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You are in the Porsche 911
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Porsche, Coupe, Convertible
#188 of 237 Re: All Things Porsche [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 15, 2006 (1:24 pm)
Porsche makes an SUV? ha ha ha I thought that was a volkswagon?umm my bad
#191 of 237 Porsche S Cab purchase
Apr 10, 2006 (9:44 pm)
I am in Southern California/ Los Angeles market. Looking at purchase of a Carrera S Cabriolet.
Seal Grey/Black top/Stone Grey standard leather.
Options: CD changer, Bose sound package, Navagation for PCM, Heated front seats, Tiptronic S, Power seat package and 19" Carrerra Classic Wheels.
Dealer has offered $5,000 off MSRP or $98,085.
this is my first Porsche purchase. Any ideas if this is a good deal?
#192 of 237 Re: [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 11, 2006 (12:27 pm)
I was looking at your post and wondered if you could give
some ideas in reference to my 2 Porsche's.
I have a 1969 - 912 Porsche and a 1978 928 Porsche/El Camino back.
I appreciate any help you can offer on where would be the best place to sell these cars.
#193 of 237 Re: Boxter questions [wild1poet2]
May 10, 2006 (8:15 pm)
What dealer will give me $11,000 off as I am ready to buy a 911 coupe S with tiptronic?
I am in the Washington, D.C. area. The dealer said maybe $5,000 plus his dealer preparation fee plus TT & L.
The dealer says he won't be getting anymore until 2007's come in and they will probably have price increase. also, he says that he only has one tiptronic and doesn't want to get rid of it for a big discount etc.
Jun 01, 2006 (9:34 am)
The Porsche 912 is probably best sold through your local craigslist.com, or better yet Hemmings Motor News (hemmings.com).
The 928 Porsche El Camino (I think I know this car--is it yellow?) is definitely an Ebay item.
#195 of 237 Re: 1993 Porsche 928 GTS [ferrast]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 01, 2006 (9:39 am)
A 928 GTS is a fabulous car, but you must have it thoroughly checked over by a 928 specialist. These cars can be prohibitively expensive to repair and most Porsche shops do not work on them, or know nothing about them.
Your primary concerns are: a) when was timing belt done last -- if it's due, plan to spend $1,600---$2,000 because you should also do the water pump and b) the clutch if it is a 5-speed. Also a very expensive item.
You need to buy these cars in tip top condition. I think the GTS is the very best of the 928s but you must be prepared to spend a reasonable sum per month on maintenance. If the car is well kept and serviced regularly, it should prove reliable. If it is neglected, it will eat you for breakfast.
By all means, have the car gone through stem to stern before you buy it. If you do buy it, line up some good aftermarket parts suppliers (google for 928 parts) so that you don't have to rely on the Porsche dealers----they don't even know what a 928 is.
#196 of 237 Re: PINGING ON MY 2005 BOXSTER [jbg31792]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 01, 2006 (1:23 pm)
You must have either a knock sensor problem or the engine is overheating. You had better correct this ASAP or you are going to melt that motor eventually. Heavy pinging is very dangerous to the well-being of the engine.
This is, by the way, an ususual symptom for a Boxster.
#197 of 237 Frequent Battery Drained - 2003 911
Sep 25, 2006 (3:29 pm)
I have a 2003 911 Coupe. I bought it used a couple years ago. A few months after I bought it, I went on vacation and the car sat for two weeks. When I returned, the battery was drained and dead. I could not even charge the battery so I replaced the battery with a new one. I just got back from vacation again and was gone again for two weeks...the battery was once again drained. Should I worry or is this normal?