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      04-05-2020, 12:35 PM   #1
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F80 M3 to 992

It has been a very long time since I posted here, but I wanted to share my experience after selling my F80 back in late 2017 and receiving the 992 earlier this year. So I will start of by saying that I really regretted selling my F80 and moving to an x5, my car was an early build that I picked up in 2014 and had all the options available at the time except for CCBs. I must say that the M3 is one of the best value of money cars available, it offers an incredible driving experience/fit and finish. Things I miss about the M are its dual nature, daily usability and how mod friendly the platform was. Stepping into the 992S is a huge step up in performance, handling, and seemingly endless traction. For spirited driving I would choose the Porsche any day, as it offers a very raw experience, however for daily commute I do miss the M for its more comfortable ride on the highways and better insulation. Please let me know if you guys have any questions.
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Thanks for the feedback! What lip was that on your M3?
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It has been a very long time since I posted here, but I wanted to share my experience after selling my F80 back in late 2017 and receiving the 992 earlier this year. So I will start of by saying that I really regretted selling my F80 and moving to an x5, my car was an early build that I picked up in 2014 and had all the options available at the time except for CCBs. I must say that the M3 is one of the best value of money cars available, it offers an incredible driving experience/fit and finish. Things I miss about the M are its dual nature, daily usability and how mod friendly the platform was. Stepping into the 992S is a huge step up in performance, handling, and seemingly endless traction. For spirited driving I would choose the Porsche any day, as it offers a very raw experience, however for daily commute I do miss the M for its more comfortable ride on the highways and better insulation. Please let me know if you guys have any questions.
Beautiful! I made a similar transition but I definitely didn't feel any regret at any point though! Enjoy the 992. Such a marvelous car.
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Both beautiful cars. Congrats on the Porsche!
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Congrats on that beautiful 992! You have it nicely specced!! Love those wheels with sport design package. I switched from M4 to 991.2 and never looked back....no regrets. My M4 was a total letdown after wanting and Mcar since the E46. Steering was numb without any feedback. Congrats on that 992!!!

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Thank you all for the positive comments, great to see how many people on here did the same switch.
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Thanks for the feedback! What lip was that on your M3?
Its the vorsteiner style lip bought from rw carbon, really nice fit and finish
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I think a lot of M owners want to step up to porsche.

Itís the natural way when you like German sports cars and go from $60k cost to $120k cost of car (and donít want a factory track car + trailer, or a much faster but American badged car)

That being said, Iím glad youíre enjoying your new car and enjoy in good health.

Edit: I went with an old modded turbo myself after f80 so I get it
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Nice! Is that front bumper part of the Sport Package? Looks much better.

Enjoy
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Nice! Is that front bumper part of the Sport Package? Looks much better.

Enjoy
Yes, sports design package is an expensive (~$3k for front only, ~$5k all around) but totally worth it option, really makes the front end look much better.
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Nice! Is that front bumper part of the Sport Package? Looks much better.

Enjoy
Yes, sports design package is an expensive (~$3k for front only, ~$5k all around) but totally worth it option, really makes the front end look much better.
Much improved, looks like 991 turbo too. Nice!
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Nice!!

I replaced my Vette and kept the M3 though
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I had a chance to flog the 992 and 991.2 GT3 at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson a couple of months ago.

-992 is a smooth operator
-It's got ridiculous straight-line speed, but it disguises its speed
-Sport exhaust sounds good even with the FI engine
-Looks markedly better than the 991

But the GT3 made it feel like a waste of time. I got back in my M4 and knew the only Porsche I'd be happy in is the one built by Porsche's motorsport team.
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Nice!!

I replaced my Vette and kept the M3 though
Gorgeous 992! ... and the Vette as well
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I had a chance to flog the 992 and 991.2 GT3 at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson a couple of months ago.

-992 is a smooth operator
-It's got ridiculous straight-line speed, but it disguises its speed
-Sport exhaust sounds good even with the FI engine
-Looks markedly better than the 991

But the GT3 made it feel like a waste of time. I got back in my M4 and knew the only Porsche I'd be happy in is the one built by Porsche's motorsport team.
Agree, the GT3 is an experience! But probably not the best daily driver. Lucky for some, they can have both, someone down in my neighborhood has two black 911's, a 991.2 Turbo Cab and 991.2 GT3, and of course the wife has a Cayenne. He's one lucky SOB
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Agree, the GT3 is an experience! But probably not the best daily driver. Lucky for some, they can have both, someone down in my neighborhood has two black 911's, a 991.2 Turbo Cab and 991.2 GT3, and of course the wife has a Cayenne. He's one lucky SOB
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. the only Porsche I'd be happy in is the one built by Porsche's motorsport team.
Lucky for you 996 and 997 cup are like $50-$60k used cars these days.

Also, I believe the RS versions are the homologation specials for the RSR
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Nice!!

I replaced my Vette and kept the M3 though
Is that a z06? What do you think after making the switch? Did you overhear your c7z at the track?

Iíve got vette on my radar screen, especially the older ones to modify and track hard.
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Is that a z06? What do you think after making the switch? Did you overhear your c7z at the track?

Iíve got vette on my radar screen, especially the older ones to modify and track hard.
C7 Z06s can't handle the heat which is the opposite of our awesome F8Xs. Sht design. I do love the way they look, though.
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C7 Z06s can't handle the heat which is the opposite of our awesome F8Xs. Sht design. I do love the way they look, though.
Agreed. F80 cooling is amazing.

I thought later c7z and zr1 fixed the cooling
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congrats on the P-Car
definitely going for 718 or 911 for next car.
Miss driving Porsche, theres no substitute��
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Nice!!

I replaced my Vette and kept the M3 though
Looking good! how are you enjoying it so far
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