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Old 07-04-2018, 06:51 AM
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I would say similar performance, way to different price. Corvette is our American answer to the Porsche rivalry. It would be a driver's race. Thanks GM's to provide us a more accessible sport car that can compete very well on the big leagues and looks way better than a Porsche.
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:00 AM
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Yes, I ordered a new 2018 911 GTS last fall and picked it up about three months ago.

I had previously owned Vettes for 14 years - a C5 and a C6. Absolutely loved them. I was excited when the C7 came out and had my heart set on one. However, I had been in Vettes for so long, I wanted to try something different and with young kids, the rear seat in the 911 would be helpful, too.

I decided to try the Porsche experience and picked up a two year old 2012.5 911S (991) with only 7,200 miles on it a few years ago. I had that car for two years and traded it on an insanely loaded 2013 911S (3 years old with only 13k miles on it) with ceramic brakes, X51 powerkit (same engine as the 911 GTS), Burmester stereo, aerokit cup spoiler package, and much more. I had that car for a little more than a year and then a 17 year old girl drove her Kia into it, destroying my car.

So I bit the bullet and ordered a new 2018 911 GTS. All three 911s have been a dream to drive - so much fun! I still love Vettes but the Porsche experience is a little different. Like trying picking your favorite supermodel, both Vettes and Porsche's are so much fun.







911 & Cayman Porsches are great sport cars. But the C7 Corvette doesn't compare to any of your prior Corvette models. You need to test drive one to see the big difference.
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:20 PM
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911 & Cayman Porsches are great sport cars. But the C7 Corvette doesn't compare to any of your prior Corvette models. You need to test drive one to see the big difference.
Oh, I have no doubt! The C7 is a fantastic sports car!
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:26 PM
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Porsches are awesome as are corvettes.

different flavors ..

i prefer corvettes but admire porsches.

i test drove the Porsche the supercharged jaguar f type and of course corvettes...

do that in ine one day and you’ll know which sports car is for you ...

admire them all..chose the one that makes you the happiest...
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Originally Posted by Glennm27 View Post
I have and still am. Someday, maybe.
Nothing short of a 911 Turbo S
+1 on a 991 Turbo maybe GT3 RS ha.

i’d like to get a mid engine but it doesn’t have to be a Porsche.. could be the new Vette Or a Lotus Evora or a Ferrari one day ...

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Old 07-05-2018, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JerriVette View Post
Porsches are awesome as are corvettes.

different flavors ..

i prefer corvettes but admire porsches.

i test drove the Porsche the supercharged jaguar f type and of course corvettes...

do that in ine one day and you’ll know which sports car is for you ...

admire them all..chose the one that makes you the happiest...
Like picking you favorite supermodel. It is indeed possible to like blondes, brunettes, and redheads!

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Old 07-05-2018, 03:35 PM
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Nope
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:07 PM
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I have a 911 and a Cayenne. I would make the decision to buy another Porsche again without hesitation. When you are used to driving them and you get back into another vehicle you can't wait to get your Porsche back. They are very solid and drive very nicely. The 911 is like no other vehicle I've ever driven. The most fun to drive as well.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:25 PM
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I had a 87 928S4. Great car but a headache to fix. Plus you had to be on a first name bases with your banker if anything serious went wrong. Of the German cars I have had 2 Mercedes, 2 BMW's and 1 Porsche. I would never purchase any German again. Especially the BMW. I think BMW is a German acronym for builds really crappy cars.
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Originally Posted by Gene Culley View Post
I have a 911 and a Cayenne. I would make the decision to buy another Porsche again without hesitation. When you are used to driving them and you get back into another vehicle you can't wait to get your Porsche back. They are very solid and drive very nicely. The 911 is like no other vehicle I've ever driven. The most fun to drive as well.
Just needs a very big bank $ account for labor and parts. I been there
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:11 PM
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NO I like Vettes and do not like Porche repair and upkeep bills!
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I had a 87 928S4. Great car but a headache to fix. Plus you had to be on a first name bases with your banker if anything serious went wrong. Of the German cars I have had 2 Mercedes, 2 BMW's and 1 Porsche. I would never purchase any German again. Especially the BMW. I think BMW is a German acronym for builds really crappy cars.
i see way to many porsches bmw’s, Audi’s, Mercedes sitting because the cost of the parts and the repair costs more than the car sales are worth.

these german wonders can’t move. Same for jaguars quite often...

sorry to those who love these brands but when the parts to fix cost more than the cars are worth really sucks...

sure the new porsches and jaguars are awesome choices but unless your leasing which most people do....without a warranty the repair bills and parts needed can be heart stopping.

not to mention the dealer network although catering to customers with leather service seating and fancy coffee makers with croissants in the waiting area...

the cost of the repairs can be eye watering..

fhat would **** me off during the ownership experience.

easily affordable for many of us but who wants to deal with that when corvettes with superior performance is available
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:48 PM
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+1 on a 911 Turbo maybe GT3 RS ha.

i’d like to get a mid engine but it doesn’t have to be a Porsche.. could be the new Vette Or a Lotus Evora or a Ferrari one day ...















here are some actual times I’ve considered it:

1. As sole car for a guy who loves vettes and Porsches but has to shuttle kids once in awhile...
i know a divorced guy in this situation who got a Panamera S - I wouldn’t spend that $ for the compromise... clearly not a Vette situation...I’d get a bmw m3/4/5 for an “all-arounder”.
2. As second car, with the budget for a GS 3LT vs ftype Jag or a Boxster or an older 911...
i got the GS 3LT as the best bang for the $.
3. In situation 2., if I had $250k to burn and a New ZR1 was available
I’d look at a Porsche Turbo S or GT3 RS or Mclaren 570S vs a fully loaded ZR1
4. As a fun driving daily “beater”/ second car for under $15k...
i looked at the first-gen 986 Boxster/S vs a bmw E46 3-series... I got the E46 because a deal came my way
A vette is clearly not a consideration here based on comfort level
5. If I had $100k to burn on my wife’s SUV
a Porsche Cayenne S over Range Rover because a Range Rover drives like sh*t (soft steering, tons of body roll, slow throttle,sh*t brakes, etc., despite being from the same company that made the Mini rally champions) and the Cayenne not only drives better but has a far superior interior
in reality, I looked at both but was cheap ...got the GMC Acadia Denali because there was a deal, and the AWD actually drives pretty well.
6. if I win the Lottery...
918 Spyder AND Carrera GT

As of today, I have yet to get a mid/ rear engine car...
so, yes, there are lots of situations I’d get one of these excellent albeit pricey cars!
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‘11 GMC Acadia Denali
‘01 bmw 330ci Vert
’98 MB e320 non4matic










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Originally Posted by 911Hunter View Post
Just needs a very big bank $ account for labor and parts. I been there
It hasn't been too bad so far. We really only put on enough miles for the yearly service on the Cayenne. Although I just had to do the spark plug service. I did have to get the front brakes done in the fall and some tires. But the tires aren't really anything different than Corvette's as far as pricing. I have the 21's. I have the CPO warranty on both so I won't have to pay for any expensive repair bills for several years. And by that time they'll be traded in on a newer model or something else.
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:45 PM
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I have had late model Carreras for the last eleven years, a 996, 997, two 991's, the latest of which is a 2014 C4S. My wife has had two Cayenne's. All great cars. I went in for an oil change recently (10 quarts Mobil 1) and it was $375--just an oil change! This was $160 ten years ago. With the Porsche SUV's outselling their sportscars and the growth coming from SUV's, it has taxed their service organizations, loaners car not so easy now.

My C4S will be going off warranty soon and I was thinking about the new 992 when it comes out, but between the $800+ a month depreciation, crazy service cost, I just can not justify the cost differential. I could easily buy the 992, but it just doesn't make sense.

My new Stingray should be here in about three or four weeks, it gets built the week after next. Can't wait.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael T* View Post
I have had late model Carreras for the last eleven years, a 996, 997, two 991's, the latest of which is a 2014 C4S. My wife has had two Cayenne's. All great cars. I went in for an oil change recently (10 quarts Mobil 1) and it was $375--just an oil change! This was $160 ten years ago. With the Porsche SUV's outselling their sportscars and the growth coming from SUV's, it has taxed their service organizations, loaners car not so easy now......
If you live in a big enough town to have a Porsche dealership, you'll have a couple independent Porsche service places which charge way less than the dealership. They charge ~ $120 for oil change and use only Porsche certified parts.. Plus my independent will let me in the garage to watch everything they do. I use an independent Corvette place for work on my C7 that I don't want to do myself. They also let me watch their work.



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Old 07-09-2018, 06:41 AM
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We had a 2006 911 Carrera S that we bought new. Loved that car, but hated going to dealership after itwent off warranty. Considered another Porsche when I was thinking of getting out of my C6, but by the time I optioned it out, the price sky rocketted. I love Porsches. They are amazing cars, but I also love my Corvette. They are both great cars and very different in many ways.
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The problem with Porsche isn't the cars. It's the sales and dealerships.

1. Options which should be standard are not (like Bluetooth)
2. Options are grossly overpriced and typically in packages (the exception are the "personalization options")
3. The dealers act like they are selling you an exclusive car (they aren't)
4. Porsche the brand is fine with this because its good for business, and for some reason Porsche owners don't care (this probably is the most annoying, it's like I'm being ripped off and I don't care. And it's not a little ripped off, it's ridiculously overcharged).
5. It's viewed as a luxury good not a car (see numbers 1-4).
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Gene Culley View Post
I have a 911 and a Cayenne. I would make the decision to buy another Porsche again without hesitation. When you are used to driving them and you get back into another vehicle you can't wait to get your Porsche back. They are very solid and drive very nicely. The 911 is like no other vehicle I've ever driven. The most fun to drive as well.
A real GM guy(not). that is why I buy all my parts, warranties etc. someplace else.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:29 AM
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Total respect for Porsche, great cars I'm sure, the 911 obviously being the best of them but personally I hate the looks, looks are subjective but the whole stretched and widened beetle thing comes to mind every time I see one. Just not an attractive car to me. I really like the look of the C7, the first corvette I have really warmed up to. The old classics are a work of art but the ones in between never really did it for me.
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