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Redline warranty ?!?!?!

glasgow

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Thinking about this car

http://www.redlinespecialistcars.co.uk/used-car/porsche-911-s-2dr-tiptronic-s-842

997.1 Cabrio, 2008, 22K miles, C4S, sport chrono, Tip (the right gear for me)

Car is owned by the Redline (ie not SOR) so OPC warranty can not be applied for 90 days. The salesman says all there car come with standard 3 months warranty that should cover mechanical faults!!

I would do 111 points check. If the 111 check is ok, what is your view please about Redline warranty? any previous experience with Redline dealer? would their 90 days warranty worth the paper written on it?

The other issue is the last owner acquired the car in June this year and the one prior acquired the vehicle in Dec 2012... Should I view this suspiciously.

(PS I know the car is overpriced and price needs to be knocked down)
 
Kind of confused as that's massively overpriced? Yes it's a 4 s but!

That's Gen 2 PDK money ?
Would have to be massively cheaper surely
 
I bought my Targa from them

generally I can't fault them they were good to there word on things where I expected hassle,

i.e tyres are a bit low, come back when they are fully worn and we will replace them free save wasting the tread

yet they forgot it was supposed to come with a full tank of fuel, partly my fault as I forgot to check until I was 50 miles away


ref the warranty, I had an identical situation. What I did was agree a price with them conditional on them putting it into the local OPC for a 111 point check and it passing. I.e making sure there was no reason I couldn't get an OPC warranty later if I chose.

the only thing it failed on was a nokia car kit, which they offered to remove for free, and a non Porsche battery which they replaced inclusive of the deal.

as far as how good is the redline warranty? If its still with Wanrranties 2000 / Olympic then bear in mind it does not cover OPC labour rates, in fact it covered only half the labour rate

I had a new switchpack for the boot/bonnet release done under warranty, cost me about 40% contribution due to the labour rates issue, and they refused an issue with worn outer steering arm balljoints, which seeing as they both failed at 20k miles was annoying

I'd probably buy from them again if that helps
 
Well, I have been looking for a while now.... C4S, dark cloloured (Black or Atlas Grey) Tip, Chron appears to be all overpriced :sad:

silver, C2/C2S, manual easy get at late 20s/early 30K pounds...
 
Many thanks Markiii.... that was really helpful....

ref the warranty, I had an identical situation. What I did was agree a price with them conditional on them putting it into the local OPC for a 111 point check and it passing. I.e making sure there was no reason I couldn't get an OPC warranty later if I chose.
 
glasgow said:
Well, I have been looking for a while now.... C4S, dark cloloured (Black or Atlas Grey) Tip, Chron appears to be all overpriced :sad:

silver, C2/C2S, manual easy get at late 20s/early 30K pounds...

Yes get what your saying re the 4s V the 2 s- however a gen 2 is such a huge leap in quality and reliability over gen 1 - Just seems such a big price considering the perceived potential issues with gen 1 cars?

And then there's the rear strip on the gen 2 C4 s - just looks so good...... Always wonder why this went missing on gen 1 C4 s when it was such a feature on the 996 4S .
Anyway good luck with viewing
:thumbs:
 
spongebob squarepants said:
glasgow said:
Well, I have been looking for a while now.... C4S, dark cloloured (Black or Atlas Grey) Tip, Chron appears to be all overpriced :sad:

silver, C2/C2S, manual easy get at late 20s/early 30K pounds...

Yes get what your saying re the 4s V the 2 s- however a gen 2 is such a huge leap in quality and reliability over gen 1 - Just seems such a big price considering the perceived potential issues with gen 1 cars?

And then there's the rear strip on the gen 2 C4 s - just looks so good...... Always wonder why this went missing on gen 1 C4 s when it was such a feature on the 996 4S .
Anyway good luck with viewing
:thumbs:

I may be mad, but I like the engine sound of Gen1 :thumb:
 
markiii said:
as far as how good is the redline warranty? If its still with Wanrranties 2000 / Olympic then bear in mind it does not cover OPC labour rates, in fact it covered only half the labour rate

I had a new switchpack for the boot/bonnet release done under warranty, cost me about 40% contribution due to the labour rates issue, and they refused an issue with worn outer steering arm balljoints, which seeing as they both failed at 20k miles was annoying

I'd probably buy from them again if that helps

It is warranties 2000-Silver (will attach a copy)
 

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Actually I don't think its far away with price, I paid that for an 08 4S coupe manual with 38K from a OPC a few months ago.

Only 2WD gen 2 from OPC were available at a similar price when I was looking, i would be surprised if it has changed much.
 
Redline are nr Me ,
ive not delt with them myself but know lots who have and ive only ever heard GOOD things and strong recommendations
 
rossman999 said:
Actually I don't think its far away with price, I paid that for an 08 4S coupe manual with 38K from a OPC a few months ago.

Only 2WD gen 2 from OPC were available at a similar price when I was looking, i would be surprised if it has changed much.

Actually yes agree when I was looking hadn't really looked at 4S or cabs to be fair and very surprised at how the prices are holding up, which has to be good news for owners- suppose it's no different than 4S prices On 996 v other models.
However for roughly 3 grand less I have just bought generation 2 PDK with SSE/sports chrono plus/ Pasm/ special order paint etc etc and the all important 2 year OPC warranty BUT it's a 3.6 when everyone else including the dealers apparently wants the 3.8 :?:

One things for sure any 997 seems a good buy at the moment :thumbs: When I look what I could of bought for close on 40 k in the air cooled world a couple of years ago compared with now air cooled prices are going mad :-(
 
Go and drive a Gen 2 car PDK

its so much better than a gen 1

the gearbox is awesome and a lot more economical
granted the engine sound is different, but with the lack of worry about IMS failure and 0val bore wear, it would be a far better choice,
id much rather have a Gen 2 C2S than a gen 1 C4S if you could afford the difference
if you must have a C4S Tip, I think I know of one for sale with an OPC warranty to may 2015 in atlas grey
 
Arranged a test drive.... Salseman was aware I was driving 400+miles return journey to see the car. I was also told on the phone that the car is in perfect condition and has no problems. Agreement (on the phone) was if I liked the car I will ask for 111 point check.

Went to see the car yesterday. First thing I was told his manager happy for the car to have RAC check or Porsche Strasse Specialist check. Manger not happy for 111 point as OPC would treat the car as new, not a 5ys old car (not a good start for me but I drove all the way from Glasgow to see this car, so will go ahead for the test drive)..... "Sir, just to let you know this car has petrol in it, I filled the tank with £20 petrol last night, but the on board computer will tel you empty petrol, don't worry that is because how the 911 tank is designed. it has a design of a ballast tank (Toilet tank)!!!".... (errmm, never heard of this but what do I know)

Drove on, car drove fine, but sport button not working. It lights but no change in accelerator pedal sensitivity and sport exhaust didn't kick in.

Back to the salesman, told him about the Sport button. He said he is not aware about that, as the car has not been checked yet. Our cars goes to the work shop AFTER they are sold..... !!!!!!!
 
hmm not filling me with confidence
 
I'd keep looking and put the 400 miles down to experience.

Oh, regarding the fuel gauge that is correct. In order for the almost empty to reset you have to at least half fill the tank.
 

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