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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#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.
#2111 of 2170 Re: 2006 carrera s Tip question [buylow]
Apr 15, 2010 (7:35 pm)
You have paddle shifters?
I apologize, as I don't know what you mean exactly when you refer to paddle shifters. I can shift using buttons on my steering wheel. A lot of folks on here who obviously know much more than me rag on the Tiptronic, but I am amazed at how well it works. From what I have read, that must be why they are so friendly at point of sale with the tip 997's. Christ I am just happy that part of every day, save snow, I have the pleasure of this amazing vehicle. And no matter what the old schoolers say, to be able to shift without stepping on a clutch, and shifting a stick, but by just pressing a button seems amazing. On smaller streets at slower speeds, sometimes it's nice to not have the car in its highest gear, as long as you don't over rev it. Still, I usually just throw it in drive, and lean back to everything from Beethoven to the Beatles. It makes it a LOT easier when one is tired and the wife asks you to go do her a favor; a lot easier. To me, a Celtics fan, it's like comparing Cousy to Rondo, when old schoolers talk about the old Porsches vs. the new. Granted Larry legend was my era but I digress.
The guy who sold me my car was a race car driver when he was younger, and even though talking up the car is his job, even he seemed pretty amazed at what the new Porsches can do. No The Tip is obviously not a PDK, but for me it's great-knock on wood. That said, I'd love to drive the new PDK as I hear they are equal to or even better than an old school standard. Whatever different strokes for different folks. We are all very lucky to enjoy these magical innovations. I wonder how long until they fly? Still even then, there will be folks who say the 993's are better
#2113 of 2170 Tip tonic fluid color (Boxster or Carerra) ?
Apr 17, 2010 (8:25 pm)
I have a 2002 Boxster. The tip tonic transmission was rebuilt. After driving it for only 66 miles, the tip tonic decided on its downshift from 5th to 4th and the speed went down from 70 mph to 50 mph. I pulled over to the side and waited for 5 minutes and decided to get back on the road. When I went up to 60 mph, a high pitch whining noise, followed by a boom noise and black smoke trail. Immediately, I pulled over to the side and saw a whole lot of fluid gush out. I had the car towed to a nearby garage/shop and had it hoisted. The mechanic took off the cover and found that the differential on the right side (looking from the back side) had a hole. That was the boom I heard. The fluid color was like light barley color. I thought that the tip tonic fluid per Porsche spec, is supposed to be light pink (fresh/new) and over the time, the color changed to darker. Can someone please tell me if wrong type of tip tonic fluid was used or the differential is totally separate from the tip tonic and has its own fluid? Many thanks in advance.
#2114 of 2170 Re: Tip tonic fluid color (Boxster or Carerra) ? [wams]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 17, 2010 (9:14 pm)
Oh, what a drag. Too bad!
No, the transaxle fluid is SAE 75w/90.
I'm not sure what the relation of the accidental downshifting was to the transaxle bursting. Here's a theory-----Probably the differential was seizing up, putting a drag on the engine, causing a downshift (as if you were going up a hill).
Maybe you can scare up a used differential. It's not so hard to R&R the diff.