For many, the Porsche GTS trim level is the “do it all” choice of their lineup. Plenty of sportiness and special feel without Turbo or GT sacrifices on ride quality and, of course, price. A GTS is something you can get away with using 365 days a year if the weather permits it, no matter if it’s the trim you choose for the Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, or even the Macan and Cayenne. For me, the 911 GTS is the sweet spot given how unforgiving the GT3 can ride on less-than-perfect roads and is the smart buy, as it can save you tens of thousands on the purchase price over a GT model. I say that in an absolute ideal scenario because today’s car, a 2016 GTS up for sale in Portland, maybe doesn’t save you all that much.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS on eBay
Model: 911 Carrera GTS
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed Doppelkupplung automatic
Mileage: 11,707 mi
Location: Portland, Oregon
Price: Reserve Auction
Sapphire Blue Metallic
18/26 MPG City/Hwy
This is a really cool spec with Sapphire Blue Metallic over Agate Grey upholstery. I would have bet a lot this was going to be a black interior, but the Agate is a little change of pace. As for options, you get the 14-way seats, the always nice SportDesign steering wheel, ParkAssist, all leather in place of the Alcantara, Power Steering Plus, and the PDK gearbox. This added up to a tidy sticker price of $128,000 back in 2016. Today’s price? Well, not much better.
This one has an asking price of $124,900. Yes, 11,000 miles and a discount of $3,000. I know this is a cool color and the miles are low, but you are in the same ballpark as the GT3 with this money. I just can’t see myself sitting with a choice of a 991 GTS and a 991 GT3 for nearly the same money and picking the GTS. Don’t get me wrong, for $100,000, I’m all for the GTS, but another $125,000 for a six-year-old GTS? Tell me I’m not alone here.
Nice car, but I wouldn’t call it a good deal. This dealer makes a regular practice of buying cars from private sellers and other dealers and turning them around with an extra $15-20K in the asking price. I see many of these cars sitting around for a long time, so I’m not sure what their strategy is in this. I suspect they want to hold enough inventory that they can effectively set the market for 911 pricing in the pacific NW. They probably have more late model 911s than any other dealership north of San Francisco.
It’s definitely a nice spec with low miles, but the PDK kills it for me. An automatic takes the fun out of a sports car for me. As a daily driver the PDK makes perfect sense. In any other time this 6 year old 911 would be worth maybe 50% of its original sticker. Throw in a few bucks for the color and low miles and this *should* be a $70k car. Not in 2022! If I wanted one of these I’d keep my powder dry for a year or so and buy one for much less when this crazy bubble pops.
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