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Porsche 997 buyers guide by Peter Morgan

Steve997

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Just joined the forum today and made an introduction in the newbie area.

I have been reading the web and this forums pages in particular for a few weeks now as a staring point to gain some subject knowledge before purchasing a 997 hopefully later this year or early next.

I m an engineer by trade so have a good understanding of mechanics and enjoy reading technical documentation.

Can anyone recommend this book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Porsche-911...2858&sr=8-1&keywords=porsche+997+buyers+guide

I believe the author is well regarded but don't want to buy an inaccurate or technically lacking guide so any first hand recommendations would be extremely well appreciated.

Cheers for any help that can be offered.
 
I have the same book for the 996 and read it cover to cover several times to help with my research before buying my 996 Turbo. I found it helpful but in all honesty, as Peter Morgan earns a living inspecting cars for punters, the book DOES NOT give you a comprehensive guide as to what to look for in these cars - for instance no mention about scored bores, failed IMS, rads and condensors and other problem areas that must be ruled out when judging a car to be bought.

Useful book - YES.
Does it tell you what to look for when buying one - VERY LIMITED DISCLOSURE (obviously he would be out of a job if he told everyone what to look for).
 
Thanks for the comments which are extremely useful.

I might buy the book anyway as it looks like it could be useful for model specification and model differences if nothing else but as you say (and I suspected) lacking in technical content.

Thanks again.
 
cheshire911 said:
I have the same book for the 996 and read it cover to cover several times to help with my research before buying my 996 Turbo. I found it helpful but in all honesty, as Peter Morgan earns a living inspecting cars for punters, the book DOES NOT give you a comprehensive guide as to what to look for in these cars - for instance no mention about scored bores, failed IMS, rads and condensors and other problem areas that must be ruled out when judging a car to be bought.

Useful book - YES.
Does it tell you what to look for when buying one - VERY LIMITED DISCLOSURE (obviously he would be out of a job if he told everyone what to look for).

pretty much what has been said, it's a review of the 997 rather than an actual buyers guide...
 
Porsche News said:
cheshire911 said:
I have the same book for the 996 and read it cover to cover several times to help with my research before buying my 996 Turbo. I found it helpful but in all honesty, as Peter Morgan earns a living inspecting cars for punters, the book DOES NOT give you a comprehensive guide as to what to look for in these cars - for instance no mention about scored bores, failed IMS, rads and condensors and other problem areas that must be ruled out when judging a car to be bought.

Useful book - YES.
Does it tell you what to look for when buying one - VERY LIMITED DISCLOSURE (obviously he would be out of a job if he told everyone what to look for).

pretty much what has been said, it's a review of the 997 rather than an actual buyers guide...

Thanks for the reply.

Do you know if it contains accurate info on model specification and model options etc... by any chance ?
 
I don't want to temper your enthusiasm for a great car but as you are an engineer - I think you would be interested in reading our buyers guide sections 4 and particularly section 5 available FOC on the Internet with explanations and photographs - and it tells things exactly as they are - no holding back!

Baz
 
Baz, you beat me to it. I was about to post a suggestion that referred the matter to your website as it is far more comprehensive and I was also going to suggest a chat with Grant on the model range being considered - I spoke to Grant a couple of times last year and found his contribution very helpful in making up my mind to go for a 996 Turbo rather than the C4S.

To Steve997 - I have the book for the 996 range and it was good to help my understanding of the model range and the specification/options available. Mine is titled "Ultimate Buyers Guide" but I found buying information on what to look for and problem areas was light - for obvious reasons I gave earlier. But to understand the range - very helpful. I bought mine around April/May last year and I think they were working on a new edition - so this one might be better.

Finally, I discovered that reading posts on this forum, talking to indy specialists and fellow enthusiasts really widened my knowledge base. There are many forum members willing to share experiences and information.
 
Cheers guys great suggestions.

I have read the Hartech guides and thoroughly enjoyed them.

I will keep reading threads and asking questions on here also as its a great place to gain knowledge as suggested.

Cheers :thumb:
 

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