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Swapping my 987.2cs for a 981 - S or GTS


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I'm thinking of swapping my 2010 27k mile old version for a 981  but can't make my mind up whether to plump for a GTS or the S.

 

WBAC value my 987.2 the same as I bought it for 12 months ago at £25k, however they value a GTS at £38k with 45k miles and £34k for a 981.S.

 

All the GTS's I see for sale are at the £46k price bracket whilst the 981 S versions are only about £3k cheaper. Not sure if I should buy at the moment as I really don't want to suffer massive depreciation in 12 months or so.

 

Any thoughts, 981 owners?

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Believe me when i say you will not get a 981 S for less than 40k for a low miles nice specced car. A GTS in the same guise is 50k+.

 

Yes you can get an S for 35k if your happy with 70k miles and very few options checked. The GTS however doesn't rely on options as they come equipped anyway but that reflects in the price.  There are the odd higher miler but will be a private sale and would need a keen eye to check condition. 

 

I say all this because I've just been down this road all the while watching the prices sky rocket. 

 

The demand for 981 models in general has gone crazy. 

 

I wanted a low mile, fully optioned S with a known good specialist and warranty so as you can imagine i paid top money but it's worth every penny.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I'm even happier with my purchase now.

 

Contested a sprint at Curborough at the weekend, sharing the car with my multiple formula ford race winning son.

 

We came 1st and second in class, less than a second apart. Recieved some nice cut glass awards.

 

Great day out apart from the result, had a great time with the family attending!

 

Car performed brilliantly, but going to fit an X73 rear roll bar to help with the slow speed understeer.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Windymiller said:

I’m blown away with how quick you both are and how quick the car is!

 

well driven both - PDK with sport chrono clearly enhancing the car. 👍🏻

Thanks! Think we should have had the box in manual mode plus would have like to have tried with the traction control switched off, but there wasn't a lot of room if it went wrong, lol.

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Quite fancy a GTS, but they do seem to command a chunky premium for a few cosmetic bits and a small power upgrade. (Sour grapes speaking here, lol.)

 

Head unit cost me circa £600 but  so happy with it. When i p/exed my 987.2 I left the identical Sony 550 XAV unit in place. First thing I did with the 981 was to fit a new Sony unit. Brings the car very much up to date - proper DAB radio, and Apple Car Play with all the integration that brings into current expectations of a head unit.

 

Reckon theres a second and a half at least on the table at the Sprint video with more available with an X73 roll bar, wheel spacers and a better geo setup (Centre Gravity?) to dial out the horrible low speed power understeer. :)

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I definitely recommend a visit to centre gravity, went there back in august and saw Pete. Hugely knowledgeable and did a brilliant job of sorting out a few minor niggles and gripes I had with my original geo set up 👍🏻

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Still fiddling around with my head, thinking of a low mileage GTS to swap with my 981 S.

 

Considering the alleged demand for these cars, the four here for sale have been advertised for a month and clearly are unsold. Wnder why, the silver one at £47,900 looks quite a nice car. Are they all overpriced?

 

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds?Category=used-cars&Distance=80&EnginePowerFrom=300&Keyword=gts&KeywordCleanedValue=gts&M=3269&Postcode=.h.dauncuk93qs9.n4nheihu0hgw5f.z.d.xm.g.eghnp.e.s4.wpbq61.h5.hlj9.ucq.lnn2x.t.j9.k&SortOptions=Location&YearFrom=2012&YearTo=2014

 

Also, why are so many in white, a colour that automatically deletes it from my 'under consideration' list.

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How do you feel about black? I'm weighing up selling my GTS (PDK) that is on 42k miles - https://www.caymanoc.com/forums/topic/2476-stus-981-gts/

 

 

As you've spotted on PH non-silver, non-white are high. When I was looking, finding an S with the PSE and Sport Chrono was tough, so I went for the GTS - it just made sense.

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I was looking at a GTS last summer. I didn’t think they commanded much more money than an S with chrono, PSE…

I think if you want a well spec’d S, you may as well have the GTS. I am sure that when it comes to sale time, potential buyers will be thinking the same. 

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On 22/12/2021 at 20:40, andygo said:

Quite fancy a GTS, but they do seem to command a chunky premium for a few cosmetic bits and a small power upgrade. (Sour grapes speaking here, lol.)

 

Head unit cost me circa £600 but  so happy with it. When i p/exed my 987.2 I left the identical Sony 550 XAV unit in place. First thing I did with the 981 was to fit a new Sony unit. Brings the car very much up to date - proper DAB radio, and Apple Car Play with all the integration that brings into current expectations of a head unit.

 

Reckon theres a second and a half at least on the table at the Sprint video with more available with an X73 roll bar, wheel spacers and a better geo setup (Centre Gravity?) to dial out the horrible low speed power understeer. :)

 

Hi Andy, I'm looking around for direction on how to get my car's (987.2) sound system to play music from my phone (itunes from iphonex ). Right now the car audio picks up phone calls just fine and puts them on the car speakers, but not music. Do I need one of these Sony units or Apple Play head sets? Sounds like you've solved this prob.

Thanks in advance if you have the answer!

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1 hour ago, Eddie1996 said:

 

Hi Andy, I'm looking around for direction on how to get my car's (987.2) sound system to play music from my phone (itunes from iphonex ). Right now the car audio picks up phone calls just fine and puts them on the car speakers, but not music. Do I need one of these Sony units or Apple Play head sets? Sounds like you've solved this prob.

Thanks in advance if you have the answer!

I believe there are alternative options, but my Sony headunit works perfectly as I described. I actually sold my existing Porsche standard unit for £450 on Ebay, so the whole excercise was almost cost neutral.

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21 hours ago, andygo said:

I believe there are alternative options, but my Sony headunit works perfectly as I described. I actually sold my existing Porsche standard unit for £450 on Ebay, so the whole excercise was almost cost neutral.

Thanks for this. Yes, I'm looking for a cheaper option.

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14 hours ago, andygo said:

Whats the current feeling on the price difference betwwen an S and GTS, just seems like a lot of money:

 

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/12548936

 


I would go with a £10-12k (ish) price difference between the S and the GTS if all other things are equal in the current market.  That particular car is quite low mileage.  

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I guess I need to drive one, but I'm always loathe to drive a car unless I'm 99.9% sure I want it. I guess I'm not a joy rider TBH.

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