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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#540 of 2175 Re: Will order 2007 C4S [blckislandguy]
Mar 09, 2006 (3:49 am)
I appreciate the compliment, but I am hardly a "guru". I've been a Porsche owner for all of 5 1/2 months. My friend with a 2001 911TT (gettinga 2007 911 TT) has, by contrast been a Porsche owner for 30+ years.
My dealer thought I should be able to sell my 2005 w/ 5,000 miles for about 13-15% under it's original MSRP (not the current/increased 2006 MSRP), and thought that would be a "fair" price for both parties. He thought I should be able to get on the lower 13% side of that range, since it is only 6 months old and has 3.5 years left on the factory warranty. A one and a half year old 2005 would probably go for more like a 20%-25% discount with correspondingly more miles (15k). However, there are no 1.5 year old 997 Cabs, since they didn't come out until last spring.
Obviously, the more non-standard options the car has, the greater the discount. In my case, even though the car had $12k in options, most are considered reasonably desireable. He considers the basics: power seats, Bose/CD changer, Xenons, heated seats (cabs). Navigation and sport/chrono are starting to become standard as well. Sport exhaust, full leather interior are not and, in some cases, custom paint and interior to match actually reduce resale.
Because the Porsche option list is so long, it's tough to give a single fair price for a used 2005/2006 C2 base coupe. Even Edmunds is limited, in that they don't list the Porsche options. That's why my dealer suggested using the original MSRP and discounting from there.
Good luck. I still know of a 2005 seal grey cab S looking for a good home in 4 weeks to make way for a 2006 Speed Yellow one
#541 of 2175 Help buying a 2006 C2S Cab
Mar 09, 2006 (3:22 pm)
I am considering the purchase of a new 2006 c2s cab that has MSRP of 100800. Given that new models will be coming out soon how much wiggle room do I have with the price. Invoice is 87500 from my calculations. Is a 93K offer realistic?
Thank you for any helpful replies regarding buying a new 911 since this would be my first.
#542 of 2175 Re: Help buying a 2006 C2S Cab [ame546]
Mar 09, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I would doubt you will find a dealer to discount the car that much unless there is something particularly odd about it that makes its marketabilty more limited such as special taste expensive options thatmay not appeal to a broader market such as carbon fiber or some unusual color combinations.
#543 of 2175 Re: Help buying a 2006 C2S Cab [ame546]
Mar 10, 2006 (11:12 am)
You should be able to get about $5,500 off the MSRP
#544 of 2175 Re: Help buying a 2006 C2S Cab [ame546]
Mar 10, 2006 (3:48 pm)
depends on where you are. If in CA, you'll be very lucky to get anything close to $4K off.
#545 of 2175 Re: Will order 2007 C4S [nyc4s]
Mar 13, 2006 (11:13 am)
Amen, nyc4s. That is the short version of what I was trying to say earlier.
In my view, a car ISN'T an investment--and while it may be important to analyze it financially with bond math, ultimately it is a gut decision: "will I enjoy this--and do I want it now?"
#546 of 2175 spacers for c4 or c4s
Mar 13, 2006 (5:45 pm)
Has anyone added wheel spacers aftermarket? If so, can you notice the difference and how much did you pay?
#547 of 2175 Re: Good for you bhu [dweiser]
Mar 19, 2006 (7:26 am)
Dweiser, I noticed in a previous post that you are NC based. I am in Raleigh and preparing to place my order for a C2 cab or Coupe. I am torn. In my heart I want the cab but with the summer humidity (I don't love being hot) is it worth the 10K? I previously had a Boxster S and there were times in the summer when the top was up and the A/C was full bore. What has your experience been? It sounds like you are in the mountains which is probably slightly different but I am eager to hear what your thoughts are. Thanks in advance.
#548 of 2175 trading 04 C4S coupe for new C4S Cab
Mar 19, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I want a new C4S but can't decide between the cab and the coupe. I drive the coupe now but miss my boxter convertible. How's the cab ride long distance?
#549 of 2175 Re: Will order 2007 C4S [habitat1]
Mar 20, 2006 (7:33 pm)
Couldn't you just paint your car and save all the transaction costs of flipping a car?