2022 Porsche 911 Strangely Sells Without Huge Markup on Cars and Bids
With the way the market for used cars is at the moment, getting a good deal on anything is a momentous occasion. However, there are certain vehicles that are in such hot demand without matching supply that used examples are selling for more than brand new ones. The 2022 Porsche 911 is one of those vehicles, especially higher trim models like the Turbo and Turbo S. So, seeing this ultra-low mileage example sell for a reasonable price was a bit shocking.
This 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S has over $30,000 in options alone
This gorgeous blue 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s recently sold on Cars and Bids. It packs quite a lot of desirable options, including the sought-after seven-speed manual transmission. While a quick search around the internet will find you no shortage of used 992 Porsche 911s for sale with huge markups, this one actually came in under MSRP. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that it was sold by a dealer!
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is a sort of middle-of-the-road offering for the 911 lineup. It’s all-wheel drive and sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds, thanks to its 443 horsepower turbocharged flat-six. The Porsche website states the starting price of the 4S is $130,300. So, with the $30,220 in options, the grand total of this car’s MSRP comes in at $160,520.
However, this car’s final sale price was a “mere” $153,000. That may seem a bit extreme for a used Porsche. However, the car only has 400 miles on the odometer, and it’s backed by the Porsche certified pre-owned warranty. Someone just made off with a killer deal!
This 2022 Porsche 911 features just about every must-have option one could imagine. It has the ever-important front-axle lift system and the desirable seven-speed manual transmission. In addition, it features the Sport, SportDesign, and Premium packages. This means it has package-specific exhaust, bumpers, side skirts, and features like driver assistance.
Yes, it’s an expensive car. However, this sale price is a great deal for this specific expensive car. Even if you can’t afford a 911, this should be a good sign.
Are used car prices going down again?
Despite projections that the semiconductor shortage will push long through 2023, it seems that prices are trending down just a bit. Of course, the price of used cars is still quite a bit high relative to recent history. However, this Porsche 911 auction is the glistening beacon of hope that all of us car enthusiasts need. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel!
OK, that may be a bit dramatic. However, you understand the point. Some rich person just got a great deal on a rich-person spec and virtually brand new Porsche 911. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Maybe, just maybe, this means that here in a few months’ time, the already surprisingly affordable Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster will be even more affordable. That, in its own right, is something that everyone can celebrate.
Except for the owners of those cars, incidentally.