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Got one? Had one? Love 'em? Hate 'em? What? The S rides too stiff? I have been leaning towards a used one with under 50K miles. But, may consider a higher mile car. Experiences, opinions and recommendations all appreciated as usual. Thanks.
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Anything Porsche should not disappoint,I did road test one years ago,a little noisy with the mid engine but otherwise performed well,I am on my second 911,this one is a Turbo,it just flat out works like you want it to,I drive hard,no maintenance issues,rock solid & nothing touches it on the road,50,000 miles so far.


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custombolt - If you do decide to purchase used, it is best to get some wisdom from the a Porsche forum on that particular year. Just about every import seems to have an Achilles heel that is an expensive fix. Especially the IMS bearing.

Good luck! tu2


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Thanks for looking out for me Opus1.
IMS bearing issues are something I'm familiar with in Porsche's along with weeding out sour deals/cars. I could go on. Dogs to deals ratio has been probably 10 over 2.
Keep 'em coming. Nobody knows everything about every thing, especially me. Still learning....

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Porsche's have been the most trouble free cars I've ever owned.

I bought my wife a Cayenne GTS in 2013, an absolutely great vehicle. I just traded it in this year after she put 98,000 trouble free miles.


 
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I've been to the Porsche forum and of course Benz forums and others. Those two are great unlike some of the generic dependability reports and chat room opinions I've read over the years. Lots of trash out there. Many don't even specify the mileage or even model. Then of course there is the hater group whom have never even owned the model in question and still trash it at will. Nothing beats hands on experiences from folks I'm familiar with.

Thank you all for adding to my chat.
Might be a Porsche in our future.
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custombolt - If you do decide to purchase used, it is best to get some wisdom from the a Porsche forum on that particular year. Just about every import seems to have an Achilles heel that is an expensive fix. Especially the IMS bearing.

Good luck! tu2


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The Spyders and some 911s were potential IMS
candidates before 2007. The Turbos had a different set up and were IMS trouble free. 2007 was the
cut off year.

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I’ve owned several and currently have a 2015 manual GTS. I lost interest in the platform when they went with 4 cylinder turbos, although the current GTS with a 4 liter flat 6 is appealing. I’m no expert, but I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. Just PM me and we can discuss if you’re interested.
 
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Thanks WBT and everyone else.


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4 liters should get up nicely. Yeah. 4 cylinder turned me off as well.


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I have a 2014 S. Purchased it after a red light runner totaled my C6 Grand Sport. The car is probably a better car for racing around a track than my Vette was, but I much prefer the C6. Can’t do it for another year but I’ll be trading back to a Corvette. Maybe a C8.


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Thanks John,

I have heard that the ride is firm. Guess I just need to drive one. Gettin' a little tender in the back at 66.

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