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stokie1

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trying to get back on board but the right car just hasnt come along

can i ask your opinions on the below car - wheels, turbo on a 2s? - spoiler? - and whats it worth? - really appreciate your views

trying to stay calm!
 
2 replies to my own thread !!

its cobalt blue - c2s - 27.995K - 53k miles - 57 plate - and currently on autotrader incase the link doesnt work
 
It's not a bad price or spec. It states it has a K&N filter which I normally associate with boy racer cars but other than that the colour is nice and the Turbo wheels and rear spoiler make it look a decent buy.

I would have the car checked out by a professional. Keep in mind the condition of the tyres, brakes and when the next service is due...all these bills do mount up.
 
Get a PPI and go for it, fantastic price, good spec and while the mileage is a little high that'll explain the nice price!
 
My 2 cents / thoughts / considerations - based purely on if it was me looking to buy this car -

  • Beautiful colour! My old C2S was also Cobalt ... loverlyy..

    I'd actually say a few grand overpriced for the mileage - I think seller knows that and has allowed a couple grand wriggle room on the asking price - e.g. similar car with 23k less on the clock for same price - nicer wheels but no sports exhaust -

    http://tinyurl.com/ledybl7

    Gen 1 not Gen 2 car so if it was me I'd negotiate very hard on the price due to potential IMS issues

    Personally I'm not a fan of those Turbo wheels - I'd check that they are genuine and not cheap copies - ultimately would ditch them for standard Carrera wheels (don't remember the name of the design, but I'd go for the same ones Maxie just had fitted)

    Sports exhaust is a major plus in my view

    Not a fan of that spoiler, I'd chuck it and stick the proper Carrera lid on (or a ducktail maybe if I was shelling out)

    Says "full history" but I'd always check that carefully - 1 persons definition of "full history" is often different to anothers

    Get it inspected by a Porsche Specialist

    Get a Hartech warranty
 
Seems like a nice car, priced to sell imo. Very well specced also. Get the chassis no. and run that past an OPC who will be able to list what options the car has had put on from the factory. If the Turbo wheels have been optioned then this will also appear on that list. If they are not, then they could be dealer fit accessories in which case ask to see the part no. (997.xxx.xxx.xx). Rear spoiler can polarise opinion. Have you test-driven it?

~ Maxie
 
thanks guys - good advice

i like the colour so will dig a bit deeper on it today

i'm unsure as to whether the wheels and spoiler make it look good and different or fake ...

will keep you informed
 
stokie1 said:
thanks guys - good advice

i like the colour so will dig a bit deeper on it today

i'm unsure as to whether the wheels and spoiler make it look good and different or fake ...

will keep you informed

I have those turbo wheels on my 997, and although they weren't my first choice when I was buying, I absolutely love them now, so give them a chance if you're not sure :thumb:

Would ditch the spoiler though
 
The Turbo wheel is a forged design and noticably lighter than other wheels offered for the 997 Carrera range. I borrowed some for a few days and difference was chalk & cheese; brisker acceleration, greater maneuverability and about a 1.8mpg increase in overall fuel consumption all owing to the lighter rotational masses (unsprung weight).

~ Maxie
 
Maxie said:
The Turbo wheel is a forged design and noticably lighter than other wheels offered for the 997 Carrera range. I borrowed some for a few days and difference was chalk & cheese; brisker acceleration, greater maneuverability and about a 1.8mpg increase in overall fuel consumption all owing to the lighter rotational masses (unsprung weight).

~ Maxie

Interesting stuff :thumb:
 
davidjf7 said:
Interesting stuff :thumb:

It is....but there is a downside - they cost a fortune!

~ Maxie :pc:
 
Maxie said:
davidjf7 said:
Interesting stuff :thumb:

It is....but there is a downside - they cost a fortune!

~ Maxie :pc:

The other downside being they are IMO the worst looking modern wheel Porsche have done!
 

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