Should I buy a Porsche 911?

Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
Jul 7 74 Comments

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!
TC: 150k

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  • Microsoft youknowme!
    911 with 150k TC? Lol... better buy another more affordable car
    Jul 7 35
    • Amazon / Eng $name
      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
    • 🤦‍♂️

      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.

      🤷‍♂️
      Jul 8
    • And sorry, maybe others were pushing Model 3 and saying it's better in all respects.. I was just suggesting a test drive!
      Jul 8
    • Google
      GCoin

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      GCoinmore
      @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.
      Jul 8
    • @GCoin great points. Especially of having a phase in life where you want to enjoy that iconic car before moving on.
      Jul 8
  • Facebook lnstagram
    Played too much Need for Speed as a teenager?
    Jul 7 2
    • Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
      OP
      😂👏
      Jul 7
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

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      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
      user3.0more
      Never too much.
      Jul 7
  • LinkedIn codejunky
    Porsche with 150k? Please just use public transport
    Jul 7 1
    • Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
      OP
      Not bay area
      Jul 7
  • Indeed / QA satan13666
    No- It’s just a car. Yes if you paid for the house and you do not need a trade in you daily drive
    Jul 7 2
    • Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
      OP
      I am renting and yes I will use it to commute to work
      Jul 7
    • Uber / Eng assd
      Buy a house with that money first
      Jul 7
  • Amazon
    beedoop

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    beedoopmore
    Love mine.
    Jul 7 9
    • Oracle kjdndj
      Oil change every ~20k? Shouldn't it be every 10,000 miles or 1 year?
      https://pictures.dealer.com/porscheofsanantonio/d34d6cad0a0d028a00ec0b80174e8ce7.pdf
      Jul 22
    • Amazon
      peepoodo

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      peepoodomore
      Yes oil change is 10k.
      Jul 22
    • Oracle kjdndj
      Why it’s costing 1k for an oil change. Even dealers won’t charge that much.
      Jul 22
    • Amazon
      peepoodo

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      peepoodomore
      Services beyond the first one includes shit like brake flush and other maintenance. Probably adds up to around 1k.
      Jul 23
    • Oracle kjdndj
      Better go to an independent shop
      Jul 23
  • New / Eng soylatte
    Everyone 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.
    Jul 7 3
    • Broadcom Ltd.
      BI53457

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      BI53457more
      I thought BMW for dochebags. Should I sell mine and buy Porsche?
      Jul 7
    • Google
      GCoin

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      GCoinmore
      Those were said by people who could only afford a corolla 😂
      Jul 7
    • Broadcom Ltd.
      BI53457

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      Fuckio
      BI53457more
      If it is easier for you to accept it - okay
      Jul 7
  • New / Eng
    googlc

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    googlcmore
    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
    Jul 7 3
    • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
      A 911 from the 80s in good condition will easily cost more than a modern one.
      Jul 7
    • New / Eng
      googlc

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      googlcmore
      No? They will cost like 50% at most 75% of a modern one
      Jul 7
    • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
      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.
      Jul 7
  • Teledyne Technologies / Eng
    milkboi

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    milkboimore
    Do it OP. Just cut from other places to maintain good saving rate. I’ve got a Cayman S and it’s awesome. Be sure to take it to the track .. it will amaze you
    Jul 9 0
  • Amazon / Eng $name
    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).
    Jul 7 2
    • Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
      OP
      Things like that should be covered by the insurance.. I am more worried about mechanical failure after the warranty is up. The car that I was looking at only has 5 months of warranty left..
      Jul 7
    • Amazon / Eng $name
      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.
      Jul 7
  • Jet / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

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    gtfoorgtfomore
    Did you try renting it for a week?
    Jul 7 2
    • Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
      OP
      No how do I do that? Turo?
      Jul 7
    • Jet / Other
      gtfoorgtfo

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      gtfoorgtfomore
      Lots of options, e.g. Hertz.com - Dream Cars
      Jul 7
  • Unless 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.
    Jul 22 1
    • Amazon / Eng doobeep
      Yeah... 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
  • Intel Spikiera
    I 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.
    Jul 7 1
    • Lyft / Eng n00b0
      It's not that he literally can't afford it, but he should consider the tradeoffs and how much burning 60k right now instead of investing it affects his retirement/house buying goals, etc. At 150k tc that could be multiple years of savings.
      Jul 7
  • Warner Bros. / Creative D3stro
    Coat it in velvet like this one!
    Jul 7 0

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