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Old Yesterday, 03:43 PM   #3811
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I’ve always assumed that the Great Recession had a big impact on 987.2/997.2 colors; fewer cars built, I assume fewer cars ordered with more being ordered for dealer stock, and maybe a greater reluctance to buy cars in flashy colors even for those that were ordered.

I don’t have any data on that beyond the small number of total cars built, but it all makes sense.
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I’ve always assumed that the Great Recession had a big impact on 987.2/997.2 colors; fewer cars built, I assume fewer cars ordered with more being ordered for dealer stock, and maybe a greater reluctance to buy cars in flashy colors even for those that were ordered.

I don’t have any data on that beyond the small number of total cars built, but it all makes sense.

Yes, I believe that to be the case as well.

What do you think the reasoning is on non-GT 991 and 992s as the conservative exterior colors seem to extend them as well?
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Based on the demographics of 911 buyers, it's not surprising most of the cars are painted in conservative colors.
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Based on the demographics of 911 buyers, it's not surprising most of the cars are painted in conservative colors.
I would get a GT car in a loud color for sure, but while I’d still search for a non-silver/grey/white/black regular 911, I can certainly understand going for a more sedate color. Ideally, a nice elegant metallic blue, dark red, etc. would be nice. But I have no problem with a GT silver 911 with a nice interior.
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Based on the demographics of 911 buyers, it's not surprising most of the cars are painted in conservative colors.

Agreed…

As one of my friends whom is a Porsche tech at the ATL factory service center has stated, “Only older, wealthy individuals can afford 992s.”
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Agreed…

As one of my friends whom is a Porsche tech at the ATL factory service center has stated, “Only older, wealthy individuals can afford 992s.”
LOL. Is that true?

Majority of transactions that I see are men paying for the vehicle from their business. Which seems…..déclassé to me. Yes. I am judging.

They’re not all older wealthy people, is my point. They’re middle aged people who are subsidizing as a business expense. Which, if I was a client and knew this, I would not do business with such a person.
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Hate to break it to everyone here, but middle aged = older
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Hate to break it to everyone here, but middle aged = older
Fair point, my friend.
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Agreed…

As one of my friends whom is a Porsche tech at the ATL factory service center has stated, “Only older, wealthy individuals can afford 992s.”
That why I thought this comment was interesting for that Porsche article

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That being said, the normalish cars — Cayenne, Macan — they flow through the system and the people that need a payment of $900 versus $1,200, we can do that.
Never thought of a new Porsche buyer as a monthly payment type
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