Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 17
997 : 2004- 76
996 : 1997-2005 43
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 3
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 1
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 3
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 12
Cayman : 2005- 13
Cayenne : 2003- 6
Macan : 2014- 0
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
911PJ
Newbie


Joined: 10 Jun 2015
Posts: 10
Location: North Essex


PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts for what it's worth...I'd wanted a 911 forever, and bought a 996.1 3.4 C4 a little over 3 years ago. I went into it on the basis that, As a second car, I had a certain budget and would be unlikely to upgrade in the future. I wanted it to be a keeper so I did my homework, joined here and read as much as possible and spoke to lots of indy's to get as much advice as I could. After almost a year, and a few test drives later I went for my car, arranged an independent inspection from another porsche specialist, and ended up buying it. I got it with 70k miles for just over £10k. It was in fairly good condition but the previous owner hadn't spent much in the way of maintaining it so I spent another £1200 on a full service and a few other bits that needed doing before I collected it.. As I've every intention on keeping it, I've been able to take my time getting bits done as and when I've been able to. I'm no mechanic but I've been able to do a surprising amount of little bits myself and those I haven't been able to do, I've used my local garage or indy's. Everyone's different of course, but I found it more enjoyable and satisfying doing it this way rather than spending probably £5k more than I could've at the time on an A1 example. Main advice is getting an inspection and working your way through the to do list. Oh and drive it as often as possible! Last things are a Top gear exhaust and manifolds I've had in the garage for a few months to go on followed by an alloy refurb...can't wait! You'll love owning one, and even now I can't help looking back at it as I walk away from it! Good luck Cool
_________________
Porsche 996 C4
Mk1 VW Golf Gti Cabriolet
Audi A4 Avant
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Griffter
Monza


Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 236



PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So as you can see, there are a range of views on mileage, private versus trade, how spec specific you can be and whether to bother with a PPI. My advice is to go and view as many cars as you can, whether you’re interested in them or not. I travelled miles to see cars that were not as described. Peoples expectations (and delusion) differ wildly. Some I could decline without even getting out of my car. But it’s still worth going over them with a checklist anyway to get a feel for what’s in front of you. Then when you find “the one” you can be all the more confident.
For what it’s worth imho:

Mileage: you can replace what you like, but usage wears cars. All cars are low mileage once so there’s nothing wrong with low mileage per se!
Private versus trade: unless the trade has the car I want, I’d rather meet the owner, “interview” them and not line somebody else’s profits (plus vat). Warranties are not usually worth the paper they’re written on, have claims limits and exclusions etc. Some specialists excepted.
Spec: do you want the fun of scouring for parts and fitting them? You’ve got live with it (go and see as many as you can, don’t just but what everyone else says they want - considered a C4? Driven one? Go see and drive one...)
PPI: you can spend a lot on multiple PPIs without finding the right car. Get to know what to look for yourself and then make an informed decision.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
g911omr
Monza


Joined: 29 Sep 2009
Posts: 223



PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advice, for what it's worth, would to be open minded on certain things.
I was adamant that I wanted an early C2 aerokit with black sports interior, low miles, low owners, perfect history and lots of recent work done..... oh and red or black as well. Ideally for about £16k.
That particular car appears not to exist, so in the end I compromised and went without the aerokit and had to accept a metropole interior, which is actually really nice in the flesh.
A year or so later and I'm still a happy puppy.
It is plenty fast enough, handles really well and thus far hasn't gone bang.
Get a good one and you won't be disappointed.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
coullstar
Barcelona


Joined: 15 Sep 2015
Posts: 1341
Location: Aberdeen/Torphins


PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would agree with that, I think people spend to long thinking about spec or finding the exact car for them where the car is essentially the same underneath so find a good one and enjoy it. You will have to compromise on something.

I too started with a specific spec but would still be searching now (a year on) if Id stuck to that. However I compromised and have had a fun 5kmiles in the car so far.
_________________
1999 C2 Coupe - http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=124107
2000 Audi B5 RS4
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Oggers
Newbie


Joined: 30 Aug 2018
Posts: 10



PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It took me a while, but the search is over!

Only driven it the 200 miles home on a dark wet motorways, so lots to learn and explore. Looking forward to some time off over Christmas for a proper play.

It’s a C2 manual, great history in rainforest green.

Thanks for all the advice and guidance on here, really useful. I foresee asking lots of daft questions over the coming days, weeks, months!
 



7CC12F0B-A7FF-448F-A52F-EE714EE9BA36.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.55 MB
 Viewed:  780 Time(s)

7CC12F0B-A7FF-448F-A52F-EE714EE9BA36.jpeg


  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
timm996
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 17 May 2008
Posts: 281
Location: nottingham


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choice, the 3.6 look much more modern.. ( this from a fried egg owner)
_________________
I know I ain't doing much, doing nothing means a lot to me - Bon Scott:
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
kas750
Reims


Joined: 31 Mar 2013
Posts: 4163
Location: Chorley lancashire

2006 Porsche 911

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely thumbsup
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 14802
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats

Welcome to 911uk and to 911 ownership. Thumb
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
BHZ661
Suzuka


Joined: 03 Feb 2015
Posts: 1201
Location: Milton Keynes


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great colour thumbsup
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ghianightmare
Monza


Joined: 25 Apr 2017
Posts: 206
Location: Dublin


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the colour.

Best of luck with it thumbsup
_________________
2002 Seal Grey C4S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jimb007
Newbie


Joined: 24 Aug 2015
Posts: 18



PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!

I absolutely love that colour Cool
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Oggers
Newbie


Joined: 30 Aug 2018
Posts: 10



PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys.

Working from home today, but keep getting distracted and popping out to the garage Very Happy
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
alfazagato
Trainee


Joined: 03 Jul 2017
Posts: 58



PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have watched this thread with interest as, two years ago, I could have been writing the very same thoughts. Eventually I bought a C2 from a dealer which had everything done to it and was prepared to within an inch of it's life. So far and 4000 miles later, only oil change costs involved. Trust that you have as much fun with your new car as I am having.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
cableguy
Kyalami


Joined: 10 Sep 2007
Posts: 1806
Location: North Yorkshire


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on a great looking car. Rainforest is a rare colour and the MY02's are one of the lightest and best looking wheels on the 996 IMO. Thumb

Safe driving.

C.
_________________
Pork!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Hooner
Trainee


Joined: 03 May 2018
Posts: 74
Location: Co Antrim,NI


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice,lovely colour enjoy!
_________________
911 a way of life!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
James M-S
Imola


Joined: 11 Apr 2017
Posts: 776
Location: Derbyshire

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Lovely looking car. I’m sure it will bring you many smiles.

I’ve had my first 911 for 3.5 years, the time has flown by. I still look back every time I park up. Such a capable and beautiful car.
_________________
Manual 997.2 c2 :Basalt + gtechniq : H&S + Gundo
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
HSC911
Zolder


Joined: 23 Jul 2014
Posts: 5909
Location: Bedford


PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats

Not N997B's old car Dont know

Thumb
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Mat138l
Newbie


Joined: 19 Aug 2018
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully see you around West Yorkshire Thumb
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Marky911
Kyalami


Joined: 04 Jun 2009
Posts: 1980



PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result Oggers!

Great colour when it's polished up. Thumb
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
rob_p
Österreich


Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 913
Location: Leicester


PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. Looks lovely, well done!
_________________
991.1 C2 (no mods, yet)
997.1 C2 (full Hartech rebuild, Ohlins coilovers, ducktail, plus some other bits)
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2
Ex Audi A8 V8 4.2tdi (best all round car I will ever own?)
Ex Porsche Boxster 986
Ex Mazda MX5 mk1
Plus some other stuff that wasn't very interesting....
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum