This post was sent in by Ken. Hopefully it serves as the inspiration to get more of us out shopping for a Porsche 911.
Why we all should go get a 911:
1. Be the Man. Or Woman.
It is my firm belief that every man, at one point in his life, should have a Porsche 911. I’d only be preaching to the choir in this Porsche Perfect Community about why, but just in case we all need to reminded, lets consider a 911. All you have to do is see a 911, any 911, rolling down the road. When you see one…you pay attention. You take notice. I’ll be honest, my heart beats a little faster. I get overcome with a feeling that somehow I am missing out on something. A person driving a 911 looks like they are going someplace fun, to do something fun, and are having fun getting there. That is the mystique with the 911 driver. They are having fun…it is almost impossible to not have fun in a Porsche (with some notable exceptions from Paul in his articles “Why not to lend your Porsche to me”.)
Last year while driving with the Porsche Club at PIR, I was fueling up mid day at the nearest gas station. Next to me pulled in a beautiful 911 Turbo, probably a 2005 or so. She was also at the track day. Yes…you heard me right. She. She was a middle aged woman that looked like Ray Ramano’s mom in Everybody Loves Raymond. Yeah…I know. It didn’t make sense. The fact is, I’m pretty sure she was having more fun than I was. Her smile was bigger, she didn’t have to impress anyone on the track because in a 911, just getting gas was pretty impressive.
This is to say that when you are driving a 911, life just seems to be better. You don’t have to dress up. You don’t have to pretend. You don’t have to pose. You don’t have to look at any other car and think…wow…if only I was driving that car instead. No, when you drive a 911 you are the man (or woman). It is just that simple.
2. Now’s the time to buy.
In fact, buy one soon. If not now, when? There is never going to be a good time to buy a Porsche. I can almost promise you that. You are probably already “upside down” in another car. The depreciation of cars these days is staggering. When you consider that a new car depreciates half of its value in the first three years, it is a no brainer to look at cars that hold their value. A Porsche 911 absolutely depreciates in an astounding way. None of us would want to be on the wrong end of a 911 bought near MSRP and then trying to sell it in a couple of years. This is where the value comes in. Buying a used 911 that is at least 3 yrs old, preferably 5-7 yrs old is, in my opinion, the best way to own a 911. You are paying a big chunk of change, but the depreciation slows way down. Just look at the values represented in some of the cars on this website that have been advertised. A lot of car for the money. I’m not suggesting that it won’t depreciate…but the chances are great that you are already buried in your SUV or Mini-van, so why not get buried in a Porsche 911?
3. Your wife is going to be mad about something anyway.