Can I afford a decent 911 for everyday use?

Can I afford a decent 911 for everyday use?

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Grantstown

151 posts

32 months

Friday 23rd August
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drjdog said:
johnwilliams77 said:
drjdog said:
This thread is quite something.
Please elaborate that highly insightful comment
OP is barmy.
I’m sure there’s a forum for you somewhere, but it certainly isn’t here.

FTW

241 posts

121 months

Friday 23rd August
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I cant be bothered to read the thread, what was the outcome? Has this turned into a values thread?

prismv

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130 posts

35 months

Friday 23rd August
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FTW said:
I cant be bothered to read the thread, what was the outcome? Has this turned into a values thread?
To sum up a long debate about which car offers better value v practicality v finances etc

In the end I bought a 992 newly specced hopefully delivery in Nov

R.Sole

10,209 posts

151 months

Friday 23rd August
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prismv said:
This was before I was introduced to HP with a balloon, so for the same money as what I paid for my A6 on lease 5 years ago I can get a 992.

Why would anyone choose a BMW or Audi over a 911?
I hope you enjoy your 911 but if a leased Audi A6 cost you £50k 5 years ago then there is something far wrong!

drjdog

243 posts

15 months

Friday 23rd August
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Grantstown said:
I’m sure there’s a forum for you somewhere, but it certainly isn’t here.
I like cars and I like Porsche.

This isn't a thread about either, really, it's become a thread about leasing/PCP/debt.

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who read this thread from the start and raised their eyebrows at several points.

P1ato

280 posts

73 months

Friday 23rd August
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Yup - but best wishes to the OP, hope the car is everything you wanted and more!

Schmed

1,140 posts

17 months

Friday 23rd August
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That's some wedge ! We can all debate car financing / leasing until the end of time but in the end who cares, good luck OP there's no point being the richest person in the graveyard, enjoy it.


cossers

1,652 posts

85 months

Friday 23rd August
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Tbh fair play to the op, id love a new 992 as well but just havnt the kahoonas for it, ohh and no car allowance:-) immaterial of what it started out as the end result is that the guy is getting a lovely new car and I for one wish him well :-)

My questions were genuine but some of the comments on here come across as really bhy and jealous, as said, at the end of the day it’s his money and he is the one going to be swanning about in a new 992! fair play fella and health to enjoy :-)

prismv

Original Poster:

130 posts

35 months

Friday 23rd August
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cossers said:
Tbh fair play to the op, id love a new 992 as well but just havnt the kahoonas for it, ohh and no car allowance:-) immaterial of what it started out as the end result is that the guy is getting a lovely new car and I for one wish him well :-)

My questions were genuine but some of the comments on here come across as really bhy and jealous, as said, at the end of the day it’s his money and he is the one going to be swanning about in a new 992! fair play fella and health to enjoy :-)
Cheers mate, haters gonna hate.

It wasn’t a decision I took likely but I’m not getting any younger and I get to scratch the 911 inch.

Can’t wait, Silverstone Porsche Day invite came through too so I’ll be looking forward to that also 😀


WCZ

6,970 posts

139 months

Friday 23rd August
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prismv said:
Cheers mate, haters gonna hate.

It wasn’t a decision I took likely but I’m not getting any younger and I get to scratch the 911 inch.

Can’t wait, Silverstone Porsche Day invite came through too so I’ll be looking forward to that also ??
I don't think anyone is hating on you, just making suggestions that would have saved you money and allowed you to scratch your 911 itch in a different way for less cash


prismv

Original Poster:

130 posts

35 months

Friday 23rd August
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WCZ said:
prismv said:
Cheers mate, haters gonna hate.

It wasn’t a decision I took likely but I’m not getting any younger and I get to scratch the 911 inch.

Can’t wait, Silverstone Porsche Day invite came through too so I’ll be looking forward to that also ??
I don't think anyone is hating on you, just making suggestions that would have saved you money and allowed you to scratch your 911 itch in a different way for less cash
Don’t get me wrong I’m really grateful for all the constructive replies and advice and I know I can spend less but I also get what I regard as a lesser car.

Once I saw the 992 I wasn’t willing to settle for less

dgswk

133 posts

39 months

Friday 23rd August
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prismv said:
Don’t get me wrong I’m really grateful for all the constructive replies and advice and I know I can spend less but I also get what I regard as a lesser car.

Once I saw the 992 I wasn’t willing to settle for less
10 sleeps before I pick mine up smile just glad I didnt decide to wait and save £1k a month for the next hundred months before I finally bought one (joke....!) Mrs dgswk would have sure spent it in the meantime bless her. Just hope we get an Indian Summer now!

Yeah, coming into Porsche ownership cold, the 992 is something special for sure, no compromise here either.

prismv

Original Poster:

130 posts

35 months

Friday 23rd August
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dgswk said:
10 sleeps before I pick mine up smile just glad I didnt decide to wait and save £1k a month for the next hundred months before I finally bought one (joke....!) Mrs dgswk would have sure spent it in the meantime bless her. Just hope we get an Indian Summer now!

Yeah, coming into Porsche ownership cold, the 992 is something special for sure, no compromise here either.
That will be a special day for you for sure, please post pics when you get it

drjdog

243 posts

15 months

Saturday 24th August
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prismv said:
cossers said:
Tbh fair play to the op, id love a new 992 as well but just havnt the kahoonas for it, ohh and no car allowance:-) immaterial of what it started out as the end result is that the guy is getting a lovely new car and I for one wish him well :-)

My questions were genuine but some of the comments on here come across as really bhy and jealous, as said, at the end of the day it’s his money and he is the one going to be swanning about in a new 992! fair play fella and health to enjoy :-)
Cheers mate, haters gonna hate.

It wasn’t a decision I took likely but I’m not getting any younger and I get to scratch the 911 inch.

Can’t wait, Silverstone Porsche Day invite came through too so I’ll be looking forward to that also ??
I'm envious, sure, the 992 seems to be fabulous. I'm not hating on Op, it's just such a massive jump from his first post.

Enjoy it. I look forward to giving you a wave on the road, and maybe you'll give a lowly 987 a wave back if you don't know who's driving smile

johnwilliams77

5,652 posts

48 months

Saturday 24th August
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Grantstown said:
I’m sure there’s a forum for you somewhere, but it certainly isn’t here.
This

IMI A

6,869 posts

146 months

Saturday 24th August
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You 992 guys are very lucky. Best looking water-cooled 911 for me. Here's mine - one day Rodney smile




Moderator edit to comply with posting rules.


Edited by Scrump on Saturday 24th August 13:48

prismv

Original Poster:

130 posts

35 months

Saturday 24th August
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IMI A said:
You 992 guys are very lucky. Best looking water-cooled 911 for me. Here's mine - one day Rodney smile

That Blue is the best colour I’ve ever seen on a car

IMI A

6,869 posts

146 months

Saturday 24th August
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prismv said:
IMI A said:
You 992 guys are very lucky. Best looking water-cooled 911 for me. Here's mine - one day Rodney smile

That Blue is the best colour I’ve ever seen on a car
Personally buddy I would insist on it with OPC and wait for the car longer. They’ll miraculously make it happen even if they say they can’t - they just want to fill build slots and don’t care what customer wants. A special colour makes a 911 look so much more special. 992 reminds me of a modern interpretation of a Singer. Well jell!!!

dgswk

133 posts

39 months

Saturday 24th August
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IMI A said:
You 992 guys are very lucky. Best looking water-cooled 911 for me. Here's mine - one day Rodney smile

That blue is cool as bow

prismv

Original Poster:

130 posts

35 months

Saturday 24th August
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IMI A said:
prismv said:
IMI A said:
You 992 guys are very lucky. Best looking water-cooled 911 for me. Here's mine - one day Rodney smile

That Blue is the best colour I’ve ever seen on a car
Personally buddy I would insist on it with OPC and wait for the car longer. They’ll miraculously make it happen even if they say they can’t - they just want to fill build slots and don’t care what customer wants. A special colour makes a 911 look so much more special. 992 reminds me of a modern interpretation of a Singer. Well jell!!!


Well I need to scratch the 992 inch now so Gentian blue will have to suffice for now but maybe after the next 4 years I’ll spec it for my 992.2