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Just sharing some excitement in this messed up world.  Today is the day the ordering of the 992 GT3 opened up.  This bad boy is now ordered and should be here by the end of the year.  Manual box (caus

Got damn. Surly pulling out all the stops.  Had to get in on the fun.  Have had the deposit down on the Maserati MC20.  Finally got to configure it.  Can’t fucking wait!    

Well, baby doll finally made it to dealer. Which I'm actually somewhat surprised by, I thought March would be earliest.      

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Bought a used one for fun a while back. Still enjoy the hell out of it. Such a joy to get out of the cocoon I’m usually driving. 2005 Mazdaspeed. 6 speed manual and factory turbo.


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sorry this is a novel...feel free to skip over this one:
 

Ok I need some buying advice here...for a car I haven’t driven yet.  Given that the ‘22 Stingers are about to come out, I decided it was time to get serious about test driving + maybe buying a new ‘21 (new/CPO carry full 5/10 year warranty, used only 3/5).  Also the used market is insane and KBB has my 07 CTS-V ‘fair condition’ at about $11.5k trade in.  Timing seems right.  
 

They are apparently rare.  South Austin has a demo ‘21 black/black GT1 listed for $40 and a white/red GT1 for $43k.  Despite calling and driving 1.5 hour round trip from Cedar Park last week, the demo wasn’t at their dealer Friday so they’re supposed to call me when it’s back.  I have no fear of a demo car with full warranty.  
 

GT2 despite a few desirable options are not worth the extra $5k to me, SW Kia Austin had one at $49k but treated me like they were doing me a favor just to look at it so fuck them.  I want to spend about $40k max before taxes/etc.  
 

Used ones are rare too, with even 2018 GT2 with ~30k miles listed between $35-38k asking price.  I therefore don’t expect to get much in concessions.

Only reasons I’m considering my first ever new car purchase are because I want the long warranty on an unknown quantity newer model and the used ones aren’t that much of a bargain.  I may have recency bias because my V has turned into a pile of shit, but if I’m forking around $40k for a car I don’t want to be worried about big shit breaking.  
 

So pardon the long post here but I’m trying to decide on a strategy.  Kia says the $2500 off for financing ends on the 31st so time may be running out.

1) Aggressively pursue that demo, see what they’ll offer me for the V, and expect them not to budge much on the price as these seem in demand.  If they low ball the V trade (admittedly a car they can’t really sell and needs a unique buyer) I’ll put $5k down and take my time getting the V in great shape for private sale.  
 

2) Pull the plug now and wait for the market to chill out, focusing on getting the V fixed up (100k miles, stock, needs a cat, two door actuators and a detail) and go back to my original plan on finding a holdover ‘21 / gently used Stinger mid-summer when the new 22’s are out and there may be more wiggle room on price or find a trade in.  
 

3) Similar to above but broaden my car search beyond Stingers.  
 

Ive posted in the past here about my car search, and settled on the Stinger because I want a warranty, room for my young kids, similar performance, newer safety features and not an older BMW/Audi/V where parts are expensive.  Love the Genesis G70 but no discounts right now and trunk/back seat are tiny.  Stinger seems to check the boxes and owners love them, again though I haven’t even driven on.  

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On 3/29/2021 at 6:29 PM, Homercles said:

sorry this is a novel...feel free to skip over this one:
 

Ok I need some buying advice here...for a car I haven’t driven yet.  Given that the ‘22 Stingers are about to come out, I decided it was time to get serious about test driving + maybe buying a new ‘21 (new/CPO carry full 5/10 year warranty, used only 3/5).  Also the used market is insane and KBB has my 07 CTS-V ‘fair condition’ at about $11.5k trade in.  Timing seems right.  
 

They are apparently rare.  South Austin has a demo ‘21 black/black GT1 listed for $40 and a white/red GT1 for $43k.  Despite calling and driving 1.5 hour round trip from Cedar Park last week, the demo wasn’t at their dealer Friday so they’re supposed to call me when it’s back.  I have no fear of a demo car with full warranty.  
 

GT2 despite a few desirable options are not worth the extra $5k to me, SW Kia Austin had one at $49k but treated me like they were doing me a favor just to look at it so fuck them.  I want to spend about $40k max before taxes/etc.  
 

Used ones are rare too, with even 2018 GT2 with ~30k miles listed between $35-38k asking price.  I therefore don’t expect to get much in concessions.

Only reasons I’m considering my first ever new car purchase are because I want the long warranty on an unknown quantity newer model and the used ones aren’t that much of a bargain.  I may have recency bias because my V has turned into a pile of shit, but if I’m forking around $40k for a car I don’t want to be worried about big shit breaking.  
 

So pardon the long post here but I’m trying to decide on a strategy.  Kia says the $2500 off for financing ends on the 31st so time may be running out.

1) Aggressively pursue that demo, see what they’ll offer me for the V, and expect them not to budge much on the price as these seem in demand.  If they low ball the V trade (admittedly a car they can’t really sell and needs a unique buyer) I’ll put $5k down and take my time getting the V in great shape for private sale.  
 

2) Pull the plug now and wait for the market to chill out, focusing on getting the V fixed up (100k miles, stock, needs a cat, two door actuators and a detail) and go back to my original plan on finding a holdover ‘21 / gently used Stinger mid-summer when the new 22’s are out and there may be more wiggle room on price or find a trade in.  
 

3) Similar to above but broaden my car search beyond Stingers.  
 

Ive posted in the past here about my car search, and settled on the Stinger because I want a warranty, room for my young kids, similar performance, newer safety features and not an older BMW/Audi/V where parts are expensive.  Love the Genesis G70 but no discounts right now and trunk/back seat are tiny.  Stinger seems to check the boxes and owners love them, again though I haven’t even driven on.  

I've been in the same boat looking at Stingers. Kia dealerships have really taken the standard crappy dealership experience to the next level. It's a compelling car, but if Kia corp doesn't get a handle on this, it is going to smother a bunch of potential sales. I have come to the conclusion that Carvana/Vroom may be the best way to go. Get a car still under warranty and then compare the Kia warranty vs Carvana's extended warranty if I have concerns beyond the initial milage. Both Carvana and Vroom can get you a quick and easy upfront offer on the V with a few pics and a few questions answered. They were miles above what I could get for my Wrangler trying to sell it myself locally or the trade in offers. 

There is a 2020 GT1 on Carvana now for $41,5XX less than 7K miles

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10 hours ago, topochico said:

I've been in the same boat looking at Stingers. Kia dealerships have really taken the standard crappy dealership experience to the next level. It's a compelling car, but if Kia corp doesn't get a handle on this, it is going to smother a bunch of potential sales. I have come to the conclusion that Carvana/Vroom may be the best way to go. Get a car still under warranty and then compare the Kia warranty vs Carvana's extended warranty if I have concerns beyond the initial milage. Both Carvana and Vroom can get you a quick and easy upfront offer on the V with a few pics and a few questions answered. They were miles above what I could get for my Wrangler trying to sell it myself locally or the trade in offers. 

There is a 2020 GT1 on Carvana now for $41,5XX less than 7K miles

Yeah the south Austin dealer never called me back nor answered my texts.  It has turned me off to the Stinger in general.  
 

I see a gorgeous G80 3.3T / Sport everyday picking up my boy from school, and been researching them.  May go try to find one to test driver as they’re under $35k for an ‘18, have the features from the GT2 I wanted and same motor...and seem a lot easier to find.  Plus after getting run around from two Kia dealers, I think I’m out.  
 

I barely work the V hard anymore either, so am ready to take a step down in performance and up a bit in features/luxury.  

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13 hours ago, Atxracer said:

Just sharing some excitement in this messed up world.  Today is the day the ordering of the 992 GT3 opened up.  This bad boy is now ordered and should be here by the end of the year.  Manual box (cause fun) and no PCCB's (cause they suck to replace), bucket seats (cause harness) and shark blue sticking with carbon on the interior.  Feels like Christmas morning.   

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Bad ass, met with a client today that has a ‘16 GT3RS that he has managed to put 500 miles on. He is working on ordering a ‘21 Turbo S now. I offered to drive them for him every other week or so to make sure they got some use.

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Bad ass, met with a client today that has a ‘16 GT3RS that he has managed to put 500 miles on. He is working on ordering a ‘21 Turbo S now. I offered to drive them for him every other week or so to make sure they got some use.
I'll never understand people who buy cars and don't drive them. 500 miles in 5 years? Fuck that.
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There is a lot to his story, but I will say due to medical circumstances there are reasons he rarely drives it that are legitimate. Some people want to see things they haven’t, some want to have things they have always wanted.

 

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1 hour ago, Brew said:

There is a lot to his story, but I will say due to medical circumstances there are reasons he rarely drives it that are legitimate. Some people want to see things they haven’t, some want to have things they have always wanted.

 

Certainly understandable. It's just very rare to see that low of usage in what is a driver and not a showpiece. Hell, I put 300 miles on my DBX just on the way home from the dealer.

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There is a lot to his story, but I will say due to medical circumstances there are reasons he rarely drives it that are legitimate. Some people want to see things they haven’t, some want to have things they have always wanted.
 
So he can drive a Turbo S but not a GT3RS?

Just has always seemed strange to me, that's all. It's his money, he can buy what he wants.
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Congrats!  That’s awesome. The Porsche options certainly add up quickly.  I bounced back and forth between black, gentian and shark blue for awhile and finally came up with, it’s a GT3, it needs a color so black was out and the gentian looked more elegant and didn’t belong on a GT3 (also I could get the wheel stripe, interior stitching and seatbelts in shark). IMO only, the C2S can carry whatever color it wants (except maybe yellow because in my messed up head that is reserved for very high end cars not including the GT3). For options, the front axle lift, at least on a GT3, is pretty mandatory and will probably be nice on a C2S.  
 

Are you at Porsche Austin?  If so, was told mine arrives in November so we would probably be on the same boat.  

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2 hours ago, Atxracer said:

Congrats!  That’s awesome. The Porsche options certainly add up quickly.  I bounced back and forth between black, gentian and shark blue for awhile and finally came up with, it’s a GT3, it needs a color so black was out and the gentian looked more elegant and didn’t belong on a GT3 (also I could get the wheel stripe, interior stitching and seatbelts in shark). IMO only, the C2S can carry whatever color it wants (except maybe yellow because in my messed up head that is reserved for very high end cars not including the GT3). For options, the front axle lift, at least on a GT3, is pretty mandatory and will probably be nice on a C2S.  
 

Are you at Porsche Austin?  If so, was told mine arrives in November so we would probably be on the same boat.  

Thanks. I have always felt like a sports car that costs 6 figures + has to be a bold color. Agree with yellow though I think it does work on the GT cars. For now I’m sticking with shark with a black interior and chalk stitching. We will see how long before I change my mind... I am going through Porsche north Houston. Are you expecting to pay an ADM for the gt3? Rennlist is reporting some ridiculous asks on the ADMs but I guess that’s the market right now 

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18 minutes ago, 936horn said:

Thanks. I have always felt like a sports car that costs 6 figures + has to be a bold color. Agree with yellow though I think it does work on the GT cars. For now I’m sticking with shark with a black interior and chalk stitching. We will see how long before I change my mind... I am going through Porsche north Houston. Are you expecting to pay an ADM for the gt3? Rennlist is reporting some ridiculous asks on the ADMs but I guess that’s the market right now 

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38 minutes ago, Atxracer said:

Atta boy!  The man has arrived.  

Thanks my man.  Bit jealous you're getting that track time in.  Been way too long for me.  Hopefully can get some of these put to proper use soon.  

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7 hours ago, 936horn said:

Well not quite the baller above with the GT3 (although the more time I spend on the configurator the closer I get to the gt3 MSRP) but I snagged a MY2022 allocation for a C2S. Now I get to fuck around with configs for a while. Likely a Nov delivery is what I’m being told. I’ve waited my whole life to own a 911 and my one regret is not being able to do Euro delivery right now but oh well. Here’s my current spec that will no doubt change 20 times before the build locks. I’m between gentian and shark blue. Shark looks awesome but I’m not sure if it’s too poser on a non-gt car

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How long is European Delivery suspended for?  Things should be a lot better by then.  I will do that once in my lifetime.

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11 hours ago, conVINCEd said:

How long is European Delivery suspended for?  Things should be a lot better by then.  I will do that once in my lifetime.

The sales guy said they expect it to return by 2022 but unsure about end of year. I obviously told him if it opens back up before my build date I want to do that but I am not hopeful. Between slower vaccine rollout in EU and variants popping up he said Porsche is taking it very cautiously. 

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58 minutes ago, Prepuce of Doom said:

What mods did that Subaru have?  I just can’t see any 1989 car pulling that off.  And I’ve got a ton of respect for Subaru.  That record and when it was set is absolutely legendary.  

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25 minutes ago, fattyflattie said:

Few more laps and one of their current models would need a new head gasket. 

Yes, I should have stated that past era of Subaru.  They’ve definitely fallen off as far as reliability.  I don’t know why but it seems odd considering even the traditionally shitty domestic brands have improved quite a bit.  

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1 minute ago, ChiTownDoc said:

Yes, I should have stated that past era of Subaru.  They’ve definitely fallen off as far as reliability.  I don’t know why but it seems odd considering even the traditionally shitty domestic brands have improved quite a bit.  

I think they've made the decision that since the HG issues crop up after 100k, it's not their problem.  Which it technically isn't but I know I would never consider or recommend another Subie because of that.

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4 hours ago, ChiTownDoc said:

What mods did that Subaru have?  I just can’t see any 1989 car pulling that off.  And I’ve got a ton of respect for Subaru.  That record and when it was set is absolutely legendary.  

Just roll bars, fuel cells, and aerodynamic wheel discs. 

https://subarudrive.com/articles/15-2-legacy-endurance-record-attempt

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20 hours ago, ChiTownDoc said:

Got damn. Surly pulling out all the stops.  Had to get in on the fun.  Have had the deposit down on the Maserati MC20.  Finally got to configure it.  Can’t fucking wait!

 

 

As an aside, I way underestimated or maybe outright didn't consider how long it takes to order a car when you have to pick out literally every single option manually. I spent hours on the configurator trying to order my DBX.

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3 minutes ago, G650 said:

As an aside, I way underestimated or maybe outright didn't consider how long it takes to order a car when you have to pick out literally every single option manually. I spent hours on the configurator trying to order my DBX.

This sounds insane but it's the number one reason I've never gotten around to ordering a Singer.  Spend some time on their configurator - It's completely overwhelming.  One day...

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1 hour ago, ChiTownDoc said:

This sounds insane but it's the number one reason I've never gotten around to ordering a Singer.  Spend some time on their configurator - It's completely overwhelming.  One day...

No I totally feel you.

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2 hours ago, ChiTownDoc said:

This sounds insane but it's the number one reason I've never gotten around to ordering a Singer.  Spend some time on their configurator - It's completely overwhelming.  One day...

On that car it’s worth the effort.

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  So thinking about jumping in the Porsche world now that I have the olds. A few things....

I WILL modify the car. I always do no matter how hard I try not to. So a collector type Porsche is out of the question. I will also put a lot of miles on it as I like to drive and live in Houston. I want it to be comfortable, and while I know most of you love the manual it will be a PDK this time as I have had my fill on stick cars, and absolutely love the sound of a hard shifting dual clutch. What say ye experts.

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58 minutes ago, Thatguy said:

  So thinking about jumping in the Porsche world now that I have the olds. A few things....

I WILL modify the car. I always do no matter how hard I try not to. So a collector type Porsche is out of the question. I will also put a lot of miles on it as I like to drive and live in Houston. I want it to be comfortable, and while I know most of you love the manual it will be a PDK this time as I have had my fill on stick cars, and absolutely love the sound of a hard shifting dual clutch. What say ye experts.

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On 4/10/2021 at 4:41 PM, Thatguy said:

Lol...That's how y'all are going to do me?

Hah, it’s really what you want is a pretty open question. For a daily, I would go 911 turbo (or something in that line not including GT cars other than the GTS) panamera GTS or Cayenne GTS. I like the GTS’s over the the turbos because you feel the road better and not as much sway.  From my understanding, it’s the same motor but with the turbo not turned up as much and has a different transmission. 
 

As far as modifying, Porsche engineers are kinda good so, other than maybe an exhaust, I would stay away from that.  They are also expensive to fix and work on outside of warranty.  
 

I did flash and put an exhaust on a 996 turbo. Worst idea ever. Burned through spark plugs in 3k miles which was a 5k fix.  

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On 4/6/2021 at 9:56 PM, ChiTownDoc said:

Thanks my man.  Bit jealous you're getting that track time in.  Been way too long for me.  Hopefully can get some of these put to proper use soon.  

If you ever bring one down to COTA, let me know and I will meet you.  

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12 hours ago, Atxracer said:

I did flash and put an exhaust on a 996 turbo. Worst idea ever. Burned through spark plugs in 3k miles which was a 5k fix.  

Uh, I gotta question the competence of your flash company or your shop. Tuning a 996tt is a no-brainer, mine went 60k mi with tune and exhaust making near 500wheel with zero change to regular maintenance. This is echoed by just about every tuner on those cars.

And then plugs don't cost anywhere near 5k to do, even at a dealer.

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Do you track yours?  That’s what they blamed it on. 
 

It was a long time ago but i had an exhaust put on it and flashed it myself.  Within 3k miles (a decent amount track) had to take it in. 
 

it was was the dealer in Houston that replaced them.  Main part I recall (this was back in 2010 ish) is the car wouldn’t start, they either had to drop the engine or remove the inter coolers to get to the plugs and the bill was 5k. To be fair, I easily could have had them do something else while they were there though but don’t recall. 

After that car, haven’t modified one since other than exhaust.  
 

 

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14 hours ago, Atxracer said:

Do you track yours?  That’s what they blamed it on. 

It got somewhere 10-20 track days in that time. Your experience is really a fluke (speaking about the 996/7 turbos) and there was something wrong with your tune or your car. Those 2 gens of cars are effectively bulletproof to tune, only risk being bending connecting rods with too much torque on a stock internal engine.

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