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      03-23-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, I have a friend who is selling me his 2006 Porsche Carrera S with 25k for $30,000. I think I am getting a great deal but I don't want to be stuck with crazt maintenance and warranty costs. What should I do???? He left to Italy so the car is just sitting there. What would you guys do?
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      03-24-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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Pretty sure that's a stellar deal. Pretty good friend? Nothing wrong with the car? I would jump on that really, really fast. Seriously, I'll sell my car and buy it.
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Call me crazy but if you keep the Z4M then yes if not skip the porsche....it's a great deal but I'm not into P-cars beside the Turbo-GT2-GT3
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Yeah... if you trust him and the car isn't salvage or anything that's a good $10-12k+ less than private party value.

If you don't want it PM me your friends number.
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WOW I don't know about the States, but a similar one in Canada goes for >$50k!!!!!

BUY IT, assuming it has a good history...you can even sell it and make money off it.
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Hi Guys, I have a friend who is selling me his 2006 Porsche Carrera S with 25k for $30,000. I think I am getting a great deal but I don't want to be stuck with crazt maintenance and warranty costs. What should I do???? He left to Italy so the car is just sitting there. What would you guys do?
Wow.

If I were in the US I'd buy that.
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      03-24-2010, 04:39 AM   #7
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Do a PPI at either a Porsche dealer or a well-known specialist. It's one heck of a deal and IMHO, it's was cheaper than it should be. I had an '06 X51 Carrera S for a while and I really enjoyed owning it.
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No matter the options list, that is a steal.

IF it has Bose, power seats, Porsche crests, sport exhaust etc then I would get a cashiers check.

If he is a friend I don't know that I would spend the 4-500 dollars on a PPI. Not saying it's not the smart thing to do but he may take it as an insult. ???


Colors? 6 speed?

See if he has the window sticker and let us know.

Deal of the century. A tremendous car for 30K. That is a 50K car.

And down the road, if he did not mind, you could make money on a sale.

BUY IT!

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      03-24-2010, 08:54 AM   #9
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30k? that's a STEAL
last year I almost bought a 05 C2 with 24000kms and dealer was asking 65000 Canadian

just think about 30k can buy you a new honda civic si(canadian price) now you compare it to a 06 C2S.....
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997 Targa 4S (2006)
Country Germany
Top Speed (mph) 179
0-60mph 4.6
0-100mph 11.1
0-1km 23.7
BHP rpm 350 6600rpm
Torque lbft rpm 295 4600rpm
BHP per ton 228
Engine capacity CC/CU 3824/233
Engine type Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration Normal
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Valve Type/No DOHC 24
Transmission (manual/auto) Manual
No of speeds 6
Wheels driven AWD
Brakes F/R Disc/Disc
No. of Seats 2+2
Length (in) 174.3
Width (in) 72.9
Height (in) 51.6
Curb Weight (lbs) 3384
Additional Info: 2004-2008 997 Carrera with 325bhp, 0-60 in 4.8, 0-100 in 11. 2004-2008 997 Carrera S with 355bhp, 0-60 in 4.6, 0-100 in 10.7. 2005-2008 997 Carrera 4 with 355bhp, 0-60 in 4.7. 2005-2008 997 Carrera 4S 325bhp, 0-60 in 5.0. 2006-2008 997 Targa 4 with 325bhp, 0-60 in 5.2. 2008 on 997 Targa 4 with 345bhp. 2008 on 997 Targa 4S with 385bhp. 2008 on 997 Carrera S with 385bhp, 0-60 in 4.2. 2008 on 997 Carrera 4 with 345bhp. 2008 on 997 Carrera with 345bhp, 0-60 in 4.4.
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I would take it. The 997's have solid engines in them.

Try asking on 6speed or a porsche forum and they'll know better
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Go for it. That's an awesome deal.
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Give me his info. I'll buy it

Does it have salvage title? If not it's a deal of the century, seriously, get it!
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That's an INSANE deal, do it.
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Hi guys, the car does not have a salvage title and it is black on tan. 6speed manual. It has some options but i dont know the specifics, i am going to go test drive it this week. The car had been sitting for about 6 months, is that a big problem?
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Check for oil leaks because some of these do have an RMS issue. If it smokes for a bit don't worry, they all do that. Tires and the battery is the only thing that might go wrong on these after six months. Stock Porsche battery is not the best and you chuck it away after two years anyway. Again, do a PPI before you go for it. It might uncover somethings that you should be aware of. If not, jump on it because that's a deal and a half.
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You know what, you buy it and sell it to me for $35,000. I needed a sports car anyway (Deadly serious).
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Check for oil leaks because some of these do have an RMS issue. If it smokes for a bit don't worry, they all do that. Tires and the battery is the only thing that might go wrong on these after six months. Stock Porsche battery is not the best and you chuck it away after two years anyway. Again, do a PPI before you go for it. It might uncover somethings that you should be aware of. If not, jump on it because that's a deal and a half.
Thats funny you mention that because they ordered a new battery for it because it was dead and thats why I haven't test driven it yet. Pardon my ignorance, but whats a PPI?

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You know what, you buy it and sell it to me for $35,000. I needed a sports car anyway (Deadly serious).
Lol. I'll probably be so in love with it I won't want to sell it, but if I do, You'll be the first one to be contacted.
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PPI is a pre purchase inspection. About the call, yes.
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Do eeet! That's a heck of a deal. You could have tons of maintenance and still come out even.
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That is really a good price. I own a 1991 964 C4 and it has been an incredibly reliable car. I just bought a 2003 996 TT this past weekend with only 20K miles on it. Porsche cars are very different and extremely addicting. Maintenance is only slightly higher than BMW, but reliability and build quality are far superior. Buy it!
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