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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better to buy 70K and upwards and factor in a visit to Hartech in my book. You will save the cost of rebuild because of the milage if you are canny, and then you have a car you know is good!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Better to buy 70K and upwards and factor in a visit to Hartech in my book. You will save the cost of rebuild because of the milage if you are canny, and then you have a car you know is good!



......but it's a 997.2 DFI motor. No issues. Traded mine in end of sept with 70k on the clock ........ used 1 litre of oil in between the 2 year services.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Better to buy 70K and upwards and factor in a visit to Hartech in my book. You will save the cost of rebuild because of the milage if you are canny, and then you have a car you know is good!


eh!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve been reading this with interest, I actually was hoping to buy janes 996 as a side project but last minute decisions stopped that from happening.

To the case in point, I’ve been looking for a 4s to replace my Audi rs, the prices suggested for a good gts(leather dash at least) are staggering and you can get a turbo gen 2 for the same or less with 60k miles. I didn’t think I’d go back to a turbo but no way would I pay more for a gts.

no I don’t think it’s worth the premium, buy a pdk turbo for the same money and I bet there are less uk cars.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bund wrote:
I’ve been reading this with interest, I actually was hoping to buy janes 996 as a side project but last minute decisions stopped that from happening.
yes, sorry about that - it sold very easily in the end.

Bund wrote:
no I don’t think it’s worth the premium, buy a pdk turbo for the same money and I bet there are less uk cars.


Have spent the day researching turbos and may be coming around to the idea - original budget is a distant memory 😀
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhodris-dad wrote:
Lenny39 wrote:
I went through exactly the same thought process C4S or GTS. I ended up deciding on a C4S, I couldn't justify the extra £20K on a daily. If I spent the extra £20K I think I would always worry about the depreciation due to clocking up the miles, less concerned on a lower value car. I've had garage queens before and didn't want another.

When I looked the GTS seemed very spec sensitive. Some up for sale have been around for a long time.


Very valid point regarding the mileage...........

Doing 5k a year will maintain the premium but if you stick 10k a year on it, the residual value will certainly take a hit.

I'm not a mileage snob (no offence to anyone) but you have to face the reality of the British market....an extra 20k on the same age car can devalue the car by a significant amount and to some degree it's desirability.

There is a perception that a car with mileage 50k has got to be better than one with 70k.
Which I think is tosh really.



I have to agree with you.
A 50k car can be in a far worse condition then a 70k car if not looked after inside and out.
Personally I like to keep my milage down as I don't got out in bad weather and it is a nice weather car.
Just like to keep it spotless and that gives me some sort of pleasure for some reason.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is interested, just to close it off, after losing 2 GTS’s due to service history issues and being gazumped on a third at a main dealer, I picked up my shiny 997.2 turbo this morning 👍

It’s fantastic!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If anyone is interested, just to close it off, after losing 2 GTS’s due to service history issues and being gazumped on a third at a main dealer, I picked up my shiny 997.2 turbo this morning 👍

It’s fantastic!


We're all interested but ..........

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, sorry - one from pick up - due to the horrid weather, it doesn’t look that clean anymore ☔️

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996Jane wrote:
If anyone is interested, just to close it off, after losing 2 GTS’s due to service history issues and being gazumped on a third at a main dealer, I picked up my shiny 997.2 turbo this morning 👍

It’s fantastic!


Sorry to hear that the GTS venture didn't work out for you, no doubt that you are happy with the decision that you finally made and that due dilligence won the day. Congrats on your new acquisition, and now of course we need to see pics of your Turbo. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those alloys are fantastic.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, congrats!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow outstanding. Congrats on a lovely car
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Bow outstanding. Congrats on a lovely car


Definitely a 'Strine car. Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bow outstanding. Congrats on a lovely car


Definitely a 'Strine car. Grin

I has to Google Strine......never heard the term. Had to click the🔈button to understand.
Then I hear it Strayan. Now I'm on it 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
Thankfully all the cars drive the right way up in Aus Grin
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pzero wrote:
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Bow outstanding. Congrats on a lovely car


Definitely a 'Strine car. Grin

I has to Google Strine......never heard the term. Had to click the🔈button to understand.
Then I hear it Strayan. Now I'm on it 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
Thankfully all the cars drive the right way up in Aus Grin


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing it right!

Congrats on the new car!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great move. Enjoy it Thumb
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Congratulations on new car, looks stunning in that colour thumbsup
 
  
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