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Hi,

I own a 2001 C4 996 Tiptronics for one year, got near 80Km, (130,000 kilos)

drives like brand new, motor is dry, everything is in perfect shape for now.

Is there anything in particular I should look for in term of maintenance in the future and

is there a kind of limit mileage before which I should resale the car in order no to loose

too much of his value ?

Your posts will be well appreciated !

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Hello!

I wish every car came with a crystal ball. When to sell. How long to "keep it". Unfortunately the price of our older model 996's have been plummeting as of late.

Without knowing the maintenance history of the car to this date, it's tough to say what should or shouldn't be done. Do you have the previous owners service records?

Another good place to look. Have you looked at the owners manual to see the recommended service items for your cars mileage?

Perhaps if you have and can share a little bit about the major service history, someone here might be able to recommend some areas to look at.

Cheers!

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...Assuming you paid the going market rate when you bought your car, you *must* have noticed that it's already lost most of its value.

It's not an investment (not in the financial sense anyway). Drive it. Enjoy it. Don't worry about depreciation.

As for irregular maintenance, listen to your car (it does have 130K km after all), don't ignore anything that sounds or feels out of the ordinary. At some point you may wish to install the soon to be released IMS warning system from Flat 6 - or if you have to drop your tranny for any reason, get the LNE IMS retrofit done.

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...Assuming you paid the going market rate when you bought your car, you *must* have noticed that it's already lost most of its value.

It's not an investment (not in the financial sense anyway). Drive it. Enjoy it. Don't worry about depreciation.

As for irregular maintenance, listen to your car (it does have 130K km after all), don't ignore anything that sounds or feels out of the ordinary. At some point you may wish to install the soon to be released IMS warning system from Flat 6 - or if you have to drop your tranny for any reason, get the LNE IMS retrofit done.

Thanks Guys,

The car had only one owner and I got all the paperwork confirming the maintenace and repairs, it does not show anything major,

as far as the price i've paid +/- 5 to 6k$ below the street price,

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