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thecopster
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Let the search begin Reply with quote

Hi all,

So i am finally in a position to start looking for a 911!

I think i have settled on a 991 over a 997 as the car will be a daily driver. budget is around the 50k mark so looking at C2S's with no more than 50k miles.

Ideal spec is less than 40k miles, PDK, Chrono & PSE. Are the any other options that are deemed must haves?

From looking around at cars and prices i am hoping to get the above within budget or maybe slightly over.

Is there anything i should be looking out for on the 991 regarding maintenance and issues?

My company car goes back on 06/10 so 6 weeks to get something sorted!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C2S’s seem to be quite well spec’d, PDK, Chrono and PSE is a good base, cruise and Bose both good news, then hard back seats and sport design steering wheel (paddles) are popular if you want the sportier feel, obviously colours and wheels down to you.

No big stories about the 991 other than make sure it has full service history (many people like to see OPC stamps) and it’s always good if you buy privately that it has a Porsche warranty on it. Good luck, great cars Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the search begin Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info guys much appreciated. Car above looks interesting, i also saw this one which is slightly over budget but bang on spec - not sure about the two tone interior though....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201908121048349

I'm not to fussed on colours apart from no silver.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any feedback on Cridfords?

I am interested in this car

https://www.cridfords.co.uk/inventory/used_cars/201161-porsche-911-991-38-carrera-s-coupe-pdk/


Any opinion on price, spec etc?


Thanks
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cridfords have a good, long standing reputation and always seem to price their stock correctly.

This one seems no exception as although it seems a bit expensive at first glance the mileage is below the norm.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No experience of Cridfords so can’t comment. The car’s spec, price, mileage, colour all good, only disappointing aspect is the apparent condition it seems to be in from the pics. The front drivers side alloy looks scuffed, the driver’s seat bolster looks a little crushed and in general the interior looks grubby. Maybe it hasn’t been prepped for sale yet, but worth asking if you’d need to travel to take a look.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both. Good spot on the wheels and bolster. I have requested a video presentation and hopefully that will show up any cosmetic issues.

I have exchanged a couple of emails and have been advised it’s had the prep since the photos were taken
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s never quite clear what kind of legal entity they are. You could assume they are a company, but I don’t think they are.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.chappellsportscars.com/used-cars/porsche-911-991-3-8-c2s-pdk-coupe-2/

How about this beauty, a bit over budget maybe? But an amazing car with amazing spec

Well know Indy with an excellent rep too

Good luck with your search

Best wishes,

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
It’s never quite clear what kind of legal entity they are. You could assume they are a company, but I don’t think they are.


eh!

Companies House seem to be quite clear on the matter.

Cridfords IS a limited company and has been for 16 years.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04943924
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Magic919 wrote:
It’s never quite clear what kind of legal entity they are. You could assume they are a company, but I don’t think they are.


eh!

Companies House seem to be quite clear on the matter.

Cridfords IS a limited company and has been for 16 years.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04943924


I sold Jonathan @ cridfords my 996 in 2004. He still owns/runs the place.

They have a good turnover of cars. Been there twice recently. Stock looks good, some needed more prep but they might have just arrived. but every car should be viewed in isolation.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

The Chappells car looks great but I have already pushed the budget up from a 997.2 at around £40k to a 991 up to £55k!!

There are a couple of others I’m interested in including one @ 911 Virgin who have a great rep.

My company car goes back in 1 month so that’s my deadline to get sorted.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do know of a mint 2016 991 Black Edition with circa 45k miles (Full OPC History), PDK Chrono for sale for £49,991 if interested
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want lower miles at a £55k budget you'll probably have more choice by looking at the 3.4 rather than the 'S'.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
If you want lower miles at a £55k budget you'll probably have more choice by looking at the 3.4 rather than the 'S'.


btw, that post by T8 was the 1.5 millionth post on the forum

damn that pesky T8 in posting that before me wack
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Magic919 wrote:
It’s never quite clear what kind of legal entity they are. You could assume they are a company, but I don’t think they are.


eh!

Companies House seem to be quite clear on the matter.

Cridfords IS a limited company and has been for 16 years.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04943924


And how does that tie up with their website?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a 991.1 must have with sports exhaust & PDK they really are fantastic,
you wont be disappointed, Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
T8 wrote:
Magic919 wrote:
It’s never quite clear what kind of legal entity they are. You could assume they are a company, but I don’t think they are.


eh!

Companies House seem to be quite clear on the matter.

Cridfords IS a limited company and has been for 16 years.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04943924


And how does that tie up with their website?


Sorry, I don't understand what your point is. Confused

The detail on their website explains their history

https://www.cridfords.co.uk/about/

- which, as you said yourself, would give anyone the assumption that they're a company. A basic check confirms that they are.

EDIT: I've just realised that you may be meaning that as a limited company Cridfords should be using 'Ltd' as part of their identity. I agree, they should be. Thumb - even if like Paragon, JZM, PorscheTorque, RPM Technik and many others they don't actually use it as part of their header.
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