Porsche 997 GT3 Ownership, A Review


Owning a garage filled with my favorite cars is a lottery dream come true.  Some people want to drive luxury cars.  Others want sports cars.  I prefer a balance of all things I enjoy about the automotive world; a compact car, a sports car, a convertible, a canyon carver, and a four-seat grand tourer.

It’s easy to get lost in those dreams.  Those dreams don’t come with taxes, insurance, maintenance, practicality issues, and other expenses.  Sometimes, we’re lucky just to own one car of our dream garage.

The Porsche 911 GT3 would fit in as my sports car.

David Walton is a guest writer for The Truth About Cars.  He is a Porsche enthusiast and writes about how he bought the car, his ownership experience, the comparison with his previous cars, and different elements of the Porsche altogether.

"As I window shopped for new cars I also perused the Autotrader website and came across an intriguing advertisement for a 997 GT3.  Since the car was introduced, I had intensely desired Porsche’s GT3 from the 997 family, and if Halicki’s Gone in 60 Seconds cult classic were improbably re-made to fit my biography, my “Eleanor” would be a 997 GT3. – Ownership Review: Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Vintage) – The Truth About Cars"

The Porsche 997 GT3 is known as one of the last great Porsches.  It has three pedals, a short-geared six-speed manual, proper steering feel, and tremendous throttle response.

The latest variant of the Porsche GT3 is one of my personal favorites.  Unfortunately, I won’t be owning one any time soon.  However, David explains his ownership experience; not just the great advantages of a Porsche 997 GT3, but the downsides as well.

It’s worth the read.  It may even make you feel better about the car you own in your garage or your driveway.  Chances are, you’re making less trips to the gas station than that Porsche GT3, and it isn’t just because of a lead foot.