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    Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    I have found this car in Athens

     

    It seems it is on Italian plates.
     
    i know there are some members from Greece here, does anybody know the history of it?
     
    any info on buying an Italian car? I am looking to register it in the UK.

    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    Would you really buy a car from Athens/Greece and not even from an official Porsche dealer? Good luck.

    If you want to know the "history" of the car, ask for the VIN number. Give your local Porsche dealer a nice tip and he may check for you the status and "history" of this car.

    I would rather pay 10k more to avoid the risk (and to get a Porsche used car warranty).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    RC:

    Would you really buy a car from Athens/Greece and not even from an official Porsche dealer? Good luck.

    If you want to know the "history" of the car, ask for the VIN number. Give your local Porsche dealer a nice tip and he may check for you the status and "history" of this car.

    I would rather pay 10k more to avoid the risk (and to get a Porsche used car warranty).

    +1    -    Especially if you have to factor in possible costs of adapting the car for a RHD / mph speed limit country, such as new headlights ("tourist" headlight setting only dips the 997 headlights to a "symmetric" beam pattern, not to LH dipped beam pattern) , speedometer (if digital-only mph speedo display is not accepted), and allow for reduced later resale value of a LHD car in a RHD country. 


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    fritz


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    I have the VIN number but I agree it is risky. This car is local to me where as cars in Germany I need to travel to go check them.

    I think headlights do not need any change as they work in both LHD and RHD mode but I can know for sure when I take the reg test.

    Not worried about resale value as I plan to drive it to the ground but I do worry about potential huge repair bills.


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    Don't understand your thought process at all wantone. Smiley

    Why as long as God made little apples would you think of buying a left hand drive car in a foreign country, not through a Porsche dealer when there are any number of good guaranteed cars available here from Porsche dealers. Or even a private UK owner whose car came with a full Porsche history and a Porsche warranty.

    Or am I missing something somewhere Smiley


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    i want a LHD car.


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    wantone:

    i want a LHD car.

    Ah! Starting to make sense then if you are going to use the car primarily in LHD countries. I'd still only buy from a Porsche dealer though, the car would then have the thorough Porsche approved check process and a Porsche warranty. You then avoid risk of expensive bills, the main thing you said you wanted to avoid. And peace of mind! Smiley


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    Even if you are not buying from an official Porsche dealer , you can still do a pre purchase inspection at Porsche  and provided the car is no more than 9 years old you can, prior to Porsche approval and inspection, purchase the Porsche Approved guarantee for about 1500 Eur (plus/minus).  There are options therefore also out of the official network.


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    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    Yes, I plan to do this if we agree on the price and we can sort out the documents and transfer of ownership as the car is on Italian plates.


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    wantone:

    I think headlights do not need any change as they work in both LHD and RHD mode but I can know for sure when I take the reg test.

    As I mentioned above, the headlights cannot be switched from LHD to RHD mode. There are different LHD and RHD headlights which can both be switched to a "tourist" mode. The tourist mode involves the dipped beam shining symmetrically downwards, instead of down and left for the RHD version's normal setting or down and right for the LHD version. 

    The question is whether a symmetric dipped beam would be acceptable for the annual British MoT inspection. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be accepted for the German TÜV inspection, as they'd start checking the headlights' Type Approval numbers if they spotted something strange about the beam pattern. 


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    fritz


    Re: Does anybody have any info on this 997.2?

    m4ever:

    Even if you are not buying from an official Porsche dealer , you can still do a pre purchase inspection at Porsche  and provided the car is no more than 9 years old you can, prior to Porsche approval and inspection, purchase the Porsche Approved guarantee for about 1500 Eur (plus/minus).  There are options therefore also out of the official network.


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    911 Club Coupe, 993 4S Riviera Blau, 12' Audi S4 Avant

    You can, but if the car has not had an official Porsche dealer service within the required time / mileage then a full major service is compulsory before they'll issue the warranty. Even if the next service due is only a minor one. Also any non-Porsche parts, even the battery, will have to be replaced. So it is quite possible that to buy a car outside of the official network, if you want a Porsche warranty, could cost a lot more than buying one from a Porsche dealer in the first place.


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


     
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