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Buying Advice for 991

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2020/02/25 08:47:40 (permalink)

Buying Advice for 991

Hello all

I am looking at buying my dream car - a 991.1 CS and have narrowed it down to these two:

https://www.autotrader.co...ode=se154db&page=1

 
https://www.autotrader.co...ode=se154db&page=2

Any advice on these two would be much appreciated. I like the 2015 at that price but it is missing a couple of critical options e.g. Sports Chrono and heated seats (wife!). It does have LED lights, ceramic brakes and the Burmester upgrade. But are they enough to go without the Sport Chrono? Any knowledge of these two dealerships also appreciated.
 
Kind regards,
Simon

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Re: Buying Advice for 991 2020/02/25 10:44:28 (permalink)
They’re both fine cars 
1. amazing spec but why would someone spec £3k adaptive seats without £200 heat?!!!!
andpccb and burmeister without sport chrono !
2.standard seats even with heat don’t do it for me - the 18 way adaptive so much better 
but it does have sport chrono and31k miles 
but the first is 3 yrs younger 
personally just for the great seats I’d buy number 1. Great value that wouldve been double that price 5 yrs ago .nice colour too .bite their arm off I would and retrofit sport chrono  for£1500

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Re: Buying Advice for 991 2020/02/25 12:43:20 (permalink)
As Dylan has said they are both good cars but I would personally go option 1 as it's newer, has a better spec & having had a few, I never use the heated seats & sports chrono is nice but not essential. Also the adaptive memory seats are really nice & I've missed those on he last couple of cars. 
So option 1 would be my choice but go with the one that makes you smile more. 

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Re: Buying Advice for 991 2020/02/25 12:59:07 (permalink)
Thank you both. I have taken option 2 off the table due to your comments (standard seats!) and also the lack of warranty is a big consideration.  Option one at least has an existing Porsche extended warranty however it wont be transferable as it is not a private sale.  I found the following which may be a better buy given the existing warranty and private sale. Also nice spec...
 
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912315688426?colour=Blue&colour=Grey&colour=Multicolour&colour=Silver&sort=price-desc&body-type=Coupe&price-to=60000&price-from=45000&transmission=Automatic&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&drivetrain=Rear%20Wheel%20Drive&model=911&minimum-badge-engine-size=3.5&make=PORSCHE&year-from=2012&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&year-to=2015&postcode=se154db&page=2
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Re: Buying Advice for 991 2020/02/25 13:54:04 (permalink)
That’s a nice car 
almost identical spec and mileage to mine except it has no sunroof 
I’ve been offered a maximum of £45k by an independent dealer up north 
so I think you’ve got some wriggle room to bring him down to at least £50k 

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