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Old 11-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Find a great deal on a 996tt online? Or on a hardtop for a cabriolet? Or a great set of wheels and tires?
Or uncover a unicorn you know a fellow Rennlister might be interested in?
Or find a crazy funny ad for something 996tt related?
Then post it up here. Let's see what lurks out there in the recesses of the Internet.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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Handy930's find on the '04 X50 with 16k miles at a small-town Ford dealer in central Illinois would be an excellent example.
Here's one brazenly stolen from the NA996 forum's Craigslist finds thread, posted recently by bradbeck:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/5316568276.html

'02 Tiptronic asking $33,999

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Old 11-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #3
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997.1 Turbo steering wheel. Apparently in like new condition. $400. Looks like a steal. It's not too far from me if anyone wants me to do a "Rennfax" on it. No affiliation.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/5293714752.html

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Old 11-16-2015, 12:56 AM   #4
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Set of Turbo Twists that look to be in fantastic condition:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...307485747.html
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With regards to the 2002 996TT, interesting that the ad shows a Euro front plate, including a right hand drive in Kirkland, WA...
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^ Nice catch. It's listed as a dealer owned car, so you wouldn't think it's a scam - mostly those are listed as privately owned. Anyone in Seattle who checks it out, let us know.
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Those turbo twists are actually from the Friends "Joey's Porsche" episode, according to the seller. That's something you don't see everyday.
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I posted this to the 996NA forum, but here is the one I've been losing sleep over...

2001 TT coupe with 108K
www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=414035314
- owner sent me bunch of pics along with PPI report (below) from when he bought the car 3 years ago, he got the "major service" done for about $3K at that time, he didnt do the cylinder head gaskets that were recommended, apparently there was oil seep..

Would anyone be willing to check out this car for me, zip code 90010.

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I wouldn't sink 18k in a car when at the total cost you could find one with less than half that mileage. The fact that he's been sitting on these issues for three years only means they got worse. He's trying to unload it before it goes off the deep end.
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Those are some hilarious "cost estimates". So glad I do my own work.
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Prices for repairs are high but I would still run and never look back. For 40k plus you can find a decent well maintained car.
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Prices for repairs are high but I would still run and never look back. For 40k plus you can find a decent well maintained car.
I agree. I was just laughing at the estimates.
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$1,750 for replacement of rear brake pads and rotors... wow!

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My personal favorite is the $196 fog light bulb replacement.
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So this was the PPI that the seller got when he was the buyer? Well, his PPI technician did everything he could to give the good doctor some ammo to hammer the seller down on price. The surprising thing is that he turned around and gave you that PPI when he's trying to sell the car. Props to him for doing that, but man that $18,000 repair estimate would make most buyers turn and run, I would think.

Aside from the initial shock of the repair estimate, you said that he did have the major service done. I assume this was done to establish a service baseline as it says the "service history is unknown" (I'll bet you he bought it from a dealer, and a non-Porsche dealer at that - a good reason to buy from a private party). The total estimate is basically a major service, a bunch of way overpriced ticky-tack stuff and then an oil seep that costs a ton to repair. Major service is done, and I'll bet he's done a lot of the ticky-tack stuff, too. Not spending the $8,350 plus tax (so $9,000) to fix a minor oil seep on a high-mileage car is not an irrational decision. But, I'd definitely want a fresh PPI done to see what's happened with that oil seep.

I think you are right to get someone to do a Rennfax on it before spending the money on a PPI. But, if a Rennfax gives you a positive initial report, then proceed. Assuming the new PPI reveals that the oil seep is truly minor and hasn't worsened, and that there aren't other significant issues, then he's got the car priced appropriately. If you want a garage queen, then this isn't the car for you. But, it could be a nice driver for not a lot of money. One of the things I do not like about my car is that with only 50,000 miles on it, I worry about putting miles on it. Whenever I buy a higher mileage car (which is almost always), I couldn't care less about the odometer and drive it wherever and whenever I want. I really detest being a slave to the mileage on a car. You wouldn't have that issue with this one.
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