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Posted: 4/13/2007 5:08:27 PM EDT
Ok, I've owned the 911 for 13 years now and am wanting something different. Thinking of trading it for a BMW M3. I would be moving up 16 years newer. Gotta say though the M3 is a fricking rocket!

Trade this:


For this:
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:13:10 PM EDT
on both counts.
Do it!
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:14:37 PM EDT
I wouldn't.
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:25:24 PM EDT
I'm not a Porsche fan or a BMW fan, so it's hard to say, but I probably wouldn't.
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:25:34 PM EDT
Would I do it ... NO. But ...
Do I understand it ... YES.
Make yourself happy

Stay safe

It'd be a cold damn day in hell before I'd trade a 911 for ANY 3-series unless the 911 was already in flames or underwater ... but that's just me
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:29:30 PM EDT
The Triumph in the background is also neat.
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:31:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sparkyCG:
Would I do it ... NO. But ...
Do I understand it ... YES.
Make yourself happy

Stay safe

It'd be a cold damn day in hell before I'd trade a 911 for ANY 3-series unless the 911 was already in flames or underwater ... but that's just me


Well said, especially the cold damn day in hell part
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:34:07 PM EDT
Go with what ya know...................


Engine
Type: Twin-Turbo Flat-6
Displacement cu in (cc): 220 (3596)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 480(353) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 457(620) / 1950-5000
Redline at RPM: 6750
Brakes & Tires
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: 235/35 ZR19 - 305/30 ZR19
Driveline: All Wheel Drive
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length × Width × Height in: 176.3 × 72.9 × 51.2
Weight lb (kg): 3495 (1585)
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 3.7
Top Speed mph (km/h): 193 (310)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): 18/25 (12.8)

Base Price: 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo - $122,900 / 133,603 € (last update: 4/2/2007)
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:36:11 PM EDT
I wouldn't get rid of a 911 for anything under an 18 wheeler full of hookers and blow...
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 5:37:57 PM EDT
... negative
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 6:46:31 PM EDT
No. I would get a benz instead.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 12:16:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2007 12:17:18 AM EDT by MoparMike]
Keep the 911, maybe hop it up a little. The old 911's like that will never be made again and always will look like the classic it is.

If you sell it, let me know. I doubt I will be able to afford it, but anyway...

ETA: Would you take an old Benz S-class in trade?
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 12:46:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sparkyCG:
Would I do it ... NO. But ...
Do I understand it ... YES.
Make yourself happy

Stay safe

It'd be a cold damn day in hell before I'd trade a 911 for ANY 3-series unless the 911 was already in flames or underwater ... but that's just me

A M3 and 3 series are two COMPLETELY different cars!! I love the M3's and M5's. Keep the 911 and get a M5.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 12:47:29 AM EDT
As much as I loooooove the M3, and the new V8 one that comes out next spring almost made me orgasm in my pants today, I would most likely recommend keeping the 911.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 4:50:48 AM EDT
Keep the 911, it the only German car worth owning the rest of them a big pieces of crap.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:04:16 AM EDT
I'd keep the Porsche
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:13:54 AM EDT
I'd say do whatever you think will make you more happy.

The volkswagen Porsche is paid off I'm sure, but how bout the M3?

I REALLY like the M3/M5 and would love to have one......
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:15:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By INI:
I'd keep the Porsche

+1

Especially since yours looks like it is very good condition.

And the BMW is a electrical nightmare.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 10:30:29 AM EDT
If your 911 is mechanically as good as it LOOKS... KEEP IT!

It's iconic... it will be recognized for years to come as one of the greatest sports cars of all time. It's just too fuggin beautiful!
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 10:38:13 AM EDT
911's tend to become money pits as they age , especially if you drive
them at their potential . The BMW on the other hand uses a more robust
drive train , but sacrifice that with an overly complex control system that
requires expensive and proprietary equipment to diagnose and repair .

If I had to make the choice I would keep the pooch and save up for the
eventual engine rebuild
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 10:50:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2007 10:53:05 AM EDT by Jomac]
Heresy!!!
You shall be tried in Stuttgart and if convicted burned at the stake in the Nurburgring.


Keep it if you have room, great investment if taken care of properly in the past and it looks like it has been.

If you must, get a new 335i. More bang for the buck and with a chip, faster.
stock 335i vs stock M3
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 11:56:49 AM EDT
I appreciate all the input given here. I bought the 911 in 1994 it is a 1988 model for $35k. In that time I have put 13,000 miles on it. As I get older it it gets harder to get out of the 911. I guess I am looking for the same performance (actually better) and more comfortable to drive. I also drove a 2007 335i twin turbo and let me tell you that sombitch is FAST! But it is also more $$ and more things that could go bad after a number of years. Hell I couldn't even figure out how to turn the damned radio on! I know the M3 will not hold it's value like the 911 did, but maybe a good trade off is that I would put more than 1000 miles a year on it. As for the condition of my 911 it has the original paint with about 20 little rock chips here and there. Still has the original clutch and brakes. The only thing I have done is replace the hood and trunk struts, tires and alternator in the time I have owned it. Besides it will make some Porsche collector happy.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 1:52:25 PM EDT
Keep the porche, its a classic. everyone has Beemers here. If anything upgrade the Porche, etc.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 1:58:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 3:08:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
Besides it will make some Porsche collector happy.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
DO NOT GET RID OF IT!
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 3:18:46 PM EDT
BMW's mostly blend in under the radar,your super fine AC'd piece of timeless rolling artwork does not.I'd keep it,you'll be sorry if you don't.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 3:49:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2007 3:50:15 PM EDT by Jomac]
How many miles does the 911 have on it?

Selling the 911 and getting an M3 would be like ditching Monica Bellucci for Paris Hilton.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 4:21:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jomac:
How many miles does the 911 have on it?


I just turned 26,000 miles on it the other day. I bought it with 13,000 on the car. And there in lies the problem with this car. I love it, but I don't hardly ever drive it. The car just sits in the garage. This is because the AC is crap and a black car with black interior get really hot inside in the summer. So it sits, and I can't enjoy it.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 6:24:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2007 6:32:47 PM EDT by Jomac]
26,000 miles!!!!!

Yes the AC sucked in those cars. I guess they figured you'd be driving so fast you wouldn't need it.

Your going to make your money back and then some.

Link Posted: 4/14/2007 6:30:02 PM EDT
i want a black 911 so bad i cant believe yo would get rid of it. wont you miss it later?
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 6:31:46 PM EDT
what year is it? and is a turbo?
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 6:47:21 PM EDT
Sure with the M3 you can scare the crap out of yourself and three
of your closest friends, but don't get rid of the 911.

The 911 is rolling art while the M3 is just another BMW with some performance upgrades. And that comment is coming from someone who really likes BMW's.

Take some of the money you would have spent on the M3 and sink it into that
beautiful black car.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 6:56:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 7:00:41 PM EDT
In a heart beat.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 7:03:44 PM EDT
How about a 2003 911 Turbo for $83,995.... (price new was over $133K)

Some guy traded it in because he never drove it. Only 11K miles

Link Posted: 4/14/2007 7:05:17 PM EDT
Doug,
Screw the M3.. get the 335. Give *me* the Porsche.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 7:30:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By linebaugh500:
what year is it? and is a turbo?


It is a 1988 and is not a turbo it is much rarer than a regular turbo. There were only 155 wide body non turbo cars made in 1988. Of those only 19 or so were Coupes or Targa's and the rest were Cabriolets. Those plates were from my old 1988 Toyota Supra turbo.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 8:25:12 PM EDT
keep it
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 8:32:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By heffelfinger007:
As much as I loooooove the M3, and the new V8 one that comes out next spring almost made me orgasm in my pants today, I would most likely recommend keeping the 911.


Have you seen the torque ratings on that thing? For a V8, pathetic. It's little more torque than the 6er.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 8:47:31 PM EDT
Personally, I would keep the 911; is a classic vehicle with an incredible following. If you want a Beemer, then buy it, just don't get rid of the Porsche.

Just do it The ARFCOM Way™

GET BOTH!!!

Link Posted: 4/14/2007 8:47:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:
How about a 2003 911 Turbo for $83,995.... (price new was over $133K)

Some guy traded it in because he never drove it. Only 11K miles

continentalaudiofnaperville.vinmanagersites.com/DealerPicsThumbnail.aspx?Size=480&File=Dealer1239/WP0AB29963S685660_01.jpg



Is that the Exhange?

PO8 you may want to hold onto that car for a little while with the amount of miles on that. I frequent Midwest Performance Cars website often (physically been to his place once when my father was looking at a Porsche) and for what he has those cars listed (many have over 50K miles and listed above $30-35K) at you could get a pretty penny for yours I'd imagine.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:45:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2007 9:46:23 PM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By Chris530:

Originally Posted By npd233:
How about a 2003 911 Turbo for $83,995.... (price new was over $133K)


Is that the Exhange?


I don't know. It's at the dealer I bought my car at. I stop in there all the time and got the scoop on the car when I was in there a couple weeks ago.

Lemme know if you want contact info
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:57:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2007 10:01:51 PM EDT by Chris530]

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By Chris530:

Originally Posted By npd233:
How about a 2003 911 Turbo for $83,995.... (price new was over $133K)


Is that the Exhange?


I don't know. It's at the dealer I bought my car at. I stop in there all the time and got the scoop on the car when I was in there a couple weeks ago.

Lemme know if you want contact info


Haha nah it's fine. I ask b/c my parent's car are both from the Audi and Porsche Exchange and the building looks really familiar (both on rt. 41).
Link Posted: 4/15/2007 1:53:17 AM EDT
if ya sell it, what ever you decide on next make sure its a convertable.

once ya go topless you'll never be the same again
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 4:22:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2007 4:26:58 PM EDT by pwr2al4]

Originally Posted By luger355:
if ya sell it, what ever you decide on next make sure its a convertable.

once ya go topless you'll never be the same again


Uhh to quote the great Jeremy Clarkson "The only person that ever looked good riding around in a 4 seater convertible was Hitler"

I currently own and love my convertible, but if it has more than two seats than for the love of gd make sure it has a hardtop welded on top of it.

I defy anyone to find a picture of a 4 seater convertible that doesn't make you want to puke, and before anyone says 911, those two things in the back aren't seats, there shelves that fold up.

ETA: I currently drive an 04 C4S and got to spend two months last summer behind the wheel of a brand new imola red m3 and I gotta say as a fellow Porsche owner I am ashamed that you would even ask suck a silly question. There is no Substitute!!!!
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 5:06:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
Ok, I've owned the 911 for 13 years now and am wanting something different. Thinking of trading it for a BMW M3. I would be moving up 16 years newer. Gotta say though the M3 is a fricking rocket!

Trade this:
i178.photobucket.com/albums/w260/lugerman_album/side.jpg

For this:
i178.photobucket.com/albums/w260/lugerman_album/m3.jpg


You will hate yourself for doing it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 5:31:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jomac:
Heresy!!!
You shall be tried in Stuttgart and if convicted burned at the stake in the Nurburgring.


Keep it if you have room, great investment if taken care of properly in the past and it looks like it has been.

If you must, get a new 335i. More bang for the buck and with a chip, faster.
stock 335i vs stock M3

+335

The 335i makes the E46 M3 look kinda silly.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 5:58:15 PM EDT
I'm a big BMW fan, but w/ only 26k, I wouldn't even consider selling or trading it. Save your pennies and just pay cash for a low mileage E39 M5.

Do you have any other pics?
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 6:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:
I'm a big BMW fan, but w/ only 26k, I wouldn't even consider selling or trading it. Save your pennies and just pay cash for a low mileage E39 M5.

Do you have any other pics?


Keeping it and getting the BMW is not an option. I have no place to keep it and have twin daughters that seem to cost lots of $$. The real reason that I even thought of trading it was because to tell the truth I am tired of no power steering and not driving it due to the hot summers. Not old, but feel like it when I try to get out of it.

Here are some more pics of the car and the original window sticker.


Link Posted: 4/17/2007 6:32:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2007 6:32:29 PM EDT by Deej86]
nevermind.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 9:58:10 PM EDT
Trade the old Daytona for a new bike.

...that is, if you want a real rocket.


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