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#1081 TonyBrown

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Posted Yesterday, 08:49 AM

The entire pool of 2009-2012 Carrera S/4S/Cabriolet/MT cars available in the US is about 20-30.  If you go on Autotrader and put just those filters in you get 10 results (for reference, you get 61 for 2005-2008 and 103 for 1999-2004).  You have to dig around on different platforms to piece together 20 cars from 09-12, there's strong overlap, going to cars.com, cargurus, carfax, etc. might add another 2-3 each.  Using Autotempest to search CL I believe I found about 5 on CL in the entire country.  A couple were replicated dealer listings.  With these cars you need to pick the things that really matter and accept that it won't be everything you wanted.  

 

Prices on these cars have gone up since last year.  They're selling well into the 50s which is why I'm also looking at 997 Turbos which can be had with reasonable miles in the 50s.  The difficulty in finding 2009-2012 S cars is causing me to look at the 2006-2008 cars as well, despite some well known engine issues in those cars.  They are so much cheaper than the 09-12 cars that you can get the engine rebuilt for about the same differential.

its all about patience.  I was looking for a generic family wagon and it took me about a month or two and I only had about 1-2 specific criteria that did not include trims levels.  a specialty car like a porsche with a more specific model info I suspect would be more difficult to find 'the one'.  but if you take your time you will find what you're looking for, but your budget is what needs to be flexible for this type of car, not the criteria since this is a "want" car not a "need" car.  toys you can certainly afford to be much more picky about.  example:  friend of mine I work with spent 2-3yrs trying to find his current 'toy' (67 chevelle).  its not perfect, but it checked the boxes and he had to stretch his budget a little to get the one he wanted.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:28 AM

Yeah, patience is key.  Coming into the fall here the dealers will be trying to move cabs off the lot so I have that going for me.  Could see some deals.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:32 AM

yup, definitely a bonus looking for a 'vert in the fall/winter


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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 AM

I think you should go check this one out even though it is an automatic.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:16 AM

I think you should go check this one out even though it is silver.

ftfy.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:25 AM

ftfy.

That too .. but the interior is nice!


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Posted Yesterday, 10:31 AM

That too .. but the interior is nice!

never been a fan of red interiors, but they are making a big comeback in classic car circles


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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 AM

I think you should go check this one out even though it is an automatic.

 

 

Three issues with that ferrari.

 

1.)  Silver.  Why does Ferrari bother stocking anything but red paint and beige leather?   It should be required.  

2.)  It's not the price, it's the maintenance.  Although, I could probably own it for a year and resell at zero/minor loss.

2.)  It wouldn't go over the hump at the end of my driveway.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 AM

this might potentially be the coolest porsche yet. 2019 Speedster.  they are only building 1948 of them.

 

https://www.motoraut...8-will-be-built

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:42 AM

Three issues with that ferrari.

 

1.)  Silver.  Why does Ferrari bother stocking anything but red paint and beige leather?   It should be required.  

I can accept Black and Yellow.  but yes, red is what ferrari's are supposed to be.  I might even venture to say that the beige interior might even be more iconic than the red, I've honestly never seen a ferrari with anything else.

 

there is a guy at work that has a 360 in Blue and it looks really fecking good.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:51 AM

this might potentially be the coolest porsche yet. 2019 Speedster.  they are only building 1948 of them.

 

https://www.motoraut...8-will-be-built

 

 

It's silver.  :P

 

I can accept Black and Yellow.  but yes, red is what ferrari's are supposed to be.  I might even venture to say that the beige interior might even be more iconic than the red, I've honestly never seen a ferrari with anything else.

 

there is a guy at work that has a 360 in Blue and it looks really fecking good.

 

I was going to edit to say black and yellow were acceptable.  :)

 

 

If I'm going to stretch, this is probably where I would go:

 

https://www.luxmotor...rgurus_listings

 

Its METEOR GRAY not the dreaded ARCTIC SILVER!

 

 

Ferrari's are cool but I want something I can drive the tits off of and not worry about a looming $15k maintenance bill.  Ferrari is the second sports car, Porsche first. 

 

This Turbo is much closer to me but the aftermarket blue accents are horrific.

 

https://www.coopscar...abb53fe674d7528


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Posted Yesterday, 10:54 AM

It's silver.  :P

it's two-tone  

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:56 AM

It does look amazing.  I want to see the roof operate.

 

ETA:

 

4.0L NA 510hp. Only available with 6MT.  OMG.  I think I just creamed myself.

 


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Posted Yesterday, 10:58 AM

It does look amazing.  I want to see the roof operate.

ya, i was wondering if it was a retractable hardtop


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Posted Yesterday, 11:08 AM

ya, i was wondering if it was a retractable hardtop

 

 

3:10 in this video.  It's actually manual.

 


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Posted Yesterday, 05:42 PM

Heading down to Houston for work for the next few days. I've found a potential target down there. 2009, not an S but a good value on a std Carrera. And it's not silver. :)
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