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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Deposit Paid: Does anyone know this car? (06 C2S Gen 1) Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've just put a deposit down on a midnight blue C2S manual cabrio and look forward to my first foray into 911 ownership! It's time to get something faster and classier than my S2000, although I really hope I don't regret selling that!

http://www.lakesidecars.com/used-cars/harlow-essex-porsche-911-mk-997-38-carrera-2-s-convertible-4/?tab=video

It's certainly at the mid to high end of the 997.1 price range, but with one former owner (2 keepers) and 28,000 miles I think it represents decent value. 911's of all varieties seem to be increasing in value apart from high milers and ratty examples so hopefully I'll do OK!

Does anyone know the car?

Can anyone recommend a PPI near Harlow in Essex including a bore examination? (other thread here - http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116557)

Thanks!

Tom
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking car Tom, welcome.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice car and spec and colour - you may want to check the IMS too as some 06 still had the old one
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Tom and welcome.

I bought my first one last May and I'm settling into 911 ownership nicely.
It won't be long until the spring when you can get that roof down and listen to the sports exhaust Grin
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Monkeynutz
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome
Lovely looking car and very nice spec!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice choice! Not sure what car you come from but if it's a daily driver and your using it now, take it easy with the right foot! Get to know her first. Sorry for being an old fart and teaching to suck eggs Very Happy
And it's warm enough now, heater on lol
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car, great colour and spec! As for PPI, maybe JAZ in St. Albans would be best bet? http://911uk.com/template.php?page=84
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car and the best colour Thumb Wait till you get it under the lights on a petrol station forecourt at night when it's nicely polished Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know the car, but I do know the dealer.

Not a bad bunch, Tony is a nice guy. Whilst they do not have the "specialist" knowledge such as 911v etc, they do have good stock and well above average knowledge on Porsche.

I bought my first 911 C2S from them, and had no issues with the Dealer or the car, post sale.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sent you a PM.

I looked at a car with them and it whistled. They tried to tell me it was wind noise! Can't remember exactly what causes it but something has been tightened to much. So, although the car might be fine, I didn't like the rather dodgy "wind noise" b***sh**ing they tried to fob me off with so I wouldn't go near them.

Nice looking car, but seems a touch high price to me. Not a high spec, no chrono, no multi function steering wheel, but weirdly it does have bose and power seats. Bit of a strange spec IMO!

Do note that the RAC warranty is pretty rubbish really. You are better off removing it, getting money off, and getting an OPC or Warranty Wise one instead.

Looks like it has an aftermarket DAB radio receiver fitted as well?

You will regret selling the S2000. I still do! Don't regret having a 911 though, rather want both Smile
 
  
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MJA911
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would go warranty wise, they dont cover "known issues" so that's IMS and bore score out of the window. Warranty Direct much better bet, I've had 2 significant claims with them, no problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
Would go warranty wise, they dont cover "known issues" so that's IMS and bore score out of the window. Warranty Direct much better bet, I've had 2 significant claims with them, no problems.


Couldn't remember which one was good and which was bad! Know RAC is pretty useless though Smile
 
  
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MJA911
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resigner wrote:
MJA911 wrote:
Would go warranty wise, they dont cover "known issues" so that's IMS and bore score out of the window. Warranty Direct much better bet, I've had 2 significant claims with them, no problems.


Couldn't remember which one was good and which was bad! Know RAC is pretty useless though Smile


Don't know the RAC warranty, but dealer warranties often don't have sufficient claim values and/or coverage. I obviously meant to say "wouldn't go warranty wise"! In 2014 for my 997.1, they said this via email "...we are well aware of the known faults on the Porsche type you mention and unfortunately they would not be covered under our warranty."

Best to always check for these "known issues", "publicised faults" type of clauses or even just come out with it and get a straight answer to a straight question about covering bore or ims faults. My 997.1 was good as gold, the claims I've had with WD were on my 997.2, steering rack and suspension, well over £3k Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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resigner wrote:
MJA911 wrote:
Would go warranty wise, they dont cover "known issues" so that's IMS and bore score out of the window. Warranty Direct much better bet, I've had 2 significant claims with them, no problems.


Couldn't remember which one was good and which was bad! Know RAC is pretty useless though Smile


Don't know the RAC warranty, but dealer warranties often don't have sufficient claim values and/or coverage. I obviously meant to say "wouldn't go warranty wise"! In 2014 for my 997.1, they said this via email "...we are well aware of the known faults on the Porsche type you mention and unfortunately they would not be covered under our warranty."

Best to always check for these "known issues", "publicised faults" type of clauses or even just come out with it and get a straight answer to a straight question about covering bore or ims faults. My 997.1 was good as gold, the claims I've had with WD were on my 997.2, steering rack and suspension, well over £3k Surprised


Any problems at all with Warranty Direct? I've got an OPC warranty but will likely change it in July when it runs out.
 
  
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MJA911
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@resigner, no problems, they covered what the policy said and paid out painlessly.

My current 997.2 had an OPC warranty on it when I bought it and glad it did as exhaust, kick plates, coolant pipes, tandem pump were fixed under it, but when renewal came I went WD because I have some mods, being 20% cheaper was a bonus. It's a general market product so it will never be as convenient or prestigious as a OPC warranty, but you can negotiate, not only on price, but more importantly to make it like an OPC warranty in terms of franchised labour rate (if you want to use OPC), using Porsche parts only, no excess, no betterment.

Bear in mind that WD have policies that depend on the age of the car upon entry to the warranty, so for older cars the OPC warranty may cover more, but WD are clear about what is and what isn't covered, their policies are on their website.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RAC warranty has paid out half a full hartech rebuild for me (£0000's).

I will reserve comment on the dealer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a lovely looking specimen.
 
  
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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'm nervously awaiting the results of the inspection tomorrow morning and hopefully will then arrange collection!

Interesting comments on the warranty, the car comes with an RAC warranty, but as far as I can tell third party warranties aren't usually worth the paper that they're written on. It's interesting to hear that an RAC warranty paid for half a Hartech rebuild. I'm very tempted to get an OPC warranty, but they seem expensive and if the inspection is good then I can't see that I would get much value out of the Porsche warranty. I am after all about to buy a 10 year old sports car which will require a high standard of routine maintenance and might occasionally go wrong! The temptation is to put the money aside into a rainy day fund and assume that eventually the engine and suspension (as with most high performance sports cars) will require a rebuild.
 
  
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Rob325114
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom_nieto wrote:
Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'm nervously awaiting the results of the inspection tomorrow morning and hopefully will then arrange collection!

Interesting comments on the warranty, the car comes with an RAC warranty, but as far as I can tell third party warranties aren't usually worth the paper that they're written on. It's interesting to hear that an RAC warranty paid for half a Hartech rebuild. I'm very tempted to get an OPC warranty, but they seem expensive and if the inspection is good then I can't see that I would get much value out of the Porsche warranty. I am after all about to buy a 10 year old sports car which will require a high standard of routine maintenance and might occasionally go wrong! The temptation is to put the money aside into a rainy day fund and assume that eventually the engine and suspension (as with most high performance sports cars) will require a rebuild.


My experience of the RAC warranty has been excellent, but there are certainly many less than excellent reviews available online. I think the fact that Hartech were able to explain the issue in detail gave me an upper hand with the RAC appointed engineer. They basically agreed to pay what it would cost to get the engine repaired to a basic level at a bog standard outfit... Which ended up being half the price of a bells-and-whistles Hartech build. Given the upper limit on these warranties is £7.5k - I bit their arm off.

They responded to everything quickly. I'd say it was 2 weeks between Hartech giving them a call and the money being in my account.

But, I would be much more comfortable with an OPC warranty. I wasn't able to get a discount for removing the RAC warranty - so you might end up with a double warranty if you go down that route.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go for OPC warranty be aware the car has been sold by a dealer outside the OPC network and therefore you'll need a major service along with the 111-point inspection before they agree to put one on it.

You might then enter into a debate on what non-genuine parts are fitted and whether just those are excluded or the whole policy would be what Non N-Rated tyres are the usual first things OPC look at Rolling Eyes
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