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Old 12-26-2018, 04:46 PM
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There is a 2001 996tt for sale in my area for $31k. I currently have a Boxster S that I have had for 3.5 years but looking to upgrade. I have driven the Turbo twice and everything works and it drives flawlessly. It has 105k miles. Interior is like new, paint is good as well. Porsche dealer did a lot of work at 89,000 miles: Brakes, CV boots, control arms, engine mounts, all fluids changed, etc. and then sold the car. I would think a Porsche dealership wouldn't sell a car if it wasn't sorted out, but I could be wrong. It is a Tip car but that's ok with me. I'd have a PPI done, of course. If everything comes back good how do people feel about buying these cars with over 100k miles? Is it worth spending $10-15k more for a lower mileage car? I don't plan on driving more than 4k miles a year as I work from home and have a family van for kids stuff and hauling things, so this would be my fun car. I don't want to buy a potential money pit either.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by derrunner View Post
Is it worth spending $10-15k more for a lower mileage car?
IMO yes.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:50 PM
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no matter the mileage these cars are getting older every day. rubber degrades rust starts and leather cracks. buy clean and drive it
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:25 PM
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my only concern for a car this age and with the benz tip transmission is what has or has never been serviced in 100k miles.

in a manual, that's just about the time to be concerned/address worn pinion bearings etc. i know less about tips. but that would be my ONLY concern. other than that, with proper maintnenance, the cars good for 300k miles, easy. 4k miles a year? make that 400k lol.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:03 PM
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Seems a very tempting deal to me, but then I bought my current Turbo with 108K miles on it.

You may be looking at coolant fittings needing pinning/welding at that age/mileage, but the Tip is good for another 80K miles, probably, and the engine, 100K+ more. As 32Krazy! says, there are a lot of rubber hoses that will need replacing about now. You'll also likely want to replace/update suspension bushings.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by derrunner View Post
Interior is like new...
Do you have any pictures of the interior?
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:44 PM
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Default best shot I have - it's clean.

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Do you have any pictures of the interior?
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:14 PM
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The spoiler is up. Check and make sure it is not leaking. About 2k for repair or replacement.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:32 PM
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Yeah, this was from me messing with it - thanks!
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:34 PM
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Default this is the shot of the interior that I have

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:14 AM
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If it was a six-speed, I would say grab it before someone else does... But then again, if it was a six speed, it would already be gone! ;-)
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by techweenie View Post
Seems a very tempting deal to me, but then I bought my current Turbo with 108K miles on it.

You may be looking at coolant fittings needing pinning/welding at that age/mileage, but the Tip is good for another 80K miles, probably, and the engine, 500K+ more.
Fixed your post.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:46 AM
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OP did you end up purchasing this?
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:48 PM
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Yes, I actually picked it up today. Owner let me take it for a couple days while I got the PPI - so I had a chance to get to know it and drive it for quite a bit. Probably took over 3 weeks from 1st test drive to finally purchasing, though.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by derrunner View Post
Yes, I actually picked it up today. Owner let me take it for a couple days while I got the PPI - so I had a chance to get to know it and drive it for quite a bit. Probably took over 3 weeks from 1st test drive to finally purchasing, though.

Well congrats! I was the other guy looking at it, but decided to go with a manual. Enjoy your new ride.
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