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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2017/08/27 00:17:03 (permalink)
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I'm new to PCGB and joined with a view to gaining information ahead of my intended purchase of a Gen2 997, 2S/4S.
 
I'd appreciate any thoughts on my intended purchase and also recommendations for decent specialist retailers.  Paragon and RSJ I'm aware of.  Are these any good: and are there any more that you'd recommend please?
 


Welcome!  Porsche Centres are also decent specialist retailers!  The cars they sell come with the added benefit of a 2 year warranty but they may cost a bit more.  Have you tried any yet to get an idea of what you prefer?  Manual v PDK for example?

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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2018/05/27 07:46:12 (permalink)
Hello Clive, thanks for the chat by email and encouragement to post here about my C2S 997.2 
 
I hope this is the right part of the forum to be sharing it?  Still finding my way around.  I've been to lots of club events but always in the flesh not online.  Here goes: https://www.porscheclubgb.com/car-sales/sell-a-porsche/sellers/c6e9e3a3-da21-46a4-b35a-6deac412ba7c/911-(997)-carrera-2s-0
 
I've price it below independents but above trade price because it's got nearly 2 years of OPC Warranty left and has just had all new brakes and a full OPC service.  36,500 miles on the clock.
 
If I should be posting this elsewhere please direct me and I'll move along!
 
Many thanks, Luke
 
 
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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2018/06/24 09:55:50 (permalink)
HI guys,
I am new to the forum and Porsche i have a restored 1975 Jensen Convertible which i am putting up for sale and looking for a new toy and am thinking of  buying a Gen2 997 Targa 4 first choice or 4s 2008-2009 and wanted to find out how many were produced in these year's i have been told that production was low due to the 2007 financial crisis,
 
I was looking for a low mileage 20k one/2 owner car for around 40-45K 
 
Let me know your thoughts and any advise would be appreciated,
 
Best 
 
Peter,
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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2018/06/24 11:02:07 (permalink)
Hi Peter and welcome to potential 997 ownership!
 
Production was lower but not sue on numbers for the Targa, have seen for the turbo so numbers are probably out there.
 
Just sold my Gen2 C4S a few months ago privately and would say you will be at the middle of your budget for a decent example 40k mile car on a private sale. If you are buying from a independent dealer then I think your budget will have to stretch towards 50k for a 20k mile car
 
Prices are based on what I got for a quick sale on my 4S.
 
Good luck with the hunt!
 
Go for a well serviced car and a bonus would be getting one still under Porsche extended warranty as this is transferable and repair bills can be costly if you are unlucky.
 
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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2018/06/24 11:14:44 (permalink)
Hi,
Thanks for your prompt replies i am at the early stages and will set up a few teat drives in the near future, i take on board the extended warranty and have seen a couple of GEN2 cars with warranty until 2020 and would prefer to purchase from a main dealer for piece of mind.Manual would be preferred!!!! but saying that friends have said the PDK's are great to drive!!
 
Regarding production numbers do you think a main dealer would be able to advise?? as i want to try to purchase a year between 2007-2009 with the lowest production.
 
Regards
 
Peter,
 
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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2018/06/24 11:28:58 (permalink)
Not sure if OPC will have the info avaliable but they may be able to get it.
 
If it were me I wouldn’t worry about a particular year as most will only look to Gen1 or Gen2 not the volumes for the years. Main thing people are looking for is the better reliability and later PCM etc for the Gen2
 
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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2019/10/20 12:54:55 (permalink)
Thank you for this thread and valuable information.
 
Am considering changing the 2013 981 Cayman S PDK for a 2010 997 CS PDK with factory Aero Kit, from a recognised Independent. 
 
Having only driven air cooled 911`s, as in my profile picture it seems that after three and a half years of Cayman`s I`m after a different driving experience. Not yet viewed the car in the flesh but it does look good on paper  
 

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Re: 997 BUYING GUIDE. 2020/01/04 16:39:44 (permalink)
Is there actually any difference between the early 997 2008 pdk and the later 2011 pdk?
Or is it just software updates?
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