Last post on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM
You are in the Porsche 911
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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#2167 of 2170 Re: 06 911 4 [fedlawman]
Aug 04, 2012 (10:17 am)
I didn't replace the 911 with anything....yet. We are picking up an X5 Diesel from the BMW Performance Delivery Center in early September. That will be my wife's daily driver with our old MDX getting passed down for use by my 17 year old who just got her license. Hard to believe how time has flown since that first drive in the 911 when they were just 7 and 10 and had room to spare in that little back seat.
Congratulations on the 993! That's the one that the "real" Porsche enthusiasts all want to have. You should be able to drive it for quite a few years and get damn near whatever you paid for it back. Or pass it down to your kids as a true classic.
After our bank account recovers from the X5, I may consider a 2013 Cayman. I've priced out ordering a new base 2013 911 Coupe, but if the new Cayman looks like the renderings, that may be the next fun car next spring. In the interim, I keep chugging along with my Acura TL (6-speed manual of course) and try to avoid drooling on my tie when I am passed by guys like you!
Enjoy your car, but more importantly, enjoy your kids. As I'm sure you know, they grow up way too fast.
#2168 of 2170 Navigation System for a 2000 911
Nov 18, 2012 (10:14 pm)
I just purchased a 2000 911 and the navigaiton system is not activated. The previous owner didnt have the software. The local Porsche dealer said they didn't support years prior to 2003. Navtech was the original company, but they no longer list Porsche as a vehicle they make a porduct for. Does anyone know how I might be able to update the system? Or barring that, know of a good in-dash aftermarket system that would be compatible with the car? I'm a little fuzzy on how closely related the PCM is to the navigation system and other systems in the car. If I gut that whole section in the dash and replace it with an aftermarket radio and nav system will that affect anything? Is it possible to buy a later model Porsche system and replace the original?
Thanks for any info.
#2169 of 2170 Re: Navigation System for a 2000 911 [911noob]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:03 am)
I started to look into adding Nav to later model 911's that had the PCM, but not the Nav module. Extremely expensive. I was quoted $3,500-$4,000 just for the part, an estimate of $1,200 labor (need to take apart entire dash). This was from a Porsche dealer that really wanted to sell me a 2012 GTS that had everything but the Nav. To prove that they weren't sticking it to me, they offered to take $2.5k off the negotiated price of the car instead. I passed and now am finding that I may have made a mistake.
You might want to look up and call Intersport Auto in McLean (Tysons Corner) Virginia and ask for their advice. I had my old 2005 911 serviced there and a friend said there is a separate audio company located next to Intersport that does aftermarket systems for Porsche. Even if you are outside the area, they may have some advice for you. I've pretty much given up. If I find a pre-owned car that I really like and it doesn't have Nav I'll look into an i-Pad mini connected to Google Maps.
Your car sounds too old to be CPO'd, but I've heard different opinions as to whether the Porsche warranty will cover anything electrical period, if an aftermarket audio or nav system has been installed. Given that I am looking at late model cars that have extended CPO warranties, that was a deterrent for me as well.