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Do know anyone local that can fascilitate the transaction for you -- or at least prove the car is real? Can you have the seller do a PPI at a dealership near him -- at least you get some eyes on the vehicle and a little piece of mind. I'd be a little nervous. Heck for the price your probably paying -- flying out there, inspecting it, and handing over a cashiers check wouldn't be a bad idea. Then you can either drive it home -- or have it transported. just me, and I've bought 5 cars site unseen -- but this smells a little fishy. m Thanks for the reply man, I know the answer. It's a scam !!!!!. First I talked to him to do it "old school" I will fly out there and see the car and if I like it i will give him a cashiers check and done. He gives a lot of reason, he's busy and he cannot be there, he's always on the road. I told him then that I have family in new jersey and they are willing to inspect the car for me if there is somebody in his house to show the car and if they say it is ok I will send money to them and when he is in-town they can go there to give the check and pick-up the car. He tells me this story that because he is in financial trouble his wife and family is alway with him on the road and nobody is in their house and the best way is to do it through googlecheckout. I was already suspicious but did not give him any ideas. So I said ok I will go through the deal thru google checkout. so he sends me some google id. I did not tell him that I've already research about google checkout. they are a cash flow system just like paypal which I have used before. they are not an escrow service that will hold money for the buyer before releasing it to the seller. I also did some research 'coz he sent me a VIN for the car and even a carfax report so I looked it up thru a website where you can look-up some public records from DMV. I paid $ 20 but I think it is worth it rather than loosing $69,500 which he wanted for the car and even willing to come down because he said he is in a financial bind. I found out that the car is in South Shore porsche for $89000. So I called him back and as he was convincing me about being happy when I received he car, I told him if he works for South Shore Porsche, He said no and he is a private seller and gave me a name richard beizer as the owner of the car. I told him that I saw the same car, same VIN at South Shore Porsche, he was surprised and I told him that I know about Google checkout and I will report him to the FBI "fraud " Division if he does not stop sending me e-mail. he immediately hang-up. I guess the lesson here is if you are going to spend that amount of money to have a little patience in checking some facts or you will be SCAMMED.
I have been on the market for either 2007 911 turbo or 2009 911 S. Finally found one 2007 911 turbo from a private seller. I am from west coast and seller is from east coast. Wants to do the deal through GOOGLE CHECKOUT. I am used to dealing through my bank but seller wants to get it through google checkout. Has anybody have experience buying a car through this service? I checked it out where I can buy small items but I do not know if they have service for buying cars. I appreciate for any input before I pull the trigger on this.
I'm with Phil. Have you HEARD a GT3 at full chat? I rest my case. I will be test driving the '09 C2S next week so I will be a ble to really see and feel its ride. Although I have been spoiled withe options I have been using in my Benz like the nav, and nice ride of Merc., so I am looking at this C2S with this options. The '07 GT3 that I saw for the same price does not come with this options( basic CD) but I guess if I am driving the GT3 I would not caring for music or where I end up, just listening the sound coming from the engine and exhaust will be music to anyone's ears. I have been reading about oil consumption especially on the new 3.8L DFI engines. Is it really a concern?
it's been almost 3 years since I last posted in this forum. I sold my 2001 996 C4 back in may 2007 and have not posted since. I am looking into buying a newer porsche 911 but needs the experts help. I have look into pre-owned 2009 C2S with decent options. look into 2007 turbo and GT3's as well especially mileage mid-20000s, reasoning is the prices of this 3 models are almost the same ( probably $5000 difference per e-bay prices ).Please help me make a decision. should I go for newer 2009 C2S( low mileage) or go for 2007 turbo or GT3?
An acquaintance of mine has a 1978 Porsche 911 turbo wide body, I do not know the exact specs but I saw it before with race stickers/decals of that famous porsche race car driver/tandem? I am not familiar with this model year so I am asking if anyone knows. I asked my friend before if he is going to let it go and he said to the right person and I guess to the right price. It has 20,000 + miles. He collects race cars. He also has a ferrari 308 ? the one on magnum PI. So I know he takes care of his cars.I would like to know how much should I offer?
gas-man posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I was at the dealership last week and was looking at the new well newer 997 c4s. Exploring on how much the trade in vallue for my 2001 C4 with 37,300 miles as I was interested with the 997. This all broke down as they only want $33,000 for my 2001C4. I left the dealership feeling frustrated that my car is only worth that amount. I will look into selling the car privately. I do have an idea of how much I wanted for my car, at or near $40,000. Is this asking too much or it is just fair. My car has never seen the track. except for some rock chips the paint has no dents or scratches. No mechanical problems have occurred except for O2 sensor which was change and also the spark plugs changed at 30,000 miles. Thanks for any input/advise Gas-man
I have a 2001 C4 coupe. Yesterday my pasenger window open midway for no apparent reason at all. i thought I accidentally press the button so I tried to close it surprise it won't close. i was cueing for a car wash at that time so I left the line and went home instead. the down button worked but it won't close. I opened the area where the window control button were and switched it with the driver side button and I was able to close it. I thought it might be the window button has gone bad. Today as I was driving home it open halfway again, this time I was able to close it. Do you think this a bad window button control or something else.
gas-man replied to Tool Pants's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)That was a bad wreck. I think he was going too fast that the roll cage did not even hold-up. Condolence to the family anf friends
gas-man replied to nylewis's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)To gkrikori is your car still under warranty ?
gas-man replied to nylewis's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I think most us porsche owners does not want porsche to writing us checks but for porsche to be more sympathetic admit the fact that their product and its components were unreliable. I have a 1999 ML 430 and very grateful to the person who sued Mercedes Benz for engine failures of their MY 1998-2000 ML series. This was not even because of the engine itself but due to maintenance misunderstanding. The oil that Mercedes recommends was Mobil 1 0W-40 but for some reason this guy apparently used conventional oil and his engine failed. He sued Mercedes for this and I guess he won because I am a recipient of its settlement which is if your engine consumes more than 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles Mercedes will change the engine free of charge and they guarantee this for 150,000 miles. Maybe unbelievable but it was my dealership who told me this. My engine was changed at 149,000 miles and I have put 34000 miles on the new/remanufactured engine and no issues. I guess this is what all of us want is to have this kind of guarantee from porsche that if for some reason that their engine or components of it breakdown prematurely that they will back it up and change it even out of warranty up to a certain mileage not just 4 years or 50,000 miles.
gas-man replied to gas-man's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I guess I will have to just top it. now what is the mix of the coolant and water?
gas-man replied to victor's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)May I suggest going to other forum like 6speedonline. a lot of members have done aftermarket headunit and I think they would know what kind of wiring harness you are looking for.
gas-man posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have a 2001 C4 and ever since I had it I guess it has not been serviced for coolant change. Is this necessary? I have read in some post that it is life time unless you got leak. is this true? If wanting to do a complete coolant change how is it done? just simple drain or do I need the vacuum system to flush the cooling system? thanks for response. :clapping:
gas-man replied to nylewis's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I think the RMS issue should also be included in this suit. This is good number to show a trend that the engine and its components are unreliable. I have a 2001 C4 and have RMS leak. I also have tapping sound at first start in the morning but disappears when the engine warms up. No CEL and but who knows what's lurking inside.
gas-man replied to vwrado's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)2001 C4 with 35,000 miles, one RMS has not yet done due to awaiting time for the clutch replacement probably at 40,000 miles. O2 sensor replaced (DIY) driver side after cat. No other problems. No tracks though.