Thinking of buying a 911 since its my favorite car 😊
I have an active loan on my car atm but I can pay it off with the tradein and instead make payments on the 911. The 911 is 60k. My tradein was valued at $18000. No other debt.
Please let me know your thoughts if you’re into cars!
Thinking of buying a 911 since its my favorite car 😊
- Note that the AMG GT-R crowd, the American muscle crowd or even the Miata crowd (light is right) are not trying to push their cars here.
You enjoy Model 3s? Think it's the best car money can buy by **YOUR** standards? Great, buy one, drive it. Let OP enjoy a 911 if he wants one.Jul 7 1
OP: I'm thinking of getting a 911 - they're awesome!
Me: dude, you should totally test drive a Model 3 Performance. Much different than other EVs so you may be surprised, and it'll be lots of fun to test!
Other: EVs suck they are appliances!
Me: actually the Performance version is fun. Different than the standard Model 3s.
Other: why are you EV people getting so angry!
Other: don't tell OP what car to get. He wants the 911 don't mention other cars.
Because other fast cars are more known quantities? Thought most people haven't driven the Model 3P and it might be an interesting, fun activity. But sure, I'm a pushy tofu lover.
- @swe2018: fun summary. I’ve personally test driven model S Performance and it was crazy fun. I know Model3P is giving M3 a hard time at the track and there’s a big fight between the two set of fans at the moment (me being an M3 fan myself). Model3 being a smaller car will make it more fun to drive than model s I assume.
Having said that, if your dream car is 911 or M3 or whatever and you can afford it, get it and experience it. I had my M3 for a few years and got it out of my system. I’ll probably keep my 911 for a few more years and eventually get a performance EV at some point. OP is still very young and might not find a decently priced 911 by the time he hits 40. So I think he should get it and enjoy it. there will be an awesome EV waiting for him once he gets the 911 phase out of his blood.
- Indeed / QA satan13666No- It’s just a car. Yes if you paid for the house and you do not need a trade in you daily drive
- Oil change every ~20k? Shouldn't it be every 10,000 miles or 1 year?
- New / Eng soylatteEveryone knows Toyota Corollas and a huge swagger are far more attractive. We always said as kids that Porsches were for douchebags and that Ferraris were real cars.
- Well technically you can afford it:
- buy a used one
- buy an older version, e.g. from the 80s or 90s. (Technically that's still a Porsche 911)
- buy on leasing it for like $ 600 per month or so
So, technically you can afford one. Whether you should or shouldn't is a question only you can answer
- You’re not going to find a 911 from the 80s that has both stock engine and hasn’t had major body work under 90k. And the car will need heavy maintenance with any sort of regular use. Whereas you can find a 997 Turbo now in great condition for like 60k.
- I would say be careful. Maintenance isn't cheap and your budget might suffer at $150k TC.
The other option would be to barely drive it to avoid maintenance (garage queen) but then what's the point...
That said these are amazing cars. Oh one last thing, you need to be ready to not have basic tech that comes for free in a Civic... That's also a frustrating aspect of Porsches.
EDIT: By maintenance being expensive I'm mostly talking about costs of annoyances like someone backing into you (if you drive in the city).
- You'd think so but someone will scratch your car, not leave a note and then you'll do the math and figure out that it's better to swallow the bill than use then insurance and see the premium go up... Been there done that ;)
Porsches are over-built I wouldn't mind at all. Sold the previous one with 70k miles running like a champ. Current one is getting out of warranty still pristine.
Worst case you can buy extended warranty if that really scares you.
- New mebespencerUnless this is a genuine dream car of yours (which I'm assuming it's not, considering you're consulting blind regarding whether or not to buy it) you should really look into used models with moderate-low mileage and good maintenance history. German cars have crazy depreciation as soon as they're driven off the lot, and the newer they are the more financial collateral damage you're accepting just in pending depreciation. For 60k you're probably looking at an early, under-spec'd 991 generation or a later and somewhat decent 997. If you're into the idea of a 911 as a drivers car rather than a status symbol, I would recommend peeling your search back to the 996 generation (1997-2004) and finding a really clean and well-kitted car from that era (which can be had for under 30k). With the extra money, slap on some sticky tires and maybe even overhaul the suspension, and you'll still smoke all but the top 5 percentile of cars on the road when it comes to performance driving.
- Amazon / Eng doobeepYeah... But 996 interiors are shit and 997 is barely an upgrade.
Maybe a 997 turbo bit those are still pricey. A 996 GT3 is also worth a lot. Lesser engines unfortunately would get smoked by most beefy sedans nowadays, unless you're in twisties and have the talent to extract the best from the car...Aug 28 0
- Intel SpikieraI don't understand why $150TC cannot afford a $60k car. OP you can easily afford the car, and your earning potential can only go upwards of you're hard working and constantly learning. It would be nice if you could save more by driving a Civic, but hey, you only live once and it's more fun driving a 911 when you're young.