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What to ask a dealer prior to signing on the dotted line

TonicUK

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Good morning all,

A very exciting one for me as I think today I may be putting a deposit down on a 997 turbo!

The situation is:
HPI clear - done by me
FPSH
PPI done by dealer
Rev range check done by dealer
80k in the clock
6 months warranty

However, the dealer isn't releasing the PPI/over rev data without agreeing a price first. As a result, I don't know what their PPI includes... Although, they are 'AA Approved'?

Should I be skeptical that the PPI was done by themselves?
What should I pay attention to that may/may not have been included in the PPI?

At the 80k mark... What should I be worrying about?

what is the service schedule?

Thank you
 
Service is every 2 years as per Porsche.

See the Rev range before you buy the car in my opinion. You have the right to ask for the report of PPI before buying it. Get an independent assessment if in doubt or a 111 point inspection at an OPC
 
I'd want an independent PPI done on the car and would certainly expect to see the rev range report before agreeing a purchase price.

A PPI should cover everything that you need to know but before shelling out for one I'd want to examine the service history and any receipts available.

My 997.1T has done 82k miles and I'm not worried about anything happening. :D

That said, I will be getting it independently checked by a trusted Indy before my final OPC warranty runs out in February.
 
Not releasing the rev range report up front would worry me. If they are cagey about that, what else is lurking?
 
Agree with all of the above, ask to see all paper work if they refuse then time to walk away...They are hiding something :eek:
 
Parsley said:
Not releasing the rev range report up front would worry me. If they are cagey about that, what else is lurking?

This! If you were about to sign on the line and were to cite this as a dealbreaker then they should instantly show it to you. You shouldn't have to resort to this though IMHO.
 
I'm afraid I would be very sceptical - see the whole history pack or stand up and walk away - it's not like it's a whole new concept is it, a customer asking to check over the paperwork ? It's a bit like you coming to my farm shop for some sausages and me telling you "Sorry mate, I'll only tell you what flavour they are after you've put down a non refundable deposit or paid in full".

Cheers.Ian
 
A PPI from the dealer that is selling the car isn't worth it for me (unless they're a well known and trusted specialist).

I'd be asking for an independent to look over it. If they say no, I'd be looking elsewhere. You could consider a refundable deposit pending PPI to show you're serious.
 
I really wouldn't be wasting my time on this. There will be other cars at better dealers for similar money.
 
Scholester said:
.... PPI should always include bore condition report on this type of engine.

That's not normally suggested regarding anyone's prospective purchase of a turbo.
 
T8 said:
Scholester said:
.... PPI should always include bore condition report on this type of engine.

That's not normally suggested regarding anyone's prospective purchase of a turbo.

That will teach me for scan reading!!

Turbo engine is as bomb proof as they come.
 
I spoke to someone recently who bought a Turbo from a Scottish dealer (they have form on here) and it would have saved him a very pretty penny had he done his homework.

Dealer.....check.

PPI.........check.
 
Walk away and buy in confidence from someone else
 
I once read many years ago that the average Porsche buyer expects his next prospective purchase to of only ever been washed in "virgins tears"!
I absolutely pi**ed myself laughing at the time.
I have since found out that the statement in question is actually only partly true.
Not only do they expect the virgins tears, but they also expect you to produce the names & addresses of the said virgins complete with contact number & email address, so they can corroborate that the tears were in fact from virgins.
Porsche buyers are the most risk averse people i have ever met in my entire life.
 

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