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    Thread: I kinda, sorta wanna buy this Porsche...

    1. 07-26-2012 03:48 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by BeBop! View Post
      Range Rovers, Porsches, Volvos, Fords, Mercedes, BMWs ... what's next?
      A cheap 20k ferrari

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      07-26-2012 05:07 PM #72
      Buy it, what could possibly go wrong??

      Sincerely,
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      07-26-2012 08:43 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      You must not be familiar with the OP.
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Hey!

      I buy cars... Sometimes.



      I'm still thinking about it and they still have it.
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    4. 07-26-2012 09:32 PM #74
      996's are cheap. They are the least liked newer generation cars. As a result many are relatively dirt cheap. I saw one today for $22K, but I loathe them so much $15K is too much.
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      You're a self-serving Japanese car-hating asshat.
      I drive two Japanese cars.

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      07-26-2012 09:47 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Charolastra View Post
      Yes. This. A lot of the IMS failures that I've read about on the forums come from garage queen and/or low mileage cars. IMS usually rears its ugly head by ~50k miles, so I think this car is probably in the clear.
      I thought that too and I bought a 2001 C4 with 65K on the clock 4 years ago. I owned it for 5 weeks before the IMS bolt let loose and my engine ate itself: $12.5K for the remanufactured engine. If the update kit's $2K, it's definitely cheap insurance.

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      07-26-2012 09:55 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by thisisdog View Post
      dude you are a lawyer living in LA,

      y u no get tuffer schit?



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      07-26-2012 10:34 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by UFO007 View Post
      I thought that too and I bought a 2001 C4 with 65K on the clock 4 years ago. I owned it for 5 weeks before the IMS bolt let loose and my engine ate itself: $12.5K for the remanufactured engine. If the update kit's $2K, it's definitely cheap insurance.
      Scary, scary stuff...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      07-26-2012 10:48 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by UFO007 View Post
      I thought that too and I bought a 2001 C4 with 65K on the clock 4 years ago. I owned it for 5 weeks before the IMS bolt let loose and my engine ate itself: $12.5K for the remanufactured engine. If the update kit's $2K, it's definitely cheap insurance.
      Yikes. Now that's just plain bad luck. Were you kicking babies and kittens in the weeks leading up to your purchase?

      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!

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      07-26-2012 11:22 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Charolastra View Post
      Yikes. Now that's just plain bad luck. Were you kicking babies and kittens in the weeks leading up to your purchase?

      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!
      I had walked under a few ladders and opened an umbrella or two indoors but I like to live on the edge!



      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?
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      08-10-2012 06:56 PM #80
      Wow... Just called my credit union and they think they can finance this.

      Wtf am I doing?

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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      08-10-2012 07:00 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Wow... Just called my credit union and they think they can finance this.

      Wtf am I doing?

      Do it! It's exactly what I would be looking for if I had the money, let me live dangerously through you

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      08-10-2012 07:02 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Wow... Just called my credit union and they think they can finance this.

      Wtf am I doing?

      Therapy, son. Get it (therapy, not the Porsche).
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      08-10-2012 07:04 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Wow... Just called my credit union and they think they can finance this.

      Wtf am I doing?

      Nothing, that's what you're doing, nothing.

      financing a high mileage 996??? really???

      You would be way better off buying that clean E34 M5, with over 5 grand left over for any repairs....

      Good lord you need an intervention.

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      08-10-2012 07:09 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Good lord you need an intervention.
      boom.

      yeah, i agree.

      seriously.

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      08-10-2012 07:42 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by rawk View Post
      Do it! It's exactly what I would be looking for if I had the money, let me live dangerously through you
      The problem is I don't have the moneys .

      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Nothing, that's what you're doing, nothing.

      financing a high mileage 996??? really???

      You would be way better off buying that clean E34 M5, with over 5 grand left over for any repairs....

      Good lord you need an intervention.
      The problem is that the $5k would be eaten through real quick .

      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      boom.

      yeah, i agree.

      seriously.

      The problem is, well... Pot, meet kettle.

      I am referring of course to your stable of fine motorcars, sir .
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      08-10-2012 07:46 PM #86
      I'd grab it!

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      08-10-2012 07:48 PM #87
      When does the E30 M3 go up for sale?

      Because it will mock you once values for E30 M3s, even in Nigerian shape, will double...
      be brave and be kind.

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      08-10-2012 07:50 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperGroove View Post
      When does the E30 M3 go up for sale?

      Because it will mock you once values for E30 M3s, even in Nigerian shape, will double...
      E30 M3 stays and never leaves. It is like a faithful old dog with mange and an exhaust gas leak.
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      08-10-2012 07:52 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      The problem is, well... Pot, meet kettle.

      I am referring of course to your stable of fine motorcars, sir .
      mind are all paid for!

      id be really mad if i was making payments on something that i knew was going to need $4k worth of work before it was ready for prime time

      /financial lounge


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      08-10-2012 09:18 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      The problem is I don't have the moneys .
      Don't lie you triple billing law bear



      The problem is that the $5k would be eaten through real quick .
      Then stop eating so much. You can use a diet or two...

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      08-10-2012 09:41 PM #91
      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.

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      08-10-2012 09:51 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Wow... Just called my credit union and they think they can finance this.

      Wtf am I doing?



      YOLO.

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      08-10-2012 11:10 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Wow... Just called my credit union and they think they can finance this.

      Wtf am I doing?

      Just understand why 996s are so cheap, generally cheaper than 993s. Regardless, I guarantee that every time you step into your garage it will put a smile on your face and the grin should stay on your face once you drive it in the way Porsche intended . If you buy it, I wish you nothing but luck with her!

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      08-10-2012 11:13 PM #94
      PSECU would be all over this car at 1.49% for 3 years. They had no issues financing a Jetta TDI with 340k miles, either

      I love their auto loans.

      So....did you buy it yet??

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      08-10-2012 11:40 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      PSECU would be all over this car at 1.49% for 3 years. They had no issues financing a Jetta TDI with 340k miles, either

      I love their auto loans.

      So....did you buy it yet??
      This is good news, especially the interest rate. What are their requirements? Are they nationwide?

      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
      Last edited by VadGTI; 08-10-2012 at 11:42 PM.
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      08-10-2012 11:46 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      This is good news, especially the interest rate. What are their requirements? Are they nationwide?

      The dealership was closed when I called. Strange.


      Edit: This is insane! These people LOVE to gamble:
      You realize that if you buy this, I will make you take me for a ride in it. Guaranteed L.A. trip.

      Done and done.

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      08-10-2012 11:47 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      You realize that if you buy this, I will make you take me for a ride in it. Guaranteed L.A. trip.

      Done and done.

      Chris
      I would personally prefer a ride in thetopdog's Gallardo over a beat high-mileage 911 but whatever ...


      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand waaaaaaait a second... Are you saying the S60R and the E30 M3 aren't good enough for a visit?
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      08-11-2012 12:00 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      This is good news, especially the interest rate. What are their requirements? Are they nationwide?

      The dealership was closed when I called. Strange.


      Edit: This is insane! These people LOVE to gamble:
      Nope, never mind, you have to be a member to apply for a loan, and you can't be a member

      Still, this can't be the only credit union that works like this, can it? I have USAA as well, and USAA couldn't touch PSECU's auto loan rates.

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      08-11-2012 12:04 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      Nope, never mind, you have to be a member to apply for a loan, and you can't be a member

      Still, this can't be the only credit union that works like this, can it? I have USAA as well, and USAA couldn't touch PSECU's auto loan rates.
      I couldn't find the membership requirements. What, they don't take fat Russian immigrant lawyers?
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      08-11-2012 12:10 AM #100
      If it were going to die of IMS failure it would have happened long ago. And as for Porsche maintaince, I'm willing to bet you'll spend less a year on the 911 than the Volvo and E30...

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      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      mind are all paid for!

      id be really mad if i was making payments on something that i knew was going to need $4k worth of work before it was ready for prime time

      /financial lounge

      I'm the same way, if I don't have the cash, I just won't buy it.
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      08-11-2012 12:11 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I'm the same way, if I don't have the cash, I just won't buy it.
      I've never financed a car in my life... But a Porsche... That's different .
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      08-11-2012 01:31 AM #103
      Vad, this is the Voice of Reason talking to you.

      In the matter of VadGTI v Used Porsche:

      Walk away slowly and don't look back. This is not the car you're looking for.
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      08-11-2012 02:24 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Vad, this is the Voice of Reason talking to you.

      In the matter of VadGTI v Used Porsche:

      Walk away slowly and don't look back. This is not the car you're looking for.

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      08-11-2012 02:56 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Tokyosmash View Post
      If it were going to die of IMS failure it would have happened long ago. And as for Porsche maintaince, I'm willing to bet you'll spend less a year on the 911 than the Volvo and E30...
      How many miles were on your dad's when his failed?

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