Hey everyone, just looking to get your guys opinions on a possible sell/acquisition of a new vehicle. I'm considering selling my 2011 WRX with ~33000 kms, to put the money on a used 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo with only 40K miles. I live in Newfoundland, Canada and would be flying to the US to drive the Porsche back if I decide to pull the trigger. Not sure if anyone on here knows this, but I am 21 years old and am an Engineering student working towards my degree. I have been able to get several very good workterms with large companies, so I am by no means a spoiled kid. I've got less than $8K left to pay on my WRX, which I have paid for 100% myself. The 911 would be a joint venture between me and my father, as he has been looking at getting a sports car for what seems like forever, but has never been able to really afford one until now. My plan is to sell the WRX, pay off my loan, and then use the rest to pay for almost all of my half of the 911. When I graduate with my degree, my plan was to let my father have the car solely as his, as my gift to him for helping me pay for my education (as of now its been paid for by scholarships I earned).
My plan would be to buy the 911 and then come winter time, I would finance a 3-4 year old used base impreza to use as a winter commuter car while the 911 is stored away. I could have the Impreza paid off in just a year at most, as my university is a co-op program, which means I have a 4 month semester of school, and then a 4 month paid workterm, which continues like that until I graduate.
The winter weather we get here in Newfoundland is pretty harsh, and even with the WRX, the power becomes totally unusable during the winter months here, with the potholes, salt, sand and snow/freezing rain we get. Still not 100% sure whether I will pull the trigger on this one, but I am seriously thinking about it, as it seems like a good oppurtunity for me to get a very nice car to use during 6-7 months of decent weather we get here.
If anyone has any advice or feedback it would be greatly appreciated, especially from any previous or current 911 owners, or even moreso Turbo owners (Teflon chime in here please lol). Please express any and all opinions regarding the subject matter! You guys have guided me and inspired me (thank you Lokey!) on my many of my mods in terms of what to do/not to do, and what to do first and I really appreciate your feedback! By far the nicest online community I've been apart of Also, not sure if this is in the right forum or not, apologies if it isn't, but I thought it kinda is a 911 vs WRX thing :P