997 prices

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Marley71

Original Poster:

47 posts

20 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Hi all. Does anyone know what it cost to buy a brand new Carrera S back in 2006?

TVR4US

127 posts

49 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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From £60k, then you had to spec it up

Marley71

Original Poster:

47 posts

20 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Thank you.

Welshbeef

37,566 posts

143 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Still one of the prettiest 911’s in a long time.


Also how low can these things go? Get the crab claw alloys PCM Sports chronicle and you’ll not lose a penny in a year of ownership.

Wilmslowboy

2,578 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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List price ofmy car in 2005



Vehicle C2S £63,086
Ocean Blue full Leather £1,846
Rea Window Wiper £229
Rear Park assistance £325
Sport Chrono Package plus £507
Coloured wheel centres £107
Heated Seats left & right £269
Cruise control £294
Electric front seats £1,006
Smth 3 spk m/function s/wheel £329
PCM telephone module £523
Navigation Module PCM £1,260
BOSE sound system £768
CDC4 cd auto changer £348
Top tinted windscreen £68
Self simmer inner/outer mirror £353
Artic silver Metallic £543
Mats £150
reg & 12 RFL £198

Tracker (RAC) £356
1 years subscription £102
Armour fend £723

£73,401

Welshbeef

37,566 posts

143 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Wilmslowboy said:
List price ofmy car in 2005



Vehicle C2S £63,086
Ocean Blue full Leather £1,846
Rea Window Wiper £229
Rear Park assistance £325
Sport Chrono Package plus £507
Coloured wheel centres £107
Heated Seats left & right £269
Cruise control £294
Electric front seats £1,006
Smth 3 spk m/function s/wheel £329
PCM telephone module £523
Navigation Module PCM £1,260
BOSE sound system £768
CDC4 cd auto changer £348
Top tinted windscreen £68
Self simmer inner/outer mirror £353
Artic silver Metallic £543
Mats £150
reg & 12 RFL £198

Tracker (RAC) £356
1 years subscription £102
Armour fend £723

£73,401
Do you still have it?

Wilmslowboy

2,578 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Welshbeef said:
Do you still have it?
Sold it in 2006

Bought another less than a year later biggrin

Welshbeef

37,566 posts

143 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Wilmslowboy said:
Sold it in 2006

Bought another less than a year later biggrin
How come you went from brand new 911’s to an 11year old Golf GTi today?

Wilmslowboy

2,578 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Welshbeef said:
How come you went from brand new 911’s to an 11year old Golf GTi today?
GOlf GTI all the car a man needs biggrin


Haven't updated my garage for 10 years ......for list of cars see "about me section"


Marley71

Original Poster:

47 posts

20 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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I don't get this. Is it £60K then you have to add on such things as mats and a sound system?

Wilmslowboy

2,578 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Marley71 said:
I don't get this. Is it £60K then you have to add on such things as mats and a sound system?
it was £63k and yes mats extra, Bose extra

The C2S came with about £10k of extras std over and above the non S car (such as Xenon lights)


Welshbeef

37,566 posts

143 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Wilmslowboy said:
GOlf GTI all the car a man needs biggrin


Haven't updated my garage for 10 years ......for list of cars see "about me section"
McLaren nice.

Wilmslowboy

2,578 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Welshbeef said:
Still one of the prettiest 911’s in a long time.


Also how low can these things go? Get the crab claw alloys PCM Sports chronicle and you’ll not lose a penny in a year of ownership.
Unless you have IMS failure or bore scoring...in which case it will cost somewhere between £6k and £10k

Welshbeef

37,566 posts

143 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Wilmslowboy said:
Welshbeef said:
Still one of the prettiest 911’s in a long time.


Also how low can these things go? Get the crab claw alloys PCM Sports chronicle and you’ll not lose a penny in a year of ownership.
Unless you have IMS failure or bore scoring...in which case it will cost somewhere between £6k and £10k
Surely on Cars that are what up to 13 years old if they were going to fail they would have by now or been changed as a preventative measure? Or am I wide of he mark.

Marley71

Original Poster:

47 posts

20 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Wilmslowboy said:
it was £63k and yes mats extra, Bose extra

The C2S came with about £10k of extras std over and above the non S car (such as Xenon lights)

Mine has 3 years to go until Porsche will no longer warranty it. What to do? Basalt black Full OPC service and 59k miles. Pretty basic spec. Quite a list of service advisory stuff to get done.

jakesmith

4,734 posts

116 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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I had a nice Black 997 C4S convertible very high spec

Black / Black / Black Manual
Chrono
PSE
Bose
Nav
Embossed seats, sports plus adaptive memory, heated
Silver lower console
19" Carerra II wheels
Tracker
Sure I've forgotten some spec too but it basically had everything they made for the car apart from PCCB and Power kit

List price was £94K in 2005(!) Kept it 4 years & traded for a Maserati Granturismo. Missed it so bought a £10k 987S as my runabout car, which is maybe 75% of the 997 for 30% of the price. The areas where the 987 lags are - any type of low traction situation like a wet road the C4S would murder the Boxster so for UK driving all year round the C4S is much much better. Sound with PSE is way way louder than the 987 even with its Carnewal mod. And obviously the power of the 997 is a reasonable step up and even more so than mu 987 2.7 before. Miss the 997. Don't miss worrying about bore scoring.

hilly10

4,940 posts

173 months

Sunday 11th March 2018
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This thread is of interest to me as I am looking to scratch my very itchy Porsche itch. I am set on a 997 with a budget of 32k tops but the worry of bore score and IMS bearing, would I be better off selling the wife and looking for a Generation 2.

philipbrown123

381 posts

62 months

Sunday 11th March 2018
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If your budget is £32 K. Why not buy one for less than £25 K ( plenty around at that price or less ) and put the balance of £7 K or so in the bank for an engine rebuild contingency fund.

croyde

15,746 posts

175 months

Sunday 11th March 2018
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Porsche lent me a 100 mile old 997 Carrera 2S in 2006 for 24hrs.

I'd owned a 987 before.

I remember it being around 70 odd grand with a few toys.

Marley71

Original Poster:

47 posts

20 months

Sunday 11th March 2018
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philipbrown123 said:
If your budget is £32 K. Why not buy one for less than £25 K ( plenty around at that price or less ) and put the balance of £7 K or so in the bank for an engine rebuild contingency fund.
That will involve a large headache though, plus there will be other large bills. It all depends on your attitude to money and accepting what is involved in owning a high performance car. I was lucky enough to get one from a good OPC. Would not be happy if I'd bought it privately but low depreciation may take the sting out of it.