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Should I buy 2003 911?


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Sorry for asking but I must. I found a 2003 911 with 25000 miles. All the history. The RMS was replaced at ~7000 miles. Very clean car but after reading all the bad news should I even buy the car? The RMS isn't leaking now. Did they fix the issue? The dealer is offering a aftermarket warranty for $1200. They claim it will cover any issue with the motor. Really should I just buy a 997? Thanks E :o

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nothing wrong with the 996. I also have a 2003. It has been a great car and I have had absolutely no issues. I got mine with 25,000 miles and now have 41000. I believe the 997 also can have RMS issues. Regardless....an RMS issue isn't that big of a deal. It is a leaking seal. It is a problem if not remedied but your car had it fixed so no worries. I would get the extended warranty if it is only $1200 just for piece of mind. Not that many cars have had RMS issues. I have friends with 996's and not one has had any issues. I think it is just a hot topic because of people who are the rare % posting issues.

Sorry for asking but I must. I found a 2003 911 with 25000 miles. All the history. The RMS was replaced at ~7000 miles. Very clean car but after reading all the bad news should I even buy the car? The RMS isn't leaking now. Did they fix the issue? The dealer is offering a aftermarket warranty for $1200. They claim it will cover any issue with the motor. Really should I just buy a 997? Thanks E :o
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also.....how much are they askig for the 996 with 25,000 miles? What options does it have? is it manual or automatic? I would make sure to check the brake pads and rotors as well as take good hard look at the tires as tires can be very expensive

Sorry for asking but I must. I found a 2003 911 with 25000 miles. All the history. The RMS was replaced at ~7000 miles. Very clean car but after reading all the bad news should I even buy the car? The RMS isn't leaking now. Did they fix the issue? The dealer is offering a aftermarket warranty for $1200. They claim it will cover any issue with the motor. Really should I just buy a 997? Thanks E :o
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ouch.....it is an automatic. I doubt you want that. You really want the 6 speed manual. Also 9000 miles means that the car is probably getting close to needing new tires. The tires typically last about 15K. $29K is a decent price

$29500, automatic, new rear tires 9000 miles ago. I'll get a check on the rotors and pads. E
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$29500, automatic, new rear tires 9000 miles ago. I'll get a check on the rotors and pads. E

That is a darn good asking price for a 2003 with the low miles. Get the independent inspection, not just rotors and pads. Examine the extended warranty terms with a fine-toothed comb. They are not created equally. Sounds like this is coming off a dealer lot - if you can track down previous owner(s), do so and ask if it's been tracked or campaigned. This dealer may be trying to get rid of a car that has sat for too long on his lot, or maybe a 'hard-driven' trade-in/lease return.

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I have all the history, 1 owner and 1 Porsche dealer did all the work. I'm doing the pre-buy inspection Wednesday with the dealer that sold and serviced the car. The service rep told me plan on 2 hrs of labor for the pre-buy. The records show normal service and a RMS at ~7000, new headlight at ~12,000, new rear tires at 15,000. 4700 miles a year. The market is very soft. I've found a lot of 911's for sale. 3/4 are motivated to sell. Others think the car is made of gold. The warranty is www.easycare.com does anyone know about easy care? Dealer claims they will cover the motor. I checked the website and it has a few holes but looks fair for 36 months and 36,000 miles. E

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