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About sleazius

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  1. 991 will definitely be the enthusiasts choice in the future. I have no idea how many were sold, but anecdotally it was hundreds. I've asked Porsche Cars Australia a few times now how many 991 GT3 and RS were sold, both directly and via SAs, never been able to get the numbers out of them. Supposedly that is confidential for some reason. The previous SA I had claimed they sold many more RS than GT3s here.
  2. Its not a dig mate - from the user perspective, ie the person trying to buy whatever it is, it is a crap experience. It is intentionally designed that way given that it is owned by ebay these days.
  3. Gentian Blue looks great out in the sun 👍
  4. Pinball. 1978-ish saw the introduction of computer chips (solid-state). Previously games were electro-mechanical. 2013 saw the introduction of LCD screens. Enthusiasts will often focus on one particular era, either being the one they grew up with as kids, or a period in their life when they played them. In the case of the newer younger people to the hobby, they often won't be interested in anything prior to LCDs becoming a thing, due to a perceived notion that games prior to that are 'old'. I've seen several bubbles in the hobby over my time in it, the one we're in currently is ridiculous. It is far worse than anything we see with cars. Exactly, who cares. Side note - I'm selling up before I'm dead. I'd rather see my kids get their inheritance. Here's the cash - no need to pick over my corpse. Who wants a beer?
  5. This was more my thinking - there was a time not that long past when 996 GT3s were viewed as an enthusiast point of entry given the ~$100k buy in. A lot of those guys may not be able to afford to bin something that is 2.5x or more the value simply due to the opportunity cost.
  6. Ask any owner who bought their 996.1 GT3 for $90k a few years ago how they feel about binning their now $250k GT3. You’d be surprised how many are considering selling or taking them off the track, at least that has been the vibe among owners I’ve spoken to who’ve held a while. Your mileage may vary of course.
  7. It’s a terrible platform. Definitely a ‘get what you pay for’ service.
  8. 800k and you can’t list it on carsales 🤣
  9. I’m 43 so just make your age range. Can’t go past a manual for the street IMO. I think it more depends what happens with electric vehicles. Do they get to a point where they have ‘soul’? Or do they stay a one trick pony where ripping your face off and making you want to vomit is the name of the game? It’s incredibly hard to tell at this point how it will play out. I think ultimately let’s say the youngest group en masse that is into manual cars are 40 at the low end. Worst case scenario the cars stay desirable for another 30-35 years. My other hobby has two technology breaks in it, one which happened in 1978, and another more recently in 2013. The newer people to the hobby don’t much care for anything prior to 2013 it’s true. But each era has its own collectors, and the middle period is thriving, even though that goes back to 1978.
  10. Which means eventually all the cars we love will be in the hands of investors …. blergh.
  11. There is another factor at play here too. Once something starts appreciating in value it becomes an asset (opposed to a toy). New buyers get in the game hoping to benefit from the uplift and won’t risk their investment. That makes the remaining cars scarcer and only fuels the uplift further. Combined with low rates and before you know it you’re in an asset bubble.
  12. Chris Harris is a new car guy (for his personal ownership). What I mean by that is in his mind newer is better. If he doesn't like the latest one that is out he just moves to a different brand or type of car and tries the model after. The only exception to this for him seems to be old BMWs and Alpinas in particular. I love Chris Harris as a motoring personality and have since his early YouTube days, but I do cringe when he waxes lyrical about the latest 911 and glosses over specific problems like the 991.1 steering for example, he will mention the problem but do a hand wave over it 'what are you going to do, new legislation'. Then that character flaw gets ignored till the new generation comes out and it will be 'let's be honest, the steering feel in the previous one was rubbish'. For that reason I view him more as an entertainer who can seriously drive, especially since Ferrari banned him from Fiorano for a few years. I notice his reviews of Ferraris have only been glowing since then. I wonder why? Entertainer first, journo second.
  13. Given the saying is "he who dies with the most toys wins" it is inevitable that you're going to end up with very low mileage cars in that circumstance. Even if you do drive them regularly. I'm sure there are plenty of sub 10k km 997 GT3s as a result.
  14. In NSW at least base drive away price was $353k for 991.2 - I don't remember 991.1. Redbook is inaccurate unfortunately. Very true. Cheap to service our trusty Germans. The first 7 years of a new fezza servicing is free for comparison... but it'd want to be for the price differential.
  15. I think one of the things holding up values (other than low rates) is the rate at which Porsche Cars Australia are increasing prices here. 13% uplift between the 991.2 and 992 on a no options car doesn't sound like much but it translates to almost $50k. When it comes time to sell all of a sudden the price of the previous generations hold up because the price of entry with the newer model is $50k or more higher than the previous car was to buy new.

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