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#163 of 237 Re: Buying a 2000 911 Carrera Convertible...need advice please..> [erichochman]
Aug 19, 2005 (2:59 pm)
The private party retail value of the car you describe, assuming it really is in "outstanding" condition and well equiped with power memory seats, navigation, uprgraded stereo, etc. is around $48,000, according to Edmunds.
So I would describe the asking price as a "fair" deal, but certainly not a great deal. And by no means does it sound too good to be true. Don't forget, in the "real" world, $48,000 for a six year old car is still a lot of money to most. While that's a lot less than a new 997, it's only about $10k less than a brand new loaded Boxster S with comparable performance, an upgraded interior and a new car warranty.
FWIW, since I've been Porsche shopping, I saw a 2002 911 Cab with similarly low mileage and excellent condition advertised in the Washington Post about 6-8 weeks ago for $46,000 a few weeks ago. When I called, it was gone. That was indeed a great deal, courtesy of a subsidized relocation by the German Embassy. But the gentleman who I spoke with indicated it was still a bit above what the Porsche dealers offered him for a quick cash sale.
Regarding advice, I would suggest getting a complete service history for the car from the seller and speaking directly to the mechanic who performed the last service. If anything, a car with only 8,000 miles in 6 years may suffer from lack of exercise. I would investigate what may need to be serviced or replaced based upon the 6 year age, rather than the 8,000 miles.
#165 of 237 help me plz
Aug 22, 2005 (6:08 pm)
Hi I need help pricing a 1984 911 targa convertible.It has a rebuilt 3.2 engine with 375 hp, with a new cd player and speakers,new clutch and has a 5 speed manual transmission.It also has new rims and tires but with the purchase you also get the original rims and tires.It is black with a whale tail and has leather seats.Im not sure of the exact mods to the engine because its not my car im trying to seel it for someone else.I dont know how many miles were on it prior to the engine rebuild. If you can please let me know what you think is a reasonable price to sell this car at. It will be greatly appreciated.
#166 of 237 What's with 996 Interior Colors?
Aug 23, 2005 (2:08 pm)
I have been searching for a low mileage 996 Cab (C2 or C4) and pretty much have decided on Ocean Blue or Lapis as the color. (GT Silver rocks as well) BUT....... what is going on with the interior design colorist? Savannah Beige? Do you really like MUSTARD? Perhaps with an orange tint to boot from the sun (Like a cheap dye job). Like I'm not a queer eye or a gay guy but this is disgusting.
And how about the Graphite GRAY. This color is the worst looking Gray on the planet. It has nothing going for it short of BORING. Black is Black. I like Black on a Black car. Not on a Blue Car.
Well, one could have ordered the NATURAL BROWN leather interior for $4000 extra if you really wanted a color that works. However, almost no one did.
The 05 997 interior color choices put Porsche back on track. The colors are great! The choices really work. Even the Black is more of a Charcoal than Black Black.
I guess I'll wait for the 05 to depreciate or the sun to keep working on Savannah Beige. Does Orange go with Blue?
#167 of 237 Re: Boxter questions [topspin628]
Aug 25, 2005 (11:20 am)
I just picked up my Boxster for that very purpose--daily driver, year -round, in the Northeast. I found a set of used 17" Boxster wheels on Ebay for about $600 and am planning on spending $600-800 for a set Blizzaks to fit them. (Have done the same with several other sport cars in the past. You also tend to get a whole lot longer run out of the high-end summer rubber that came with the car.) The climate control system is outstanding. Yes, the clubs fit in the back if their in a regular carry-type bag.(No cart bags). The oversized driver will need to ride in the passenger seat. Hope this helps and good luck. It's an amazing ride!! The old commute is a lot more fun these days..........
#168 of 237 Advice please...shopping for my first Porsche - 2002 Carrera
Aug 28, 2005 (7:26 am)
Hello everyone, this is a great Porsche forum!
I live in Toronto and I have decided to fulfill one of my childhood dreams and buy my first Porsche 911. I am looking at a couple 2002 Carrera cabriolets with about 44k kms (about 28k miles) since these are in my comfortable price range. Both are pre-owned certified from local Porsche dealerships.
2002 carrera C2
Artic silver/black interior
$89,900 CDN ($75K US)
picture of Porsche #1
2002 carrera C2
Seal grey/black interior
$87,900 CDN ($73,250 US)
picture of Porsche #2
Both cars have very similar options. I love the Arctic silver color so I am leaning toward that one.
Obviously I have alot of decisions to make and would love some advice.
C2 or C4?
Considering this is my first porsche and I want to drive it year round should I go with a C2 or go for a C4? I work from home so I wont be forced to drive it when there is alot of snow on the road. I am not a racing/speeding fanatic so I think a C2 would suffice me as my first porsche but I wonder if a C4 would be worth the extra money as a year-round car. I drive a 1996 Honda Civic Si right now so any Porsche would be impressive to me, lol.
I have test-driven Porsche #2 and loved the ride but have not test-driven a C4 as yet. I plan to test drive a C4 before buying.
Best time to buy a Pre-owned Porsche?
Is end of August a good time to make a deal on a pre-owned Porsche? or should I wait a few months since winter is coming and the Cayman is coming out? Will there be more of selection of pre-owned porsches in the spring?
Other advice please!
I have been doing as much research as I can on buying a porsche so any other things I should keep in mind as I decide on my first porsche would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking forward to being a Porsche owner very soon
Thanks to all that reply!
#169 of 237 Re: Advice please...shopping for my first Porsche - 2002 Carrera [denim911]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 28, 2005 (7:37 am)
Unless the C4 has all-season tires (not likely), then you'll have to buy winter tires/wheels to use it in the snow... You can't go out with summer performance rubber in sub-freezing precipitation...
And, if you have to do that, you can get by with the C2... Winter tires/wheels should be enough to get by, in any light snow...
#170 of 237 Re: Advice please...shopping for my first Porsche - 2002 Carrera [kyfdx]
Aug 28, 2005 (7:44 am)
yes I will be getting winter tires for sure. I agree, I think the C2 will fit my needs, I just wanted to hear it from other Porsche lovers.
Thanks for your advice.
#171 of 237 911 guides
Sep 09, 2005 (8:55 am)
Does anyone have an opinion about what used 911 buying guides are best?