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#2039 of 2170 I need average maintenance cost for 911 1999-02
Aug 16, 2009 (5:00 pm)
Hello fellow Porsche experts and lovers. I am new to Porsche and new in USA so I need urgent detailed information about maintenance fees please.
I am planing to finally get my first Porsche and I just came to live to Miami so I would really appreciate advice and feedback from you dear experts about the average annual maintenance fees and normal repairs so I can inlcude it on my yearly budget.
The car will definitely be a 911 996 model (1999 to 2002 depending on price), convertible and automatic because I plan to use it as my daily driver (consider average 10 - 12000 miles per year).
Please be son kind to help me with this info before I go car hunting. Any buying recommendation will be highly appreciated as too!!
#2041 of 2170 Re: Stopped by local dealer today.. [kyfdx]
Aug 16, 2009 (6:46 pm)
That's a yummy asking price! From a Porsche dealer? There's a guy madmanmoo who sells Porsches in Atlanta here on Town Hall. Maybe he can run a VIn and maybe get a service history for you.
Aug 19, 2009 (12:14 pm)
I had a 2006 911 C4 Cab then a 2008 Boxster. I've been Porsche-less for a while but a 2009 911 White Coupe PDK is being delivered late this afternoon. I'm as excited over it as I was waiting for my 2006 911 C4 to arrive from Germany. This one's only coming from Hilton Head, SC.
#2043 of 2170 Re: Stopped by local dealer today.. [nyccarguy]
Aug 21, 2009 (10:37 am)
I just delivered a '93 C2 964 yesterday. 28k original miles. Polar Silver. Engine sealed up like Fort Knox. Nice ride! Happy man.
It's pretty unusual for us to find something like.
#2044 of 2170 Re: He's Back [dweiser]
Aug 21, 2009 (10:38 am)
Grats! You're going to have a blast!
#2045 of 2170 Re: I need average maintenance cost for 911 1999-02 [jvalencia]
Aug 28, 2009 (1:06 pm)
I'm new to the forum today, so may have missed some of the replies.
Buying any used car, you should get as much information as possible.
PIP (diagnostics readout), service history and CarFax are very helpful in getting to know the car's history.
I bought a 2003 Cabriolet last year from a Porsche dealer. Paid a little extra, but received the benefit of an extended warranty for piece of mind.
My car is a weekend driver, so I'm not as good a source of cost. If you go to a Porsche dealer for an oil change and evaluation, expect to spend $200.
#2046 of 2170 993 or a 997?
Aug 31, 2009 (9:30 am)
I'm also new to the forum and would appreciate your comments.
I am considering purchasing a previously owned 911 in the coming months and the dilemma I have is should I buy a 993 (a 1996, 97 or 98) or a 997 (2005 or 06)? While I love the classic model 993, I know the limitations of the air cooled car. I owned a 1987 and had a terrible time with the air conditioning system and also understand that maintenance is more expensive on the older air cooled cars.
The 997 is a great looking car with more power and advances in the electronics and safety.
Would anyone/everyone like to comment on the two models and discuss the pros and cons of owning and maintaining each? Thanks!
#2047 of 2170 Re: 993 or a 997? [bcd17]
Aug 31, 2009 (10:05 am)
As a 997 owner, I may be a bit biased but to me there is no comparison. As commonly stated, I would buy the newest Porsche you can afford. 997 is light years ahead of the 993 with one exception...aura of air cooled engine. I would definitely buy the 997.
#2048 of 2170 Re: 993 or a 997? [ksccts]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 31, 2009 (10:15 am)
I'd agree, unless you are a fanatic and must have the "feel" of the 993----and there is a difference in feel, most definitely, from a 997.
I'm not sure a 993 is any more expensive to maintain---I'd guess the other way 'round.