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buying used 911

chombi

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hello everybody, i am new to the site. i have finally saved up enough money to buy a used porshe i am after a 911 cabriolet. i have around 24k to spend. i wondered if i could ask what would be the best model to own and run and what are the major diffrences also any other information you think would be good to know before i purchase the car. also is milage really a factor when buying a porshe.

cheers

chombi






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Hi and welcome to the Mad house...

You will hear lots of different ideas on the best 911

Mileage is not too much of a problem as long as the vehicle has a Service History.. I like the 993, as its the last air cooled 911, best shape and you wont lose loads of money as you will on some 911's come selling it..

964, 993 or 996 !

Colour is another thing, Silver, Black and Dark Blue are the top selling colours but hold the most value..

Next you'll have to choose C2 or C4, 2 or 4 wheels drive !

Then Coupe, Targa or Cab...

Do you have an idea in mind of the sort of thing your looking for..


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Hello, and welcome!

You need to decide what sort of 911 you want- that sort of figure will buy you great examples of the 1980's 3.2 1990's 964 3.6 and the late 1990's 993. You then need to decide whether you want 2 or 4 wd. The later the model you get, the more refined and usable it will be but there is not a vast amount in it.

Miles are important to the extent that you will pay more for a low miles car, but a higher mileage one could be better value, and perhaps better maintained, so judge each on its own merits. Service history and maintenance and condition are the main things.

Get hold of some books and buyers guides, then happy hunting!

Once you've found a car that fits the bill, then get a Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI) done by a specialist. Costs about £250-£300 and will save you at least that.

R.


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and not forgetting there are hundred's of 911 ad's on this site as well !!!

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thanks for the replys, extra thanks to dan for the pictures i know the diffrences now. well i'm after a cabriolet has to be manual (not an auto fan i'm afraid) i like the look of the later 993 and 996 models. can you tell me the diffrence between C2-C4, also can you tell me if the 4 wheel drive model is more expensive? and is it more expensive to maintain and service. thanks for your help so far but i must warn you there will be a lot more questions :)
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cheers

chombi




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The 993 Cab's make a little less than the Coupe or Targa's... As for the 996's you will notice that it will have to be an early one.. (R or S reg) for the sort of Budget your looking to spend like-

http://www.911uk.com/car.asp?stockid=85359

I have owned the C2 and C4, and did not notice any difference in service and running costs (apart from the C4 was a bit heavier on fuel)

Keep the questions coming..

Dan


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by chombi on 02 August 2006
can you tell me the diffrence between C2-C4, also can you tell me if the 4 wheel drive model is more expensive? :)
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cheers
chombi

C2 is 2 wheel drive C4 is 4 wheel drive with a small % of power going to the front wheels when required.

IMHO stick with a C2, probably a bit cheaper to buy, less to go wrong (2 less drive shafts), and again in IMHO more pure to the 911 heritage.

Whatever you choose make sure you have a Pre Pruchase Inspection done most independant dealers, (see link to list at the bottom of this page) will perform one for about £200. Doesnt guarantee you wont have problems in the future but will spot a dog and also give you negotiation points when it comes to buying.

Note Cabs dont come with a a hairdressing Salon, you may have to provide your own :wink:

Enjoy the search,

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again thanks for the replies. thank you martyn1 for the hairdresses comment :)

liked that. i will be starting my search soon armed with my new knowledge(cheers) are there any extra's that are a must have. i.e wind deflector or multi cd changer stuff like that and last of all can you recommend any good car sites or dealers that you have had good experience with.

cheers for your help

chombi










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yeap another quick question on some of the car adverts v/ram keeps popping up can somebody explain what that is and is it a good thing or bad thing to have



cheers

chombi


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by chombi on 02 August 2006
yeap another quick question on some of the car adverts v/ram keeps popping up can somebody explain what that is and is it a good thing or bad thing to have

cheers
chombi

No way am I going to explain how vram works, but it was introduced in the MY 96 cars onwards and provides more power.

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cheers shed17 thats what i like nice and simple explainations :)

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hello again thought i'd put another question to the forum. as i have absolutely no techincal knowledge on the 911. i am tilting more towards buying from a specialist i know i will pay slightly more but i feel i would get piece of mind. plus i would have some one to vent at if it all went pete tong. am i right to think like this.

could someone offer some advice for or against on this subject and maybe recommend some good dealers who deal with 911 in the 23-25k area



ever grateful

chombi

still looking :?


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