991 GTS Must haves

991 GTS Must haves

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SAG6Y

Original Poster:

325 posts

134 months

Thursday 10th March 2016
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I've decided to sell my F10 M5 and am looking for a 991 GTS. What are the must have options? I definitely want the GTS package, sports exhaust PDK, but what else should I look for?

If anyone is looking to sell their GTS, please drop me a line. Thanks in advance.

WizzBang

241 posts

51 months

Thursday 10th March 2016
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It's a great car and wants for little. I also came from a F10 to a new 991 GTS and am still over the moon.

You've already gone for 2 of my must haves - GTS interior and PDK. The sports exhaust is standard.

The following are just nice to haves but I love them:

Sports steering wheel in alcantara - looks and feels so cool (avoid MF wheel).
PDLS+ in black. Expensive option but in the dark, it's better than any other lighting system - I'm so glad I ticked that box.
Heated seats - because I'm a softie
18 way or 4 way seats (I went with 18), both have same seat shape. I couldn't get comfy in 14 ways which seem to be made for people of excess weight.

Porsche911R

17,343 posts

210 months

Thursday 10th March 2016
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duck tail aero kit looks mega on the GTS.



berty37

622 posts

84 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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Must say Demon that looks stunning. 991 GTS ticks a lot of boxes. AP seemed to hint that the gen2 will indeed be turbo in his interview with Top Gear - I had long thought there was a chance they may keep it NA but dont mind admitting was totally wrong!!

Koln-RS

2,863 posts

157 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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991.2 GTS will be turbo, it's a mainstream model with options.

SAG6Y

Original Poster:

325 posts

134 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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Thank for the replies guys. Love that red! What was the price of these new with a few must have options? Were dealers offering decent discounts when ordered new?

findtomdotcom

363 posts

185 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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SPASM, had it on my last 991 and really miss out on my GTS..

Cheib

16,797 posts

120 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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SAG6Y said:
Thank for the replies guys. Love that red! What was the price of these new with a few must have options? Were dealers offering decent discounts when ordered new?
£95k to £100k with a few boxes ticked from memory although I got over £100k with the spec I wanted....could easily get close to £110k if you weren't careful.

findtomdotcom

363 posts

185 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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More like £105k in basic spec. Not sure there were many discounts until recently.

SAG6Y

Original Poster:

325 posts

134 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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As I thought....they've depreciated by a little over nothing in the last year!

adamfawsitt

361 posts

158 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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I spent a lot of time agonising over spec and ended up deciding on Black and Orange as my theme. Outrageous exterior and toned down interior (I am not an Alcantera fan). I love the car and it gets loads of compliments. In hindsight my only tweak might have been to add Carbon brakes. No way can you spec something decent for £100k...

The Duck Tail is epic looking and I too have been shocked by the lack of depreciation of GTS cars - had someone offer to buy my car when I was out in it one day...

Edited by adamfawsitt on Sunday 13th March 17:00

adamfawsitt

361 posts

158 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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adamfawsitt

361 posts

158 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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boringbeige

305 posts

116 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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I'm on my second gts. got one march 15 and swapped it a couple of weeks ago for another. did 16k miles in the last, done 2 k miles already in this one. first one had regular pasm, new one has sports pasm. the new one is much better controlled when being enthusiastic and feels like a sports car for more of the time. old car had 4 way seats and the new one has the 18 way. the old seats set a little lower. old car was manual, new one is pdk. old car had ceramics, new one has steels. steels feel better but the ride is jiggly and the wheels feel heavy. would prefer ceramics. old car had panoramic roof and that ruined the whole car. Thats the sole reason why I got rid of that car, new car has steel roof and is sooo much better.

chappardababbar

273 posts

88 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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boringbeige said:
I'm on my second gts. got one march 15 and swapped it a couple of weeks ago for another. did 16k miles in the last, done 2 k miles already in this one. first one had regular pasm, new one has sports pasm. the new one is much better controlled when being enthusiastic and feels like a sports car for more of the time. old car had 4 way seats and the new one has the 18 way. the old seats set a little lower. old car was manual, new one is pdk. old car had ceramics, new one has steels. steels feel better but the ride is jiggly and the wheels feel heavy. would prefer ceramics. old car had panoramic roof and that ruined the whole car. Thats the sole reason why I got rid of that car, new car has steel roof and is sooo much better.
ooh interesting post. Some questions if you would. I was specifically looking for a glass roof car because I felt it would brighten up the whole cabin and would create a nicer environment for when kids are in the back

Why did you think it ruined the car?

Which do you prefer, manual or PDK and why?

Can you really feel a difference in the weight of the wheels? Is this not a placebo? Are they jiggly just because of the brakes or is it also down to the SPASM?

boringbeige

305 posts

116 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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I generally buy manual, I have several porsches and they are all manual. I am giving pdk 'a try' although I don't really want to like it. But I have to accept that it is a very good gearbox. I find myself in auto with all modes quiet while just knocking around town and in manual and sport mode (not sport plus) when I'm on free er roads. It is a very good 'box, but not as involving as a manual. I find myself driving much harder with the pdk than I would in a manual because it's so easy to keep the revs singing and so easy to brake really deep and still get the down changes in.

I can feel the weight of the steel discs on rutted and broken and patched urban roads at urban speeds. The wheels can't react fast enough. Once up to pace on open rural roads the difference is hardly noticeable. in other words the steels have a detrimental effect on fast bump in comparison to the ceramics.

That bloody panoramic roof pissed me right off. Yes it makes the cabin light and airy and the rhodium silver car with the black roof and black wheels looked ace and yes I could open the roof or just tilt it to let some air and noise in. BUT BUT BUT BUT it ruins the car. So the glass doesn't crack or break under stress, Porsche build the car using a bond between glass roof and metal side that has some 'give' so that stresses and movement is not transferred to the glass. So the car ends up with a soft and squidgy bodyshell. The body had more twist in it than my old Boxster S !! My current Boxster is far more stiff (body shell) than the 991 with glass roof. My new gts with metal roof feels as rock solid and well built as you'd expect a porsche to be.

SAG6Y

Original Poster:

325 posts

134 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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Interesting about your sunroof comment. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Most of the cars currently for sale have the sunroof.

ted 191

1,359 posts

170 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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Not had a problem with my wobbly roof !

Cheib

16,797 posts

120 months

Tuesday 15th March 2016
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SAG6Y said:
Interesting about your sunroof comment. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Most of the cars currently for sale have the sunroof.
That is very interesting but I doubt there are many people that have owned more than one GTS and of those I suspect if you wanted the roof the first time a lot would have it the second time.

WizzBang

241 posts

51 months

Tuesday 15th March 2016
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SAG6Y said:
Most of the cars currently for sale have the sunroof.
And owners without the sunroof are happy to keep their cars. Perhaps.

Whether you can live with a sunroof, convertible or not, only you'll know.

Personally, I don't read a lot in the car so don't need the light from the glass roof, and in any event, I question why the whole roof is covered in glass when it's only the aperture panel that lets daylight through. I think that huge glass covering spoils the look of the car unless the car is black.

It's very subjective. Good job there's lots of options to satisfy all. I went for sunroof delete and loads of deviating stitching and love it although I know many could care less.