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  1. Any educated guesstimations? ***** And on the other issue, I'm not having much progress/luck here. From the outset, I mentioned that "I see a lot of people refer to their cars as "2006 MY07". So if a car can have a buld date in 2006 and yet be called a MY07 - then the build year isn't the answer I'm looking for. I think i'm generally pretty good at articulating but maybe the issue is just so simple that people are missing the crux of my question. I just want to know what makes a car an MY07! and "build date" isn't really the answer if you can have both MY07's and MY06's built in Aug 2006. Is "MY07" written somewhere? I thought when "The original paperwork" was mentioned above, that that was the answer to the question and that it would therefore be somewhere in the books - and that therefore was the end of the question. NB: Does "running the VIN" mean via a dealer? I just want to know if there's a simple way you can know for yourself.
  2. Are there any stats on how much lower? I think I need to clarify what I meant. ... "What lets you know a car is a MY07?" meant ... when buying a second hand 987 privately, what is the thing to look at to determine whether its a MY07? Is it the Servicebook? Something else? Is there any way to tell from a listing or do you need to look at the paperwork?
  3. Thanks for your post. So should a car built in say Sep 06, be referred to as a 2006 MY07? Would it be wrong to refer to it as a 2007 MY07? What lets you know a car is a MY07? the books? And re the other query, would it be better to buy a 987 with the older serviceable bearing or one with the later but "non serviceable" bearing? And since the engine number will specify whether its a M96 or M97 engine, is it better going for a M97 if you have the choice? (assume condition is the same).
  4. Please forgive the n00bie qiestion but if buying a 987.1 now, in addition to getting a PPI performed and assuming the cars are of equal condition, would it be better to buy a 987 with the older serviceable bearing or the one with the later but "non serviceable" bearing. Would it be fair to assume that the later bearing, although "non servicable", has had less catastrophic failures? Likewise M96 or M97 engine? (if that isn't exactly the same question as above) The build date versus the MY designation is a bit of a source of confusion to a novice. I see a lot of people refer to their cars as "2006 MY07" etc. Can anyone pls explain how the build date and the MY year nomenclature is meant to work. What is the correct convention? Thanks
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