Swapping the CL55 for a 911 - Mad??

MikeAMG

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I'm thinking about getting rid of the CL55 for a change to a 911. So my CL is pretty much spotless, no corrosion, no leaks, only 48k miles. I've spent the year covering all the area's that can cause issues with these, and just done a full (all fluids and filters) B Service.

It drives perfectly, there's nothing that needs doing so why am I thinking of getting rid of it? The 911 will need me to add about £5k and I'll still end up with a car that's done more miles and has just as many mechanical and expensive 'clouds' hanging over it.


Have I gone mad?
 

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911 is at least 400kgs lighter than the CL, and of course, you have an engine in the boot
 
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very different cars ..

911 is at least 400kgs lighter than the CL, and of course, you have an engine in the boot
Ah and you have both!

If I could have more than one car it wouldn't go anywhere. But it's a bit dare I say it boring to drive
 

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which 911 are you thinking of?
 
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Probably a face-lift 996 C2, don't think I'll be able to stretch to a C4s unfortunately. Let alone a GT3, I have a friend with a 997 GT3 RS in Black and Orange which is amazing.
 

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My 996 wasn't that brilliant TBH but on the plus side it was mega reliable. I drove a Cayman the other day and despite approaching it with a " its a boxster with a roof attitude" it was a really good well composed well behaved car, much better handling than I remember the 996. Guess it depends if you need those 2 rear seats or not?

I actually wish I had not driven the Cayman as could have probably saved myself a fortune by buying one of those instead of the R8 :doh:
 

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any 996, 997 (excluding GT and Turbos) or Cayman before DFI engines were introduced in 2008/9 have the old engines with IMS issues .. in short, if IMS goes, you need a new engine.

GT3s are very different cars to other 911s. I didn't really enjoy 911s until I drove a GT3, and that was it :)
 

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Factor in £1500+vat for the ims bearing upgrade.
What sort of price range are you looking at?
 
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Factor in £1500+vat for the ims bearing upgrade.
What sort of price range are you looking at?

£15kish I guess, would depend on what I can get for the 55K
 

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any 996, 997 (excluding GT and Turbos) or Cayman before DFI engines were introduced in 2008/9 have the old engines with IMS issues .. in short, if IMS goes, you need a new engine.

GT3s are very different cars to other 911s. I didn't really enjoy 911s until I drove a GT3, and that was it :)

It's a dead easy rebuild in those engines though but if I bought one I'd do the IMS bearing upgrade first job about £1k up here at an indie

DFI the better bet though and the GT3 is awesome a different league all together drove a few round the ring
 
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Had a 911 many years ago.
As an only car (which mine was for a while) the lack of boot space and seats for adults can be frustrating. A GT3 is wonderful toy - not for everyday.
Agree with the Cayman idea - easily as capable as a 3.4 996. In fact the mid-engine does make them a bit more fun and easier to tame.
Never be a fast as an AMG or as easy to drive (ignoring the Turbos).
 

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