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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Buying advice Reply with quote

I am after a bit of cayenne buying advice having today sold my 997.

I have been hunting for some time for the right specced 3.0d cayenne and now seem to have found a good option. There are a couple of points however that are in my mind as below.

Car was originally owned and registered in Northern Ireland. Would this cause me any issues and can I register onto U.K. registration easily?

Car has fish but 2nd service was at George McMillan, seems to be a well reknowned Porsche specialist. Would this put you off as a buyer?

Lastly spec is amazing but is missing PASM or Air suspension, seemed these were must haves. It is this really the case?

Any advice thoughts on the above would be brilliant.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well NI is part of the UK, so I wouldn't think you'll have any problems at all re registration, in fact I'd assume you'd keep the one its on unless you're going to move to a personalised one.

As regards an Indy having done the second service, I'd want to know about that Indy - not heard of that name, but if its in NI that could explain why. How old is the KN, as a 2nd service at an Indy I would think personally is a bit odd, unless its low miles etc and warranty had run out before the service was due, so no need to use an OPC (mind you could use any garage so long as its done to Porsches spec using their parts, but most would tend to use an OPC to avoid warranty claim issues).

Most seem to think air and PASM worth it. Ours has them, and they were 'ideals' when we were looking, and really like the ride and handling. I have only briefly driven a KN on steel ,and that didn't have PASM. Ride seemed okay - guess potentially there's less to go wrong!! What size wheels? That might be a factor in the air/steel debate. Ours is on 21's for summer, and 18's for winter. 21's on steel may be a harder ride. I'm sure someone will come along and answer that one.

Whats the rest of the spec? One thing we haven't got and said we wanted, but deal was too good to miss was a reversing camera. I'm going to tempt fate by saying reversing doesn't worry me too much generally, and i can reverse quite well on mirrors alone, so i have got used to managing without a camera, but on a KN it would be a great help.

We really enjoy the KN, hope you enjoy yours as much (we also came from a 997)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the note.

Car is a 12 plate (or would be back in U.K. plates) and has done 40k. The 2nd service was outside the 3 year warranty and having done some digging it seems they are a well respected Porsche specialist in NI.

Car is on 21inch wheels so will get out and see how it feels and weigh up my options.

It really surprised me when looking how poorly specced a lot of these cars are and coming from a 997 with almost all the boxes ticked I know how spec sensitive buyers can be.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With 21's and no PASM or Air I'd expect it to be very well priced....absolute must have for most people and would be difficult for a dealer to sell especially with a car of that age without full OPC history.

Never driven one with that spec but the sales guy I bought mine through said they'd ended up with a demo with that spec as some kind of favour to Porsche GB I.e. 21's and steel and wasn't complimentary.

And yes the spec of a lot of cars is pretty shitty. Full leather is very much worth having...transforms the interior.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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