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Pete Hadfield
Suzuka


Joined: 06 Sep 2008
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Location: 25 miles north of Manchester

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Porsche warrenty almost offered for free! Reply with quote

Dear all,

I picked up my 12 month old C2S a few weeks ago. You should see my smile as I payed only payed 55K for a Oct 07 mint car with 8,000 miles with all the usual extras. Porsche Bolton priced it too low and got told off by PGB but not before I expressed an interest online. I paid my deposit by phone following morning without seeing the car and by then the car had a 62K price tag on it! A few days later it was all mine.

This story wasn't why I'm writing. Whilst I was completing the paperwork (on the cars first birthday) I was surprised by the dealer telling me that if I had completed the deal only 1 day later that it would have entitled me to a 3rd years porsche approved warranty! He wouldn't budge when I winked saying I could come back tomorrow.....lol.

Has anyone else had experience of this when purchasing a car between 1 and 2 years old, Porsche throwing in the first post manufacturers warranty FOC?

Pete
 
  
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Wattie
Zolder


Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the rules of the Approved Used Car programme... They have to sell it with at least 12 months warranty, so if it is one day and one year after the first registration date then they have to put a 12 month used car warranty on it as well as the remaining 11 months and 30 days of the manufacturer's 2 year warranty!

Sounds like you got a stonking deal though! Very Happy

I think Porsche GB are on very dodgy ground trying to fix prices though... Wink That's not the way to support residual values: The correct way is to not build so bloody many!

(But then they wouldn't make as much profit would they Wink )
 
  
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Pete Hadfield
Suzuka


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Location: 25 miles north of Manchester

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the clarification Wattie. If I would have known this at the time I would have tried to delay but as you will have guessed there was a lot of interest in the car so may have lost it.

Regards the price manipulation it is naughty but as you would expect PGB are trying their best to keep residuals high. They may not succeed in this climate. I think it is important for anyone trading into Porsche dealerships to make sure they don't accept the first price offered as the dealer will be playing on market conditions in order to get a better profit. I've seen the prices drop and it isn't a good time to sell your car but if you are buying with cash as I did then cars I never thought were possible became available. I'm planning on keeping it for 5-7 more years so getting a 12 month car rather than a 2-3 year car has just been a bonus.

Pete
 
  
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Evil_C
Suzuka


Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Posts: 1033
Location: SE London/Kent border

2006 Porsche 997 Turbo

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was three years old and I was told that it came with a free 12 month warranty. But, when I got the invoice they had reduced the price of the car by £895 and showed the warranty as a separate purchase.

Not sure whether it was the OPC being cheeky, or providing proof that I had the warranty Question

But you should know Pete, there's no such thing as a free lunch - or warranty Smile

You did get a stonking deal and as you will know by now, the 997 C2S is brilliant. What's the full spec?

Clive
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Pete Hadfield
Suzuka


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Location: 25 miles north of Manchester

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive,

I know there is no free meal in life. It's dog eat dog for sure.

Full spec:

19inch sport design wheels, Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor, Bose, CDC-4 six disc CD autochanger, Cruise, Door entry guards in stainless steel, Electric slide/tilt sunroof, Extended navigation module, Floor mats. Porsche crest embossed on head restraints, Sports exhaust system, Sports seats, Telephone module, Wheel centre set, Windscreen with grey top tint.

No Sports Chrono which would have been nice but not something I would have used often as I don't intend to track.

Pete
 
  
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dazzpowder
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Joined: 21 Jul 2008
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Location: London


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Confused... Reply with quote

I'm sure it's a great steal but I'm seeing OPC cars less mileage under a year old for under £50K. Am I missing something?
 
  
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GD
Barcelona


Joined: 20 Jun 2007
Posts: 1280
Location: Surrey-ite

2008 Porsche 997 Targa

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Confused... Reply with quote

dazzpowder wrote:
I'm sure it's a great steal but I'm seeing OPC cars less mileage under a year old for under £50K. Am I missing something?


Probably the 'S'?
 
  
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GD
Barcelona


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2008 Porsche 997 Targa

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, you're quite right. May 07 (not 57 though), 50k 4.5k miles.

Blimey.
 
  
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Wattie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil_C wrote:
Mine was three years old and I was told that it came with a free 12 month warranty. But, when I got the invoice they had reduced the price of the car by £895 and showed the warranty as a separate purchase.

Not sure whether it was the OPC being cheeky, or providing proof that I had the warranty Question



That's quite legitimate Clive: They have to pay VAT on the difference between the invoice price to you and what they paid for it. So if they include the warranty for free they (and then you Wink ) would be paying VAT on the warranty premium as well (which has already attracted insurance premium tax anyway).

Edited to add: They should have explained that to you though... Hand
 
  
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