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slg

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26 posts

35 months

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Hi

Have seen a 2005, Carrera for sale, 45k miles, manual, decent interior spec. Any advice on what I would be expecting to replace within the next couple of years? It's not in an OPC & I've not seen the car yet except for images on pistonheads and dealer website.

A 7 year old car, will the exhaust be needing replaced soon? Will check the service history, etc when I see the vehicle but curious as to what else I should be looking for.

Thanks

mollytherocker

11,138 posts

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Maybe useful putting a link up to the car so that we can have a gander.

I'm not aware of the exhausts on these being fragile? Do a search on here if you really want to know about the engine risks, but be prepared to read a lot of conflicting stuff.

Hartechs buyers guide is very good.

MTR

MadMark911

1,567 posts

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Plenty of stuff .... and it's not an exhaustive list but a few for others to add to .... wink

Wear and tear: Suspension clonks (worn bushes, top mounts or duff shockers), heavy clutch, uneven wear on tyres, discs and pads corroded or worn out etc.

Age related: Aircon not working, battery on way out, hose / pipe leaks etc.

Generic faults: Front radiators rotting out, aircon rads with stone damage, IMS / RMS leaks, bore wear / damage etc.

PGM

1,805 posts

135 months

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Does anyone know what year was the IMS upgraded? 2005 or 6?

slg

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Link to car below:

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3947376.htm

Thanks for info, will look at the Hartech guide aswell.
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Callughan

6,089 posts

78 months

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PGM said:
Does anyone know what year was the IMS upgraded? 2005 or 6?
2006

Callughan

6,089 posts

78 months

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Loads of info already on here best to do a search, lots to look out for generally best to go for onw with P warranty.

Exhaust will last but mounts could be on way out if car has lived outdoors

burman

200 posts

99 months

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Monday 16th July 2012 quote quote all
slg-- if you are really keen on car after viewing, might pay to get the car inspected by an expert, money well spent.

monstro

56 posts

35 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
Not a bad price that, especially with those miles - maybe because the vendor thinks its a 996 as stated in the advert! jester

Edited by monstro on Tuesday 17th July 02:34

slg

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Yes, I had wondered at that aswell when I saw it on the dealer website. Don't know if their price is too far way though, there's a similar spec in an OPC down Manchester way with 10k miles less but £5k more. With the OPC warranty peace of mind included and the lower mileage it may be a better buy.

Not going to be home for another 2 weeks so will just have to keep an eye on them.

Thanks to all for the advice.

uktrailmonster

4,678 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
slg said:
there's a similar spec in an OPC down Manchester way with 10k miles less but £5k more. With the OPC warranty peace of mind included and the lower mileage it may be a better buy.
Sounds a better bet to me. 2 year OPC warranty alone would be worth the difference.

Gibbo205

1,735 posts

93 months

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Callughan said:
2006
Many 55-plate cars are 2006 builds, with the updated IMS and Satnav, best to check the VIN to be sure. smile

Callughan

6,089 posts

78 months

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Gibbo205 said:
Callughan said:
2006
Many 55-plate cars are 2006 builds, with the updated IMS and Satnav, best to check the VIN to be sure. smile
What updated satnav or do you mean the software?

PGM

1,805 posts

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Callughan said:
Gibbo205 said:
Callughan said:
2006
Many 55-plate cars are 2006 builds, with the updated IMS and Satnav, best to check the VIN to be sure. smile
What updated satnav or do you mean the software?
Thanks, what is the criteria for checking a car is MY06?

Callughan

6,089 posts

78 months

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PGM said:
Callughan said:
Gibbo205 said:
Callughan said:
2006
Many 55-plate cars are 2006 builds, with the updated IMS and Satnav, best to check the VIN to be sure. smile
What updated satnav or do you mean the software?
Thanks, what is the criteria for checking a car is MY06?
will be on vin

Nano2nd

2,417 posts

142 months

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uktrailmonster said:
Sounds a better bet to me. 2 year OPC warranty alone would be worth the difference.
agreed - do you need the finance? as 25-30K would get you an S with OPC warranty privately

jonnynine11

117 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
I have a 2006 carrera 2 for sale at the moment 36,000 miles, just serviced tax, mot and OPC WARRANTY while April 2013 I'll send you a message.

slg

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26 posts

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Thursday 19th July 2012 quote quote all
Don't need the finance but do have a Scirocco to either trade in or sell privately.

Thanks for the message, nice car but I still have to sell mine first.


Cheers

thegoose

7,584 posts

96 months

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Thursday 19th July 2012 quote quote all
slg said:
Don't need the finance but do have a Scirocco to either trade in or sell privately.

Thanks for the message, nice car but I still have to sell mine first.


Cheers
I'm looking for stock at present so could make you a trade bid on your Scirocco, just email the details marcus@autoperform.com I've bought a few cars from guys on this forum, in each case I'm pretty sure they'd agree that it worked for us both.

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