The update kit is indeed about $2k; worth it if you want to be on the safe side for sure. While you're all the way in that state of engine disassembly, you can also take care of some of the other preventative maintenance areas (water pump, spark plugs, etc.) to save a few hours of service charges. All in, I'd expect no more than $4k to have the car completely tip top.
Either way, if you have the loot, it's totally worth it. The way I see it, getting into a Porsche is not a bad way to begin/end a work day!
You can hear the engine start to go just after the long left hander. Without a helmet on I might have heard it and been able to shut the engine down but, even so, I'm pretty sure it was toast at that point anyway. Just shows you how quickly it goes. And yes, I know I'm on a track but if you can't enjoy the car then what's the point?
Last edited by UFO007; 07-26-2012 at 10:27 PM.
The problem is, well... Pot, meet kettle.
I am referring of course to your stable of fine motorcars, sir .
I'd grab it!
All I can offer is that the price decrease of 996 is VERY tempting and will be on my radar in the near-er future.
What about a Boxster? 2003 are a good 7-8 grand less... still a P-Car.
I recently test drove a 2002 996 that my friend is selling for 21k, 67k miles, very nice shape. If you dont want to buy the car, dont test drive it. The sound and handling is intoxicating.
The dealership was closed when I called. Strange.
Edit: This is insane! These people LOVE to gamble:
Rates reflect a .25% APR reduction for Automatic Payment Service and loan amounts up to 100% of the retail value of the vehicle. Your rate will increase if you discontinue Automatic Payment Service. PSECU will charge an additional 2% to the current interest rate when financing a vehicle for more than 100% and up to 130% of the retail value. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price determines new vehicle values; Kelley Blue Book ® or other authorized guides determine used vehicle values
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