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seeforez
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would look for a nice spec gen1 for £30k and put £5k in the bank as a slush fund - and as others say get all the checks done.
Its ok pushing the budget to get a gen2 but as long as you are still left with money for the other maintenance items...tyres/clutches/radiators etc. so i think you need £45k for a decent gen2
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has had front bumper, bonnet, right wing, door and rear wing all painted because someone decided to key it, so don't look at it as a bad thing.

Stone chips will almost always mean a bonnet and front bumper have been done, and a front wing is pretty minor. Still, plenty of better priced cars out there.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

resigner wrote:

Stone chips will almost always mean a bonnet and front bumper have been done, and a front wing is pretty minor. Still, plenty of better priced cars out there.


From the pictures of the first car it appears they are dealing from a church so at least you know they will be honest?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeforez wrote:
resigner wrote:

Stone chips will almost always mean a bonnet and front bumper have been done, and a front wing is pretty minor. Still, plenty of better priced cars out there.


From the pictures of the first car it appears they are dealing from a church so at least you know they will be honest?


Or they have a loose grip on reality...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
seeforez wrote:
resigner wrote:

Stone chips will almost always mean a bonnet and front bumper have been done, and a front wing is pretty minor. Still, plenty of better priced cars out there.


From the pictures of the first car it appears they are dealing from a church so at least you know they will be honest?


Or they have a loose grip on reality...

MC


Maybe god will be looking down on me if I bought that one
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all good advice! This is your first Porsche so best to listen to the advice on here most of us are on our 3rd 4th 911 I've had 3 lucky to now have a turbo.

If you see the right one act quick!

I've had manual and tip a close friend as pdk, I've had with PSE and without I've had comfort seats and fully adaptive hard backs, pcm 2 and pcm 3.
For me I couldn't live without sport exhaust and pcm 3 and I prefer tip but would love pdk. I would go GEN 2 pdk good luck and keep us updated.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At £35k it's got to be a Gen 2 997.
A Tip, Cab C4S is the heaviest 911 of them all, just go for a basic Gen 2 3.6 Carrera Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£35k Gen1 Cab sounds like a lot of money to me. Cab 4S probably the least dynamic drivers car too, worth taking a few for a test drive to see what you like!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like this ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-3-6-Carrera-2-GEN-2-2010-45000-2-OWNER-FDSH-MANY-OPTIONS-/272576006848?hash=item3f76cbcac0:g:OsYAAOSwuxFYuWPk
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oof, that interior!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what do you expect for 35k - a nice colour and a nice interior.....not likely Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found a great car on Auto Trader:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201610289218772

Does it need to be a cab?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeforez wrote:
what do you expect for 35k - a nice colour and a nice interior.....not likely Confused


With a rising market then I fear you are right. I just could not live with any of the beige type interiors and would go for a higher mileage car in an acceptable colour scheme.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its quite amazing the way porsche colour code everything and the effect it has...i also couldn't enjoy driving in that colour environment
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
I just found a great car on Auto Trader:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201610289218772

Does it need to be a cab?


Nice car
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
I just found a great car on Auto Trader:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201610289218772

Does it need to be a cab?


owwww thats only in Poole Thumb might have to drive by tommorrow Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:
oof, that interior!


I do wonder what people were taking when they specced some of these interiors. Ok, if you want sand, or metropole or that crazy green colour, but not on the dash and steering wheel. Numpties! Dont know

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scholester wrote:
oof, that interior!


I do wonder what people were taking when they specced some of these interiors. Ok, if you want sand, or metropole or that crazy green colour, but not on the dash and steering wheel. Numpties! Dont know

frustrated

I met a chap in an Asda car park last summer who was driving an immaculate 997.2T in basalt. I mooched over for a natter and he was almost appologetic for his full sand interior. I walked away almost feeling sorry for him.

It says something when there is a chap on this forum replacing the whole his interior as he cant live with the colour.

Each to their own but anything other than black or stone would leave me struggling to hand over the redies no matter how lovely the rest of the car may be.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love my black, just timeless, but really love the dark brown cocoa leather.

When and if I buy a new 911 and spec it, it will be dark red metallic with that brown leather interior Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
silvermilnec wrote:
I just found a great car on Auto Trader:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201610289218772

Does it need to be a cab?


owwww thats only in Poole Thumb might have to drive by tommorrow Grin


Went to look at this car today, my impressions without driving it are
Its in good condition but does need a bonnet respray as there is a big stone chip blister in the middle, the guy asked me if he should get it done and I said no as most guys will want to see it original and a recent respray might indicate to them its been in a smash whereas if they see it as is then negotiate a respray they would be more confident or they might choose to use there trusted bodyshop themselves. as we all know what a traders respray is like v our own trusted guys.
It also needs a really good detail both inside and out to get that deep red shine back and the Black leather looking fresh .
Overall its a tidy car ,it has the sunroof delete which imo is good, it has sport chrono with sport plus, hardback sport seats , MF steering wheel. I dont like the alloys on it but that's easy to sort. so IMO a decent gen2 car with 44k miles full Porsche service history and I recon you could get it for 34k with some haggling, it has just been reduced from £39.950. The Guy is aware that as a non porsche specialist he cant get top dollar for it but had some other nice cars there. He seemed keen to try and do a deal and wanted my car lol.
This is my view without driving the car and I would recommend as with any purchase a PPI prior to parting with the cash. Hope this helps anyone looking to get a nice 3.6 gen2 and worth being added to their list for consideration .

I also can give anyone out of the area the number of a good Porsche tech who could do a full PPI borescope etc etc on the car and report back to them.

I should also note I have nothing to do with the car or dealer and was in the area so went to look at it as it had been discussed on here yesterday. Thumb Thumb
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