1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Porsche Owners Thread - If you own one or just like or hate them! :)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gibbo, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. -Ad-

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 4, 2004

    Posts: 13,595

    Location: Aberdeeeeen

    Videos please if you do get one :D

    Exactly! Incredibly easy/quick, plus you can get in behind the light to check fixing for the bumper/arch liners and clean everything up easily.
     
  2. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 22,578

    Location: Northern England

    Need to pop the indicator lenses out next to clean around and behind them...oh...they just slide out? Woohoo! Why can't every car be like this?

    Shame the engine is a pig to access though.
     
  3. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,846

    I know i can't complain about a company wanting to survive and tapping up the market. I suspect the macan is probably pretty good at most things, its just a little far removed from what a porsche should be.
     
  4. naefeart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2004

    Posts: 2,450

    Location: Aberdeen

    Porsche 'aficionados' no doubt said this when the original boxster was released and saved the company from bankruptcy :D

    At work there's the odd 911, a couple of Boxsters and Caymans but theres loads of Macans. Even one of the 911s disappeaered one week, only to reappear as a Macan S. I guess practicality wins in the end.
     
  5. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 11,297

    Location: France, Alsace

    Anyone got, or had a 987.2 Cayman S 3.4? I'm looking for one with a bit of front end damage ideally as a project. Would like to have some fun and the wife just bought a sensible car, I will finish tarting up the S4 and so then I can play with a less family friendly car :p
     
  6. AndrewP

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 27, 2002

    Posts: 2,587

    Location: Livingston

    Yes, and it's actually up for sale now, had it 3.5 years. 2011 PDK with lots of options.
     
  7. ahenners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2010

    Posts: 1,305

    Location: Lancashire

    Absolutely awesome :)
     
  8. olv

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 12, 2005

    Posts: 5,249

    Location: london

    992 GT3 lurking in the background of that advert. Release must be imminent.
     
  9. EddScott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,210

    Location: Pembrokeshire

  10. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,825

    Location: Birmingham

    Every option ticked. Body kit is a personal preference. Price is probably about right given the mileage, but I’d expect it to be in very good condition with a decent service history. 2004 is a less desirable year due to smaller IMS bearings. Prices in general seem to have softened a bit, but they haven’t exactly plummeted in value.

    If you’re considering one of these, get it inspected for bore scoring beforehand. If it’s clear, then it should treat you well.

    Porsche will warranty these, so it’s worth exploring whether it’s had a Porsche service history, previous warranties and importantly any modifications.

    I can confirm that a 997.1 makes an excellent weekend car! My only comment would be that the linked one has a roof which will block out the glorious noise of the sports exhaust!
     
  11. naefeart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2004

    Posts: 2,450

    Location: Aberdeen

    I'm thinking about adding PSE to my 981 Cayman S. At a cost of around 1.5 - 2k-ish, what are people thoughts with regards to how much of that cost I'm likely to lose, when it comes to selling in a few years?

    I'm not unhappy with the sound currently, so it's not a must have for me.
     
  12. olv

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 12, 2005

    Posts: 5,249

    Location: london

    I don't think you can put a figure on it. If trading in to a dealer I would expect it to add the square root of F all. If you're selling privately then it's just going to widen its appeal to include people who have it is a must have option.
     
  13. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,825

    Location: Birmingham

    Do a search on autotrader and PistonHeads to see what sort of difference it might make. As above, I doubt it’ll give much of a return come resale.

    I would question why anyone would buy one without a sports exhaust in the first place though! :D
     
  14. naefeart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2004

    Posts: 2,450

    Location: Aberdeen

    OK, kinda what I thought then, really depends on what I do come when it comes to sell it on, as olv states.

    Re why it wasn't specced originally? Who knows. Its a decent spec so perhaps they reached a limit and the PSE didn't make the cut. Or perhaps they didn't want the drone. It still sounds fruity as standard and certainly more so than my V8 ISF did with its quad pipes.

    That's the beauty with Porsches, you can spec them to your tastes, but it won't suit everyone.
     
  15. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,825

    Location: Birmingham

    Was the ISF really less fruity?! I’m not sure what the non-PSE exhaust is like on the 997, but with the exhaust valves closed it’s very restrained IMO.
     
  16. Chris1712

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 29, 2004

    Posts: 8,904

    Location: Somerset

    It won't add much value if any, but it will make it sell easier privately.
     
  17. naefeart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2004

    Posts: 2,450

    Location: Aberdeen

    You had to really push the ISF before you could hear the exhaust. Intoxicating when you did, but very license unfriendly.

    I don't know about the 997 non PSE, but the Cayman certainly doesn't sound restrained. I guess all it misses is the extra pops and bangs the PSE gives. Think I've talked myself out of it, but I just like to tinker/modify.
     
  18. -Ad-

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 4, 2004

    Posts: 13,595

    Location: Aberdeeeeen

    Aerokit helps it look good.

    But with the risk of IMS and bore scoring I've all but written off the main 996/997 models and am only eyeing up the Turbo.

    Super boost and 4WD for all year around motoring as it's not a car to hide away in a garage :p
     
  19. Tom|Nbk

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 12, 2006

    Posts: 22,055

    Location: England

    How many 996 owners in here? Been a while since I posted in motors and have since picked up a C4 996 911
     
  20. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 22,578

    Location: Northern England


    You're missing out. It sounds outstanding when you open the taps in sport mode. It was my main must have along with sat nav.