Interesting thread. I'm in a 987.1S for just a few months, but I keep doing exactly what brought me to this point, which is shopping online for even better cars. And I hit the same conclusion, that not much is worth it now. A perfect spec 987.2S, 997S? I am not convinced. 70k GTS is somehow ridiculous. Is there something 2 times better than the 987 S for not 3 times more money?
Last edited by Boski; 08-02-2019 at 08:48 AM.
Its probably too late to be of any use to the original poster, as you've already taken a decision, but I'm going to give you my opinion anyway. I have a 2003 911 C4S (Manual) and a Boxster 987.2 Black Edition (PDK, no PASM) and in 2016 I bought a 2014 Cayman GTS (PDK). My posts are somewhere in this forum but they were basically saying that I never synched with the GTS. In spite of developing 20 bhp more than the Boxster, it felt slower because of the long gear ratios. I did not like the feel of the steering, either and worst of all for me, I hated the PASM suspension- it felt unnatural and did not inspire confidence. I installed the VSC suspension module to try to improve things, but I wasn't satisfied. I finally sold it after two years. The only positive thing was that I got almost the same amount that I had paid when I bought it. It is true that there are very few GTS for sale.
A couple months ago, I finally got the Cayman that I wanted- it's a late 2011 Black Edition (PDK, no PASM), with only 10,000 miles on the odometer. I've now done about 2,000 miles and in my view, it is THE Cayman to have. Instant throttle response, direct steering feel and firm linear suspension.
I have a 2010 CS with PDK, I think 2009 2012 are my favorite.
I took my CS into my local independent (who has worked on the car before) to get some new tires, check the steering fluid, and find the source of the previously undiagnosed front suspension clunk. The LCAs were the culprit of the clunks. A few front suspension tweaks, some new tires, and a little steering fluid (level was low, but no leaks) and BOOM. The car is better than ever.
Thanks again to the posters. More in love with my CS than ever before. Coming up on 51K miles after some long weekend road trips and looking to do more this fall!
You trying to do it as a financial analysis for some kind of investment. Don't fool yourself. It's isn't rational thing. From logical pow if you current car moves and trouble free - keep riding it until it dies... Which will probably be in 20 years...
But, from enjoing-the-life pow - if you can afford it and want it - do it. 2015 GTS is a much more fun car than 2010 CS for sure!
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Why can I be so sure, because I have tried to make this rationalization more than a few times now, IMHO all that you are doing now is trying to convince yourself or others that it is a good idea...
If your passion has shifted to the new ride and financially you are able to make it work without negatively affecting your life, then proceed with the change, but only if you accept that it is a want not a need!
Last edited by Westcoaster; 09-10-2019 at 10:27 AM.
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2016 Boxster GTS, 2013 Boxster 981-S
2006 Boxster Base, 2003 Boxster Base "First convertible"
1990 RX-7, 1988 Z51 Corvette, 1975 280Z
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