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How long do you plan to keep your 981?

  • Are you kiddn’, I’m on my second 981 already

    Votes: 4 2.4%
  • Less than 2 years

    Votes: 13 7.7%
  • 4 years, when the warranty runs out

    Votes: 44 26.0%
  • 8 years

    Votes: 31 18.3%
  • 10 years

    Votes: 18 10.7%
  • Less than 15 years

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • When they pry my cold dead hands off my steering wheel

    Votes: 36 21.3%
  • This is a ridiculous poll but I’m going to participate anyway by pushing this button

    Votes: 16 9.5%
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I thought this would be an interesting poll.....
 
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I think between 5 and 7 years (up to 75,000 miles), unless I hit the lottery.
 

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I've owned my 987 since 2007 and will get my 981C-GTS in April 2015. I'm 67 years old. So, never say never, but I don't see me going for another Porsche when I'm 77 or more... so, I think I'll be keeping my GTS for the "duration" -- e.g., for as many years as God gives to me! Is it too much to hope for to be able to enter it in into historic races??
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I think I will go 7-10 years then go with a 911. This is my second. Boxster and I will be saving to get a demo 911 at that time. I do have to say that I love this car so much and I am excited for what cars will be like when I am ready for my next sports car.
 
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Already eyeing a used 911S. Maybe will pull the trigger...maybe not...
 

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No need to pry the cold dead hands off, I am getting buried in mine.
I've actually looked into that, except I want to be buried in my 350Z. You have to have anything removed than could potentially contaminate the ground...gas tank, oil, brake reservoir/lines, etc, and find a cemetery that allows it.
 
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Until the "GT4" is on the re-sell market.....
 

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I really like the car and would love to say I'd keep it forever, but that isn't realistic. Truth is I will keep it 8 years max because I drive 20-25k milers per year. Most likely after 4-5 years I'll be drooling over other cars and my 981 would have ~100k miles on it and I might think it's best to trade in before stuff starts breaking. Perhaps at that point I may get BGB to put 3.8L in and do good amount of mods to keep myself entertained.

Im sure many will be happy moving on to the next generation cayman/boxster once it comes out.
 

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I've actually looked into that, except I want to be buried in my 350Z. You have to have anything removed than could potentially contaminate the ground...gas tank, oil, brake reservoir/lines, etc, and find a cemetery that allows it.
WTF...it is bad enough that my car has the ability to shut itself off at traffic lights, but now I gotta go green even when I die and get buried???? Here is my alternate plan: Have my mourners take/trailer me in the untouched car (fingers still firmly attached to steering wheel) to the middle-of-nowhere NJ Pine Barrens, rent a backhoe, and have a digging party! I will even buy the beer for it ahead of time.
 

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Yes, I am on my second 981 now and hoping for a 3rd when the GT4 comes out!
 

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Already eyeing a used 911S. Maybe will pull the trigger...maybe not...
If you watched my ED video in my signature block, you would see that I started thinking about my next purchase after just 16 days of driving my 981. Yeah....After listening to a NA flat-6 screaming at 6000 rpm,I have the Porsche bug. I thought about buying an older 911 (hence my other post http://www.planet-9.com/automotive-off-topic/103041-poll-what-best-looking-porsche.html

I love my 981 BS so much that I will probably just keep it forever and supplement it with a C4S w/aero kit. I love the wide body of a C4S/911 Turbo/GT3 but the 911 needs a tail on it to look good. I'm saving my pennies!
 

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Please add a button for, "Until something better comes along" which may very well be never.
 
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I think this will be a good 6-8 year car because of its classic looks. I agree with 75,000 miles being the upper bound, though I expect this one will stay under 50k.

I also think we're going to be tempted by the turbo Cayman/Boxster lineup of the coming years. When the software tuners start pulling 400 ft/lb and 360 HP out of the $55k model with 100 octane it will get your attention. We'll see if the early models are reliable. MB's new C400 already has a steering recall. The M3/M4 isn't winning any JD Power awards as it's blowing more hoses than the Iraqi navy.
 

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2 years if I get sick of it - I find it a little too fatiguing as I mentioned in another thread, so we'll see.

7 years if I don't get sick of it - by then, a better alternative in the category is likely to appear (including from Porsche) and be debugged-enough.
 

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Have mine for 27 months already. I have it for sale. If someone buys it ok. If not ok. :)


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We've only had the car three months. I have no plans to change, but I usually have no plans until something else comes along.
 

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I had my MRT Turbo 20 years and sold it only because needed computer chips were no longer available. It was a fun car and after 20 years, my loss to depreciation was down to a 20-year average of a measly $600 per year (because values were actually going up at the time of resale).

With Porsche Classic, I'm hoping parts will not dry up in my lifetime (I'm 67). Will any future car provide significantly more fun than my 2015CS? I seriously doubt it. I'm putting 2,000 miles on a year, so when I die the car will still be close to new. Therefore, I'll hopefully keep it till I'm too old to drive. We're all different.
 
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