Can You Go Too Far on Upgrades? [Poll]

By | May 12, 2011

Porsche 911 Upgraded

Any regular reader of the Daily Derbi will likely agree that we write with an unhealthy dose of opinion. This post is no exception. We want to know your opinion – Can you go too far with upgrades to your new vehicle?

Here’s why we ask. Recently, in a walk by the Porsche dealership (what do YOU do on you and your spouse’s anniversary? JK), I saw a Porsche 911 Carrera with a sticker of $129,000. I was absolutely blown away! This wasn’t a Carrera S, 4S, Turbo, or anything…this was a base Carrera. I thought to myself, “Who would buy an optioned-out 911 for as much as they could get a Turbo for?”

I headed to the Porsche configurator, and optioned up a base 911. I had almost doubled the base price of the car, when the poorly-programmed webapp lost my results. The second try, I got a base 911 ($79k) up to $138,960, and I wasn’t even through all the options. Seriously, $138k for a car with 344 horsepower. Ridiculous.

Now, for $138,450 you can buy a base 911 Turbo. This is both a much cooler car, and much faster. 500 horsepower, 156 horsepower more than the Carrera, which is good for a 3.5sec sprint to 60 (1.2 seconds faster than the Carrera – plus a top speed of 194 mph, which is 14mph faster. That’s a lot of difference.

So there’s our experience – we’d love to hear yours! Take the poll below and leave a comment with your reasoning. Would you rather have:

[AJ Wilcox]


2 Comments

StephAnn Knotts on May 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm.

 It warms my heart that people know to CHOOSE THE RIGHT [ONE]. :)

AJ Wilcox on May 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm.

Thanks Steph! Totally agreed. I guess I’m happy that people were with my opinion. :)  So weird to have the lesser car with expensive options!

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