party and paid $53K. My unicorn was a manual, 35K miles or less, one or two owners, with meticulous service records, meteor grey, blue, or the color I have , which is GT Silver and looks much better in person than in pictures IMO. Prices on my unicorn seemed to be $60K plus. I have no regrets and am really happy and excited with my purchase. I have a few posts but look forward to being part of the Porsche community and learning as much as I can.





there are a couple of sites that will create a build sheet for you from your VIN number. Here is one:
https://vinanalytics.com/
Also check out https://www.stuttcars.com/
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congrats and I am in the same position. Been researching porsches for a while. I take delivery next Tuesday. Super excited, as I am sure you are!
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 PM
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Thanks tinkerbill. Yep I have the build sheet for the car. The owner had it and I also ran it through the vinanalytics before picking up the car. Those are great sites. It's mind blowing the amount of options that Porsche has, I have never seen anything else like it from another brand.

Scoutiipippen congratulations on your pending purchase! What did you wind up getting? Any advance pics?
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Congrats. I’m new here and looking for my first.
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Great looking car, congrats and enjoy!
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