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I'm a dyed in the wool Porschephile having only been without one in the garage for a few years back in the early '90's.

I've owned 911's, 914's, 944's, 930's, Cayenne's and Boxsters since my first one back in '81.

We currently have a Boxster S in the garage, my daily driver is a 2012 Jeep SRT8. We are considering selling both the Jeep and the Boxster and replacing them with a 2LT Z51 and a used truck (need to tow our toy trailer and the occasional boat). The Stingray would become my daily driver but since I work from home it's really recreational use anyway.

I think I need an intervention :)

Any others out there selling their Porsche to buy a Stingray?
 

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Heard,of another Porsche owner who owned a Cayman, sold it, went to his dealer to see and price the brand new Caymen S, was told that with the options he picked out, that is was going to be over $100K, walked out, bought a loaded Z-51 (with 135 more TQ) and saved over $25K than had he bought the Porsche. A Maserati owner just sold his and bought a StingRay and, my favorite one, was a person who sold his fourth generation Viper, was getting the new 640 HP generation five Viper -- till he went to the Detroit/ North American International Auto Show, saw the new Viper (almost no one there -- something I personally witnessed at that show), then followed the crowds to the StingRay and was immediately hooked (subsequently ordering a StingRay). Since the StingRay is more than a second a lap faster in recent tests at Willow Springs International Raceway than the Porsche 911 S, the 540 HP Nissan GT-R and the 640 HP Viper, I am thinking these folks are happy campers. And that you would be also....
 

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I have a 2013 Porsche 911 (991) Cabriolet as well as a 2011 Lotus Evora. I have placed a deposit on a C7 that should arrive next spring.

The C7 will be added to my collection as I love all sports cars, which means loving one does not mean you have to hate another.

I’ve always liked Corvettes but there was always some negative feature that prevented me from buying one. The C7 has removed all my objections and I hope it will prove to be as brilliant as the reviews.

I’ll be very interested in how it compares with my 911 and Evora since it will be the lowest priced car of the three with the most horsepower.

I usually only keep my cars for two years unless one proves to be extraordinary. The Evora is a keeper. Let's see how the Stingray matches up.
 

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I priced out the new Boxster S, $82000, the Carerra S, $127000. It's not a love or hate issue, I'll always love Porsche and probably have a GT3 in the garage at some point but right now I could afford the Stingray and the 03 Boxster but I need a tow vehicle, hence the Jeep which is about the same price as the LT3 Z51 and the used truck I would need to replace it. I can't justify all three (Porsche, Stingray and truck). Just a poor working guy ;)
 

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Yes. I sold my Porsche specifically to replace it with RedHot my C7. Expecting museum delivery in October. :cool:
 

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My story is a little different. Had a 944T, had kids, sold 944T, bought a minivan (ouch), kids are now in college and I am waiting for the arrival of my stingray.
 

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I am not committing to it, but think it likely I will buy my second Vette in the form of a C7 Z51 manual roadster (previously owned a C5) and have since owned 3 boxsters and a Cayman S (my all time favorite car). I typically dont buy new cars so it may be a while. But if it drives as well as everyone says, I think it will happen. I went over to a Porsche as I felt it was just a better driving car, if I come back it will be because the Vette has equaled or bettered that benchmark. Simple right. : )

I should note that I had always dreamed of a 911 and when the time came, I just couldnt fall in love with it, the Cayman S I bought on the spot. Very fun car, imho, best car Porsche offers.
 

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I have a Porsche 911 and have been a Porsche driver for a while. Picked up my first Corvette, a z07/a8, and love it - definitely a different ride than my 911. I have to say - I believe the PDK handles shifting a little faster than the A8. With the A8, even in track mode, there's a little lag. When i hit the paddle in the 911, the shift is immediate. That said the other features of the Z07 make it my favorite right now. Only thing I truly miss on the Corvette is parking assistance.. I'm thinking some aftermarket laser parking assistance will be warranted.
 

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My wife and I have had 8 Porsches over the last 20 years - 968 (2), 993 4S, 993 Cup Car, 914-6, 993 Cabriolet 4S, Cayman S and Ruf Porsche Twin Turbo. I still have the 800 hp 3100 pound Ruf which has been over the last few years tuned for the track. It has remained consistently the fastest street legal car over the last 5 years in any DE event attended including Vipers, Corvettes, Porsches, Ferraris and McClaren MP12C. But there is no doubt this car has been eclipsed by the latest and greatest offering from Ferrari, McClaren and Porsche 918.

While I admire Porsches the continuing rise is prices has brought into question the value of cars likt the GT3 and GT3RS starting to push from $150,000 toward $200,000. The obvious alternative is the highly rated Corvette Z06 with the Z07 track package. There is no doubt I have recently purchased a world class car in the Corvette and looking forward to an NCM delivery April 13.

It is retirement time for the Ruf which is very expensive to maintain, especially when frequently tracked, and has no longer has warrenties or guarantees. Unlike Corvette, Porsche and Ruf, may exclude track activities from warrantees from day one. I had some questionable fuel at COTA a year ago, burned a piston and spent about half the price of a new Z06 to rebuild the engine. That was enough.

I am happy and proud to put my second Corvette (first was a 1969 convertible) in my garage.

While I doubt the new Z06 is as fast as the Ruf, I am confident it will be a best value, great fun and still damn quick.
 

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Had a 997, a 996, 996 Turbo, 944 Turbo, 968, Cayman S, 924 S, and a Boxster, I grew frustrated with the high cost of maintenance. My first Corvette is my '14 Stingray ... No more Porsches for now. My buddies in PCA are miffed, but possible a bit jealous as well...
 

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Yup, that's me too. I have a GT3RS but my left foot has issues that prevent me from driving it this year. The C7 Z51 was the only option given the amazing performance and value with a paddle shifted car. I will never sell the RS given the huge appreciation they have experienced lately but I cant wait to drive the Z51.

Now, wtf is the deal with the lack of choices for harness bars, tow hooks and the typical track goodies? I specifically requested comp seats thinking that they would be all set for harnesses. This is not the case and my bad for not checking closely. The sub belts cannot go in the typical spot since there is no slit in the bottom of the seat! I am trying the Vetteworks set up where the sub belts get routed back between the upper and lower part of the seat. There is really no other solution that I can find.
 

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Another long term Porsche owner here - since my first 914 in '74. A succession of 914's, a Boxster S and my 911 Targa all followed. I never questioned buying Porsche until this time around. Attracted by the looks of the new Vette, I started to learn more about the car. As I learned more, I came to realize what an incredible value it is. Before I took the plunge on the Vette, I spent time looking at new Cayman S's and 911S's. Once I equipped either Porsche to match the Z51 / 3LT Vette the cost of the Porsches became prohibitive. This was particularly true when the performance deficit of the Porsches was figured in.
I still have my original owner '84 Targa - but it now shares garage space with the Vette. Two totally different cars.
 

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My brother retired recently as a regional manager for Porsche Cars of NA and had to give back his company issued 911....he's looking at a base black C7 this week....
 

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This thread started 2 years ago but it's nice to see it updated. I too was a Porsche guy owing a Boxster S and a Cayenne S. I just sold the Boxster S and bought a new Z51 2LT manual. There is no comparison in the cars. I would even say the build quality at least on my C7 is close to Porsche. The Boxster S is a wonderfully balanced car but has no torque. It's easy to drive at the limits and over them. The C7 is another beast. The capabilities are so beyond anything else in the price range. The other cars I considered were a 2004 - 2005 GT3 but it's still a 11 year old car. A 2009 Nissan GTR same thing 6 year old car. Plus cars like these tend to not be treated very well by their owners so a good clean example is getting close to new Z06 money.

I signed up for the 4 day SCCA license course at Bondurant to learn how to drive the C7. I plan on doing some track days at Road America and want to enjoy the car, which is why I choose Bondurant over Spring Mountain. It's the first Corvette I have ever considered owning. And yes some of the local Porsche guys are scratching their heads when I told them about the Corvette.
 

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This reminds me of my visit to the NCM, back in April 2014. In the parking lot, I was surprised to see several Porsches. When the tour group assembled in the presentation room, the Porsche owners sat together. During the Jeff Gordon videos, the Porsche owners were commenting about the differences between Corvettes and Porsche. I asked one of the Porsche owners why he was interested in the Stingray? He could not justify the cost of a new Porsche but was not sure if a Corvette would do it for him? Then the Porsche group agreed they were all in the same boat. They did not seem very impressed by the videos. However, something about the assembly line tour gave them a good feeling about the Stingray. I remember over hearing one of the Porsche owners saying, "Me too, I just need to get to my phone and I'm placing my order." After the tour, they were on their phones making their orders. I told all of them about this forum. So, I hope they are here and love their Stingrays.
 
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