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Is this a good deal for a 2001 911 C4?

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by d-kauf, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. d-kauf

    d-kauf Formula Junior

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    Dealer wants $26,500 for it. 43,000 miles; 6 speed, navigation (aftermarket I think); midnight blue w/cinnamon leather interior.

    I've never owned a Porsche before. Is this a recommended year or lots of troubles?
     
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  3. Bxtech

    Bxtech Formula Junior

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    The 3.4 litre 996 engines have had their share of troubles! Most Porsche enthusiasts will recommend spending a bit more to purchase a 2002 or later model vehicle instead. 2002 had the larger 3.6 litre engine, and updated front end/headlights too!
     
  4. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    +1, go with an '02+ 996 for the upgrades.
     
  5. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Better yet get a Turbo.
    Completely different engine. Upgraded in every significant area. I would not consider a NA 996.
     
  6. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    true. but decent 996 turbos are still $50k plus (double what the one he's looking at costs)
     
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  8. Carnut

    Carnut F1 Rookie
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    I owned a 2000 C2, never had a single problem with it, in fact of all the 39 Porsche's I owned, it was the only one that never went back to the dealer for anything.
     
  9. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
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    #7 LightGuy, Aug 16, 2009
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    I've seen decent GT3's for that. "Better" than a turbo, for the right person. Shop around, an OK TT can be had for @40.
    PS; forget the Porsche navigation as a $100 Garmin is better.
     
  10. deon.smith

    deon.smith Formula Junior

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    Check RMS for leaks.
     
  11. MD911

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    Don't you guys think that if the RMS is faulty, that it would have been addressed in the 8 years it's been on the road? Or that in the 8 years it's been on the road, that if no problems have been found in the RMS, chances are that the RMS is okay?
     
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  13. Kds

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    An RMS replacement is about $800 - $1,000 depending on the shop............the "natural brown" leather interior is hideous IMHO on a blue car.
     
  14. Meister

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    I'm slightly in the market for one of these cars too... whats an RMS? It's obvioulsy somethign to check on a potential buy?
     
  15. Kds

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    Rear Main Seal
     

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