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      03-02-2019, 03:45 PM   #45
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No offense OP but it sounds like you have a lot of research to do. You don't even know the differences between the basic 911 variants but you seem to know that you want a Porsche (which is a good start). A few hours of simple internet research, including the Porsche website, will tell you all you need to know. There are many distinctions between the variants and the Porsche option is extensive to say the least. You will be better off taking the time to brush up on some basics and then asking the Porsche community a more direct question.
No I definitely agree. I know Porsche's driving experience is 2nd to none based on what I always read and see. I want to try it for myself because I'm intrigued but I'm not rushing into anything. I'm doing extensive research on my on and I learned the differences thanks to everyone here and the research I've done. Only issue I still have is figuring out the bargaining power I'd have on 911s. This forum makes it easy for M cars, but I couldn't find anything similar for Porsche. I know GT2/3 etc are selling above MSRP, but I'm wondering about the GTS's and below.
Good luck with your search! I think 5-7% off msrp is prob the norm for a base, s, or gts model. Not sure of your budget but there are considerable price differences between the variants, options not withstanding. There might even be some better deals now on a 991.2 since the 992s will start rolling in shortly.
Thank you! Ok perfect. At least I have a idea of what a reasonable discount would be on these trims. I'm holding off for the 992 to drop soon to see if I would like it better or I could get even better deals on 991.2s just like you said.

Budget is 130k roughly, but don't want anything older than 2017 (unless it's a great deal on a turbo) or 10k miles.

I'm not in any rush. I have the M3CS to hold me off.
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Food for thought. Everyone I know who bought a Carrera has since traded it in for a GT3. Ymmv but there's one data point for you. At least drive it back to back with a GTS to make sure...
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Food for thought. Everyone I know who bought a Carrera has since traded it in for a GT3. Ymmv but there's one data point for you. At least drive it back to back with a GTS to make sure...
Interesting. I obviously still have a lot to learn about Porsche's so I'm taking all advice I can get into consideration.
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Food for thought. Everyone I know who bought a Carrera has since traded it in for a GT3. Ymmv but there's one data point for you. At least drive it back to back with a GTS to make sure...
If you can afford a GT3 in prime shape then do it. If you can't, a GTS gets you 95% of the way there. But let's be clear, a good-example pre-owned 991.1 GT3 is still about 30% more expensive than a 991.1 GTS.

I think if you test drive a GTS you'll find it to be plenty-car for what you're looking for. IMO if you can make it work financially, it's a much better choice than a base Carrera or S.

But if you can make the GT3 work financially...well then it's not even a question.
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