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      06-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S or 2012 BMW 1M

I cant make up my mind !!! I could have a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S now with 11,000 miles for 71 grand or I could wait and try to find a 1M. Im so torn as what to do !!!!!!!
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      06-13-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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I cant make up my mind !!! I could have a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S now with 11,000 miles for 71 grand or I could wait and try to find a 1M. Im so torn as what to do !!!!!!!
If you're on this forum you must want us to say poor you, you should get the 1M. I say get the Carrera and leave an open allocation for the rest of us.
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      06-13-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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Considering they are not making a 2012 1M, go ahead and get the Carrera.
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      06-13-2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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      06-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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it would depend on the test drive and how much of a sports car your really want. id go for the porsche tho
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      06-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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If it way my money I would sooner buy a brand new 1M for ~50k and put the remaining 21k in the bank. 71k is a heck of allot of dough for a 2008 CS.

If you are wiling to go a year older and a few more miles, you could likely find a turbo for that money.
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      06-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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2006 911. 2008 is overpriced. 1M for a do everything car. M2 if you want an ugly 4T.
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      06-13-2011, 08:38 PM   #8
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I'm selling my 2006 911 to get into a 1M and I can't wait should be here in Aug
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      06-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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I'm selling my 2006 911 to get into a 1M and I can't wait should be here in Aug
Can you explain yourself as to why you choose the 1M over another 911 or other car?
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      06-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #10
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You can buy a nice 2005 or 2006 Carrera S for $50k (many of which will still be under Certified Factory Warranty - they are transferable). There is nothing better about a 2008 (model refresh happened in 2009). In fact, before 2007 you don't have to mess with the annoyance of the Tire Pressure Monitoring systems which are often inoperable or inaccurate and force you to buy sensors for all your wheels.
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      06-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #11
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Carrera S or 1M

Took delivery of a black 1M two weeks ago. I have owned almost all
of the Porsche models(including a Carrera 4S). Have also owned
other exotics. The 1M will not disappoint. It is far more engaging to
drive than the Carrera and handles with great precision. It is also
surprisingly fast in M-mode. I am stunned by the over-all compliance
of the 1M and its understated but bold aggressiveness(especially in
black). For me it would be the 1M hands down.
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      06-13-2011, 09:16 PM   #12
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Took delivery of a black 1M two weeks ago. I have owned almost all
of the Porsche models(including a Carrera 4S). Have also owned
other exotics. The 1M will not disappoint. It is far more engaging to
drive than the Carrera and handles with great precision. It is also
surprisingly fast in M-mode. I am stunned by the over-all compliance
of the 1M and its understated but bold aggressiveness(especially in
black). For me it would be the 1M hands down.
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      06-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #13
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Can you explain yourself as to why you choose the 1M over another 911 or other car?
Well its like this, as great as the 991 is and it is great believe me, it is simply too hard to live with as an everyday car. It has no boot, no real back seats and is way to precious to park just anywhere, hence I find that I only use it on weekends and then only if its not raining. I also have an Evo IX which is sort of the total opposite of the Porsche, in a way. It has 4 doors and a boot and you don't care where you park it. While its just as quick and a lot easier to drive than the porsche, its also too hard to live with, it has a very low rent interior, no GSP, no bluetooth, crap sound system and a ride like they forgot to put springs in it, but, by god its fun.

Anyway I'm hoping the 1M will be a good compromise between the two, easy to drive and fun, while at least having 2 back seats and a boot, as well as being a damn site cheaper.

PS: I was ready to buy an M3 sedan for the same reason, but when I heard about the 1M, I couldn't resist it, and it was cheaper as well. Now having read all the reviews I'm thinking it was a good move.
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      06-13-2011, 09:48 PM   #14
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I have owned almost all
of the Porsche models(including a Carrera 4S). Have also owned
other exotics. The 1M will not disappoint. It is far more engaging to
drive than the Carrera and handles with great precision.
I consider the Carrera 4S to be the least engaging of all Porsche sportscars currently made (I include Boxsters and Caymans in that). Have you ever had a GT3 (same money as a C4S)?
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      06-13-2011, 10:53 PM   #15
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Well its like this, as great as the 991 is and it is great believe me, it is simply too hard to live with as an everyday car. It has no boot, no real back seats and is way to precious to park just anywhere, hence I find that I only use it on weekends and then only if its not raining. I also have an Evo IX which is sort of the total opposite of the Porsche, in a way. It has 4 doors and a boot and you don't care where you park it. While its just as quick and a lot easier to drive than the porsche, its also too hard to live with, it has a very low rent interior, no GSP, no bluetooth, crap sound system and a ride like they forgot to put springs in it, but, by god its fun.

Anyway I'm hoping the 1M will be a good compromise between the two, easy to drive and fun, while at least having 2 back seats and a boot, as well as being a damn site cheaper.

PS: I was ready to buy an M3 sedan for the same reason, but when I heard about the 1M, I couldn't resist it, and it was cheaper as well. Now having read all the reviews I'm thinking it was a good move.
M3 may be a better choice if interior is a priority. 1 series's interior is spartan and of quality on par with Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which are both great but not luxurous.
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      06-13-2011, 11:21 PM   #16
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I consider the Carrera 4S to be the least engaging of all Porsche sportscars currently made (I include Boxsters and Caymans in that). Have you ever had a GT3 (same money as a C4S)?
On what planet is a C4S the same money as a GT3? GT3's go for Turbo prices...
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      06-13-2011, 11:32 PM   #17
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      06-14-2011, 01:49 AM   #18
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Had a 997S now have a 1M which I prefer.
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      06-14-2011, 11:35 AM   #19
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Well its like this, as great as the 991 is and it is great believe me, it is simply too hard to live with as an everyday car. It has no boot, no real back seats and is way to precious to park just anywhere, hence I find that I only use it on weekends and then only if its not raining. I also have an Evo IX which is sort of the total opposite of the Porsche, in a way. It has 4 doors and a boot and you don't care where you park it. While its just as quick and a lot easier to drive than the porsche, its also too hard to live with, it has a very low rent interior, no GSP, no bluetooth, crap sound system and a ride like they forgot to put springs in it, but, by god its fun.

Anyway I'm hoping the 1M will be a good compromise between the two, easy to drive and fun, while at least having 2 back seats and a boot, as well as being a damn site cheaper.

PS: I was ready to buy an M3 sedan for the same reason, but when I heard about the 1M, I couldn't resist it, and it was cheaper as well. Now having read all the reviews I'm thinking it was a good move.
Funny, This is the answer I expected. Enjoy the 1M
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      06-14-2011, 12:42 PM   #20
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Went from an '07 C2S to 1M. C2S was a daily driver getting up there in miles so needed to go before value dropped. Drove a number of GT3's, great drive but too low in front for a daily driver here even with front lift. Drove a Cayman R while waiting on the 1M, fantastic car and one I strongly considered, but when optioned up like I wanted was over $95k sticker.

1M arrived at dealer last week and after a test drive I was sold. It's the best of all worlds as a daily driver/DE car in my opinion.

I've had a lot of cars over the years including M3, M5 and 7 911's including a 930 and a 996 X50TT and for a modern daily driver the 1M is the right size in traffic and fun on the on the open road and easier to live with every day than a 911, That said, in a couple of years I'm sure I'ii be back looking at 911's, but in the interim, the 1M is a fantastic diversion.

A side benefit is that in a 1M you are not pulling up next to yourself at a stop light like in a 911.
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