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Servicing Question

Hasan Ramadan

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Hi All,

I am interested in a 996 and have a question....

If one of the service stamps are from an OPC in France, would you be deterred in any way?...it has full OPC history at 36,000 miles but one stamp is from a French OPC.

(They say the previous owner had a holiday home there)...

Thanks in advance,

Hasan


Migration info. Legacy thread was 31501
 
No! (I wouldn't be deterred.)

Migration info. Legacy thread was 31503
 
Not something that would worry me.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 31506
 
No problem as far as I m concerned.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 31520
 
all of the OPC stamps in my service book are from germany

Migration info. Legacy thread was 31521
 
as long as it does not invaldate the porsche body warranty

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

It turns out that it also has stamps in the service book from a 'specialist' in surrey I've never heard of! So much for full OPC history.

I've since found another which definately has full OPC history and will be seeing that on Sunday so fingers crossed.

On a completely seperate note, it's so funny to read descriptions of 996's for sale at dealerships who have no idea about what they are selling. Typical lines are 'body coloured bumpers', 'electric rear spoiler', 'front fog lights' and 'rear wash wipe'!!!!!


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Wot, no alloy wheels?!

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Yup, forgot to mention...the description did have 'alloy wheels'....the dealers favourite expression eh?

Here is a description for another 996 for sale....are these guys on drugs??! :roll:

PORSCHE 911 S reg, Tipronic
S, Arctic silver metallic with black leather seating, air con, alpine dvd in dash flip screen with cd multi play, 18 turbo alloys, new tyres, privacyglass, clear lenses, alarm, cherished, 44000 miles, fsh YOUNG AND SCRUMPTIOUS, EXTREMELY COOL AND FASIONABLE, CENTRE FOLD MODEL. HAS MUSCULER BODY, LONG LEGS AND EXCEPTIONAL RESPIRATORY TRACTS, NEEDS REGULAR WORKOUTS AND GENERALLY FIT PARTNER £28995
I mean....what planet is he on????????!!!!!

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Here's another that will also make you guys laugh out loud!...

Once driven forever smitten. This is a car that will not only appeal to your heart, but will make sound financial sense for your wallet. Porsche are the lowest depreciating cars, and hold residual values extremely well. Everything falls perfectly to hand, works as you expect it to work, and you feel as if you have always driven this car. Its instinctive. Whilst the car is nice and tame in traffic, point the nose at an open road, drop a couple of gears, and just feel the power band come in at 2,700 revs. Better still open the sunroof (electric of course), and head for your nearest tunnel and revel in the sounds of the Porsche Philharmonic Exhaust Orchestra. Calm, peaceful and quiet when you want to be. Adrenaline pumping, steroid boosting super car when the mood strikes.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 31529
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Hasan Ramadan on 20 July 2005

Once driven forever smitten. This is a car that will not only appeal to your heart, but will make sound financial sense for your wallet. Porsche are the lowest depreciating cars, and hold residual values extremely well. Everything falls perfectly to hand, works as you expect it to work, and you feel as if you have always driven this car. Its instinctive. Whilst the car is nice and tame in traffic, point the nose at an open road, drop a couple of gears, and just feel the power band come in at 2,700 revs. Better still open the sunroof (electric of course), and head for your nearest tunnel and revel in the sounds of the Porsche Philharmonic Exhaust Orchestra. Calm, peaceful and quiet when you want to be. Adrenaline pumping, steroid boosting super car when the mood strikes.


That's a 993 right? :wink:

Migration info. Legacy thread was 31530
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Evil Jack on 20 July 2005

Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Hasan Ramadan on 20 July 2005

Once driven forever smitten. This is a car that will not only appeal to your heart, but will make sound financial sense for your wallet. Porsche are the lowest depreciating cars, and hold residual values extremely well. Everything falls perfectly to hand, works as you expect it to work, and you feel as if you have always driven this car. Its instinctive. Whilst the car is nice and tame in traffic, point the nose at an open road, drop a couple of gears, and just feel the power band come in at 2,700 revs. Better still open the sunroof (electric of course), and head for your nearest tunnel and revel in the sounds of the Porsche Philharmonic Exhaust Orchestra. Calm, peaceful and quiet when you want to be. Adrenaline pumping, steroid boosting super car when the mood strikes.


That's a 993 right? :wink:
Must be. I can bearly hear my exhaust with the roof off.

Though I'm not sure I would ever use calm, peaceful or quiet to describe a 993.


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I wonder how many prospective buyers need to be told ... alloy wheels etc etc etc....

If your forking out that much money are you v rich, daft, just want a sporty car or what???

answers on a post card please.

Does bring my thoughts back to having to be oh so careful over what you buy. ok ok I'll try to stop harping on about it.... one day anyway!

ohhhhh I saw a car at... I joke not....

Bling Rides!

They may be a very legite dealer but the name alone put me off!! Sorry people!


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Hasan,

on your subject of service stamps, perhaps you could give us your opinion of what i should do about servicing my 993...it had a major service with a £4000 bill last august and is now due a minor.It has a full main dealer history but has done 90,000

miles...should i let my mate do it, an ex main dealer mechanic who's passionate about porsches and astons.Who i know will do any minor works at limited or no extra cost, but obviously won't be able to give me a main dealer stamp. Can i justify spending twice as much for the same job, just to maintain the OPC history, is the car at the age yet where the re-sale will be effected by one independent stamp, and is one stamp from an unknown source any indication of a vehicles condition...




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I'm far more interested in WHAT's done rather than who'd done it. Having experienced it myself, I would prefer a car without OPC history!

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