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Navigating the minefield of Porsche options

They certainly have an interesting way of pricing vehicles. You can actually buy a brand-new Porsche with a flat-6 behind the leather seats and a 165 mph top speed, for about $50K.

But then come the options.

On one particular model that I've been playing with on the online configurator, red/white/yellow/black are the only zero-cost paint options. Some colors are up to $5,500 extra. Four of the eight wheel choices can add over $4,500 to the price. Natural leather interior is over $4,000. Sport seats can cost nearly $4,000 for the regular cars, and nearly $5,000 for the GT cars. Porsche intentionally uses reflective metal for a wide strip of metal across the dash and for the shift console bezel, that you are then compelled to spend up to nearly $2,500 to cover with some other material, to avoid being blinded by your own car. Electronic gadgets, audio options, and motorized HID headlights? Don't even get me started.

They are understandably proud of their ceramic brake option, at $7,400.

And then comes the transmission. Yes, the PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) is a very clever 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. But on most cars, if you order an option that eliminates the third pedal, it'll cost you a grand or so. Porsche charges $3,200. But wait, there's more- if you act now, as a special bonus, Porsche will remind you that if you want paddle shifters with it, you will want the $250 Sport Design Steering wheel...which magically changes prices to $490 when you order it with the PDK. Add another two bills if you want it wrapped in Alcantara, which isn't even real leather. And if you want full functionality from the PDK, you also need to order the $1,850 Sport Chrono package to enable it...except that the Sport Chrono ramps up to $2,370 when you order it with the PDK. So unless you want to leave something out, your Doppelkupplungsgetriebe is going to cost you over $6,000.

In the end, unless you are careful, your $50,000 Porsche could end up costing you $130,000 ($80,000 in options). And that's just for the cheapest cars they sell.

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My 911-50 had a modest $25k in options. No PDK (bah humbug....), no ceramic brakes, no outrageous leather covered AC vents, because it has a model specific color choice, no extra cost paint, etc. Mine has the 18 way seats, the Bose stereo, sport chrono, LED headlights, and a dozen other piddly options.

But it does have three pedals.

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Lost my 930/50 in the divorce; keep that in mind before you place the order -Davis
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Lost my 930/50 in the divorce; keep that in mind before you place the order -Davis
Not a problem for me.....39 years with mine, but either way.....what's her's is hers, and what's mine is hers.

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My 911-50 had a modest $25k in options. No PDK (bah humbug....), no ceramic brakes, no outrageous leather covered AC vents, because it has a model specific color choice, no extra cost paint, etc. Mine has the 18 way seats, the Bose stereo, sport chrono, LED headlights, and a dozen other piddly options.

But it does have three pedals.
I must admit that the PDK is a clever gearbox, but I'd be happy with either, and the PDK seems to push almost any acceptable configuration beyond my budget. If I pass on all leather except for the leather Sport Seats Plus, I can just barely squeak the PDK in there...with no Sport Chrono.

What does Sport Chrono get you when you have three pedals? The downshift throttle-blipper?
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I lost the '59 Vette in the divorce over 30 years ago. Am I still bitter? You have no idea.
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I lost the '59 Vette in the divorce over 30 years ago. Am I still bitter? You have no idea.
Would you rather have the '59 Corvette and still be married to the ex?

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