Porsche Buyers Guide
The Porsche 911 Buying Guide will help you select your dream Porsche.
Do you know all you need to before you buy a used Porsche 911?
Buyers Guide are available for
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Buyers Guide for 1984,1985,1986,1987,1988,1989 models. Inc the 911 3.2
Carrera and 3.3 Turbo, Targa, Coupe, convertibles both left hand and right hand drive. (This guide is useful to help asses post '74 2.7 and 3.0SC too).
Porsche 911 Buyers Guide for 911 964 of 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1994. Inc Carrera 4, 2, Coupe, Convertible, Targa, Speedster, Tiptronic, Turbo 3.3, both left hand and right hand drive.
Porsche 911 Buyers Guide for 993 of 1994 to '98. Including the Carrera 2, 4, Coupe, Targa and convertible, C4S, C2S.
Porsche 911 Buyers Guide for 996 of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Covering both 2 and 4 wheel drive, coupe, Targa and convertible, plus C4S and Turbo models
You will learn;
- The key questions to ask the seller and the correct answers.
- The common faults for that model.
- Where and what to check and test.
- How to be confident that the car you are buying is genuine.
- Where to look for hidden accident damage or repairs.
- How to spot forged/falsified documents.
- How to make a worthwhile test drive.
- How you can make a detailed inspection.
- Guarantees/Warranties ? what they really offer.
- How you can get a better deal.
- Negotiate from a stronger position.
- Easy fixes and tips.
Why learn the hard way? Reduce your risk of buying a clocked, crashed, sick, stolen, lemon or otherwise substandard Porsche 911 Carrera by using this Porsche 911 buying guide...
This one could be a rebuilt wreck or hiding serious problems. I cover the buying of a used Porsche comprehensively, from the first phone call through the inspection, test driving, history and negotiation... all from my own actual real life Porsche dealing experience. Plenty of Porsche, all ages and values, get damaged, repaired and resold. Know the right questions to ask and things to check.
Porsche dealers are looking for the exact same qualities as you; to reduce their risk of buying a lemon and find the very best Porsche 911 for the lowest price....follow the same procedures and logic to buy a great Porsche.
It will give you the confidence to act decisively, whatever your level of experience. Its a fact that Porsche can lead varied lives, most Porsche 911 look good, but many are hiding problems that could cost you £1000's.........and some are hiding things that you can never put right. Every day, someone crashes, totals, ruins or steals a Porsche, one that you probably would not want to buy but some naive buyer will purchase and regret.
You can have easy to follow information that's practical for you to apply Worldwide. Concise, current and comprehensive advice and no padding. Over 40 pages plus detailed pictures showing you exactly what to look for, where to look, the common faults, what to test, how to test it and key questions to ask, it will be a huge advantage for...you will be in a much stronger position when you come to buy your 911 - you will likely know more about the Porsche for sale than the seller.
Why not get a professional inspection?
Before arranging a professional pre purchase inspection for Porsche you can do some groundwork and rule out many of the cars that you might have wasted your time and money on. Using the guide means you don't have to totally rely on the inspection (they do vary!).
Magazine buyers guides.
You can learn some information from the magazines but space means they can never get into the detail. They are written to fit into a space whereas these guides are around 40 pages of information and detailed pictures.
The principles and information are relevant wherever you are looking for a Porsche 911 as technically they remain very similar throughout the World and the tricks and cons are present everywhere in the World.
The various Porsche 911 buyers guides are for download on the web to a pc as an electronic book, this means the pictures can be much more detailed and you can get the information almost immediately on broadband (app 15 mins on a slow dial up modem). Once on your P.C. you can view at will and print as much of the information you like. No waiting for the mail (it's not a hard book). Not suitable for MAC users.
Always run a data check for finance, damage, theft e.t.c
Always check the V.I.N. number is correct in all the places and has no signs of tampering.
Follow your instincts. Never assume a shiny Porsche is a good one.
Avoid buying with emotion.
If you don't like the seller, don't buy.
Nice Porsche usually come from nice people.
Gain as much knowledge as you can beforehand.
When you find the right example have the confidence to go for it.
Take your time to buy the right Porsche in the right condition, it will pay.
Not so much a buying tip but an ownership tip. Find a friendly, honest and careful place or person to look after your Porsche. If it is beyond the warranty period consider using an Independant Porsche Specialist to care for your car.