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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: What’s my 997 worth trade in Reply with quote

Hi,

I was just wondering if anybody knew roughly what my car would be worth trading in at an OPC against another used Porsche. I know I can go on webuyanycar and get a figure but I thought trade in would give you a better price and I just need a ball park figure to be going from. I’m still unsure what to do yet but need to have some starting point.

It’s an 08 997 Carrera 2 tip. 105k, basalt Black, everything as original, immaculate condition, full opc history and has been on opc warranty until Oct this year.

It would be good to go in armed with a little knowledge.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t expect they’ll retail it, so expect a low offer. WBAC or similar will be a good clue.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
I don’t expect they’ll retail it, so expect a low offer. WBAC or similar will be a good clue.


Sadly Yeah

The history will make it a great car for someone not put off by the mileage.

Unfortunately Porsche Specialists know that their customers will be so their offers will only match 'bottom book' ie WBAC values.

If you can bear to entertain the thought a private advert at WBAC+10% might be your best bet to get a few more £££s.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s not great then. Wbac are only saying just over £15k.
I wish I could find another 08 at this price..
It’s a bad time of year I know to be thinking of selling so it’s probably a case of waiting for the sun to shine again and try then.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say so, afraid over 100k miles really kills it for a lot of people (not me) and it's a tip as well. What's the rest of the spec like? For someone who doesn't care, would make a great daily driver.

Why do you want to sell it? I would keep it and keep using it....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a trade in I was thinking 15 but didn’t want to check wbac.

Problem with part x is although we know they will make off them they treat us like they’re doing us the Favour!! 🙄

Edited as read poorly prior.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLWS

I know someone after a mid-teens car so do PM me if you do want a private sale Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I think people are talking the piss offering mid teens!

Keep it or sell it to a friend or family member but please don't give it away for £15k...

There are tons of 996/7s on sale for a lot more with similar mileage...

This thread epitomizes what I hate about buying and selling cars...when buying cars are worth whatever the asking price might be, and when selling the world and their wife want to offer you ***** all...in the hope of bagging a bargain...

Mid teens....Really?!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually my reply did read badly so I’ve amended, I don’t want to buy a 997 tip again so I wasn’t trying to load an offer.

Best just run it past wbac and it will clear up the question sharpish. As it’s an 08 hopefully will be closer to 20 than 15!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't expect a good trade in price from an OPC. When I tried to sell my Cayenne they offered less than WBAC Bandit
Sold it to a main dealer network in the end as it would retail through OPC no problem. Sadly yours won't because of mileage so they'll be looking at off-loading hence a low offer.

Private advert might be worth a punt at a midway price and gives a win-win Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my recent experience, I’ve found that WBAC are offering better prices than main dealers (BMW, Land Rover) and private garages. Again, in my limited experience, main dealers (by their own admission) are using WBAC as the basis of theirs part-ex offers. I have uitilised WBAC as recently as 1 month ago and they have been excellent. Just don’t expect a generous offer but do expect them to do exactly what they say, when they say they’ll do it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your responses.
I’m thinking of getting rid just due to a rash of things needing doing all of a sudden. It failed it MOT last week for emmisons and the garage showed me where the flexi hoses on the exhaust back boxes had cracked, so it’s in getting that sorted next week.
It’s also having the passenger window regulator fixed at the same time and last month under Porsche warranty, which has now run out, had the auto box switch replaced.
I’m getting a little jittery about owning it all of a sudden. I’ve only had it since May and done less thank 1k. I don’t want it to be a money pit just 6 months into ownership.

I may get 2nd thoughts when I get it back next week, if it passes it’s MOT.
I love the car and it’s been my dream to own one but I just get that feeling of impending doom.
It looks immaculate and drives like a dream.

I think if I do want to sell, I’ll put it on autotrader and eBay for about £18k and see where it leads me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grooster wrote:
Thanks for your responses.
I’m thinking of getting rid just due to a rash of things needing doing all of a sudden. It failed it MOT last week for emmisons and the garage showed me where the flexi hoses on the exhaust back boxes had cracked, so it’s in getting that sorted next week.
It’s also having the passenger window regulator fixed at the same time and last month under Porsche warranty, which has now run out, had the auto box switch replaced.
I’m getting a little jittery about owning it all of a sudden. I’ve only had it since May and done less thank 1k. I don’t want it to be a money pit just 6 months into ownership.

I may get 2nd thoughts when I get it back next week, if it passes it’s MOT.
I love the car and it’s been my dream to own one but I just get that feeling of impending doom.
It looks immaculate and drives like a dream.

I think if I do want to sell, I’ll put it on autotrader and eBay for about £18k and see where it leads me.



If you love the car, it looks great, and drives well, then stick with it!

Why not get it 111 point checked, invest a bit of cash getting it up to standard, get the warranty renewed, then you can stop worrying about impending doom for a year at least.

Dare I say stop reading internet scare stories and enjoy your car.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Price Reply with quote

If you bought it with 104K on the clock can I ask how much it cost you 6 months ago? I am with the others and say stick with it. You will hardly have got to know the car yet??
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keep it its a 911 - 997 for 15k dont sell it, like others said bite the bullet if you can get the OPC warranty & enjoy your motor
I appreciate simetimes money can be an issue but youve got a classic 911 enjoy it best you can Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately I don’t have over 2 grand for the 2 year OPC warranty. That’s what the last invoice in the pack shows, it’s probably more now and it’s in the last year I could actually take it out.
Money is tight. I know that would be peace of mind to a certain extent but it wouldn’t have covered me for the exhaust issues.
There are a few advisables on the MOT that I would have to have repaired in the next year before the service is due next December 2019 so all I’m seeing is money. I would like to keep the OPC service history going if I keep the car but to be honest it’s not done the car or it’s value many favours looking at the price...
I’m just on a bit of a downer with the car at them moment things may change but I’ll make a decision next week when the exhaust is sorted and the mot passed. Fingers crossed.......
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is always Hartech that you could talk to, they do a very good maintenance scheme.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting the sense that either your purchase was perhaps hasty?

I'm getting vibes that you probably wanted a manual car? Also is the maintenance costs what's you expected? I know my parents were warning me of tyres / service costs when I purchased but I knew those costs and accepted it. a basic service is easily done myself.

I'm shocked if you're planning to sell <20K tbh. Good luck with selling if you do.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn’t a hasty decision but in hindsight I should have got the car professionally inspected, even though it had a Porsche warranty on it, before I made my decision. I did buy it private but thought I was safe with full opc service history and warranty.
I expected to get more than 6 months without at least 3 problems arising and driving less than 1k, a little off putting with probably a bill over £1k.

Like I say I’m on a downer about it tonight, may be in a better mood tomorrow....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grooster wrote:
Unfortunately I don’t have over 2 grand for the 2 year OPC warranty. That’s what the last invoice in the pack shows, it’s probably more now and it’s in the last year I could actually take it out.


111 point check is £216 inc. VAT
Warranty is £1,020 for 12 months or £1,840 for 24 months

If I remember correctly they extended the period you can extend to 15 years old or 125k miles.
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