I need some education

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Uni11
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Re: I need some education

Post by Uni11 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm

This is all great info guys I really appreciate this.
I’ve now been thru 15 pages on here and have seen a few threads about the same dilemma!
Consensus is that the gts is a more Sportier drive compared to the turbo But the turbo goes likes stink... Just hope I can get out on a test drive soon to see what actual differences I can detect.

Also if a gts was not specked with air suspension would that be a deal breaker?

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Re: I need some education

Post by jaffacake » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:11 pm

If speed is your thing, go turbo.
If you want a sportier drive, go turbo PP.
If you want alcantara, go GTS.

I've got a special edition turbo PP with air on 21s and really happy with the ride and performance. Happy to answer any specifics.
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Re: I need some education

Post by MikeM » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:24 pm

Uni11 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm
This is all great info guys I really appreciate this.
I’ve now been thru 15 pages on here and have seen a few threads about the same dilemma!
Consensus is that the gts is a more Sportier drive compared to the turbo But the turbo goes likes stink... Just hope I can get out on a test drive soon to see what actual differences I can detect.

Also if a gts was not specked with air suspension would that be a deal breaker?
I like the air suspension, I had it on my Turbo with 21” and it’s on my ordered GTS with 20” but many on here don’t see the need for it and some don’t like it. I personally think up to 20” and with PASM as is standard on the GTS it’s fine but you really have to try it for yourself.
2008. Boxster S Sport: (sold)
2012. 991 S: (sold)
2016. Macan Turbo: (sold) http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
2020. Macan GTS on order https://www.porsche-code.com/PMS9FT92

Uni11
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Re: I need some education

Post by Uni11 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:41 pm

MikeM wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Uni11 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm
This is all great info guys I really appreciate this.
I’ve now been thru 15 pages on here and have seen a few threads about the same dilemma!
Consensus is that the gts is a more Sportier drive compared to the turbo But the turbo goes likes stink... Just hope I can get out on a test drive soon to see what actual differences I can detect.

Also if a gts was not specked with air suspension would that be a deal breaker?
I like the air suspension, I had it on my Turbo with 21” and it’s on my ordered GTS with 20” but many on here don’t see the need for it and some don’t like it. I personally think up to 20” and with PASM as is standard on the GTS it’s fine but you really have to try it for yourself.

This is just it as I’ve had air on my sd and I loved it, so I wouldn’t like to bet without, but as I’ve not driven a gts without air I can’t compare! I guess it’s all about getting out there and trying different models with different specks.

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Re: I need some education

Post by Hedgehog » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:28 pm

Uni11 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm

Also if a gts was not specked with air suspension would that be a deal breaker?
I’m in the prefer GTS without air, camp, so definitely not a deal breaker for me.
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Re: I need some education

Post by Uni11 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:20 pm

I’ve seen this one at Porsche.
What do you guys think?
Can I do better for the price?



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... on=at_cars

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Re: I need some education

Post by MikeM » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:02 am

Uni11 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:20 pm
I’ve seen this one at Porsche.
What do you guys think?
Can I do better for the price?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... on=at_cars
That’s a very high spec, it has both the Turbo exterior and interior package with additional carbon interior, plus alcantara steering wheel. The interior package gives it a GTS/ TUrbo PP look that’s no longer available on the Gen 2 Turbo, it doesn’t state it but the exterior package includes a sports exhaust. My own Turbo was a March 2016 very similar spec but a different and slightly cheaper cost interior, (see my signature), with 35000 miles. The OPC sold it in July within a few days of advertising they had it up for £52k ⁉️ Which I personally thought was far too high but I’m guessing they cleared close to £50k. So yes I would certainly consider this (subject to close condition inspection and history) a good purchase 👍
2008. Boxster S Sport: (sold)
2012. 991 S: (sold)
2016. Macan Turbo: (sold) http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
2020. Macan GTS on order https://www.porsche-code.com/PMS9FT92

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Re: I need some education

Post by Uni11 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 am

MikeM wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:02 am
Uni11 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:20 pm
I’ve seen this one at Porsche.
What do you guys think?
Can I do better for the price?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... on=at_cars
That’s a very high spec, it has both the Turbo exterior and interior package with additional carbon interior, plus alcantara steering wheel. The interior package gives it a GTS/ TUrbo PP look that’s no longer available on the Gen 2 Turbo, it doesn’t state it but the exterior package includes a sports exhaust. My own Turbo was a March 2016 very similar spec but a different and slightly cheaper cost interior, (see my signature), with 35000 miles. The OPC sold it in July within a few days of advertising they had it up for £52k ⁉️ Which I personally thought was far too high but I’m guessing they cleared close to £50k. So yes I would certainly consider this (subject to close condition inspection and history) a good purchase 👍

Thanks mike m, two questions how did you know it was up in July? And further more where do you look for this info? As this would be a great help in my search for the perfect gts/turbo. You can pm me if you want. Also just seen that it has no rear camera and on closer inspection of the steering wheel from new pictures sent to me the Alcantara is badly worn!! And they are not willing to do anything on that.
Guess the search continues :(

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Re: I need some education

Post by MikeM » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 pm

Uni11 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 am
MikeM wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:02 am
Uni11 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:20 pm
I’ve seen this one at Porsche.
What do you guys think?
Can I do better for the price?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... on=at_cars
That’s a very high spec, it has both the Turbo exterior and interior package with additional carbon interior, plus alcantara steering wheel. The interior package gives it a GTS/ TUrbo PP look that’s no longer available on the Gen 2 Turbo, it doesn’t state it but the exterior package includes a sports exhaust. My own Turbo was a March 2016 very similar spec but a different and slightly cheaper cost interior, (see my signature), with 35000 miles. The OPC sold it in July within a few days of advertising they had it up for £52k ⁉️ Which I personally thought was far too high but I’m guessing they cleared close to £50k. So yes I would certainly consider this (subject to close condition inspection and history) a good purchase 👍

Thanks mike m, two questions how did you know it was up in July? And further more where do you look for this info? As this would be a great help in my search for the perfect gts/turbo. You can pm me if you want. Also just seen that it has no rear camera and on closer inspection of the steering wheel from new pictures sent to me the Alcantara is badly worn!! And they are not willing to do anything on that.
Guess the search continues :(
Nothing clever re knowing when they sold my car just tracked the dealer site and it was gone within a few days and also spoke to the SE who sold it. Surprised with such a high spec there’s no rear camera? Re the Alcantara wheel I understand that is a common complaint in that it doesn’t wear so well. Good luck with your hunt.
2008. Boxster S Sport: (sold)
2012. 991 S: (sold)
2016. Macan Turbo: (sold) http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
2020. Macan GTS on order https://www.porsche-code.com/PMS9FT92

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