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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

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The 2012 911 is already released and in the United States. And it's my dream car. I will wait several years and then look for a used 2012 911 Carrera as an extra fun car to keep mostly garaged.
Really? I couldn't find it on the Porsche site........
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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

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Really? I couldn't find it on the Porsche site........
http://omaha.porschedealer.com/new/P...911/search.php

And they had a black 2012 911 on there website a few weeks ago and it didn't stay there long.

A quick google search of Boston Porsche turned up this website for a porsche dealer in your area with 2012 911s:

http://chambers.porschedealer.com/ne...911/search.php

http://chambers.porschedealer.com/ne...15044/info.php
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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

I was referring to this 911.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-c...12-porsche-911

"The new 911 makes its official public debut in September, during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. "
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I was referring to this 911.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-c...12-porsche-911

"The new 911 makes its official public debut in September, during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. "
That is what I thought......
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2011 ML500?
5.8 to 62 mph..... built in the US of A....
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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

The new 2012 ML looks really nice. The V8 version will not be released to next year.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/im...rcedes-benz-ml

Next year, I think the V8 version will be competition for the WK2 SRT8 since they are in the same price category now
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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

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I'd get the used GTR.
Having owned two GT-Rs (2011 and 2012) I can tell you that they don't make the best daily driver. The suspension is stiff even in "comfort" mode. Also, there is a lot of road noise from the tires as well as odd sounds from the power train that the owner's manual describes as normal. The front lip is low which makes it difficult to get into a steep parking lot or driveway. Add in the high price of maintenance and I would have a hard time owning a GT-R as my only vehicle.

Having said that, I truly miss my Nissan and would still own my 2012 today if my business was doing better. The performance is amazing and puts a lot of more expensive cars to shame. You also get a real trunk and seats that are easy to get in and out of unless you are a little thick around the middle. The GT-R was by far my favorite weekend car and I've had a lot of other nice cars including a E90 M3, 997.2 C2S, IS-F, GT500 and my current Boss 302.
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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

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Having owned two GT-Rs (2011 and 2012) I can tell you that they don't make the best daily driver. The suspension is stiff even in "comfort" mode. Also, there is a lot of road noise from the tires as well as odd sounds from the power train that the owner's manual describes as normal. The front lip is low which makes it difficult to get into a steep parking lot or driveway. Add in the high price of maintenance and I would have a hard time owning a GT-R as my only vehicle.

Having said that, I truly miss my Nissan and would still own my 2012 today if my business was doing better. The performance is amazing and puts a lot of more expensive cars to shame. You also get a real trunk and seats that are easy to get in and out of unless you are a little thick around the middle. The GT-R was by far my favorite weekend car and I've had a lot of other nice cars including a E90 M3, 997.2 C2S, IS-F, GT500 and my current Boss 302.
This man speaks the truth.
However, whilst they DO have a few NVH issues, I don't really think they're any worse than say, a ZR1 or Z06 'Vette?
(FWIW, a few mates have them and we added sound deadening in the rear cabin compartment to minimise noise from tires and transaxle).

And yes, although the GTR is relatively affordable given its Supercar performance, you are rewarded with Supercar levels of maintenence costs.
And they're not a car I'd like to own out of warranty. Eeeek!
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Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8

I provided a picture from a porsche dealer of a 2012 911 and the options on it. Along with being able to look up many porsche dealer by googling porsche and a major city and looking at their 2012 Porsche inventory it's obvious they are already here. If someone chooses not to believe it because of some article, then that's your choice.
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