So…many of you probably don’t know this, but I am kind of a low-key car guy. What I mean by that is I like cars. I pay attention to cars. But my interest in cars doesn’t rise to the level of my firearms involvement.
I guess putting that another way, if I was forced to choose between one or the other, I would always choose guns. And if I am being completely honest, some might observe that I love “gun projects” but don’t care at all for, “car projects”.
Now with all of that being out of the way, I have never been a Porsche guy. It’s not a brand I know anything about and not a design I ever appreciated. Frankly…to me…they all kinda look the same.
But here we are. This weekend within about 2 hours, I purchased a used Porsche 911. According to the sticker it is a 2015 Carrera S and obviously…convertible. But here’s the really interesting part. It has 10,000 miles on it.
Dealer took it in on trade for an very expensive SUV. Previous owner was an older gentleman. Clean CarFax. Factory original with zero mods. Local Porsche dealership gave it the once-over with a thumbs-up. But most importantly it is in a desirable spec. Silver over grey. Nothing goofy. No pastel colors. No BS aftermarket parts. Never raced. In short it’s a brand-new car from around 2014-15.
So…someone else took the depreciation hit, hardly drove it, and was kind enough to drop it in my lap. So there we have it. I own a Carrera S and didn’t even know what the S meant. I also do not currently know what generation the car is: 991, 992, 997, or what those numbers even mean.
I need help.
If you know anything about Porsche’s, good or bad, leave me some feedback so I can learn what to watch out for. Do these cars have engine grenade issues? Crazy bearing failures? Top ends that pop like a cork? Or any other peccadillo I should attempt to address before it tries to bite me?
Thanking you in advance.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”