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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG, aren't you really saying "buyers should beware, but the problem is understated, so they aren't fully informed"?

Isn't the real problem here that no-one knows the true statistics? Porsche have long since washed their hands of his issue, so we're relying on parties such as Hartech who have vested interest in talking up the problem, versus sellers who prefer to downplay it.

All a 996/Gen 1 buyer can do is make themselves aware of the issues (although there's no concrete data), consider their risk appetite, and their resources, and make an informed decision.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A rebuild doesn't necessarily guarantee your car will be 'bulletproof'.

In my rather protracted and laborious search for a 996 so far, I've come across one car that had a rebuild where there were other potential engine issues that may well have called for another. It needed further investigation to find out what exactly the issue was, but I had walked away at that point.

Coming back to that 996 at Elmstone, it's been for sale for ages. And at 20k for a 'regular' Carrera, I'd agree that you'd expect it to have had a fair bit of work done.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Gunscrossed wrote:
OP, there’s a nice looking early car in the classifieds here for £12.5k
Just needs ambers Smile


No it doesn't. It needs a rebuild first. Keep up with what the people want man.
Grin

That car ain't selling. Along with the other 95% on the market. Very Happy


It's had a rebuild? Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it has. A good buy for someone. Well someone who doesn't want a manual obviously. Wink

Just to clarify Eric, I wasn't aiming the "buy a golf" comment at you. I meant it for anyone who is thinking of a 996 but is petrified of an engine failure. I probably came across a bit abrupt, which wasn't intended, I just think it would be a bad move and an unenjoyable ownership experience if someone bought a car that they were so afraid of getting bills from. It would always be on their mind.

I'll butt out now though as your thread was asking about a car not whether you should buy one. Wink

My 2p, if the car isn't a daily and you have a few quid to spend on it every now and then then go for it. If it breaks it can sit in the garage until you can fix it.
And that rebuilt car has popped up while you're searching so that's a stroke of luck. Pretty safe bet.

If on the other hand its going to be a daily car and you couldn't get your hands on £10k fast if the engine let go, then I'd probably recommend something else.

Good luck with your search. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
So it has. A good buy for someone. Well someone who doesn't want a manual obviously. Wink



It's also manual Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a cracking buy for someone!

I couldn't see that in classifieds. Thought you meant the black tiptronic C4.

Wish NLWs was there when I was looking.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
That's a cracking buy for someone!

I couldn't see that in classifieds. Thought you meant the black tiptronic C4.

Wish NLWs was there when I was looking.

I was seriously tempted Thumb
 
  
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