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Hello,

I am looking to buy my first Porsche and am looking at a 2005 Carrera 6 speed . It is Artic Silver Metallic With full Sea Blue Leather. It also has Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirriors, Rear Wiper, Bose, Supple Leather front and rear, PASM, Heated seats, and the Power Seat Package and has 16,000 miles. The owner is asking $62,000.00

Does anyone think this is a good price? The car is very clean (including a clean carfax report) with unblemished rims and paint.

I am also looking at a 2005 Carrera S six speed in Seal Grey Metalic with full black leather interior (also a 6 speed). It has 3 spoke multi-function wheel, CD Changer, Bose, Adaptive Sport Seats, Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirrors, and Nav, and heated seats. It has 30,000 miles, good paint with scuffed (slightly) rim faces. The owner is asking $67,000.00.

I have driven both and could tell the difference in available torque around town in the S. The car has more miles and felt like it did for some reason I can't put my finger on. It also has a clean carfax report as well.

The S seems like a great deal but the other is lower millage, has the PASM and Sport Chrono as well and felt tighter when I drove it.

Any suggestions? They both seem priced about right given they are private party (according to Kelly Blue Book).

The $67,000.00 is at the upper end of what I am willing to pay, and if the standard Carrera is a good deal I think I would be happy with it (I should not have driven the S later in the same day).

Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am new to the cars but thought I would start with a Carrera.

Thanks!

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Hello,

I am looking to buy my first Porsche and am looking at a 2005 Carrera 6 speed . It is Artic Silver Metallic With full Sea Blue Leather. It also has Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirriors, Rear Wiper, Bose, Supple Leather front and rear, PASM, Heated seats, and the Power Seat Package and has 16,000 miles. The owner is asking $62,000.00

Does anyone think this is a good price? The car is very clean (including a clean carfax report) with unblemished rims and paint.

I am also looking at a 2005 Carrera S six speed in Seal Grey Metalic with full black leather interior (also a 6 speed). It has 3 spoke multi-function wheel, CD Changer, Bose, Adaptive Sport Seats, Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirrors, and Nav, and heated seats. It has 30,000 miles, good paint with scuffed (slightly) rim faces. The owner is asking $67,000.00.

I have driven both and could tell the difference in available torque around town in the S. The car has more miles and felt like it did for some reason I can't put my finger on. It also has a clean carfax report as well.

The S seems like a great deal but the other is lower millage, has the PASM and Sport Chrono as well and felt tighter when I drove it.

Any suggestions? They both seem priced about right given they are private party (according to Kelly Blue Book).

The $67,000.00 is at the upper end of what I am willing to pay, and if the standard Carrera is a good deal I think I would be happy with it (I should not have driven the S later in the same day).

Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am new to the cars but thought I would start with a Carrera.

Thanks!

Hi

I bought a manual s/hand Carrera, traded after 15 months to an S Tip, hated it and bought new manual S. Anyway, biggest difference was PASM as it is standard on S. As the Carerra you are looking at has PASM go for it. I chipped mine and put Fabspeed mufflers on. Fantastic !! No real difference between S and non S on road imho but never driven back to back. I did 20K miles in Carerra and 8K so far in S. Save the money and mileage (but consider the value of SatNav as it is BIG money to retro fit at OPC - as is phone module). Hope this helps. DelbertW

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Hello,

I am looking to buy my first Porsche and am looking at a 2005 Carrera 6 speed . It is Artic Silver Metallic With full Sea Blue Leather. It also has Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirriors, Rear Wiper, Bose, Supple Leather front and rear, PASM, Heated seats, and the Power Seat Package and has 16,000 miles. The owner is asking $62,000.00

Does anyone think this is a good price? The car is very clean (including a clean carfax report) with unblemished rims and paint.

I am also looking at a 2005 Carrera S six speed in Seal Grey Metalic with full black leather interior (also a 6 speed). It has 3 spoke multi-function wheel, CD Changer, Bose, Adaptive Sport Seats, Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirrors, and Nav, and heated seats. It has 30,000 miles, good paint with scuffed (slightly) rim faces. The owner is asking $67,000.00.

I have driven both and could tell the difference in available torque around town in the S. The car has more miles and felt like it did for some reason I can't put my finger on. It also has a clean carfax report as well.

The S seems like a great deal but the other is lower millage, has the PASM and Sport Chrono as well and felt tighter when I drove it.

Any suggestions? They both seem priced about right given they are private party (according to Kelly Blue Book).

The $67,000.00 is at the upper end of what I am willing to pay, and if the standard Carrera is a good deal I think I would be happy with it (I should not have driven the S later in the same day).

Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am new to the cars but thought I would start with a Carrera.

Thanks!

Adaptive sport seats are superior on long trips, standard xenons, 19" wheels are a few things extra with the S.

I was sold on my S with the Adaptive seats and Sport Shifter. Nav is a nice feature as is multifunction wheel.

Get a readout for overrevs an either.

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Hi!

I just bought a '06 Carrera S with sportchron + package, Nav, Full leather seats, sports shifter and 5K miles for 64K. So my suggestion is more options for less price. 67K for 05 is too much try to lower the price.

Thanks

Hello,

I am looking to buy my first Porsche and am looking at a 2005 Carrera 6 speed . It is Artic Silver Metallic With full Sea Blue Leather. It also has Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirriors, Rear Wiper, Bose, Supple Leather front and rear, PASM, Heated seats, and the Power Seat Package and has 16,000 miles. The owner is asking $62,000.00

Does anyone think this is a good price? The car is very clean (including a clean carfax report) with unblemished rims and paint.

I am also looking at a 2005 Carrera S six speed in Seal Grey Metalic with full black leather interior (also a 6 speed). It has 3 spoke multi-function wheel, CD Changer, Bose, Adaptive Sport Seats, Sport Chrono, Self Dimming Mirrors, and Nav, and heated seats. It has 30,000 miles, good paint with scuffed (slightly) rim faces. The owner is asking $67,000.00.

I have driven both and could tell the difference in available torque around town in the S. The car has more miles and felt like it did for some reason I can't put my finger on. It also has a clean carfax report as well.

The S seems like a great deal but the other is lower millage, has the PASM and Sport Chrono as well and felt tighter when I drove it.

Any suggestions? They both seem priced about right given they are private party (according to Kelly Blue Book).

The $67,000.00 is at the upper end of what I am willing to pay, and if the standard Carrera is a good deal I think I would be happy with it (I should not have driven the S later in the same day).

Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am new to the cars but thought I would start with a Carrera.

Thanks!

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thanks for all the input so far. How do you get a readout for overrevs and what does that mean? does the ecu log time over a certian RPM or something? as in the second posting? Also will the 18" wheels fit on a S? The reason being that I can get IceX snow tires in 18" but not 19" and would like a set of standard 18" carrera wheels with snow tires for winter if possible. I know the rotor diam. is slightly larger, do the calipers require more wheel offset as well?

the price on both did seem a little high.

do any of you think it's worth buying a certified one from Porsche and spending the extra money I will end up paying instead?

It seems that the 997's have been very reliable so far so I don't know if that is worth the peace of mind. If this were any other car I would buy certified for sure.

again, thanks,

as soon as I get a car I will be on here all the time with questions i'm sure!

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thanks for all the input so far. How do you get a readout for overrevs and what does that mean? does the ecu log time over a certian RPM or something? as in the second posting? Also will the 18" wheels fit on a S? The reason being that I can get IceX snow tires in 18" but not 19" and would like a set of standard 18" carrera wheels with snow tires for winter if possible. I know the rotor diam. is slightly larger, do the calipers require more wheel offset as well?

the price on both did seem a little high.

do any of you think it's worth buying a certified one from Porsche and spending the extra money I will end up paying instead?

It seems that the 997's have been very reliable so far so I don't know if that is worth the peace of mind. If this were any other car I would buy certified for sure.

again, thanks,

as soon as I get a car I will be on here all the time with questions i'm sure!

Overrevs check by Dealer or anyone with Duramatic software.

18" wheels should be fine for snows.

Certified gives longer warrantee

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I agree with Phillip about shopping around. I would not rule out the std. Carrera, if equipped properly. If you look at '06 cars, depending on in-service date, you will still have lots of warranty time left. Go for low mileage. The prices on both of those cars are thousands too high!

Don

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it seems that the asking price is too high for both,

what would be a fair price for either given the millage and options ( I know what bluebook is but it seems that used Porsches are always way over or way under).

Thanks again for the comments!

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Way under 60k for the base Carrera and 59k to low 60's for the S. Go on Autotrader (for a start) and do a search for 05's with these price parameters. Oh and by the way.. Search out of your area. I don't know where you are located but I'm in Southern Cal. If I search out of my state I find better deals.

I have found 05 S models with below 30k miles for 59k to 62 k.

Be patient and wait until you find exactly what you are looking for. It's out there somewhere! :D

Phillipj

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