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High Milers?

Steve Conway

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Anybody have any experience of 996 High Milers? Looking at a 100,000 miler 2000 C4 with full Porsche History. Since I intend to keep the car as a weekend Toy for about 5 years Only reliability and condition are my concerns.

Thanks


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I think in the case of the 996 which has had some reliability issues, a high miler (proven reliability) is possibly preferable to a low miler with unproven reliability.

Check with the OPC to see how many RMS/engine replacements it's had.


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hi

I bought a 98 996c2 last year with 83k on the clock.I have only been using as a weekend toy or for short journeys. Apart from a service has needed a clutch (£800) and the aircon needed replacement condensers (£500). You could say its expensive for only 4K of motoring but the clutch could happen to anyone and the condensers are placed badly in the front bumper so pick up stones easily.

I think as long as you get full history and a good price you wont go wrong.


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High milers do have some benefits to them as ACEparts says they have a proven reliability record. A car that is sat on the motorway spending most of its time in sixth gear will have somewhat less wear and tear than a car that has done half the mileage and been used for short journeys regularly. As long as all the paperwork adds up and the overall condition of the car is fine you could end up with quite a decent car.

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Make sure the price is right too- to quote a wise man of these pages "it is not the car you are buying now, but the one you will be selling in a few years" that determines the overall cost of ownership.

Even if you only do 4k a year, you'll be looking at 120k miles, and may struggle to find a buyer unless you are prepared to take a hit on the price. Swings and roundabouts...


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Hmmm Sound advice from all. I guess a 60k or 70k miler would be a better bet, if only for the purpose of depreciation. It would be nice to have some value in the car after 5 years, so I could get another one! Trouble is with christmas looming........Santy wants to start packing soon!

Yup its all great advice and I guess I should look a little further, and maybe pay a little more. No doubt more questions arising soon as chrimbo looms!

Many thanks


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by ACEparts on 06 November 2005

I think in the case of the 996 which has had some reliability issues, a high miler (proven reliability) is possibly preferable to a low miler with unproven reliability.

Check with the OPC to see how many RMS/engine replacements it's had.
Okay I spoke to a Porsche specialist who assure sme that Porsche are very reliable and the RMS Rear Main Seal is not a problem. Are there any recalls I need to look for, especially the 3.4 engine and what RMS problems have anybody had in the past?

Regards


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Hendo thanks so much for the link. Coor Lumey!@Thats some food for thought! Here's me not buying a cerbera cos it'll break down! This as they say is a worrying assessment. I no longer no how to approach the sale of a used 5 year old Porsche. I guess its back to studying warranties again. I just thought at maybe 25K I can have a 50K miler C2/4@‚X‚X‚U@Dream. Do I have to pay another 10k to get a good car? Thanks again for the link. :?

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SAAB 9000 296bhp Aero


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Steve, there are very few cars affected by RMS -

PS. I haven't voiced this before but I used to work for a bearings/seals company.

The EXACT SAME items we sold for a fiver would cost 50 with a VW badge on them and 100 with an Alfa/Ausi badge.

So I can't help thinking that it must be possible to get a new seal of the right spec and dimensions from a normal seal company for a tenner....

LJ


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It's worth reading the article about RMS in the October (I think) Total 911. The cost is mostly due to the time it takes to replace it. If you're having a clutch replaced, it's worth having the RMS replaced as well, especially as Porsche have brought ou yet another new tool to seat the seal properly.

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