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#1016 of 2175 2001 911 Turbo-Advice sought please.
Oct 12, 2006 (10:31 am)
i am still in the hunt for my dream car. i was thinking of stepping up into a 2001 911 Turbo with very low miles.
1. its a non porsche dealer. (they sell exotics and have been around forever, but nonetheless, not an authorized dealer. is there a drawback to buying an expensive car like this?
2. how dependable were the 2001 Turbos? did they also have the rms leak?
3. the price is $74,000.00 even and it only has 9000 miles on it. is this a fair price?
4. is the maintenence much much higher on a turbo than a non-turbo or about the same ie oil change, tuneup?
any other thoughts about the 2001 turbo would be helpful.
thanks very much
#1017 of 2175 Re: 2001 911 Turbo-Advice sought please. [erichochman]
Oct 12, 2006 (1:11 pm)
1. My frined who traded in his leased 2001 Turbo on a 2006 C2S said it was resold by the dealer for $73k+/- with a 4 year/100k total CPO Warranty. It had 11,000 miles, with factory and certified upgrades that took it to 520hp/520 ft-lbs. The CPO warrantly would be worth a lot to me. What can/will the selling dealer provide?
2. Turbos, as far as I have been able to research, do NOT have the RMS leak issue, nor do GT3's.
3. Not sure on the price, since I never shopped for one. But I would point out that a brand new well equiped 2006/7 C2S could be purchased for about $80-$85k and would be almost as quick as a stock (non "S" / X51) 2001 Turbo. That would be a reality check for me, even though I would concede the Turbo is more unique. It has also been speculated that used 996 Turbo prices are falling due to the availability of the 997 Turbo and its significant improvements at a relatively competitive price to what the last 996's Turbo S's sold for. That prbably doesn't have as much of an impact on a 2001.
4. No idea on the maintenance.
5. Other - I would ask for full documentation (annual/routine maintenance, mileage logs, etc). I apologize for sounding like a broken record, but since I have 10,000 miles on my 1 year old 911, I remain cautiously suspiscious of cars that have only been driven 9,000 miles in 5-6 years. And, if you get very serious, I'd have a Porsche mechanic do a complete inspection.
#1018 of 2175 Re: 2001 911 Turbo-Advice sought please. [habitat1]
Oct 12, 2006 (7:14 pm)
I agree. Even though I am a huge turbo fan and currently have a deposit on a 997TT, I would rather have a new 997S anyday than a 2001 Turbo. As stated the performance difference is not that great and I think the new interiors are much improved. I like the fact that I would have a full factory warranty. Just my 2cents. Good luck.
#1019 of 2175 Re: GT3 questions [amhjms]
Oct 12, 2006 (7:28 pm)
Never heard of a backseat in a GT3. No roll cage in US models I am told. I think you should consider a 997. The 2007 models are going for around 5% off MSRP and the new 06 models are going for 10-11% off MSRP. Great deals. If you plan on doing alot of track time that maybe the GT3 is for you. I agree with the post that you should test a used GT3 for a sense of what ownership may be like. Cheers.
#1020 of 2175 Re: 2001 911 Turbo-Advice sought please. [habitat1]
Oct 13, 2006 (5:35 am)
Thanks very much. It was a big help!
Have a nice weekend.
#1022 of 2175 Re: buying a Porsche [porschetarga4s]
Oct 16, 2006 (10:34 am)
I am in the market for a 911 carrers S coupe no one will give back on the price , you suggest don in folsom ? i am in so-cal.. will he barter on price? if so give me his number please
#1023 of 2175 Re: buying a Porsche [newbe3]
Oct 17, 2006 (5:24 am)
I'm not sure of the state of the market in southern California, but a former business partner got $7,000 off on a Cayman S in the San Francisco area a couple of months ago and could have gotten a similar deal on a 911.
Given the wide variety of colors and optional equipment, you should do an internet search of all California dealer inventories and find cars that you would be interested in. Then contact the dealers by phone or in person with the price you are willing to pay.
I guess from your name that you are a "newbie" to Porsche. Don't act like one. Do your research in advance, know what you are willing to pay, find an in-stock car through the Porsche web site and cut a deal if you can. Move on to another dealer if you can't. But any initial conversation with a Porsche dealer that you start with a general "do you barter on price" is likely to get a cold shoulder. Especially if you are in your 20's and drove in with a Toyota. Or just don't appear or act credible in general.
Good luck and don't get hell bent on staying in California if the dealers are not competitive. My dealer ships 4-5 cars to California every year from Pittsburgh. From what I saw of the previous deal from Folsom, it was no deal. And that poster never returned to explain what drugs he was taking to get a 911C4S up to $125k. Roll your sleeves up and get cracking - there are decent deals out there that you can do yourself, if you really are serious.
#1025 of 2175 Re: buying a Porsche [spiritinthesky]
Oct 17, 2006 (3:38 pm)
sounds good. seems easier said than done all i want is a seal gray 911 s coupe with nav. got quoted 86,400 out the door here in so cal. and just have to order it....but will anyone deal?? not sure how to surf cal. web sites. Also porsche sales people treat you like s_i_. You would think spending lots of green would mean something..any way thanks for the info.