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Opinions on this 997 C2S - priced right?

Pablo Juan

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6 Oct 2010
Going to take a look at this on Saturday - what are your opinions?


Is £28,995 pricey for a 55 plate 3.8 C2S with 26k miles on the clock? PSE Tiptronic, Black, Black. FSH????

There are 997 C2S with 50 - 60k on the clock for less? Thoughts?


I think it's priced at the top end because it has low mileage, popular colour and comes with PSE which is a desirable spec option.

As you've stated you can get 50-60k mileage cars for less so depending on how many miles per annum you do you'll either eat into that premium or you'll make it more desirable come resale.

I recommend a PPI/111 point check is carried out :thumb:
I think black one is correctly priced to match spec and mileage. Looks original too.

Go take a look, test drive and may be come to a deal.

Gota have PSE!

Good luck.
The black 911 from Car Agents seems quite well priced. Almost too good. Very Low mileage for the age and not a bad spec. Remember, the price on the ticket is never the price you pay - haggle, haggle, haggle. There are 100's of good examples out there, so take your time and use that to your advantage.
the black on black looks good but why not just take your full driving test and get a manual :?:

no brainer to me !
So - went to see / drive the car today. 55 plate C2S, black on black, Drives nice, sounds good (PSE works!) sunroof, PASM, ipod connector tiptronic.

A few niggles:
Some scratches near the fuel filler and on the passenger door
Bonnet release does not work on the key or the catch near the door sill
Last serviced in Oct 2010 by a specialist, Porsche Worxs - only done 2,000 miles since (3rd car). 2 Porsche OPC stamps in the book prior to this.

Trader knows the previous owner personally - car is going into Porsche Hatfield for inspection (and probably a service) in the next few days. A warranty Direct warranty will be applied (no claim limit??? Thoughts?)

No soot present on the exhausts. 26k miles on the clock, 2 owners feels tight, a few blemishes here and there, £28,995.

What are your thoughts? Wise buy?

I've told the seller I'll sleep on it and if i buy - it'll be subject to Hatfield Porsche giving it a clean bill of health.

On paper it has a decent specification (inc PSE), low mileage, IMO best colour for a 911 (basalt black)

If the last service was Oct 2010 then I assume the car is due for a service now? If it's a major then it will probably need spark plugs & brake fluid as well so factor that cost into the asking price. You're also buying it through trade so you'll pay a tad above private prices without the reassurance you get with a specialist such as RSJ, 911 Virgin etc.

Personally I'm not a fan of 3rd party warranty companies. They usually come with claim limits & very reluctant to pay out. The biggest risk with a M96/M97 is engine failure which can be expensive and I doubt the warranty company will be too keen to pay up to £7k on a £500 warranty policy.

Sending it to an OPC for 111 point check is a good start. A clean bill of health will give you some reassurance.
Its at Porsche Hatfield now for a minor service and 111 point check - hoping to get a OPC warranty slapped on it - which will seal the deal for me. :grin:
I believe you can only buy an OPC warranty if you've owned the car for more than 90 days.....

Good luck :thumb:
Although true, if the previous owner has owned for the more than 90 days, their last act can be to put the AUW on the car on your behalf.

Then it is instantly transferable.

Only works for "private sales" (ie includes SOR too)
Agreed...although I think the OP is buying through a trade dealer.
Either way if it's on SOR then he's positioned well for the OPC warranty.
Hmmm - confused - does that mean I'll have to settle for the dealers preffered option of a warranty wise or warranty direct warranty, and then purchase a OPC warranty myself via OPC 90 days after I buy it? Or can I ask the trader to purchase the warranty (since it has just been serviced and 111 point checkjed by them) from OPC so it's on the car before I pay for it?

As an aside - any one have any experience with the other two warranty providers?

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