....these 916 cars aren't really that special........the GTV (916), as much as I love it, just doesn't really hold up that well as a drivers car. Compared to the Porsche 944 that I used to own the GTV is so far behind its not even in the rear view mirror as far as driving is concerned.
If you buy a GTV to make money.....you're in the wrong game.
The 916's just aren't 'special' enough to command extreme premiums any time in the near future.
Why do you even bother owning one then?
Some of you guys also seem to refuse to take on board how much I sell them for.
Where on the public roads is everyone having these wonderful rwd driving experiences, hanging the back out, drifting through corners etc etc? Clive
I own it because I love them, flaws and all.
Regarding RWD really depends on where you live as to whether you can take advantage. The city I live in is surrounded by hills on one side and the ocean on the other. I can get into the hillside from my house and have some lovely winding roads to plod along at 100km/h. I much preferred the RWD 944 setup to the FWD GTV. Don't get me wrong, the GTV is still nice to drive, but its by no means fantastic
Plus the appreciation also needs to account for money and time spent. No point saying "My car appreciated, I bought it for 2k and sold it for 4k......oh and yea I spent 3k fixing it up, paying road tax, maintenance etc.....thats not appreciation.
End of the day, don't question my ownership of the car. Yes I may think the 916 has flaws and isn't a classic yet, but I also love it at the same time.......... So please don't question my ownership. We all have different view and opinions (the very reason we are posting on this topic right now as we were asked for them!) and just because mine differs from yours doesn't mean I am wrong or deserve to get a smart arse attitude from you. I posted my genuine opinion, don't like it? Stiff s**t. At least have the intelligence to rationally discuss your differences of opinion in an intelligent, non-condescending manner so we can have a proper debate and discussion and see different view points. At least I explained my opinion, you've added nothing to this thread other than to say I shouldn't own a 916
I didn't say you shouldn't own one but asked why you did, as in your opinion it is so inferior to rwd cars.
I was the only one who 'quoted' your post but others seemed to agree with me but have a dig at me if you want.
I agree that if you buy one as an easy money making investment then it's not a good idea. Also I don't think anyone is expecting extreme premiums for quite a few years to come....it will happen but unfortunately not soon enough for me to retire early.
At 100km/h I think even a TS would be right up the 944's rrrrrrrs or probably already overtaken it. I might be wrong but I think you should try those roads at a slightly higher speed next time, perhaps your GTV's handling might come alive at higher speeds?
The V6 also is a different animal to a TS & not everyone wants/likes a car that handles as if it's on rails....sort of takes the fun out of it. The 916 isn't the best handling car but that's not the point & hopefully no one thinks they are anyway. They're certainly not the worst either, IMO extremely good for a fwd as are many other marques. Not holding up as a driver's car, IMO, depends on how good a driver you are or think you are.
As for appreciation road tax & maintenance don't count as expenses, they're running costs, especially if it's your daily driver or even 2nd car.
Nice of you to try & explain your earlier post but I still don't get it? If I were you I'd buy another type of car that would give you a better driving experience or are you agreeing that 916s are more than just about the drive?
Here's a link to a German video that shows how much fun can be had in a 916...V6 of course.
My German's not very good, actually pretty non existent, I hope they're not saying it handles like a pig let's get the Porsche!!??