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Old 06-01-2001, 12:19 PM
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Looking for a '96 Cab. Have looked at the Rennlist classifieds (only one person replied and he stopped when I asked for the VIN) and have looked at Autotrader.com and classifieds2000.com. Any other suggestions? Many of the local cars are too expensive for what you get (SF Bay area)

Any suggestions or do you know of any leads? Being that we just had a baby, I have to be a bit frugal and should stay under $50.

Thanks,

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Old 06-01-2001, 01:08 PM
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Hi Chris,

Persistance is the best way to find a cab in good shape. However, I do think finding a 96 for 50k or under will be tough. Most of the 96 cabs I see go for about $55k-$60k. You may be able to find a 95 in your price range.

The dealers here in virginia are paying about 45-47 for a 95 cab in good shape and marking them up to about $50-55 so theoretically you should be able to find one in your price range.

In my opinion it will be much harder to get a 96 for that price unless you buy high mileage.
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If you don't mind a trip up to Seattle you should have more luck. Market appears a bit softer up here. My sister-in-law just traded in her '95 993 Cab w/ 54K mi. for $35K. I just bought a '95 coupe, w/ 25K for $42K. Granted they are '95s but you should be able to find a 96-97 in the price range you've posted. I've seen several up here.

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Old 06-01-2001, 01:30 PM
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Chris,

As a follow up I went to cars.com and did a nationwide search for 96 cabs. I did find one with 54k miles for $49,995 in Boston. Looks like you can find some for less than $50k but most were substantially more or coupes.

Happy hunting.
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Chris,

Check out DC Sport in Anaheim (on La Palma). They had a 95 cab, blk/tan with 24k miles on it. Perfect cond. with brand new top (wonder why) and they were willing to go down to $50.9. I settled for an older one with 50k mile for $45k.
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Hey Chris,

You might also consider the Porsche Market Letter (888-928-9111) and Hemmings (www.hemmings.com). Another possiblity:
http://www.specialcar.com/cfapps/bro...m?make=PORSCHE

I found my 993 through Auto Trader, and am very happy with it.

Good luck!

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Chris,

I don't know if these are still available, but here's some ads from the May 2001 that fit your criteria for a 1996 cab:

- white/tan, 53k, CD, xenon, ^ spd, new tires (dealer) $46,900 770-541-7800

- green/beige (dealer) $47,900 617-965-9955

- red/blk top, tan int, 52k, 1 owner, garaged, extras $51,900 856-627-0062

- silver, #10305, www.californiacars.com $52,000 818-591-1313

- white/blue, 26k, 6 spd, records, $53,500 404-373-5300

I took some liberties with your price limit, assuming bartering room and all!
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Try using the search service Thalist.com. Over 130 Highline dealers across the country. This is one of the Rennlist services John D offers.

Go to: http://www.thalist.com

Look through the Classifieds and fill out the Vehicle Locator request form. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results.

It's not just Porsches either
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Originally posted by Chris Rose:
<STRONG>Hi, Go to: http://www.thalist.com
A Great FREE Vehicle Locator service sponsored by John D himself.

Looking for a '96 Cab. Have looked at the Rennlist classifieds (only one person replied and he stopped when I asked for the VIN) and have looked at Autotrader.com and classifieds2000.com. Any other suggestions? Many of the local cars are too expensive for what you get (SF Bay area)

Any suggestions or do you know of any leads? Being that we just had a baby, I have to be a bit frugal and should stay under $50.

Thanks,

Chris</STRONG>
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Old 06-02-2001, 03:11 AM
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Wow, thanks for all the suggestions! I will take a look at them and will let you know what happens.

I also have to sell a Boxster -- to furthur complicate matters.

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Pick up a copy of the Dupont Registry. Many Porsche dealers advertize in it and will deliver from any part of the country. I have bought 3 Porsches this way and never had a problem. You can arrange your own pre-purchase inspection in their area, should you find something of interest.

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Old 06-02-2001, 05:59 PM
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Check out Porsche Classifieds Digest. It is a great source for used Porsches, or simply checking market values.

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