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Put down a deposit on a 99 996 w/gt3 areo kit


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I just put down a depost it on a what seems to be a very rare bluish purple/ gray 99 996 with areo kit, 48371 miles, it is in very good condition in and out. Definately has an intake ( stock air box is not there) and the exhaust sounds modified and the tips look different then the factory unless this comes with the areo kit?? Is there anything particular that i should look for that could go wrong? I am buying it from a used car dealer that does alot of high end vehicles. Should i buy a warranty?? They give a 90 day warranty for the car. Thanks for your help in advance! Here is a picture of the car. post-8831-1150046933_thumb.jpg

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For me and my risk aversion, a 90-day warranty would be insufficient. IMO, for a 1999 or 2000 996, you need an extended warranty. My extended warranty just bought me a new engine for my early-build US 1999 996 tip coupe. After 42,500 miles over eight years, there was an oil-water intermixing caused by an engine case that went porrous. The warranty saved me almost $10K. If the engine in the car you're considering has already been replaced, I would not be as concerned. But if it's still the original engine, I'd make sure I had an extended warranty.

You may be lucky with this car and the engine will be fine. Some of the early 996s go a long time with no problem, but the rep at the extended warranty company knew all the part numbers for the engine replacement in '99 and 2000 996s by heart. :lightbulb: I have no data to back this up, but from what I can tell the '01's and beyond are not afflicted with this problem.

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