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Old 12-06-2018, 11:44 AM
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Default New-to-me 991.1 C2S

Well, I just got a 2014 C2S from CarMax. I was originally looking for a C4S, but then I realized that most clean builds with the options I was looking for were slightly above my budget. I found a nice C2S one-owner with 30k miles on it at CarMax, so here it is:



Apologies for the crappy cellphone pic.

A few random observations:
  • Buying from CarMax is super easy, they're very chill and non-pushy
  • Buying from CarMax -- they didn't bother detailing the car before handing it over... it's kinda grungy on the inside... they did offer me a complimentary post-purchase detail, but I'm not sure I want them doing it... maybe I'm overthinking this
  • The build list I got off of vinanalytics.com was actually missing Navigation and the Light Design Package
  • Post-purchase inspection coming up in a few days, so if I find any major issues I can return the car or get them fixed ASAP
  • Stupid Virginia front license plate laws
  • How do I peel off the CarMax decal without scratching the paint?
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ChaosHokie View Post
  • How do I peel off the CarMax decal without scratching the paint?
Heat gun or wife's hair dryer until it gets hot to the touch, then try to peel it slowly. If it doesn't work then soak a paper towel in rubbing alcohol and place it on top for at least 5 minutes, then try.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:06 PM
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Welcome.

Snag the VIN number and run a build sheet. Would like to see what all is included.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:21 PM
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Congrats! Looks great, You need clear side markers.

https://www.suncoastparts.com/produc...1LEDSIDES.html
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:42 PM
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Hair dryer only, heat gun gets too hot and can deform the bumper. Warm it up and it will come right off with your fingernails.

I'm in Northern VA and have never run a front plate on my Porsches or Aston Martin. Was 2008 last time I was ticketed. Big deal, $ 80 fine over a ten year period to not have to have that lousy looking plate on the front. I can do $ 8 a year....
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:45 PM
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I wouldn't have run the plate either, but CarMax wouldn't let me drive it off the lot without the plate.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:46 PM
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Congratulations. Great color.

Being the douchebag I am, I cannot help but notice (and comment upon) how close you came to scraping up the nose in that parking spot. Yikes!

I second the clear side-marker recommendation. I plan to order them and do it at the dealership before driving home when my car arrives.

Best of luck with the car.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:48 PM
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Nothing super fancy in the build, but like I said, this is missing the Navigation (maybe that was post-build-dealer updated?) and the light design package.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ChaosHokie View Post

Nothing super fancy in the build, but like I said, this is missing the Navigation (maybe that was post-build-dealer updated?) and the light design package.

I think NAV is just a standard item. Hit the NAV button on the head unit and see what comes up.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:59 PM
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Oh the Nav works... I thought it was an option?
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:08 PM
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Enjoy the new ride!
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:23 PM
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Looks nice. Enjoy.

I've sold a few cars to Carmax and have always had a good experience. And generally they do have competitive pricing on their cars. Did you buy one of their extended warranties?

Are you close to the Dulles Carmax? I just go my C2S cab. Maybe we can meet up?
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:09 PM
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Yep! Dulles CarMax, and yes I got an extended warranty.

Sure, we can meet up sometime.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:17 PM
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Man, your car is parked REALLY CLOSE to that concrete rail.

Congrats on a great looking car.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:27 PM
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Congrats, good options especially that park assist.
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