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#168 of 237 Advice please...shopping for my first Porsche - 2002 Carrera
Aug 28, 2005 (6:26 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@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2005 (6:37 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 (6:44 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 (7:55 am)
Does anyone have an opinion about what used 911 buying guides are best?
#175 of 237 Re: problem with softtop [visor]
Sep 27, 2005 (3:13 pm)
Hi, I bought a new 996 cabriolet in Australia April 04 and experienced the same problem. I was also advised by my dealer that the canvas would stretch over time, which it did. The roof now works perfectly although during the early weeks it used to blow a few fuses.
A wonderful car - it has been back to the dealership numerous times - principally re rattles in the roof and doors however all have been meticulously uncovered and fixed. I also have a Boxster S and placed an order for a Cayman S yesterday.
#176 of 237 Re: Boxter questions [drgsmiles]
Nov 11, 2005 (2:18 pm)
I live outside of Boston and am considering a Boxster. I have always wondered how a set of Blizzaks would perform. I spoke with a guy who swears his Boxster handles well enough and I see him year round with it. he says the mid engine design helps. It sounds like you have experience with this set up on other cars so my question is how effective is it?
#177 of 237 Porsche 03 911 Winter Storage Methods
Nov 16, 2005 (7:54 am)
Any recommendations on the RIGHT way to store a 911 over a 3-4 month period?