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Old 10-30-2011, 11:54 PM
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Default High mileage 996 TT?

I'm considering jumping back into the p-car game and found a deal on a lightly modded 01 TT with a fair amount of miles. He has a stack of receipts and some recent maintenance. I'm just curious are there any you guys who have 90k+ miles? I'm used to maintaining german cars so out of the ordinary are there any things to expect. I'd hate to purchase it drive it and have it take a dump on me. Let me know your thoughts~!
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:02 AM
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The 996 Turbo's are great cars and are overall very reliable. But it is a car and it has been used and is subject to things happening even after a good inspection.

There are some "normal" items that are replaced by now - just through age and use. Some are cheap, some not so much. A Porsche Dealer or specialist can talk with you on what those are and if they have been done.

First and foremost - get an (PPI) inspection from a dealer or reputable independent Porsche Specialist. They should be able to give you a list of what they find (and perhaps an estimate to repair each item). You also want to make sure they see the list of items that were already replaced or repaired.

My car is at about 78000 miles...and it shows some signs of wear, but it runs great and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my car. Is it "perfect", no. But I wasn't looking to find a garage queen.

What can you expect at this age? (some wear and tear items and parts that tend to age)
Some minor rubber gaskets start going (Oil Cap, Gas Cap) Others??
Brakes
Rear Spoiler Hydraulics
Radiators
Radiator Expansion Tank Cap
Coolant Expansion Tank
Transmission Mount (bushings) if Tiptronic
Clutch (for manual)
Shocks and Springs
Engine Mounts
Diverter Valves
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:07 AM
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Its a pretty heavily modded car, recent clutch, has aftermarket shocks and springs also diverter valves are upgraded as well. Al so has had the RMS done with clutch. Its a 98k mile car and seems to be fairly well maintained. I imagine Ill get a PPI and also give it a look over myself. The money seems to be decent to, its right online with cars its mileage/mods.
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i'm at 82k now on an "03 and it's running like a bandit. the bolt on mods incl suspension, 1.2 bar tune dv's/gt2 I/C's/16/24 turbos etc, have not sacrificed anything in the reliability dept.

re: 100k + miles..i'm afraid to ask what the pricing might be, since the market pricing seems to falling at an incredible rate. perhaps it's the pending 991 intro. i dunno, but i'd like it to stop! if you can get this car at $30-35k and it checks out.. grab it!
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318,000+ miles here on my 2003 996 Turbo X50 - bone stock minus upgraded intercoolers and Baileys DV's. Look up some posts from me this past summer to see what has needed maintenance.

90k miles is just broken in to me. What is he asking for the car, what color combo, what light mods does it have and lastly what were the recent service receipts for??

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Originally Posted by "02996ttx50 View Post
i'm at 82k now on an "03 and it's running like a bandit. the bolt on mods incl suspension, 1.2 bar tune dv's/gt2 I/C's/16/24 turbos etc, have not sacrificed anything in the reliability dept.

re: 100k + miles..i'm afraid to ask what the pricing might be, since the market pricing seems to falling at an incredible rate. perhaps it's the pending 991 intro. i dunno, but i'd like it to stop! if you can get this car at $30-35k and it checks out.. grab it!
Yah it has similar mods and the price seems right, I'm awaiting some more information as we speak

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318,000+ miles here on my 2003 996 Turbo X50 - bone stock minus upgraded intercoolers and Baileys DV's. Look up some posts from me this past summer to see what has needed maintenance.

90k miles is just broken in to me. What is he asking for the car, what color combo, what light mods does it have and lastly what were the recent service receipts for??

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Has had a recent gt2 clutch, axles, and other odds and ends. I'm awaiting some answesr to my questions.
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Originally Posted by noporsche View Post
Its a pretty heavily modded car, recent clutch, has aftermarket shocks and springs also diverter valves are upgraded as well. Al so has had the RMS done with clutch. Its a 98k mile car and seems to be fairly well maintained. I imagine Ill get a PPI and also give it a look over myself. The money seems to be decent to, its right online with cars its mileage/mods.

I am a big fan of "heavily modded" but depending on the quality and the "quantity" of the mods, this would age the car even more. Meaning more wear and tear on the car per miles. Not being a current TT owner, I love the huge depreciation curve that seems to hit at 100K miles. A member here bought a one-owner 100K mile 2001 TT for $25K. As a long time Porsche owner, I can see the '01-'02 996TT in the mid $20K by mid-winter.
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Owned my 2002 X50 from 2003-2009, and drove it from 1000 miles on the odo to about 86,000 miles. Car was great. Only issues were 1 fuel pump that quit on me on the freeway...That sucked. Window-door regulator thing. Lots of brake pads and oil. Clutch was original...btw, clutches last easy 100,000 miles. Anybody that tells you that a clutch only lasts 30,000 miles or something like that just doesn't know how to drive.

Other than that, the car was bulletproof.

Lots of track mileage too....car probably did 20-30 days on the track at least. They are well built.
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Originally Posted by T2 View Post
318,000+ miles here on my 2003 996 Turbo X50 - bone stock minus upgraded intercoolers and Baileys DV's. Look up some posts from me this past summer to see what has needed maintenance.

90k miles is just broken in to me. What is he asking for the car, what color combo, what light mods does it have and lastly what were the recent service receipts for??

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This is a great comment and testament to the strength and reliability of these cars. Amazing mileage!
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Originally Posted by T2 View Post
318,000+ miles here on my 2003 996 Turbo X50 - bone stock minus upgraded intercoolers and Baileys DV's. Look up some posts from me this past summer to see what has needed maintenance.

90k miles is just broken in to me. What is he asking for the car, what color combo, what light mods does it have and lastly what were the recent service receipts for??

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SimonK,

I did not but now I have a damn good excuse for myself!!

As an aside the car also has a completely modified suspension - it was completed this past summer - KW Clubsports, Tarett drop links and Porsche Motorsport adjustable sways.

T2...knocking on wood as he prepares for re-entry!!
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SimonK,

I did not but now I have a damn good excuse for myself!!

As an aside the car also has a completely modified suspension - it was completed this past summer - KW Clubsports, Tarett drop links and Porsche Motorsport adjustable sways.

T2...knocking on wood as he prepares for re-entry!!
158,000 to go. I am subscribed to your re-entry! Good luck. And once you hit the atmosphere you will probably be off-line from the forum for 10 minutes.
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I just cracked 107,000 on my 01 TT, I have a leaking clutch/power steering diaphram, and have had to replace both front CV boots. Other than that she daily drives like a champ, and still runs great on the track
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Mileage is one thing...but the wild card is a USED car without KNOWING the history. Not records, but a continuous driving history. Those saying their ownership has been 'bulletproof' have the benefit of being the driver....

On a modded car I would want a compression/leakdown and oil analysis. (Truthfully I'd probably have a hard time buying a very modded car, just me)

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Originally Posted by T2 View Post
318,000+ miles here on my 2003 996 Turbo X50 - bone stock minus upgraded intercoolers and Baileys DV's. Look up some posts from me this past summer to see what has needed maintenance...
WOW!! Do you have pictures of your car? That is amazing. Have you owned it since new?
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