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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol this thread make me chuckle.

These cars are 15+ years old, even a £20k one is not going to be 100% perfect.

If you want a perfect sports car for £20k take your purse to the nearest Mazda dealer and spec up an MX5 a bit.

A PPI is setup to find things wrong, you are paying them to find faults, if they don't find any they aren't doing their job. By all means use them to chip the price but don't expect a perfect car.

I would politely suggest the OP takes his money to 911 Virgin or one of the other super reputable cast iron dealers around. A close eye will still find imperfections, but it will likely be as good as it gets and the backup is excellent.

Also FYI lots of people (me included) prefer the 996 over the 997, its more raw and analogue, has not of the "soft touch" controls of the 997. So the top of 996 prices overlaps the bottom of 997 prices by a fair margin.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
Lol this thread make me chuckle.

These cars are 15+ years old, even a £20k one is not going to be 100% perfect.

If you want a perfect sports car for £20k take your purse to the nearest Mazda dealer and spec up an MX5 a bit.

A PPI is setup to find things wrong, you are paying them to find faults, if they don't find any they aren't doing their job. By all means use them to chip the price but don't expect a perfect car.



+11111111111

These are 17 yo performance cars; they all require ‘rolling restoration’ one way or another, hence the wildly accepted ‘£2k pa’ minimum expenditure.

Buy one with the right spec, colour, straight panels, decent history and off you go. All the oily bits, even mild rust can be fixed if and when.

If one starts reading forum scary stories too much one may never buy a car!

(Not aiming at OP of course, just my 2 cents)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
wasz wrote:
Lol this thread make me chuckle.

These cars are 15+ years old, even a £20k one is not going to be 100% perfect.

If you want a perfect sports car for £20k take your purse to the nearest Mazda dealer and spec up an MX5 a bit.

A PPI is setup to find things wrong, you are paying them to find faults, if they don't find any they aren't doing their job. By all means use them to chip the price but don't expect a perfect car.



+11111111111

These are 17 yo performance cars; they all require ‘rolling restoration’ one way or another, hence the wildly accepted ‘£2k pa’ minimum expenditure.

Buy one with the right spec, colour, straight panels, decent history and off you go. All the oily bits, even mild rust can be fixed if and when.

If one starts reading forum scary stories too much one may never buy a car!

(Not aiming at OP of course, just my 2 cents)


To a certain extent I agree, but budget dictates condition. When I was searching for a C4S I didn’t set a budget but just wanted the best I could find. I traveled the south of the country and discounted many cars that were all knackered described as mint.
There is a broad price range from £18k up to £35k....the way I see it spend £20k on one expect to spend a fair few grand on it, but if you pay upwards of £30k you should be buying a sorted car.
This is theoretically speaking and this is not how things happen in the real market but it should....too many with crap cars trying to flaunt the C4S tax.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^ agree with that as well. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:


These cars are 15+ years old, even a £20k one is not going to be 100% perfect.

If you want a perfect sports car for £20k take your purse to the nearest Mazda dealer and spec up an MX5 a bit.

A PPI is setup to find things wrong, you are paying them to find faults, if they don't find any they aren't doing their job. By all means use them to chip the price but don't expect a perfect car.

I would politely suggest the OP takes his money to 911 Virgin or one of the other super reputable cast iron dealers around. A close eye will still find imperfections, but it will likely be as good as it gets and the backup is excellent.



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