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Old 07-12-2019, 03:09 AM
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Any Rennlisters familiar with Sewickley Porsche? Experience there?

The have have a CPO car that I was hoping that someone can help me look at who is local.

The car has had gentle track use, so I was told. Hesitant to buy unless I can get eyes on it.

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Old 07-12-2019, 08:27 AM
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Did you ask them if they were at those track events observing the driving of that car....? You may want an independent PPI.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:45 AM
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Gentle track use?
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:12 AM
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Seems like dating a stripper. Might be fun, probably not gonna last.
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BMW side was good but had a less than optimal experience on the Porsche side about 4 years ago due to sales guy that didnít have much experience or just not too bright. Probably no different than any dealership. I believe the service department has people with track experience.
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Yeah, gentle track use seems analogous to saying ďGovernment IntelligenceĒ. They get points for disclosing this up front. Just make sure some part of the warranty has not been invalidated by modifications.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:31 PM
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Sewickley Porscheís service department is great, they service a lot of the track and race cars in the region. I havenít had experience with sales staff first hand on the Porsche side, but their current sales manager sold me my first new car at Bobby Rahal BMW back in the day and I had a really good experience back then.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:10 PM
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Thanks folks for chiming in. Itís. CPO car so I generally feel comfortable with the car and since itís through a dealer, I can always exercise a lemon law clause in the worst case scenario.

That being said, it was disclosed that thereís some road rash on the rear quarters, and that it was only on the clear bra. But I find it hard to believe that the paint had not suffered sole damage. Thatís what I was hoping someone can help me with.
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Plenty of Porsches receive more/worse abuse on the street than they do on the track. Clutch abuse, hard on the shifter, pot holes, driven hard on cold oil, shut off with no cool-down, oil never changed, etc.

All depends on how it was driven...

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a used Porsche that had been used on track. Would all come down to the PPI, the over-rev report, the way the shift linkage feels, any chance at meeting the owner or going for a ride with that owner, etc. YMMV, but these cars were made for track use. I do get a chuckle out of "gentle track use," but I guess there is such a thing.
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I'm local and don't mind taking a look at the car for you. Email me: [email protected] to link up.
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On probably my 25h Porsche from them. First in 1979/80. 3 Now ('15 Cayenne Turbo, '15 Turbo S Cab, & '19 Targa 4 GTS 3 pedal.) Great dealership. Great service. I don't race but dealership filled with people who race. Car people first. Owner races! Service Mgr races! Sales Mgr races. Go there anytime and many racing Porsches in various states of work. Talk to Ron (salesman). Very low key & Dwight (Sales Mgr) and mention my name - Duffy. Original owner (since passed but son now owns) raced for Porsche team in the '70s. That said they are still a business.

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I don't think lemon law is applicable on used cars. Only new cars that you are the first owner on. Someone else can chime in on this though.

Best of luck with the purchase. I am in Ohio, if I was closer, I would check it out for you.
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We ordered our '15 Targa 4S through them... we've also purchased 4 BMW's through them... they're great.

They are a business and I think it's fair to respect that... but we are very happy they are still in business and haven't been gulped up by a dealer conglomerate.
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