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kevinbuckley70
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the turbo really significantly more reliable?

The problem I have, is that pushes the budget right to (and slightly beyond!) the line. Leaving no contingency.

Looking for something with a recent rebuilt from a reputable workshop sounds like a better strategy. Although I guess that would also push the price up.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you were buying from an independent dealer, like the one near me in Edinburgh, or someone like Hartech who had just done a rebuild, would you bother to get an independent inspection?
 
  
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lofi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinbuckley70 wrote:
Is the turbo really significantly more reliable?

The problem I have, is that pushes the budget right to (and slightly beyond!) the line. Leaving no contingency.

Looking for something with a recent rebuilt from a reputable workshop sounds like a better strategy. Although I guess that would also push the price up.


Well I brought a turbo after having several non turbo 996s inspected all of which had scoring. Is it more reliable, well the engine is, but the rest is similar and some bits a bit more costly. My experience is after purchase, you need a few grand to sort bits out (I did gearbox service, coffin arms front, bit of paint by the sill guards, machine polish and latterly the indicator assembly was replaced) It adds up but would have likely spent all of that on a non turbo.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As stated above even the good cars will need a few quid spending as you go...I bought mine in may last year and had it serviced and fitted a belt.I put on some front tyres and I also fitted a pair of rads myself and while the PU was off I got that resprayed.
The little bits do add up.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Independent in Edinburgh? Try Kenny Dunn right in the middle. www.kennydunn.co.uk He does not have a large selection but always a few in stock and has dealt with Porsches for many as decade. Even if you don't buy from him, his advice would be useful.

I did not buy my 993 from him but I did buy an RS6 from him 5 years ago which is still going strong (and actually makes my 993 feel pedestrian).

If you do get a 996 or 7 let us know. I can recommend 2 good indies for servicing. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contacted Kenny Dunn - he said he would contact me if something like what I want comes in. He seems pretty good.

The specific question was - if you buy from an independent (Kenny Dunn, Hartech etc.) who seem to already have a great reputation, would you still get an independent review before parting with the cash!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinbuckley70 wrote:


The specific question was - if you buy from an independent (Kenny Dunn, Hartech etc.) who seem to already have a great reputation, would you still get an independent review before parting with the cash!



It depends on the dealer and what warranty they are offering with the car.

I trusted the dealer I bought my 996T from but as it had full OPC history and was due for an OPC stamp I got an annual inspection done before agreeing to buy. A few things were picked up on which needed sorting but I'm pretty sure my dealer would have got them done during their own PDI anyway.

The ironic thing is that if I'd been buying the car elsewhere I'd have got the dealer I bought my car from to do the PPI.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same as T8. Bought the 996 turbo from a reputed dealer and the car had outstanding OPC spend history. Got a few things checked by them although they did their own PPI and prepped it prior to advertising. Got a 6 month warranty so bit the bullet with no additional PPI.

FWIW planning to get post purchase inspection done by another specialist before warranty is up to catch any lurking horrors.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally bought a low mileage, 2004 996 C4S from Hartech with complete engine rebuild. Smile
 



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmmmm, yummy. My favourite colour. When you collecting?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Kevin Thumb

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts once you've put a few miles on her.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996 C4S from Hartech with complete engine rebuild

Some of the best keywords you could possibly have in one sentence Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far so good ...
 



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one beautiful 4S! You have a very carefully restored engine (read - better than original). Just those seats look a bit tired but nothing a competent upholsterer cant work his magic on. Now we need to get you out to a few meets. Cobalt looks great on a wide-bodied 996.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I promise, this will be the last pic ...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I think you have bought well there. Wishing you the best to driver her.

Very nice.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know ... is there an audio mute button somewhere?

Or is using the the audio menu mute selection the only way?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That C4S looks fantastic. There's something particularly elegant about them. The Carrera looks more like sports car for zipping along twisty country roads. The C4S looks like it should be cruising upto a red carpet event.
 
  
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