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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Help & Advice on buying a 997 Turbo/Turbo S Reply with quote

Hi all,
My first post as I am new to the Porsche scene. Having had my Cherished CLS63 AMG-S stolen back in July, I am now considering my next car. Over the past few months I have been looking at everything, but keep coming back to a 997 Turbo or Turbo S. The main thing is it must be a Gen II and have PDK. Color-wise, ideally Meteor Grey, but Black & Silver are also desirable. I have a friend who runs a very successful garage, and who has restored several 911's as well as having an ex Porsche tech working for him, which is another reason i've swayed towards this car. He has given me tips, and will also view any cars with me. However, i thought it would be good to get some opinions, advice etc from you guys on the forum that own this marque. So please feel free to chime in with any pointers, good, bad, indifferent, as my search has already started, but will go up a gear in the new year!

Many thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like you're in good hands with your mate to help you buy so I'll just say Welcome to 911uk and 'Happy Hunting'. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
It looks like you're in good hands with your mate to help you buy so I'll just say Welcome to 911uk and 'Happy Hunting'. Thumb


Hi buddy
Thanks for the welcome! Yes I am in good hands, but still would like general feedback from existing 997 Turbo owners.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys
One thing I need to confirm - Does the Turbo S come with PCCB as standard and have the yellow calipers?

Question Question

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the ceramics and therefore yellow calipers are standard, as is PDK, Sport Chrono, RS Spyder wheels, adaptive seats, cornering lights, torque vectoring, plus of course the extra 30bhp and higher boost levels.

Some people like them, can't think why Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ljc19630 wrote:


One thing I need to confirm - Does the Turbo S come with PCCB as standard and have the yellow calipers?



Yes, although some owners switch them to steels.

NB: PCCBs are always yellow and Porsche didn't fit yellow calipers to cars without them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Louie

Just look and drive a turbo or s and buy the one for you. You will not regret it. The boost is addictive. Go out and drive one and you will he hooked. Promise

You can thank me once you have purchased it

Xmas treat to yourself band a pint for me

I only have a 996 and it’s the absolute best car I have owned

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRP wrote:
Hi Louie

Just look and drive a turbo or s and buy the one for you. You will not regret it. The boost is addictive. Go out and drive one and you will he hooked. Promise

You can thank me once you have purchased it

Xmas treat to yourself band a pint for me

I only have a 996 and it’s the absolute best car I have owned

GOODLUCK


Thanks FRP
I am looking at a Turbo on Autotrader. Private sale, which doesn't overly concern me, however whats your thought on purchasing privately rather than through a main dealer??

link to car below

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912045033824?keywords=pdk&body-type=Coupe&transmission=Automatic&minimum-badge-engine-size=3.5&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&model=911&radius=1500&aggregatedTrim=997%20Turbo&sort=price-asc&postcode=rh123uy&page=1
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Due diligence applies, full PPI from a local indy or similar THIS IS A MUST IF BUYING and from a garage or private if I am honest?. Condition and history is important, I would not worry about mileage, my 996 has just under 95k miles and sweet

The engines are very strong and do not suffer the bore score

With that said, bills can mount quickly if works are required, think brakes, full service, engine mounts, IE consumables in general

Centre locks are a pain imho but some people love them, has a nice steering wheel upgrade too

its gotta be worth a look and talk to the owner about the PPI and see if they cringe or are more of an open book

With all that said, I bought mine same day cash and no PPI what so ever

Keep us posted
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks FRP (i owned an FRP years ago!!)
Yes, a PPI would be a given, and as I have a good friend that owns a garage and specializes in Porsche restorations (as well as owning several) as well as employing 2 ex Porsche techs, i'll be in good hands. Good point about seeing the reaction of the owner when i mention a PPI!!!

Will keep you posted, and thanks for your help and advice

L
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ljc19630 wrote:


I am looking at a Turbo on Autotrader. Private sale, which doesn't overly concern me, however whats your thought on purchasing privately rather than through a main dealer??

link to car below

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912045033824?keywords=pdk&body-type=Coupe&transmission=Automatic&minimum-badge-engine-size=3.5&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&model=911&radius=1500&aggregatedTrim=997%20Turbo&sort=price-asc&postcode=rh123uy&page=1


Looks like an honest car (MOT history is excellent) advertised at a sensible private asking price. It's your first choice colour too. thumbsup
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ljc19630
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, TB
Yeah, I thought the same. Interesting replies I have had on PH forum as some saying that they would only by via an OPC, and others saying the private purchase isn't an issue providing a PPI is done. Well, I bought an RS4, R35 GTR (first one I looked at) privately and didn't even drive it!!! I also bought my last car CLS63 AMG-S, albeit from a dealer, but again placed a deposit on it over the phone, then drove 350 miles to Barrow to do the deal. only 3 months warranty on that. Both cars never missed a beat, and trust me the GTR was driven all over Europe and HAMMERED!!!! The RS4 was a great car, and again didnt have any major issues and driove perfectly
So I guess its personal choice as to whether your risk-averse and feel the desire to pay out more by purchasing via OPC, or less worried and purchase privately??

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