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  1. Dealers will always mark a car high in case some sap poser who hasn't done any research walks in. In most cases you can talk them down, especially on cars that's been sitting there for 60+ days. The 03 C2 I bought was listed online for $32K and I got it for $28. And it came with the CPO warrenty. I was going to buy an extended warrenty anyway so that saved me at least another $2K. Look for the car you like with the options you want, decide how much you are willing to pay and give the dealer that price. Then just walk away and wait. It took my dealer 2 weeks to accept my offer, but they did.
  2. Dealers always asks too much. It doesn't mean they won't come down. It took me 2 weeks but I was able to get the dealer to come down $4K ($32K asking, bought for $28K). Make sure it is a reputable dealer.
  3. Well it took a little longer than I thought but my new toy showed up on Sunday. 03' C2 Seal Grey, PSM, Heated/Pwr seats, Auto dim, 18" Only had a little time to drive, it is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!! I already bought a Misha GT2M wing that is going to the paint shop tomorrow and a set of alumium pedals. Hopefully the weather gets cleared up (expecting snow/sleet tomorrow night) on the weekend so I can have some fun.
  4. I have had a Valentine V1 since 99'. Works very well still. Highly recommended.
  5. Agreed, it's such a significant improvement, you wonder why the standard shifter is and has been such junk all these years. We stock the B&M for those who prefer to have a solid as a rock shifter and not spend the dough on the Porsche unit, million mile warranty, etc. I've had both, and like both. Enjoy the ride! Does installing a B&M SSK void the CPO warranty? From what I have read this is definetly a worth while mod, almost a much have. But I want to avoid any possible issues Porsche might have since it is not a OEM part.
  6. Thanks for the advise. Traveling this week and waiting for the car to show up. Will post pics when I can. :renntech:
  7. Talk to Don at http://www.dallassteeringwheel.com/index.htm I am talking to him about refinishing a steering wheel. He told me he does dash as well. Seems to be a good guy.
  8. I just went through similar process. The diff on the ones I was looking at (and asked about here) was between 30K and 60K, the 60K being a CPO car. From reading here and talking to couple Porsche service techs, one from the dealer in town and one independent, low miles on a Porsche is not necessarily a good thing. In fact one of the techs told me straight out very low miles is a mark against the car. These cars are made to be driven, if they sit for long periods of time a lot of issues will occur, problems with seals being one of them. And as another poster said I would be worried about how often was the oil and fluids changed and systems flushed.
  9. Thank you, those were my thoughts as well. I researched a bunch of extended warranty companies, every one of them have some kind of horror evil stories and pretty expensive. Carchex had the best feedback and would have cost $3314.00 for 2 year 24,000 miles. To me CPO is worth more than that. So I pulled the trigger, got the car for $28K. I am just finishing up the paperwork now. Probably not the greatest deal in the world but I think it is fair. It'll take about 10 days for the car to get here. I would have loved to drive it back but would have had to pay tax on it twice. Can't wait for it to arrive. Thanks for everyone's feedback!
  10. Car 2 is offered by a Porsche dealer, Car 1 is not. The saleman I spoke to told me CPO is exactly like a new car warranty, everything covered under new car is covered under CPO. I looked at posts here with CPO info and it looks like after 8/2008 it is pretty comprehensive. John
  11. Carfax is clean, the 61K car had a Autocheck report too, also looks fine. Is an independent PPI still necessary on a CPO car? I thought one of the advantages of getting a CPO car was that it would be "inspected" already. John
  12. Great forum. I posted a question last week comparing deals on 2 996's and got some very pointed suggestions and advice. I really appreciate that. I'm looking for a 911 to use mostly as a daily driver, maybe occasionally taking it to a track for some fun. Ten years ago I had a Boxster but give it up after my girls were born (best thing that ever happened to me). I have been missing that power, the handling and everything else that comes with a Porsche, especially the community of people who don't just look at cars as appliances that just take you from point a to point b. Anyway, here is another comparison question on 2003 996 C2 Coupes: Car 1: 2003, 33K miles, 6 Spd, Silver/Black, lightly optioned (18", that's about it), no service records, asking price $32,000. (Actually there are a few cars with similar mileage/price listed online) Car 2: 2003, CPO car, 61K miles, 6 Spd, Grey/Black, options (PSM, heated/pwr seats, Xenon, Auto dim mirror, 18"), asking price $31,800. The dealer has all service records from 14K miles until now, just did the 60K service, new breaks on the back, new tires on the front, and it is CPO so comes with 2 yr, 100K mile warranty. So, which one would be your choice? And what about the price, in talking to the dealers it seems both would have some room to negotiate. What in your opinion would be a fair price? :renntech:
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