Earlier this year, I sold my wife’s M235i 6-speed convertible at a high price (she never removed the top) and replaced it with the 2017 Panamera 4S (off-rent, half of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, others are depreciating) . This is our adult car, with real rear seats and a huge trunk. she likes.
But she missed her gear and didn’t like the original power and size of Audi’s gated shifter or M6. So I have been looking for cheap toys, maybe the 2015 Cayman or the old 911, other things she can play on the weekend, for less than $25,000.
Blunder. So far, I have avoided falling into the rabbit hole of Porsche enthusiasts, but this random search for cheap drivers got me into the fascinating Pro-porsche field. The result was a desire for unrequited love, and my checkbook was tightly hidden to avoid wasting year-end bonuses (and some) on overpriced toys.
The newest object of desire: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo (997.2) 6-speed coupe: The air-cooled Porsche 911 in the 1980s and 1990s became very collectible and was replaced by a more modern water-cooled version named 996. From 1997 to 2006. Now, I learned that the 997 generation (2007-2013) is an excellent rear air-cooled 911. The 2009 update (997.2) further improved it. But the biggest highlight is the last 911 Turbo of the 2012 model equipped with a manual transmission. The 500-horsepower twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine powers all four wheels, allowing 0-60 time for approximately 3.0 seconds, and resistance limiting the top speed to 193 mph.
This is a beast. As its collection star rises, it becomes more and more expensive.
The cute version you see below is 1 of 71 2010 997.2 Turbo Coupes in North America; its 1 of 6 is sDesignated for a cabin finished in Carrara white and black full leather. Hardcore Porsche enthusiasts prefer manual gearboxes and the slim shape and proper size Turbo that conforms to the original 911 Turbo (930) design concept.
I understand from a rational point of view that color combinations are the least important things for any second-hand car buyer-first focus on car condition and mileage (and options), test drive, pay PPI-these are the most important things.But I must admit that this white/black combination comes with red calipers, seats, dashboard and steering wheel stitching, red seat belts, and even the rear turbine The script is red. .. All of these combine to form an eye-catching package.
My price range is about 20% of the price of these cars (laughs). The initial suggested retail price is US$147,540. These are now rising, and the selling price in ten years is close to the suggested retail price. This is an attractive super sports car.
source: Ryan Friedman Motors