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Old 12-25-2018, 12:51 AM
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That's a sub-$50k car any day of the week. Nice color combo but almost nobody likes tacky bodywork and cheesy wheels like those. Even if that's what floats your boat, I'd laugh at $60k. My guess is they're into the car in the mid $30s.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:47 AM
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All I can say is Yikes!!
Not to my taste at all.
If it were me I would keep looking.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:14 AM
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Nope. Wait for a six speed coupe. Don't be afraid of some mileage on a well sorted, great condition car.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:23 AM
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Buy JT's car. He just lowered the price to 47. Prolly has 20 in it, easy. Well sorted with a great history. Check out his feeler thread.
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Dock View Post
Well if the color combination means enough to you then the car may be worth that kind of money.

As for the Tip, if rowing gears doesn't mean much to you then the automatic shouldn't be a big deal. I wouldn't toss out this car just because others find more personal satisfaction in rowing gears. And if you decide you don't like the front bumper, you can certainly change it out.
Well said Dock, thanks, but I do value all opinions as this gives me good info on the thoughts of the community.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:19 PM
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I think the wheels are quite nice. They do need Porsche center caps. Here they are:

http://www.championmotorsport.com/product-p/cms-rg5.htm

They could be in a gun metal finish, this always looks perfect on the darker metallic colors.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob_Seattle View Post
I think the wheels are quite nice. They do need Porsche center caps. Here they are:

http://www.championmotorsport.com/product-p/cms-rg5.htm

They could be in a gun metal finish, this always looks perfect on the darker metallic colors.
I think they would be nice in "18. In my purely personal view 19" look bad on a 996tt.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:10 PM
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If everything checks out. Hand Park Place a check and buy it. We can always use another 996TT running around Seattle.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:09 PM
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Then go see Kevin for a tune Seriously.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:44 PM
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I thought that car was kinda rough when I saw it up there; maybe it was just really dirty.. They've had it for a few months. Either way, $60k is too much IMO.

I've also heard more bad stories than good when buying from there,. If that car ticks every box and is everything you ever wanted in a 996TT all of that is irrelevant since it is obviously the car for you, but if anything is giving you pause or you feel like you are sacrificing something you want then I'd keep searching.

If you want to get into modding it, hit up Sam at By Design- he is on top of his game when it comes to these cars.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:53 PM
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Absolutely, positively DO NOT compromise on your transmission preference. Meaning, if you were always OK with automatics, then sure...worth a shot. But if your heart is set on a 6MT then DO NOT pursue this car.

I am local and have experience with Park Place (as a consignor). Instead of going into any level of detail let me quickly summarize by saying I will never do business with them again. Never.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:16 AM
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I test drove a 2014 991S. The car was fine, but way overpriced. I looked at a bunch of cars there but most were way overpriced.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:43 AM
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Hi All,

I appreciate everyone's input, especially regarding the transmission. My take on it is as follows:

1. The 6 speed is great, but with the issues regarding the clutch, actuators and gear pop-outs, the 6 speed is quite an expensive component of these cars. Not to mention, it seems the tippy gives just as quick of acceleration numbers as the 6 speed (I have not personally verified this yet).
2. The "tippy" tax, according to a lot of members here is just about gone. It did cost an extra $3,420 over sticker, it is funny how this more expensive option actually detracts from the value of the car.
3. I am very blessed with 3 garages of cars, I have many other options to scratch the itch of rowing through the gears. This will be my first Porsche, I am very excited.
4. I know to some members, having your wife drive your car is a mortal no-no. I actually need my wife to be able to drive some of my cars. This way I can get her to sign off on adding some more. So the girly comment above, was awesome. I will wear this one with a badge of honor. Autos are comfortable and don't really cost you speed. I have so many cars with heavy racing clutches that sometimes it is really great just to drive.

I am still working on the deal. Let's see how it shakes out. More to come.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:23 PM
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1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 0 if you don't really enjoy the experience of driving a Tiptronic.

It's not a logical decision, but an emotional one. Not saying you won't enjoy the experience of driving a tip, many do. Not for me though, especially in a 996 turbo.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pfbz View Post
Not saying you won't enjoy the experience of driving a tip, many do. Not for me though, especially in a 996 turbo.
Well....

...never mind.
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