What used Porsche 911 coupe will I get for my budget?
You’ll need around £50,000 to get yourself behind the wheel of a 911 of this generation. That’ll buy you a 2012 Carrera or possibly a Carrera S from 2012 with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from a trader or an independent dealer. Spend between £55,000 and £60,000 and you’ll get a 2013 car, while £60,000 to £65,000 will see a 2014 car on your driveway. £70,000 to £75,000 will put the keys to a 2015 911 in your pocket. Expect to pay more for the Turbo models, and more still for the special GT2 and 3 and RS versions.
How much does it cost to run a Porsche 911 coupe?
The old adage if you have to ask you can’t afford it probably holds true here. The 911 will be expensive to run, both in terms of fuel consumption, car tax and insurance. Expect spare parts to be pricey, and servicing costs likewise. The only thing to say in the 911’s favour is that you’re unlikely to suffer much in the way of depreciation, as the Porsche’s popularity means these cars are always in high demand.
By way of comparison, the latest 911 Carrera 3.0 claims an average fuel consumption of 34mpg in its most efficient trim, and CO2 emissions of 190g/km. The more powerful Carrera S claims a high of 32.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 199g/km. Annual car tax for cars registered before April 2017 is based on CO2 emissions, and so expect your 911 to be expensive. Those registered after that date will pay a basic annual charge, currently £140 a year, but will also pay a luxury car supplementary tax currently £310 a year. Insurance groups for the present 911s range from 47 to 50.