Unless you've got a serious hankerin' for Alcantara, there's not much incentive in making this move in and of itself.Lots of posts from GTS pilots on here, but not sure I've read much from people who were actually motivated to move from an S to a GTS. Anyone here done it?
How'd that go for ya? Overall do you think the move was worth the expense?
I agree, it doesn't look that much different exterior wise, the minimum hp gain is irrelevant, unless you got an 'S' with no options, it might be worth it. S to a GT4 makes more sense but good luck getting on the waiting list.Unless you've got a serious hankerin' for Alcantara, there's not much incentive in making this move in and of itself.
Now... if you've got an S and it doesn't have a bunch of options you would have liked... and getting them is enough to make you want a new car... then you'll be making the same choice as everyone else looking for a heavily optioned S. Do you get the heavily optioned S, or does the GTS make more sense?
If you're wondering if the miniscule power bump is worth the expense... there's just no way it is. If you're rich and money is no object, then maybe it's "worth" it but at that point you're not really in a position to make that observation.
Not sure if any of this was helpful... but there it is.
Right on Weasel,Now... if you've got an S and it doesn't have a bunch of options you would have liked... and getting them is enough to make you want a new car... then you'll be making the same choice as everyone else looking for a heavily optioned S.
Right on Weasel,
I switched from an '14 S to a '15 GTS. The list price was within $4K of each other. My S had a bunch of comfy features, and the GTS kept things simple and Sporty.
If I were starting from scratch it would simply be a matter of money. If you can get a modestly equipped GTS at a small discount, do it. And, if you can get an S with the options you like with a larger discount, do it.
The transition from an S to the GTS cost me $18,000 net net net. It would have been more but I retail sold my S. Was it worth $18K more? No, but that wasn't the point. I had already decided to change from an '14 S bought of the lot, to an ordered '15 S with the options I wanted. So, the cost would have been in the $13K range more. So, the accurate question is was it worth $5K difference to choose the GTS? Absolutely!
So, I would describe my S as an almost perfect car. And, when you add the Porsche options and bits that come with a GTS, I think you have the perfect Porsche - have never heard otherwise.
Funny, I'm upgrading my GTS to get the new GT4, and am doing so knowing it will have some compromises over the GTS. No longer will I have a car that is as smooth driving on streets as it is on the track. No longer will have the delightfully smart PDK. No longer will I have the perfectly matched power/brakes/tires/feel of a perfectly balanced Porsche. But, I MUST HAVE THE POWER so I'm making the switch.
I like the GTS A LOT. But, an properly equipped S is 99% of the way there.
This makes perfect sense and sums it up nicely.I just don't see the GTS offering me anything I don't already have in my 981 S. If I was out shopping for a new 981, I would look at the GTS as another viable model variation, but wouldn't get rid of a perfectly good car for minor upgrades.
Looking at your profile photo I can't imagine if you had saved for a larger model than what she's got.Bottom line (with almost any car purchase) = when you can afford the base model...wait....save for a bit longer and get the higher model.
Wish I had done this 3 times now.
That's because it IS almost identical to your S. There seems to be confusion over what the GTS really is. Hell, I ordered mine with leather so the only difference between mine and a loaded up S is some slightly different bumpers, a bit of different trim, 15 hp and a sound symposer. And an extra radiator.The GTS is a great package but there is a lot of hype floating around. I drove one and it felt almost identical to my S with PTV, PASM, etc save for the fuzzy interior, exhaust, and larger wheels.
If I was in the market for a cayman now. It would be probably GTS or GT4 just due to how things are priced out.