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Old 04-09-2016, 08:30 PM
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IS red a good color re-sale wise?
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The market has evolved over the past few years whereas color is less important than condition/price. There are just so few 964 manual coupes available. Back in the day when a buyer had a choice of colors such silver, blue, white, black and red, red was a tougher sell. At least this red car has black interior and not grey or tan.
More importantly, do YOU like red?

As mentioned above, the market doesn't provide buyers with a selection of colors to choose from these days. You need to focus on condition/value and not getting taken or overpaying.

Speaking for myself only, when I was looking for my 964 around 2011-2013, I was looking for a manual coupe C2 only, and red and black were on my 'do not buy' list. I ended up with my first choice: white.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:38 PM
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Lol. I said same. I have 2 red air cooled cars :-) buy condition they look great in all colors.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:53 PM
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An early year C4 with a leaky engine (I know they all leak), replica cups, aftermarket radio, exhaust = lower $40k range at best in that mileage range. You can easily spend $3k - $8k on correcting the leaks alone. The AWD system isn't cheap to fix either. Is the paint original?
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:53 PM
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If it's a good car, it's more than 10k too high.

If it's what it seems to be, that car will sell btw 38-42 to a knowledgable person. And 42-48k to someone that is itching to buy a car. Over 48k and the person is just screwing himself buying it.

Ok. Backing up...if it's a really good, very well sorted car, and the motor is a fresh rebuild and all the service records are there, and you trust the seller, and there is nothing left to be done...I have way more than 58k in my C4....sorting costs a lot...and yeah I can see it. I'd sell mine for 85k. I wouldn't be silly enough to expect someone to pay me what I have in my car.

Walk away. The seller is so far off the mark, that when you say 42, he won't entertain. But that's where he will eventually sell it. Maybe.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:14 PM
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Are you buying from a pp or dealer?
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:17 PM
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Dealer.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by porscheandy View Post
It's 2016. The reality is that these cars are @ 60 and headed higher.
Not that car in that condition.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:50 AM
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Looks like a LUX car from the plate frame. They are over priced flippers. Their cars always seemed fishy to me. Also, a well maintained higher mileage car is probably the best buy. Why pay a premium for a 60,000 mile car when a 90-100 mile car may be in better condition than that one. I wouldn't put too much concern on mileage, condition, mods, and maintenance trumps mileage... Within reason of course. Stay away from the flipper dealers, all they want is a $10,000 profit. $58 with dash lights and active leaks is crazy. $50 anything is crazy.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:15 AM
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There is a decent MY92 red C4 on Pelican; asking 46k. If it can bought for $40k and the PPI checks out, that seems a much better option.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:24 AM
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The OP seems determined to buy a car from Luxsport despite all the warnings in his threads. I will say it again, proceed with extreme caution.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mnmlod
Not that car in that condition.
But it's 2016 ! ?
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:47 AM
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I am not set on anything from Lux Sport, It just happens that local to me in NYC they have the most options at the moment. I do not plan on over paying or buying a donkey, form them or anyone. The advice I am receiving here is the difference maker. I'm searching everywhere for other options too.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:53 AM
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Mine is still available.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:57 AM
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/\ looking for a coupe my friend.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:10 AM
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Couple of points:
A cheap car that needs some work isn't the end of the world, if you can do the jobs yourself or know and trust a GOOD shop. At least you will be certain everything is done right.

Secondly, it's spring, go drive a cabriolet. I was only looking for a coupe when I test drove mine. One drive and I fell in love with it, the top is almost never up now. I still think a coupe looks better, but there is nothing like driving a cab. Also consider that a cab was probably more likely to have been a "nice day" car and it might be easier to find one in the condition you are looking for.
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