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Old December 16th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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Finally ordering my 987 or 987 s next tuesday

Finally decided to trade in my R171 SLK 350 for a 987 tip or 987 s. Will test drive the 987 next tuesday with the dealer and if he doesn't renege on his trade in price (people usually do that... on the spot), I think I am all set.

Only problem, no demo car in 987 plain and the demo on 987 s is tiptronic. I wouldn't mind but at 115,000 USD (I am in HK), the price is pretty hefty.

Only concern is going from SLK 350 (3.5) to a 987 plain tip 2.7 maybe a bit of a step down in power. However, the S maybe heavy toll on my budgetting for next year and the wife is definitely gonna pound me on this.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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What is the price difference between the base and S model in HK?
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Old December 17th, 2005, 09:07 AM   #3
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Base 987 plain vanilla with 18" wheels and metallic paint approximately 100K USD. The 987 s with the single option of metallic paint (18" wheels already standard) is 115,000K so the answer is 15 k more.

The ownership cost and insurance are also factors. In fact, the ownership cost dealer service will be 6500 USD for 2 years all wear and tear parts and service inclusive and it's a must so it's 3.3% of your purchase price a year for the first 2 years. For additional 2 years thereafter (which most people also prone to buy) is 7500. Then it becomes 5% or so every year for year 2-4.

I actually bought extended warranty for my Mercedes thinking that I would actually own it for 3 years and ownership cost on average = 2.5% a year. A few said the road conditions in HK (AVERAGE speed in HK's city driving is about 50 km/hr and highway 60 or so) make the base model a real good buy but if you really wanna have that rocket push sometimes, S is the way to go. At least the salesman had been telling me that I should simply get the S if I ain't really into pushing it hard.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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...Only concern is going from SLK 350 (3.5) to a 987 plain tip 2.7 maybe a bit of a step down in power. However, the S maybe heavy toll on my budgetting for next year and the wife is definitely gonna pound me on this.
It's hard to believe for the price of a Boxster S in HK, we can have a 911GT3 in the US!
I think your concern is valid in the power dept. especially with a Tip. I think the 5-speed Boxster may be your answer. IMHO... bite the bullet and get the S, you will be much happier in the long run.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #5
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really a GT3 911? you guys are lucky... a TURBO 997 on order now cost almost 1.9 million - 2.0 mil HKD and that's 200K USD.

My boxster tiptronic 987 will cost 100K USD.
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Old December 25th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #6
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Ok, I'll bite. WHY? Tariff? I thought HK had lower tariffs??

Or is it local taxes, local luxury tax, or is the government just inventing a new tax?
Why is the price is higher ?
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