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      01-02-2020, 11:39 PM   #45
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I have never been quoted anywhere near $500 for an oil change on any of my Porsches. My GT3 costs less than half that amount and holds 7 quarts of oil.
Unfortunately that's the going rate at the P dealers here in Canada.. most things are overpriced and we have a terrible exchange rate in comparison to USD..

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There is a video on YouTube of a woman performing her own maintenance on a 996. Maybe watching her video can save that $500.
I live in a condo, it's against our bylaw to do any work on the cars
If in GTA I can hook you up with a good indy. I pay less than half of that for an oil change on my 991.1 4S. PM if interested.
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Isn't having a powerful, rear wheel drive vehicle as your daily in the northeast kind of a bad idea? That Porsche or M2 is going to be difficult at best in the winter. Wouldn't it make more sense to find an AWD vehicle for daily duty in areas with snowy winters and very rainy falls? I believe Porsche does make some AWD vehicles.. As far as the BMW goes, a M240i xdrive might do quite a bit better where you live. I'm not a fan of my m2 in the rain and I would not even want to test it in the snow. My m2 is my daily, but it shares duty with a 2008 A4 quatro for bad weather.
I've read that RWD 911's do relatively well in the snow given the additional weight over the driven axle.
Get a Carrera 4 AWD variant. Problem solved. You can all thank me later
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If the prices are the same, I would go with the Porsche. One is a dedicated sports car and the other is a souped up 2 series.

As for the maintenance cost of a 911, annual oil change will cost about $400. 2 year 20,000 mile service will cost about $1,000 (includes oil change) and the 4 year 40,000 mile service (includes oil + spark plug change) will cost about $2,000.

If you are handy, you can do most of the maintenance services yourself and save a boat load of money.

I would go for the Porsche if you don't need the back seats all that much and the M2 if you do.
What he said above is spot on!
Also, you might want to check if the former owner of the Porsche has prepaid maintenance. I have found that to be the case and it is a nice surprise to have!
CPO route is very helpful as well. Good luck!
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What he said above is spot on!
Also, you might want to check if the former owner of the Porsche has prepaid maintenance. I have found that to be the case and it is a nice surprise to have!
CPO route is very helpful as well. Good luck!
I think this really sums up the shopping experience for me. Backs seats or no back seats and these are the options I tumbled upon.
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If in GTA I can hook you up with a good indy. I pay less than half of that for an oil change on my 991.1 4S. PM if interested.
I pay about $225 for oil changes. Although, now that I have a 4 post lift in my garage, I'll be doing the oil and spark plug change.
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Get a Carrera 4 AWD variant. Problem solved. You can all thank me later
RWD 911s are good in the snow with the proper tires; rear engine adding weight for much better traction. Like any modern car the nannies help tremendously. Porsches limiting factor is road clearance. As we all know, or should know, the proper winter tires are the most important factors for winter driving.
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Hey guys, like the title says I've narrowed it down to these two. Carrera would be a base 2017 991.2 (rear wheel drive). This would be a daily driver in the northeast so will be going for DCT/PDK.

I've driven the 991.2 and liked it but wasn't blown away. Looking to find and drive the M2 in the near future. For what it's worth, I will likely end up putting a tune, intake, downpipe on whichever car I get. Seems like both cars are pretty stout when it comes to mods.

Have others cross-shopped these two? Any thoughts and opinions?



Glad to see someone actually drive a 911 and form their own opinion. I've driven many now and think they're good cars but vastly overrated as street cars.

If you need a backseat, get an M2. Simple as that IMO. If you have a kid; even more towards the M2.
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