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    What is the right price?

    I'm looking at a 2005 Seal Gray Carrera Coupe with Leather Seats, Power Seat Package, Heated Seats, Bi Xenon lights, and CD changer. MSRP is $76,300. Car is new on dealer lot. Considering that 2006's just came out, what should I be paying for this car? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Re: What is the right price?

    I'm going to take a stab at this and say that 5% off is the most you'll get off for a 2005 997 (not S). But since MSRP is going up about 2% for 2006, you might have to give up some of that 5%.

    Re: What is the right price?

    I have no idea about 997 discounts, but I did want to add this. The '06 cars are essentially no different than the '05s. The fact that Porsche has increased their prices should really be a problem for the dealers, not the customers. My point is you should try to negotiate based on the '05 prices since the car is no different, and not just accept that the '06 price increase is "a done deal." Of course, you may still end up paying it, but there's no reason to admit defeat from the very beginning!


    Re: What is the right price?

    Just wanted to add that the dealer is in Long Island, NY.

    Re: What is the right price?

    They fly off the lot pretty quick on the Island. If you can get $2,500 off, take it and run.

    Re: What is the right price?

    I'm trying to get 5k off sticker considering it's last year's model year (2005 997 coupe). Am I wasting my time? The car has very few options.

    Re: What is the right price?

    Tough call. If someone comes along and wants a 997 because they just "have to have it", it will be history.Maybe consider another approach; " if the price is right, I'll buy it today. There's one quite similar at another dealer, but you're local and that's my preference". Depending upon where you are in NYS, there's a dealer in Albany NY. Go to If there's something you have an interest in, I can take a closer look for you. It's 10 minutes from my office. Good luck .

    Re: What is the right price?

    993, you can save $8K if you want to drive back or ship from Ohio; I noticed a real bargain on a new 997 (Non-S) at Ohio dealer last week, car very close to your specs with more options.

    It's a 2005, MSRP of $78+ K-- they have special markdown sticker in front seat to $70K! If I was in the market for a Non-S, I would grab it yesterday.
    It is a sleepy Porsche market in the dealer's area , still surprises me that the car has not been snatched up at $8K off.

    PM me anyone if you want info.

    Re: What is the right price?

    Don't disappoint yourself - get the S.



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