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irdan87
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: What would you buy? (75k budget) Reply with quote

Hi guys, just registered after about 10 attempts trying to read the non-robot code!

My name is Dan and I'm looking to buy a 911 next April/May for summer.

I'm attracted to them due to the looks & performance etc and the 2+2 seating is a huge bonus as I have a 7 month old boy. I've previously owned a C63 AMG Merc but currently stuck with a family wagon since the Mrs gave birth (a VW Tiguan!).

So, plan next May is she is keeping the Tiguan (we have 2 other kids) and I can have a 911 which can be used by me or on the weekend her boy is away at his Dad's.

My budget is 75k and I'm still learning about the 911 models/years etc. I would like the most recent model (991 if I'm correct?). Would I be better off getting a year or two old 991 or a 3/4 year old 991 4S?

Any insight into the difference etc much appreciated too.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Dan!

Your wife gave birth to a VW Tiguan? Floor

Personally I would go for an older 991 as it will be a naturally aspirated engine, as opposed to the new turbo engines. Yes the new ones are more powerful but don't sound as nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
Welcome Dan!

Your wife gave birth to a VW Tiguan? Floor

Personally I would go for an older 991 as it will be a naturally aspirated engine, as opposed to the new turbo engines. Yes the new ones are more powerful but don't sound as nice.


Thank you for the welcome!

Just re-read that and looks like she did indeed give birth to the Tiguan - how unfortunate!

When you say a older 991 are you thinking perhaps 12-13 plate kind of range? S or standard?
 
  
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benbuhagiar
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yellow if you are feeling brave - https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201807048121547?model=911&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%204S&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-asc&postcode=tn48st&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201711010844613?model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%204S&radius=1500&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-asc&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&postcode=tn48st&page=2

The N/A engines are 3.8 where as the Turbo engines are 3.0
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
Yellow if you are feeling brave - https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201807048121547?model=911&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%204S&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-asc&postcode=tn48st&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201711010844613?model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%204S&radius=1500&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-asc&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&postcode=tn48st&page=2

The N/A engines are 3.8 where as the Turbo engines are 3.0


I'm looking for a white with black alloys - I have a soft spot for that combo! Just been scrolling and a bloke has one in his sig which I've fallen in love with. Think it's a Carrera 4S
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was in the market for a 991, I'd be buying this.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201803194705318?postcode=tn48st&model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-asc&make=PORSCHE&radius=1500&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&colour=Blue&colour=Red&colour=Silver&colour=White&colour=Yellow&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%20S&maximum-badge-engine-size=4.0&page=2
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Norfolk & Idea
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Dan,

That was my budget too. I went for a 997.2 turbo. That was 3 years ago and I think it’s still about 75k.
No regrets at all. Amazing car. 75k will get you all sorts of loveliness.

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irdan87
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
If I was in the market for a 991, I'd be buying this.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201803194705318?postcode=tn48st&model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-asc&make=PORSCHE&radius=1500&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&colour=Blue&colour=Red&colour=Silver&colour=White&colour=Yellow&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%20S&maximum-badge-engine-size=4.0&page=2


That kind of motor is what I'm looking at so good to know I'm on the right track.

Here's one I've had my eye on (9 months too early but I like to look)

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201807318987387?radius=1500&model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&year-from=2012&price-to=75000&colour=White&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-desc&postcode=ng347df&page=1

or a "non S" model like this

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808209671989?model=911&sort=price-desc&advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=75000&year-from=2012&radius=1500&make=PORSCHE&colour=White&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&postcode=ng347df&page=1

Thoughts?
 
  
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irdan87
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
Welcome Dan,

That was my budget too. I went for a 997.2 turbo. That was 3 years ago and I think it’s still about 75k.
No regrets at all. Amazing car. 75k will get you all sorts of loveliness.

Enjoy the search Thumb


Thank you. It was a toss up between the new C63, a 911 or pushing up a bit to a Db9.

I've had a C63 and think the Db9 is slightly 'Granddad-dy' if that makes sense. So now the homework on 911's begins for next May.
 
  
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benbuhagiar
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irdan87 wrote:
benbuhagiar wrote:
If I was in the market for a 991, I'd be buying this.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201803194705318?postcode=tn48st&model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-asc&make=PORSCHE&radius=1500&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&colour=Blue&colour=Red&colour=Silver&colour=White&colour=Yellow&aggregatedTrim=991%20Carrera%20S&maximum-badge-engine-size=4.0&page=2


That kind of motor is what I'm looking at so good to know I'm on the right track.

Here's one I've had my eye on (9 months too early but I like to look)

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201807318987387?radius=1500&model=911&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&year-from=2012&price-to=75000&colour=White&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-desc&postcode=ng347df&page=1

or a "non S" model like this

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808209671989?model=911&sort=price-desc&advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=75000&year-from=2012&radius=1500&make=PORSCHE&colour=White&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&postcode=ng347df&page=1

Thoughts?


The "non-s" car is a newer 991 with the Turbo engines, whereas the 4S is a N/A 3.8 engine. Drive both versions and see which you prefer. I'd personally go for the 4S.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drove past my local OPC and there were only SUV models on the forecourt. I'd consider trying to purchase during the cooler months to save a few pennies whilst they focus on flogging the SUV range on, if you can.
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irdan87
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I drove past my local OPC and there were only SUV models on the forecourt. I'd consider trying to purchase during the cooler months to save a few pennies whilst they focus on flogging the SUV range on, if you can.


Interesting thought process. I did that a few years back with my c63 and purchased in January just garaged it til April. Think I got it about 3k under forecourt price and 5k below majority similar were listed on auto trader.

Unfortunately the timing isn’t right this winter with money tied up in home improvements etc
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dan.

Welcome to 911uk

With a £75k budget I'd be making a cheeky bid on this

=> http://www.nineexcellence.com/porsche-sales/sales-991rk65.html#

or next spring I'd be looking for something very similar.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Hi Dan.

Welcome to 911uk

With a £75k budget I'd be making a cheeky bid on this

=> http://www.nineexcellence.com/porsche-sales/sales-991rk65.html#

or next spring I'd be looking for something very similar.

Happy Hunting. Thumb


Very similar kind of car to what I’ve been looking at. A carrera 4S auto. Can I ask the years of the 991 and when it changes to 991.2 and any significant changes which would make you opt for either over the other?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy a 997.2 GTS
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2015 was the announcement and debut of the turbo'd Carreras. Could be some on late 15 plates but anything 2016 onwards.

With the other cars you are considering...I'd suggest the 4s is the most likely fit as the engine has much more character through the exhausts, but the 997 turbo is a brilliant car with bonkers performance and drivability. 997 will depreciate less if that's a consideration.

The introduction of the 991 saw a significant increase in price over the 997, hence why this budget is a turbo vs 4S comparison between the models.

Good luck with the search.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently bought a 4S fantastic car, definitely recommend one.

Sorry for crap pic.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildej wrote:
I've recently bought a 4S fantastic car, definitely recommend one.

Sorry for crap pic.



Do you mind me asking more info? Year, model, price etc as that is the exact look and colour combo I want.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: 997.2 turbo Reply with quote

If I had have 75k it would be 997.2 turbo or GT4.

I was 25k light so had to go for 997.1 turbo not sure the gen 2 is worth the extra 25k, I have to put up with a manual & not PDK which is a shame but there you go.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamster75 wrote:
I would buy a 997.2 GTS


My budget recently was a little less than 75k and I too opted for the 997.2 GTS.

fantastic car, and looks a better shape then a 991 imo
 
  
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