997.2 turbos are holding pretty strong due to PDK availability vs tiptronic on the 997.1's. I'd expect that to continue for a while. Some of the 991 turbos are almost getting to the 997.2 turbo S price range now.bubbadog wrote:I am waiting for the 997.2 Turbo PDK Cab (Porsche lingo for really fast flappy paddle convertible) to hit the bottom of the depreciation curve. 2010 was the first year for that model. I am guessing about 2018-19 will be about right. This way I can keep my Boglehead credentials and my car guy credentials.
I'm a young guy and will say that it is rather difficult to get in and out of compared to a "normal" car. My dad was interested in 911's until he tried to sit in one and could barely get in and out of it, decided he didn't want to deal with that every day and got a Panamera instead which sits much higher.absolutFinance wrote:hoping to find time for a test drive in the next day or two. does it sit so low to the ground that getting in and out is a chore? i read the 991.2 sits higher up than before. i get low back issues periodically. also working on getting in better shape
Sport chrono is a must for any PDK car since it gets you the Sport and Sport Plus modes. It's also a huge boost to resale value. Most guys won't even look at a used PDK car that doesn't have SC.Cyclesafe wrote:Options easily increase the cost of a 911 30% or more.absolutFinance wrote:i've been in the market for a new car for a while now. i've taken a few sedans out for a test drive (a7, s550, 750i, panamera). i always thought i wanted to get a nice big sedan (2 kids). but now i'm rethinking things and considering the new 911 since my wife has an SUV and we do all our weekend trips in her car. planning for a test drive this week to check it out. if i got a 911, i'd probably get the 4 or 4s given the climate i live in. seems like options really drive the price up.
One method is to use the configurator to make the car as desirable as reasonable from your perspective, then prioritize to get the price down to something you'd actually pay. Figure an 8% discount from MSRP. Keep in mind that all options are essentially worthless once the car is registered, so consider higher end models if some of the options you are considering in a baser model come standard.
Expensive options that I got that I never use include ACC, sports chrono, seat ventilation / heating, Bose and the others that I got that I don't even remember what they are. The only must haves IMHO are surround parking assist and lane change assist. Oh, and PDK.
IMO, the most desirable options are Sport Chrono, Sport Exhaust, PDCC, full leather interior (makes a huge difference, I've had both full leather and standard and the standard feels cheap by comparison), and the Aerokit or SportDesign kit. Most cars have the Bose equipped, the Burmester is a lot better but harder to find.