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Which would you choose?
996.1
42%
 42%  [ 21 ]
996.2
56%
 56%  [ 28 ]
Neither.... please explain why?
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 50

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Disco
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gen 2 for me. Paying more money to get an older 4wd car in resale silver when you could get Seal Grey and RWD for less just doesn't make any sense to me. Dont know
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.1 for me. Not a fan of seal drab. And the original GT3 aero kit looks much better.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sim996 wrote:
.1 for me. Not a fan of seal drab. And the original GT3 aero kit looks much better.

+1
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

APL911 wrote:
I'm just back from test driving the 996.2. It is a bit of a shed. Not well loved and quite over priced for its condition.

I do love the gt3 wing and aero kit though.... worship


You could tell by the state of the rear discs on the pics it wasn't a loved car, they are cheap to change so if they look like this what else has been skimped on.
996.1 for me as thats what will be more sort in the future though it will need to be manual and drive the rear wheels only.
 
  
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westcoastclassic
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tuppence worth.
The Silver car is over priced by about 4k, however nice mileage.
The Grey car has a bit more miles than you would ideally want, so you have to consider how many miles you will put on, if you keep it 5 years and put 8k a year on it then will be 150 (not good). However as they get older mileage becomes less important.
The later car is quicker and sharper than a C4S, in key grabbing order I would always take the later car first.
Negotiate negotiate negotiate
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Jamesx19
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see I am in a minority!

Neither.

This particular 996.1 is overpriced. But Yes if £15 to £16K

996.2 as stated is in poor order. If this is the case expect to "invest" another £5K on brakes (they look shot in the pics) suspension/clutch/gearbox/water pump and thermostat/ servicing etc.

If you've got £20k budget to buy a well maintained car for £15K to £16K, and keep a contingency fund. Or, one with a rebuild and very well looked after for £20K.

They are out there, be patient.
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APL911
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the input everyone.

In the end I have gone for a C4S (you may have seen my other recent posts?)

It's funny, as the young lad selling the 996.2 was telling me the phone was ringing off the hook for that shed of a thing. (yeah right!)
The difference between that car with 110k on the clock, and the car I have bought with 105k on the clock is shocking. what

It goes to show the wide variation in past ownership when it comes to buying a used car.
 
  
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cableguy
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Joined: 10 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

APL911 wrote:
I'm just back from test driving the 996.2. It is a bit of a shed. Not well loved and quite over priced for its condition.

I do love the gt3 wing and aero kit though.... worship


You can generally tell a lot from a performance/high end used car by the tyres the previous owner fitted. That 996.2 is wearing Windforce Catchpower Tyres if you look closely... Floor

A sure fire indicator that the car has been run on a budget and no doubt not cared for!

Congrats on the C4S.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
APL911 wrote:
I'm just back from test driving the 996.2. It is a bit of a shed. Not well loved and quite over priced for its condition.

I do love the gt3 wing and aero kit though.... worship


You can generally tell a lot from a performance/high end used car by the tyres the previous owner fitted. That 996.2 is wearing Windforce Catchpower Tyres if you look closely... Floor

A sure fire indicator that the car has been run on a budget and no doubt not cared for!

Congrats on the C4S.

C.


I have Kumho tyres all round, and rusty wheel arches.

What does that tell you about the internals of my engine?
 
  
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cableguy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^ Bu??er all good man (re engine internals), however it does indicate the previous owner or yourself enjoys a bargain tyre. Wink

As for the wheel arches, it's totally irrelevant as this would be down to where in the country the car resides, whether it's a daily driver and obviously how many leptons the car has covered. Any car manufactured with steel panels will encounter rust in some way shape or form 15+ years down the line...

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