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Old 08-20-2018, 12:40 PM
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After selling my '02 C2 Cab 2 years ago to finance my MBA, I am back in the market for another 911. I am looking for either a 996 C4S (#1 choice) or potentially a base 997.1 C2. I missed a few good ones recently, but have also recently passed on some without solid mechanical history. Looking at the 50-90k mile range with all the basics done (clutch/IMS/RMS), or without (would need to be cheaper as I would be addressing those items together immediately). Mechanical condition is more important than cosmetics. Located in SE (Atlanta), but willing to travel for the right one... I flew out to buy my first 911 in Oklahoma and drive it the 800+ miles home.

Let me know if you know of a good one, are thinking of selling, etc. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:48 PM
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I found mine on Craigslist. The car was in Virginia and I drove it down to Florida. There are a few craigslist app that would search across multiple regions, this way I was able to search multiple states at the same time. Be careful of scams, they are out there. Good hunting.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:37 PM
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I'm pretty close to you, so thought I'd chime in w/ some local avails:

I've been watching this car for a while because it's almost identical to my car and in my back yard -- same color and spec but with 8k less miles. I paid $22k for mine and have since put about $8k in parts since, so I'm still about 5k cheaper. I think this one is a bit over market, but being sold by a dealer i would buy this kinda car from:
https://www.jpfrazier.com/vehicles/48/2004-porsche-911
Probably a lot more miles than you're looking for, but if you like red and want a deal this might be for you: https://nashville.craigslist.org/ctd...665146549.html

This one isn't near us and more miles than your looking for, but i do love the color combo: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Porsch...d=352431627993

You mentioned a 997.1:
This one is for sale locally and looks pretty nice: https://nashville.craigslist.org/ctd...668597504.html
A bit further away, but do like this car: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Porsch...53.m1438.l2649
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jllphan View Post
I'm pretty close to you, so thought I'd chime in w/ some local avails:

I've been watching this car for a while because it's almost identical to my car and in my back yard -- same color and spec but with 8k less miles. I paid $22k for mine and have since put about $8k in parts since, so I'm still about 5k cheaper. I think this one is a bit over market, but being sold by a dealer i would buy this kinda car from:
https://www.jpfrazier.com/vehicles/48/2004-porsche-911
Probably a lot more miles than you're looking for, but if you like red and want a deal this might be for you: https://nashville.craigslist.org/ctd...665146549.html

This one isn't near us and more miles than your looking for, but i do love the color combo: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Porsch...d=352431627993

You mentioned a 997.1:
This one is for sale locally and looks pretty nice: https://nashville.craigslist.org/ctd...668597504.html
A bit further away, but do like this car: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Porsch...53.m1438.l2649
Thanks for the links! I've seen a few of these and will look into the others as well. I'm usually not a fan of buying my cars from dealers because there is almost always a lack of history, maintenance, etc. (and I also just feel more comfortable buying from an individual). I know a lot of people do not agree, but then again a lot of people don't buy 10+ year old BMWs and Porsches. The JP Frazier car has a lot more info than the normal dealer, but I agree, they will need to be flexible on price for me to make a deal with them as I think it's too high.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:06 PM
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you left out the most important figure...Whats your budget?
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by RngTrtl View Post
you left out the most important figure...Whats your budget?
Good question, I've been thinking ~$25k, but my budget is more about what I think the car is worth, willing to adjust for condition, mileage, etc.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cmoody127 View Post
Thanks for the links! I've seen a few of these and will look into the others as well. I'm usually not a fan of buying my cars from dealers because there is almost always a lack of history, maintenance, etc. (and I also just feel more comfortable buying from an individual). I know a lot of people do not agree, but then again a lot of people don't buy 10+ year old BMWs and Porsches. The JP Frazier car has a lot more info than the normal dealer, but I agree, they will need to be flexible on price for me to make a deal with them as I think it's too high.
Totally agree about buying from a dealer as I haven't done it since i was a teenager, lol. The JP Frazier car was the only dealer car listed that i would feel pretty good about checking out (based purely on his inventory). I'm happy to go check it (or the other locals) for ya if you'd like. Heck, I've been thinking about driving out to JP Frazier to just have a look around. Best of luck, the hunt is the best part (I still shop daily even though I bought mine almost a year ago)!
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:26 PM
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Thanks! I might have to take you up on that after talking to them a bit more.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cmoody127 View Post
After selling my '02 C2 Cab 2 years ago to finance my MBA, I am back in the market for another 911. I am looking for either a 996 C4S (#1 choice) or potentially a base 997.1 C2. I missed a few good ones recently, but have also recently passed on some without solid mechanical history. Looking at the 50-90k mile range with all the basics done (clutch/IMS/RMS), or without (would need to be cheaper as I would be addressing those items together immediately). Mechanical condition is more important than cosmetics. Located in SE (Atlanta), but willing to travel for the right one... I flew out to buy my first 911 in Oklahoma and drive it the 800+ miles home.

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:37 AM
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Revising this old thread. Still in the market, let me know if you or someone you know is looking to sell their C4S.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:26 PM
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https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/c...690632504.html

found this one in the Chicago area. A bit higher than your price range but seems well taken care of.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cmoody127 View Post
After selling my '02 C2 Cab 2 years ago to finance my MBA, I am back in the market for another 911. I am looking for either a 996 C4S (#1 choice) or potentially a base 997.1 C2. I missed a few good ones recently, but have also recently passed on some without solid mechanical history. Looking at the 50-90k mile range with all the basics done (clutch/IMS/RMS), or without (would need to be cheaper as I would be addressing those items together immediately). Mechanical condition is more important than cosmetics. Located in SE (Atlanta), but willing to travel for the right one... I flew out to buy my first 911 in Oklahoma and drive it the 800+ miles home.

Let me know if you know of a good one, are thinking of selling, etc. Thanks!
Looking for another Cab or Coupe?
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM
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Ideally coupe. Potentially open to a cab.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:24 PM
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Here is a search on all 2002-2005 identified as C4S on Autotrader, coupe only: https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...&firstRecord=0

35 cars listed, somewhat surprising the see the quantity with asking price in the $30-$35K range, or even above $40K. Seems like this is about a $5K increase on average compared to when I was shopping 1.5 years ago, maybe the word is out, these things are soooooo darn good. Mileage seems to be the number one influence on asking price.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:10 AM
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