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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#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,
#2106 of 2170 Re: 2006 carrera s Tip question [buylow]
Apr 04, 2010 (5:52 pm)
Thanks Buylow; yah my coverage goes to end of 2011. the car is sick; only reason I would want records is just to have em', piece of mind. I worry too much, but I guess I don't worry all the time or I would not have been buying a Porsche in 2009 when they were talking about the world imploding. :<) Bottom line for the price, you can't even put a dollar value on these cars in terms of enjoyability. Thanks again, and I like your color choices; all my cars are always black. I need to brighten up:<) Isn't the Carrera GT like 300 at least brand new or is that the GT3? quite the deal u got there bro at 65G 3 years old, man you want to run my business :<). I love my 19 inchers too, they handle better than an NBA 1 guard. Not to jinx it, but other people have told me 2006 was a great year for 911's of all types. I doubt I'll ever sell mine just maybe hand it down to a younger family member. If I am lucky to make 50-7 more years-I will go turbo as that has always been my dream the 911 turbo, but having the 997 I thank the big electron every day. PS I have the Nav. system, and I love it, but this is my every day car save for snow days when I use our other car-2000Audi. Hope I didn't make too many of you old schoolers cringe, but I love the creature comforts as my car is loaded, and for a Porsche; a child could drive it. Shifting on the steering wheel is sacreligious to some on here, but I love it.
#2107 of 2170 Re: 2006 carrera s Tip question [birdtrip]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 04, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I think a Carrera GT was more like $600K..
911 GT3 is about $115K + options..
#2108 of 2170 Re: To warranty or not to warranty [thesnausage]
Apr 08, 2010 (9:51 pm)
Yes, I own this vehicle and do not waste your money for the warranty.
#2109 of 2170 2001 Carrera 60k miles service cost
Apr 14, 2010 (3:29 pm)
Last week, I took my Carrera to a local Porsche specialty shop for 60k miles service. According to their $850 quote with replacement parts including brake fluid, Mobil one oil, windshield washer fluid, spark plugs, poly rib belt, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, pollen filter, and misc. seal rings plus 25 lines checklist. I was pretty happy that the total outdoor price was $950 due to a few additional items that the mechanic recommends to replace. I remember that my previous 1999 Lexus RX-300 cost me more than $1200 for 60k miles service at the local Lexus dealer. I guess owning a reliable year-model Porsche is really a pleasant experience when it comes to service. Of course, I can't foretell how much I will have pay moving forward though. I hope that my 2008 Cayman S can do the same as my Carrera when it reaches 60k miles.
#2110 of 2170 Re: 2006 carrera s Tip question [birdtrip]
Apr 14, 2010 (6:37 pm)
I'm pretty sure the Carrera GT sold for around $430,000 new. Mr Shiftright would know. I believe one could be had for around $330,000 now. I saw one at the dealer last year getting a new clutch for the tune of $50,000 and this was the guys second clutch. Very small clutch, actually three disks in a row - smaller diameter makes for a lower center of gravity and three disks makes for more surface space, pretty neat stuff.
Am I reading your message correctly. You have paddle shifters? I thought they were only recently available with the PDK. Enjoy what you like. These guys that will only drive air cooled cars don't know what they are missing. I have the old -356, 912 , 911sc, and the new. Each generation has its own personality. You can't get it all in one car. A guy that only drives a 997 is going to laugh the first time he drives an early 911, but if you know how to drive an early 911, they can be so much fun, but a different kind of fun than driving a 997. I'm sure there's a better way of putting it. The cars are amazing. They came from racing so they are very well built which is nice when you buy the older ones because you're not getting a bucket of bolts. Have fun.