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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#812 of 2175 Re: New to Porsche: Pricing of 2006 911 [padrefan]
Jun 30, 2006 (7:06 pm)
There is a Chinese saying, "different flowers enter different eyes," if you know what I mean. We were Audi owners until we saw Chris Bangle's "new" 5-series. In addition to the Targa and the C4, we have owned a 2004 530i for more than two years now. I love that car, inside and out. When we want some quiet time while driving, we get into the 530i.
Back to Porsche: IMHO, only two options are really needed for us: (1) Xenon is a must; C2 and C4 only come with halogen lamps. (2) Seat package is great if two drivers share the car often.
Things to avoid will be different for different people/tastes. For example, I always try to avoid the navigation system, because I won't use it. I tried to avoid the Sport Chrono package too, but I might try it next time since habitat1 has highly recommended it.
I was told by my salesperson in S. Cal a couple months ago that since there are so few C2s around, especially ones with minimal options, he was selling them at sticker price. I think he was really exaggerating, but I also think you won't get as much a discount (%-wise) as you would for a C4S Cab. We got our 2006 C-4 with 7.6% off sticker about a month ago.
#814 of 2175 Need Opinion/Advice
Jul 02, 2006 (5:39 am)
I need some advice or someone's opinion...
My husband and I went looking at the Cayman's to decide what options, etc... we would want if we decided to order one, etc...
Well, the salesman also showed us a CPO 2003 Red 911 Carrera Coupe with only 11k miles. It is 6spd, upgraded wheels (I forget which ones), sport exhaust, heated seats, bose, red stiching on the seats, porsche crests in the headrests. For the most part, minimal on the options. It drove beautifully... They just performed the 15k service and put new tires on the rear. Anyways, they are asking $57,000. ("red tag sale"...)
Any thoughts or suggestions?
#815 of 2175 Re: Need Opinion/Advice [JingleJill]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 02, 2006 (7:37 am)
One thing: check on the particulars of the CPO plan, and what happens exactly after factory warranty runs out and the CPO part kicks in. You may be paying a deductible on repairs as well as facing a formidable list of exclusionary items. Read this over carefully. This might be available on the Porche factory website. I know it is on the BMW site. BMWs CPO plan has a $50 deductible, doesn't cover normal maintenance services, and doesn't cover a list of what they call "expendables".
#816 of 2175 New Cayman vs. used 911?
Jul 02, 2006 (3:08 pm)
I own a 911 and love it but I'm not sure I'd buy a used Porsche. I'd buy new if at all possible but that's just my 2 cents. Many Porsche owners trade or sell their vehicles when facing the end of the 4 year warranty because they know how expensive repairs can be.
#817 of 2175 Crazy about my car
Jul 03, 2006 (4:25 am)
Never thought I would wash the inside of the wheels, but during it's first bath, I reached between the spokes of my new 911S and washed the dirt off the inside of the rims. What other crazy places do you guys wash? What about under the engine, transmission, wheel wells? How often do you wash your Porsche, and wax (I haven't waxed a car in 10 years!)
What do you dry it with - I just use a beach towel.
#818 of 2175 wax on, wax off
Jul 03, 2006 (3:18 pm)
Owners of P-cars run the gamut I'm afraid with some nearing what I would call "close to the lunatic fringe" about keeping their vehicles looking nice but it stems from their love of their cars so who can blame them. My first advice, ditch the beach towel, this ain't a 10 year old Chevy you're talking about keeping clean. You really should get some microfiber drying towels for your P-car. You didn't state what color she is but the darker the color, the more you need to protect against self-induced swirls and scratches. Ask 50 P-car owners what they use to wash/wax their cars and you're likely to get 50 different answers. I like this guy's products if I'm allowed to say it here:
Good luck & enjoy your car,
p.s. Some use an electric leaf blower to dry their cars. As Dave Barry says, "I am NOT making this up".
#819 of 2175 2003 911 Carerra Coupe
Jul 04, 2006 (4:36 am)
Knock Knock Everyone,
I've come across a beautiful Guards Red 2003 911 Carerra Coupe. It has 11.5k miles, 6 spd, 18in light carerra alloy wheels, power seat package, xenons, heated seats, bose high end system, sports exhaust system, porsche crest in headrest, red stitching on the seats, and black mats with lettering... Price is $56k. Also is CPO'd until August 2009.
ALso, they just performed the 15k service and put new rear tires on it...
Opinions, advice, etc...
#820 of 2175 Re: 2003 911 Carerra Coupe [JingleJill]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 04, 2006 (8:14 am)
Sounds okay, retail price, not a bargain not a rip. Miles are nice.
#821 of 2175 Re: 2003 911 Carerra Coupe [JingleJill]
Jul 04, 2006 (11:04 am)
At first, it sounded like a good deal. But a friend of mine just ordered a 2007 911 Coupe, well equiped ($9,000 in options) and he's getting it for $76,000 ($6,000 +/- discount).
Now $20,000 isn't anything to sneeze at. But neither is the difference between a 4 year old 996 and a brand new 997. If it were me, I'd go with the latter, low mileage and CPO benefit notwithstanding. But I realize others look at it differently.