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Old 05-14-2019, 04:18 AM
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Greetings Everyone,

I tried posting the other night, but not sure if went through. Been looking for 6-9 months for the perfect entry car into the Porsche brand. Finally pulled the trigger on a 997 C4s. Originaly I was trying to lock down a 996, but after getting inside one and sitting down in it, i was underwhelmed. Looking forward to learning and growing with the brand. Today I paid in full for a beautiful Black on BLack 2008 Porsche C4S. Looking forward to taking delivery early next week. Paint and interior are immaculate, the car came loaded with many factory options and the engine has decently fair mileage. It was hard for me to turn down.

The paint has been paint corrected and now I have the hard decision on whether i should PPF the front fascia or not...its an additional $2000. I think I am going to go ahead and move forward with it, but would love to get others opinions on the matter. Thank you!!!!



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Old 05-14-2019, 05:41 AM
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Congratulations on the car, looks in a really goor state for a 997. To keep it as nice as it is PPF would not be a bad move.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:15 AM
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I remember seeing this car listed for sale. It looked really nice in the pics but those pics didn't do it justice. It looks stunning in your pic. Congratulations!
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:10 AM
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congratulations and welcome! I would not invest in PPF as, to me, these cars are not THAT valuable and the price to do so is too high.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:14 AM
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Congrats. $2000 seems high to me. I recall that I was quoted $1200 for the front bumper, and about 2' of the fenders and hood. That was from our most reputable shop using 3M film. Maybe you want to shop around?
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:31 AM
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Your car looks great and with some great options to go with it. Iĺm sure you will enjoy this car.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:59 AM
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Super nice whip.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:08 AM
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Great looking car. Congratulations You are going to love it.
I would say that $2,000 is maybe $500 too much for the film job and I would only have it done if you need to drive the car in traffic regularly.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:30 AM
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Congrats - beautiful car! Post some interior shots too.

Originally Posted by Scoutiipippen View Post
....... Been looking for 6-9 months for the perfect entry car into the Porsche brand. Finally pulled the trigger on a 997 C4s.
I wouldn't call a C4S an entry level car into the brand though. A Boxster, yes, a 911, no. Indeed there are more levels of 911 above the C4S, but that car will be plenty fun for you too.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:42 AM
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Looks mint - excellent job!
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:36 AM
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Definitely do the paint protection film. My cars full nose are done plus side mirrors, rockers and rear bumper.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:40 PM
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Thank you so much!
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:41 PM
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Thank you so much, did you happen to see it in person?
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:43 PM
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Hi, the wrap included front fascia, full hood, side mirrors, rocker panels and rear skirts. Just worried since its a black car. I got it quoted here in LA, and the price was $2500 to 3000. what im worried about is the rock chips while driving in Angeles MOuntains and it being a black car.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:44 PM
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Thank you, i will def post some interior pics. And yes, i believe this is the car I can grow into...the 996 was gonna be my entry level car, but i believe the 997 will be a sweet spot and hopefully keep value as time grows.
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