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You are in the Porsche 911
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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#1513 of 2175 Re: Auction [bsissi]
Apr 12, 2007 (7:38 am)
How do you like the car. I really want to get the 2004 911 aniversary but they are asking 60k. The car has 13,600 miles and it looks like new. The seats don't even look like someone has sat in them. Have you had any problems. What will you do about the warranty once the factory one runs out. Have you priced a 3rd party extended because the dealer told me that Porsche will not sell you a warranty unless you buy the vehicle from them. How much does the warranty cost?
Thanks again for the help.
#1514 of 2175 Re: How much room to negotiate do the dealers have on pre-owned inventory? [ringleader6]
Apr 12, 2007 (9:48 am)
PCNA charges nothing except for the $1600.00 for the Warranty...
#1515 of 2175 To warranty or not to warranty
Apr 12, 2007 (1:02 pm)
I am getting closer to my decision to buy a 2004 Anniversary edition 911 Carrera (13,600 miles). The vehicle is CPO so I have almost 3 years left on the warranty. My latest struggle with this purchase is whether or not to buy an extended warranty from Nation wide (6 years, 100K for $4,400) or from the dealer (6 years, 100K for 3,999) or to go without an extended once the CPO warranty expires. My rationale for no warranty is these cars are well built, have received great quality ratings and warranty's are typically a waste of money. My rationale for getting a warranty is piece of mind that should a major failure occur, I will be covered (hopefully). Let me know your thoughts and whether you decided to go without warranty.
#1516 of 2175 Re: To warranty or not to warranty [thesnausage]
Apr 12, 2007 (2:33 pm)
I believe that you will find that you have plenty of time/miles before the deadline to buy the extended coverage. Save your money over time and do it.
#1517 of 2175 Re: Auction [thesnausage]
Apr 12, 2007 (2:51 pm)
I love the car. It uses a lot of oil though. The dealer has it for repair under warranty.
#1518 of 2175 Re: How much room to negotiate do the dealers have on pre-owned inventory? [vwguild1]
Apr 12, 2007 (5:31 pm)
RE: Allocations remain tight and '06 sales figures
I wish you had reported not just '06 figures but sales in '07 and monthly sales in '07 compared to the same month in '06. I read recently that Porsche sales have significantly decreased in the last six months. (This is notsurprising: the Cayenne is on a downward slope, the Cayman hasn't taken off despite some new lease programs, and the 911 costs serious money. With housing prices going down, the "wealth effect" ---"honey, look we're rich: our house is now worth 900K and we can pull some money out" no longer holds.) In New England dealers still have nice (i.e, minimally optioned but with nice colors) new '06 911s on the lot with monthly interest payments that must be killing them.
McMansions and Porsches are now in a buyers market.
#1519 of 2175 Re: My experience..The Cayman [topspin628]
Apr 12, 2007 (5:46 pm)
Topspin, I know you directed your question at Habitat1 who is very knowledgeable but I wanted to chime in. I have considered a 911 for daily use in New England but can't convince myself it would work. Here are a couple of ideas that maybe you haven't considered. The upward egress out of a 911 can be tough enough unless you are 19 years old in jeans. But it must be very difficult for a middle aged guy in business wear onto a slippary surface. Secondly, I suspect that in snowy/icy conditions you couldn't be as protective of the body and finish as you might like. Parking in outdoor lots surrounded by SUVs and shopping carriages, trying to keep it clean, etc. could become aggravating. Finally, you would defintely want some winter tires and wheels and I could only guess what that might cost. Maybe 3-4K for good tires and cheapo wheels?
But here is a solution. I love my Cayenne. Great ground clearance, good visibility, good all weather capability , rear wiper (optional and rare on a 911) and rear window defrost, etc.
#1520 of 2175 Re: How much room to negotiate do the dealers have on pre-owned inventory? [blckislandguy]
Apr 13, 2007 (4:22 am)
McMansions and Porsches are now in a buyers market.
According to my dealer, the slowdown that he has seen from the "wealth effect" you refer to has actually impacted the Boxster and Cayman more than the 911. And would have impacted the Cayenne, if not for the new model.
On another subject, I'm looking forward to a test drive later this summer of the new base Cayenne with the 6-speed manual transmission. My dealer has indicated he will order one "just to tempt me". Well equiped, it should come in at around $50k and with the upgraded engine and manual transmission, he thinks it will match the performance of the previous Cayenne S automatic. If only the new Cayenne S came with a stick.
#1521 of 2175 Re: How much room to negotiate do the dealers have on pre-owned inventory? [blckislandguy]
Apr 13, 2007 (10:14 am)
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#1522 of 2175 Re: My experience..The Cayman [blckislandguy]
Apr 13, 2007 (11:32 am)
Thanks, I would love to hear about your Cayenne. I remember cross shopping it with the BMW X5 I wound up leasing. At the time the BMW felt more solid and heavier which for me was more of the SUV feel I wanted. The Cay seemed lighter and the doors didn't close with the thud of a "german car". How do you like it and why? Is it "car like". How's the gas mileage and reliability.