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  1. Is the extra hp of the X50 option a bit much for a daily driver? Too much for a first P-car even tho I'm almost 50?
  2. Just was wondering why there are sooooo many more 2002 Turbos for sale than 01,03,and 04 MY's. Was there that many more produced in 02? What gives? Looking at a seal grey/black w/39k on the clock for 45,000 American. Two sets of rims. Nice price or what?
  3. Kinda caught between the two. Budget of $30k. I like the back seats of the 911 cause I got a few little kids, but the newer Cayman's handling/technology are enticing me just the same. Which way should I go and why? Gonna be a third car/weekend toy/few D.E./never tracked car........................ :)
  4. Thanks gents, this is what I was looking for. I'm considering a 996 C2. (Its the newest 911 I can afford) and am looking here for a lot of answers about them. I go to pelican prts also but found this site to be more what i'm after. Kudos to all that answer my newbie questions :)
  5. I was speaking with another P-car fanatic and he told me the 2002 996's are the most sought after cause they have the least problems. Any truth to that rumor?
  6. Book- I'm certainly no expert on P-cars :o But I do know what the Porsche Dealers will give you on a trade in for a new car.......its absurd...... :huh: That tells me one thing- A 911 is only worth its trade in value unless you can find a willing buyer to give you more....... These car auctions I'm talking about are for Dealers only and no one without a "dealers license" can get in. In the state of NJ alone 9,000 cars were sold at one auction in the month of April 2009. These auctions are where dealers buy cars to put on thier lots......Ever see fords,chevys etc in great condition on
  7. A friend had a dealers license to attend auto auctions in my area (NJ&NY) where P-cars can be bought at wholesale.------Just like your local car dealer does. Anyone ever have a good experience with this? Any horror stories you'd care to impart? I've been kickin' the idea around for a spell since cars sell for their trade in value and occasionnally lower. Several caveats tho- no PPI is allowed :renntech: :angry: :angry:
  8. Bruce- Great info and opinion.........much appreciated :)
  9. Thats kinda my opinion too. :rolleyes: I spoke to the mech who did the clutch recently and he said the rear main seal was dry then. He also said this was a "good" car. The owners been trying to sell it for a few months so I guess he softening on his price a bit, I think its worth more than the trade in value of 17,500, but not more than 23,000 as per recent sales on evilbay. Auction cars are cheaper I know but theres a risk with thoise that I think is higher than w/a two owner car. This car is prolly nicer than I'm decsribing it...............
  10. 1. depends on how it was serviced. 2. paint? accidents? suspension still good? 3. even 02 engines fail 4. also plug into the ECU and get the # of engine running hours.... the average speed over the life of the car is approx 30 mph... so your engine hours on a car with 35,000 mile should not be more than 1166 hrs... if its significantly more than that you know somebody has ROLLED BACK the mileage... on a 99 with low mileage like that this would be my main concern.. LEAKDOWN DEFINITELY !!! and if you are super paranoid you can do a BOROSCOPE analysis (2 hour charge) to have the te
  11. :) First post here gents. Been lookin' for a P-car for about 2 years. Started w/the 964, then to the 3.2, then to the 993, then to a turbo 3.2 and now I'm keen on a 996. I think I've come across a good car at a fair price........Here's the deal- 1999 911 under 35,000 miles. Pristine cond in and out. New clutch. Solid maint history w/receipts. Bone stock. 18" turbo twists. 2nd owner since 2001. Price $23,000 American Questions: 1. Is this a good first Porsche? 2. Is it a fair price? 3. Besides the rear main seal what are any issues that c
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