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J-P

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2,863 posts

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So when the time comes to change, I'm thinking about what I'd swap the CR for.

Obviously 991s is high on the list but, my ideal spec is £111k yikes

My other thought was to keep the CR (it's really very good and a lot of fun) and get an A45AMG for the practicality piece. (Thus saving a pretty penny)

GT3 is unlikely to have 4 seats, so not a good option and anyway is likely to cost a fair whack and I'm not sure I'll like the Turbo as I prefer N/A cars and by all accounts this will cost £130k+, so a pretty expensive option.

Thoughts?

GeeTee3

45 posts

91 months

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Tuff one I think but depends on what your requirements are for the other car if you keep the CR as for the 991it is nice my friends got an 991s sounds great but that's about it and your gonna Lose sheds loads on it there be in there late 50's because there's gonna be a load of them on the market.
If your gonna be doing a load of miles going to work etc and need a four /5 seater with a big boot I would get an E class for about 25k and keep that as the work horse and weekends the Cr ,
the a45 looks nice but your change it again b4 you know it and is the quality gonna be better then a e-class,
That's what I am gonna do I think within the next couple of years or get an nice 964 classic and the e class cdi they just go on forever the mercs.
So what are the requirements for the other car if you keep the Cr .

Robbo66

2,266 posts

120 months

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JP !....the Dealers must love you !.

J-P

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Robbo66 said:
JP !....the Dealers must love you !.
Yes they do!

J-P

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GeeTee3 said:
Tuff one I think but depends on what your requirements are for the other car if you keep the CR as for the 991it is nice my friends got an 991s sounds great but that's about it and your gonna Lose sheds loads on it there be in there late 50's because there's gonna be a load of them on the market.
If your gonna be doing a load of miles going to work etc and need a four /5 seater with a big boot I would get an E class for about 25k and keep that as the work horse and weekends the Cr ,
the a45 looks nice but your change it again b4 you know it and is the quality gonna be better then a e-class,
That's what I am gonna do I think within the next couple of years or get an nice 964 classic and the e class cdi they just go on forever the mercs.
So what are the requirements for the other car if you keep the Cr .
Family runaround really - something both the Mrs and I can enjoy, very limited work use (I commute by train). Mostly weekend ferrying the kids about and a bit of hoonage.

ETA - and I like doing track days too!

Edited by J-P on Monday 8th October 22:50

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Mutema

439 posts

37 months

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J-P said:
So when the time comes to change, I'm thinking about what I'd swap the CR for.

Obviously 991s is high on the list but, my ideal spec is £111k yikes

My other thought was to keep the CR (it's really very good and a lot of fun) and get an A45AMG for the practicality piece. (Thus saving a pretty penny)

GT3 is unlikely to have 4 seats, so not a good option and anyway is likely to cost a fair whack and I'm not sure I'll like the Turbo as I prefer N/A cars and by all accounts this will cost £130k+, so a pretty expensive option.

Thoughts?
It's a tough call. My 991s spec was around that and I cut it back by £5k and thought 'naah, no point', will take a swipe at the dealers to make that gap. Catastrophic depreciation driving new out the showroom though. Saw a Carrera with 4k miles on it and a good spec for £68k in my local OPC today -it wasn't in a 'I don't want it' colour either - metallic silver. Around 12% more than my CR and this was about 6 months old.

GT3 is going to be skimmed something horrible and wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't that much less than the GT2. Dealer tells me they have a waiting list for it already.

A45AMG is a bit meah IMHO. The C63 estate would tempt me. Hard to see how the CR can be beaten without parting with an obscene amount of money.


kotafey

240 posts

68 months

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J-P said:
GeeTee3 said:
Tuff one I think but depends on what your requirements are for the other car if you keep the CR as for the 991it is nice my friends got an 991s sounds great but that's about it and your gonna Lose sheds loads on it there be in there late 50's because there's gonna be a load of them on the market.
If your gonna be doing a load of miles going to work etc and need a four /5 seater with a big boot I would get an E class for about 25k and keep that as the work horse and weekends the Cr ,
the a45 looks nice but your change it again b4 you know it and is the quality gonna be better then a e-class,
That's what I am gonna do I think within the next couple of years or get an nice 964 classic and the e class cdi they just go on forever the mercs.
So what are the requirements for the other car if you keep the Cr .
Family runaround really - something both the Mrs and I can enjoy, very limited work use (I commute by train). Mostly weekend ferrying the kids about and a bit of hoonage.

ETA - and I like doing track days too!

Edited by J-P on Monday 8th October 22:50
Just spent 10 minutes looking through your car history, which was a good read.

So... A family runaround which can ferry kids but also do track days. I sense some mission creep here wink but based on that description, how about an RS4 Avant? Or is RWD a must?

J-P

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Mutema said:
It's a tough call. My 991s spec was around that and I cut it back by £5k and thought 'naah, no point', will take a swipe at the dealers to make that gap. Catastrophic depreciation driving new out the showroom though. Saw a Carrera with 4k miles on it and a good spec for £68k in my local OPC today -it wasn't in a 'I don't want it' colour either - metallic silver. Around 12% more than my CR and this was about 6 months old.

GT3 is going to be skimmed something horrible and wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't that much less than the GT2. Dealer tells me they have a waiting list for it already.

A45AMG is a bit meah IMHO. The C63 estate would tempt me. Hard to see how the CR can be beaten without parting with an obscene amount of money.
Yeah its the depreciation spanking that's really putting me off - Mrs hates estates, so whilst I'd be over the moon with C63 estate, she'd never get in the thing, let alone drive it!

J-P

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kotafey said:
Just spent 10 minutes looking through your car history, which was a good read.

So... A family runaround which can ferry kids but also do track days. I sense some mission creep here wink but based on that description, how about an RS4 Avant? Or is RWD a must?
Nope - CR will do for the track days, RS4 avant is a lovely car but can't have an estate. A45 AMG is 4wd and I think this appeals as an all year round compromise.

If I bought a 991 though, it would have to do everything - i.e take the kids, handle a little shopping and perform on track.

J-P

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GeeTee3 said:
Tuff one I think but depends on what your requirements are for the other car if you keep the CR as for the 991it is nice my friends got an 991s sounds great but that's about it and your gonna Lose sheds loads on it there be in there late 50's because there's gonna be a load of them on the market.
If your gonna be doing a load of miles going to work etc and need a four /5 seater with a big boot I would get an E class for about 25k and keep that as the work horse and weekends the Cr ,
the a45 looks nice but your change it again b4 you know it and is the quality gonna be better then a e-class,
That's what I am gonna do I think within the next couple of years or get an nice 964 classic and the e class cdi they just go on forever the mercs.
So what are the requirements for the other car if you keep the Cr .
Used E63 though hmmm... scratchchin

I love the noise those things make -not exactly Mrs-friendly but still...

GeeTee3

45 posts

91 months

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I see so really something four wheel drive for all the seasons, doesn't leave much really RS3 be worth having a test drive
if you gonna just have the one car ,so do the test drive let us know your thoughts on it.

Now I see why you said there new merc a45 Amg mmm tricky one indeed.


Mutema

439 posts

37 months

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J-P said:
Yeah its the depreciation spanking that's really putting me off - Mrs hates estates, so whilst I'd be over the moon with C63 estate, she'd never get in the thing, let alone drive it!
I had a MKVI Golf GTI and when my wife got her licence, she swore blind that she wanted a small car and didn't like the GTI because it was too big or words to that effect. I translated this as being a driving position issue but went ahead and test drove every small car on the market with her and then persuaded my local VW dealer to let us have a Tiguan for the weekend. We now own a Tiguan.

I'm not sure the strength of your wife's conviction but maybe getting your local Merc dealership on side with the situation could work as it did for me. Tiguan and CR is an incredibly versatile combination it has to be said but Tiguan is not about performance. Thought of a Golf R in black or silver?



Edited by Mutema on Tuesday 9th October 06:17

Carl_Docklands

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Keep the cayman for now and get into a used golf r or the new S3.

I am in same boat mate, my boxster goes back end of next month.

Looked at the new rs4 avant and was scared off by having to fill tank every two hours.

Looked at 3.4 991 and ended up at 100k.

Decided to wait for 991 gt3 but not sure on the styling. Have bought a diesel a1, 16 week wait so bus pass and a smile for me.

Phooey

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GeeTee3 said:
as for the 991 it is nice my friends got an 991s sounds great but that's about it
Tell him to drive it properly.

GeeTee3 said:
and your gonna Lose sheds loads on it there be in there late 50's because there's gonna be a load of them on the market
Hope you are right, because i'd be in there smile. But fear you aren't - apparently Porsche are limiting allocations to the UK next year. Yes, lots of choice atm as LOTS of demo cars surfacing. Going from this i would expect there to be fewer *used* 991's for sale next year and prices to stabilise. Obviously only time will tell, but 50-something for a non-poverty specced 991 is a couple of years away yet. Obviously all IMO.

J-P

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Mutema said:
I had a MKVI Golf GTI and when my wife got her licence, she swore blind that she wanted a small car and didn't like the GTI because it was too big or words to that effect. I translated this as being a driving position issue but went ahead and test drove every small car on the market with her and then persuaded my local VW dealer to let us have a Tiguan for the weekend. We now own a Tiguan.

I'm not sure the strength of your wife's conviction but maybe getting your local Merc dealership on side with the situation could work as it did for me. Tiguan and CR is an incredibly versatile combination it has to be said but Tiguan is not about performance. Thought of a Golf R in black or silver?



Edited by Mutema on Tuesday 9th October 06:17
Don't need a Tiguan - we already have an Evoque.

One of my considerations is that we have some very small roads near us though and the Evoque is quite a wide car. Mrs J-P could take a short-cut to work but the width of the Evoque puts her off as the road is pretty much single track with passing spaces for a chunk of the journey.

If she did use this route it would be quicker and slightly cheaper for her to get to work after she's dropped the kids off at school. So ideally, something pretty small, fun and fast. Golf R is a good shout but same money as the A45AMG and given the choice, I'd take the Merc everytime (provided it's good to drive, which it should be).

J-P

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Carl_Docklands said:
Keep the cayman for now and get into a used golf r or the new S3.

I am in same boat mate, my boxster goes back end of next month.

Looked at the new rs4 avant and was scared off by having to fill tank every two hours.

Looked at 3.4 991 and ended up at 100k.

Decided to wait for 991 gt3 but not sure on the styling. Have bought a diesel a1, 16 week wait so bus pass and a smile for me.
RS4 really is a lovely car but I'm thinking that fuel cost simply isn't worth it and anyway, the Mrs really hates estates - she thinks they look like hearses! Also, I'm not sure I could live with DRC anxiety.

MadMark911

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Order the wife a new MKVII Golf GTI - should be a cracking (lighter and more powerful) car and with it being so new - it should hold it's price well for a bit.

Then start cruising for the right spec used 991 S .... As others have said, they're are some bargains out there ..... smile
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