996 Turbo

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ShaunHennessy

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1 posts

1 month

Wednesday 28th October
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2003 Auto good service history upto 79k six years ago then nothing . Miles now 86k sports exhaust and remapped
Nice but a bit dirty needs new tyres all round and a few months mot remaining
Am i mad at £25k ? Or should i continue looking

rog007

5,424 posts

183 months

Wednesday 28th October
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Keep looking. End of thread.

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Gixer968CS

245 posts

47 months

Wednesday 28th October
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As a current owner and one that has had a few Porsche's (all over ten years old) what I'd say on this is that a complete service history from an OPC and/or well know indy is absolutely essential. Also Porsche's don't like sitting idle, little things start to niggle and they need careful and thoughtful ownership even when not in use. For me a six year gap in it's service/mechanical upkeep history would be a big no no. Walk away and wait for the next one. Good cars are common as are bad ones.

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

907 posts

36 months

Friday 30th October
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Only 7k miles since the last (presumed) oil change, the oil goes bad ways when it's been sat for a while but not mucho miles on that oil. I probably would.. BUT, I'd seriously investigate things like radiators, hoses & exhaust corrosion if it's been sat, and would anticipate it'll need a load of sensors, coils, anything made of rubber etc after 6 years. I'd go in at £24k.. wink

shantybeater

930 posts

128 months

Friday 30th October
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Yep not big miles on the dirty oil so probably sat off road for a long period of time. If it was properly sheltered then no problem but as above I’d be checking underneath, discs for corrosion (back faces) etc.

The whole ‘Porsches don’t like sitting idle’ thing is total nonsense, it all depends HOW it was kept during its time off the road. Mine sat in a carcoon for 2.5 years, started on the button and zero issues, that was 4 years ago now.

I think the service gap deserves some bargaining power though, won’t help come resale. I’d want an understanding as to why it’s happened? Because if it was just neglect I would probably walk.


Edited by shantybeater on Friday 30th October 08:25

Slippydiff

11,781 posts

182 months

Friday 30th October
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shantybeater said:
Yep not big miles on the dirty oil so probably sat off road for a long period of time. If it was properly sheltered then no problem but as above I’d be checking underneath, discs for corrosion (back faces) etc.

The whole ‘Porsches don’t like sitting idle’ thing is total nonsense, it all depends HOW it was kept during its time off the road. Mine sat in a carcoon for 2.5 years, started on the button and zero issues, that was 4 years ago now.

I think the service gap deserves some bargaining power though, won’t help come resale. I’d want an understanding as to why it’s happened? Because if it was just neglect I would probably walk.
Pretty much this ^ but I'd suggest firstly looking through the existing service history carefully, then have a thorough PPi carried out by a recognised specialist to avoid any nasty surprises.

Brakes pads/discs, wear sensors, turbo securing nuts/bolts/studs/heatshields, suspension bushes/balljoints, air con condensors, radiators and coolant hoses can very quickly add up to to very chunky bill indeed.
For the sake of the cost of a good PPI, you can avoid a lot of heartache and expense.