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Jason Taylor
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Long time away, poss looking at 997.1 turbo Reply with quote

Hi all

It’s a good 2 years since my last visit, I’ve had 3 x 911’s, the last one being a turbo (loved it), I’ve just sold the family car (Daughters at university no longer required) Range Rover and lost £45k over the last 3 years so I’ve Promised myself I’ll not do it again, tried to buy a pre Reg 69 plate M4 Competition (discount of 24k on list partially negating the depreciation reckoned on about 12k over 3 years) which I thought would cure my itch for some performance and be useable as a daily for the Mrs. but I missed it by a day 😬. So I’ve bought a 15 plate Audi A5 convertible for the wife To run about in 23,000 miles and mint, which leaves the performance itch in situ And a few quid left so I’ve started looking at Turbo’s again and after so long away I’m quite surprised at the prices, one as low as 32k on eBay, I don’t think I’d buy at that level but there are a few nicer looking ones with more sensible miles around £40k, I sold mine with 80000 miles for £50k two years ago 😊, I suppose the question is are the prices on a downward or upward curve currently And also in your opinion is £40k enough to pay?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's plenty of choice out there and asking prices are now back to where they were about 3 years ago.

The market over the last 12 months has been very slow and a lot of the cars on the market have been for sale for a long time so there may be some room for negotiation.

The £32k e-bay car belongs to Rickyhull ....

see -> http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=136991&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

.... on here and is about as cheap as you'll find. Mileage and history affect values significantly so you should get a car similar to your old one for not much more than your £40k budget.

Mine's done 75k and I probably wouldn't get £40k from the trade despite the fPsh and the fact that it's always had a Porsche Warranty. In a private sale I might have considered £45k but there's no other 911 that comes close as a replacement without adding significantly more £££s so I'm keeping it.

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