Golden Rules Before Buying A Used Porsche
Pure Porsche, are the “star” overvalued and patterns of ignored or rejected nevertheless deserve attention. Obviously, since the clientele is not limited to the spoiled kid’s exhibitionists or the lady who dreams of a “small” convertible, but it includes a lot of fans, the good opportunities are rare. However, looking good, and above all, leaving the rarest models that arouse the greed of collectors, one can always hope.
For most models prior to the 90, the power steering was not available, or only as an option. In addition to the difficulty of maneuvering induced by increasingly wide tires (also for the cantilever mounted motors in the rear part), the torque on the steering wheel will not be appreciated by everyone. On most models, when it exists, power steering annihilates these complaints, without the driver losing job information on the axle front. It is important to a sport.
For Porsche 911, prefer the normal versions to those “turbo-look” or with wheel tires that sometimes compromise the balance of the car and complicate driving. Aerodynamics altered leading to a large loss of top speed, the increase in high-speed consumption and an increase in spending of tires …
Most old cars over ten years with a quote from one to three (depending on the state to be average or excellent), often already restored or refurbished, they deserve an expert opinion. And if the seller (private or professional) has already made, do not hesitate to make a counter-expertise by professional Porsche service center. These old cars have known a time when the traffic crackdown was less drastic and some drivers have not spared in riding the potential of their horses … Know that most cars are close to their original characteristics, the more expensive but also more easily resalable.
For Porsche plunge into the world and make the right choice, please feel free to attend the Porsche Club, where there are fans and commentators. This internship is to complete and enrich by reading magazines on the brand and reference books.
Before and in the absence of the original maintenance book, it is not superfluous to detect engine serial numbers, gear and body in order to reconstruct its history and, at best, be sure to be in front of a real authentic model. The authenticate dealer of Porsche Fort Lauderdale will provide on request a trade certificate bringing these three numbers and the model, version, the color of the box, the options and the place of delivery.
Keep in mind that the cost per kilometer of a Porsche remains that of a sports car, with a budget doubled or tripled depending on the model, compared to current GTI nice like a Peugeot 306 S16 or Renault Clio RS. New or used spare parts are expensive, very expensive. But know that the availability period of the original pieces is above average. Some German and American manufacturers have not hesitated to make good substitutes.