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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#2096 of 2170 your posting
Mar 13, 2010 (8:06 am)
"Oh yeah... as far as getting a 993? Have you seen the asking prices for those? Maybe the greatest 911, ever... but, it's just nuts.. Basically, a collector car, now.. If I get a 996, I could use it as my daily driver.. It's a pretty long model run... is there a year when they get better? (1997-2005).
I'm probably not going to end up with the Porsche... too many variables, as far as maintenance/repair costs... but, it's nice to think about.."
the 993 series ended in 1998....for 996's generally most reviewers would recommend later model yrs, or independent review to confirm that main seal issues were addressed. an (independent) p.p.i. is needed in all cases.
993 prices are high (as are the 964's which have basically same power train, and 5sp trans...but for many of us are preferable because of body style). BUT you are correct whatever the series Porsche ownership is expensive (even if you are a DIY type parts costs can be very high)...so best not to stretch the budget but wait for a moment in time when it best fits....and in the meantime spend some time and determine the model/series which you would target.
#2097 of 2170 2008 C4S approaching 900 miles
Mar 13, 2010 (10:28 pm)
Took my C4S up to the City of Tiburon (North of San Francisco) . Drove on hwy 280 and hwy 101. Crossed the Golden Gate Bridge . Perfect weather ! C4S was just a blast to drive . Solid and quick (even though I could only rev up to 4000 rpms) . Handled the curves and hills of hwy 101 in Marin County like it was on rails. 1100 mile left for break in period is over ! Then the real fun begins !
Not a single problem so far and a lot of fun to drive ! Note : Had a young boy yell out of his father's Audi Q7 on 19th ave. , saying " Cool Car ! " . If you are thinking of buying one ... do it ! Haven't been disappointed at all !
#2099 of 2170 2008 C4S approaching 1100 miles
Mar 22, 2010 (8:54 pm)
Sad to report a problem with my C4S .... CD player now has started having a clicking sound when playing the CD's. Sounds like a scratch from the old LP days. AM/FM radio is fine as well as the Nav. , so I know it must be the CD player. Taking it in for service to get it repaired. Under warrantee so I'm not worried !
Hope this is it ! Rest of the car is super ! Solid and fast !
#2100 of 2170 2006 carrera s Tip question
Mar 23, 2010 (12:58 am)
First great forum, and thank you everyone in advance for any help. OK so last July, I purchased a 2006 Porsche pre owned certified Carrera S Tiptroninic with power boosted brake system with ceramic brake disc 12.99 inch diameter. 19 inch wheels light alloy. Has PASM; ABS; PSM; ABD; ASR, full navigation system, power seats, full CD changer, heated seats and a few other extras that came with the car when new. It had one owner and was a leased vehicle. Came with 36,000 miles.
I paid $51,500 for it from a dealership June 2009, which after reading a few things from experts on here, seems OK but for one thing. My concern is they could not produce the service records, and a few people have mentioned that as a potential warning sign. The dealership bought it at an auction.
Since it was the dealership and it had the pre owned certified coverage as well as a clean car fax, I figured no mtn. records was not a huge deal. So I didn't take it to any other garages, as after I drove it, was so floored, and to pay that for a car that the car fax reported to cost over 100G new with its extras...well I just figured that price was fair as they were asking 54,000. Here on this site and one other, kelley actually said 65, the car was worth 60 G at least.
Did I make a mistake not taking it to an independent garage to check it?
Should I take it to another garage or Porsche dealer in the area to get it serviced for it's yearly oil change and check this summer? They had done the 40,000 check which was the final selling point.
Bottom line, if there are any issues how long before something shows in a 997? I know some of the 996's owners have horrible reviews, but even those are rare.
So far it's been great but I've only put 6 G miles on it since the sale. Thanks for any help or advice.
#2101 of 2170 Re: 2006 carrera s Tip question [birdtrip]
Mar 23, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I don't see what you're worried about since it's a certified car with extended warranty. Service records are nice to have especially on something like an early 911 (1966 to 1973), but you usually don't get them. When people buy a newer car they're not thinking that records might be nice to go with the car 40 years from now. Ask your dealer to print out what they have on the car. I bought my 2006 911 coup exactly two years ago. The coverage goes to 2012. No problems. Great car. Has the 19" wheels, and the carrera GT silver color which is a $3,000 + extra. No nav. Six speed manual. Leather seats. Paid $65,000, plus tax with 13,000 miles. Love the car. Can't even think of selling it. If I buy a newer Porsche, I will probably keep this one, too. They depreciate so damn much, why sell them. I want a 72 911 coup that appreciates every year - leaf green, tangerine, or signal orange would be nice.
#2102 of 2170 2000 911 Carrera Pricing
Apr 04, 2010 (4:15 pm)
Looking at a 2000 911 Carrera coupe with low miles (14K). Dealer priced at 39K. Most pricing references such as Edmunds and kbb top out at 25K even if you plug in options and "outstanding" condition, which is a little generous. Car is not listed as "certified." What gives?
#2103 of 2170 Re: 2000 911 Carrera Pricing [zervs]
Apr 04, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Sounds way too expensive. In the Chicago area that kind of dollars gets a 3 or 4 year newer car. Suspect that Porsche will not certify a 10 year old car.
#2104 of 2170 Re: 2000 911 Carrera Pricing [zervs]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 04, 2010 (4:29 pm)
What gives is that the dealer is crazy.
He thinks that the extra low miles are worth some kind of gold. I priced out 120 ads for year 2000 911s, all types, all mileages, and the average asking price was $27,000. So given the possibility of a 5 to 10% "give " on asking prices, the price guides seem dead on.
You could even buy a 2000 Carrera 4 cabriolet with 14,000 for around $30K.
Laugh as you drive by the dealership and wave.
#2105 of 2170 Re: 2000 911 Carrera Pricing [zervs]
Apr 04, 2010 (4:33 pm)
no need for any porsche dealer to certify. price for early series 996 on the high side, but guess this exceptionally high price tag based on low mileage. Whether you purchase from a dealer or not you would want to have an INDEPENDENT p.p.i. done including leakdown test.
the 996 series - especially early yrs like the one you are looking at are prone to main seal failures and you would want to make sure the car has been "fixed" considering its not been driven much imo,