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alex yates
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2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Price, like mileage & age is but a number Grin

Therefore minor criteria Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I nearly didn't buy a 997.1 because of the scare stories. In the end I bought a 997.1 basic Carrera (i.e. not the S) and made sure the engine number was in the larger IMS bearing range. Treat it well and annual Oil and Filter Changes and you will have minimised the risk.
 
  
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James M-S
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the same position when I got mine 3.5 years ago.

I went for a base 997.2, it has the mod cons I wanted as standard, and is nicer place to sit than the 997.1 & 996, whose interiors feel a bit dated now. (I accept the PCM3 nav is rubbish, but the stereo is fine and I navigate with Waze on the phone)

It’s my daily as I managed to get the wife to drive the family car.

If I was after a car just for weekend blasts, I would certainly be trying a 981 cayman in a bright colour. (Or 987.2)
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DrJimBone
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I'm away six months of the year and only have to factor in bacon sarnie runs with Phil when I am home, I aim for something with high miles (75-80k) knowing that my limited use brings the miles / year back down to average...

Unit I blow it up and pass on the Hartech rebuild for something less sensible and more expensive. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you’re set on a 997.1 - take phils advice, high miler + Hartech rebuild & centre gravity suspension refresh.

Money spent (or some of it) will be recouped come resale time.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just think that a base 997.2 with lowish mileage is such a cracking buy right now. Now I know I am bias, but the reliability issue aren’t there and their values are good. Maintained properly these cares are solid. A Hartech 997.1S would be my close second choice.
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2008 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost bought a 997.1 Carrera S manual with an engine rebuild, but I walked away from the deal as it just didn’t feel right. The car was good but I wasn’t convinced it was the car for me.

2 months later, I bought a 997.2 3.6 PDK carrera as the Gen 2 car felt so much better.

IMHO the gen 2 car is a better car but gen 1 cars do sound nicer.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get a 997.2 S for under 35k but you will be looking at 70k+ but if its a keeper does it really matter?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201811232694363?atmobcid=soc3

Full opc history and a good spec 72k miles for under 35k.

No brainer for me.
 
  
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