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Kirklet

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Hello all, after years of riding road riding and trackdaying superbikes, I took the plunge last year and bought myself a 70 plate M4 competition. My man logic at the time was that it had decent space in the back, a good sized boot but still went like stink........so it seemed a perfect fit for me. I'll be honest, it's been a brilliant car and I love it but I've always hankered after a 911 and I'm fortunate that I'm in a position to buy one one. The only thing is (and despite a lot of Youtube viewing and trying to educate myself), I really don't know the market or the cars that well and I'm trying to prevent myself from making an expensive mistake.

So, I've seen a great Carrera 4 GTS at the local Porsche centre, been out for a test drive and it was superb to be honest. The only thing that put me off a little was the mileage. My M4 is mint and has only done 13k miles. The Porsche I test drove is also mint but has done 55K miles. Is there anything I need to know before taking the plunge and is this a good price? I'll only be doing about 5k miles a year and will most likely have it a couple of years before swapping out again.

Anyway, any advice would be welcome. First world problems I know but I've always found forums a great source of knowledge and info.


TIA
 
Full major service history
Go through the invoices to know what’s been done so there aren’t any big bills on the horizon.
Nice interior colour combo 👍🏻


OPC Hull, average dealer, average feedback so don’t believe all of their manufacturerd self feedback. Have very close look for paintwork issues and make sure you have the long term extended OPC warranty.


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Welcome Kirk! You'll struggle to be disappointed with a 911 and there are many models to suit nearly all budgets! The GTS is bloody brilliant BTW, but then I am very biased!

An OPC car with 2 years warranty is hard to beat for peace of mind, although prices are usually quite toppy! I see that car has been listed since Sept 23 and has been discounted by ~£4k in that time. The miles will hurt it's resale price, but then again, it makes it more affordable!

What was it that attracts you to the 991 Gen2 GTS model in particular? Are you looking for particular features or performance?
 
Welcome Kirk! You'll struggle to be disappointed with a 911 and there are many models to suit nearly all budgets! The GTS is bloody brilliant BTW, but then I am very biased!

An OPC car with 2 years warranty is hard to beat for peace of mind, although prices are usually quite toppy! I see that car has been listed since Sept 23 and has been discounted by ~£4k in that time. The miles will hurt it's resale price, but then again, it makes it more affordable!

What was it that attracts you to the 991 Gen2 GTS model in particular? Are you looking for particular features or performance?
good point

examples
2017 £66k 33k mils https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202401095387693
2018 £70k 38k miles https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202401065302082

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Welcome Kirk! You'll struggle to be disappointed with a 911 and there are many models to suit nearly all budgets! The GTS is bloody brilliant BTW, but then I am very biased!

An OPC car with 2 years warranty is hard to beat for peace of mind, although prices are usually quite toppy! I see that car has been listed since Sept 23 and has been discounted by ~£4k in that time. The miles will hurt it's resale price, but then again, it makes it more affordable!

What was it that attracts you to the 991 Gen2 GTS model in particular? Are you looking for particular features or performance?
I’ll be honest, the Hull Porsche centre is about a 10 minute walk from my house. So I often used to walk past there with the missus and my two children. We’d sometimes have a wander around looking at the cars and I just spotted this one and really liked the look of it. Things just kinda snowballed from there.
The money was about right and I like the security of it being an approved car and the peace of mind that comes with a Porsche warranty.

I didn’t realise the Carrera 4 GTS was so well regarded, so that’s a bonus. I just thought I’d ask the opinion of people more informed than me as to whether it’s a decent spec and worth considering. I won’t be driving it every day as I’ve another vehicle I use for a daily driver (Ford Transit custom crew van, I love it !!) but aside from the miles, it proper floats my boat. I love the colour and the interior. It also sounds so much better than my M4.
 
good point

examples
2017 £66k 33k mils https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202401095387693
2018 £70k 38k miles https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202401065302082

then these 2
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Thanks for taking the time to post these up. Out of the four, I do like the GTS model and the mileage is quite a bit lower. It also comes with a good year of Porsche warranty as well.

Can I ask, are there different levels of Porsche warranty or does it just offer the safe security as a new car warranty?
 
Can I ask, are there different levels of Porsche warranty or does it just offer the safe security as a new car warranty?

There is only one level of Porsche Warranty and it covers all manufacturing faults. It can be renewed at a cost of c£1200 per year until the car is 15 years old - or 125k miles at its 14th birthday.

No other warranty comes close for the peace of mind it gives for having your engine, turbos and gearbox totally covered.
 
Full major service history
Go through the invoices to know what’s been done so there aren’t any big bills on the horizon.
Nice interior colour combo 👍🏻


OPC Hull, average dealer, average feedback so don’t believe all of their manufacturerd self feedback. Have very close look for paintwork issues and make sure you have the long term extended OPC warranty.


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I’m going for another look at it this afternoon but without the children in tow. The missus is coming along for a look as well. She’s not exactly a car buff but if this doesn’t get her pulse racing, I don’t know what will !

I asked the dealership if they could send me through the service history documents, but all they could do was confirm dates and mileage, no specifics as it were. All seems ok though.

12/01/2024 @ 58,596 mls
29/01/2022 @ 48,286 mls
05/02/2020 @ 41,110 mls
31/10/2018 @ 21,140 mls


Date of registration was 23/6/17
 
Good luck buddy!

One thing to be aware of is the centre-lock wheels, pros and cons with these, but they are not a simple DIY job to remove / replace. You will almost certainly need a specialist for any wheel / tyre work. Also, the centre-lock mechanism has an anodized external finish, which easily corrodes from harsh / acidic wheel cleaners and can look crusty and rather ugly. Not the end of the world, but they are VERY expensive to replace!

Given it's a buyers market and it's been up for sale since Sept, I'm sure there's a good deal to be had!!
 
So, I've seen a great Carrera 4 GTS at the local Porsche centre, been out for a test drive and it was superb to be honest. The only thing that put me off a little was the mileage. My M4 is mint and has only done 13k miles. The Porsche I test drove is also mint but has done 55K miles. Is there anything I need to know before taking the plunge and is this a good price? I'll only be doing about 5k miles a year and will most likely have it a couple of years before swapping out again.

It's the price it is because of the mileage and IMO it represents great value for money BUT if you're going to add 10k miles and only keep it for 2 years it may work out expensive. In £s per mile terms you'll have a great time but be prepared for what a 65k mile car might be worth come trade in time. Of course you may decide that you love it and won't sell it that quickly. ;)

Good Luck
 
Well, I’ve been down with the other half and even she’s impressed with it compared to the M4. I think she thought it was going to be a bit ‘in your face’ but was pleasantly surprised when she had a look round and sat in it.

I’ve put a holding deposit on it because there was a couple looking over it after I’d given the keys back and I started thing I’d be gutted if it disappeared !
 
Hope all goes as well as you might wish, Although you have to own the Porsche for three months before you can present it to an OPC to be assessed as worthy of allowing on to the Porsche Extended Warranty Insurance plan, if you approach your local OPC they may well be prepared to carry out a series of complimentary checks on the car once you have bought it, as my OPC did.. They might also beam up it`s OPC service history too if you suggest you might be looking to put it on the extended warranty.

My wife really enjoyed driving and had a SLK amongst others, when she drove my 991, she said this car suits me perfectly, easy to drive with PDK, comfortable seating position and great all round vision, even in the mirrors, and I like the performance too...(-: Hopefully your good lady enjoys the Porsche as much as mine did... (y)
 

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