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    Help with buying used...

    I'm looking into buying a used 911 Cabrio, either 05/06/07.

    I'm not set on an S or non S but pretty sure I'll go with a stick versus Tip.

    I'm coming out of a 2003 M3 Convertible with SMG and live in So. CA and it will be a weekend car.

    I would really appreciate any and all advice on...

    1) - Since it looks to be about 10k more, should I go with an S over a non S

    2) - Is there a list of things I should specifically look at or do when inspecting one?

    3) - Since I'm leaning towards a stick, how would you suggest that I ensure the clutch is in decent condition?

    Re: Help with buying used...

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    NickD said:
    I'm looking into buying a used 911 Cabrio, either 05/06/07.

    I'm not set on an S or non S but pretty sure I'll go with a stick versus Tip.

    I'm coming out of a 2003 M3 Convertible with SMG and live in So. CA and it will be a weekend car.

    I would really appreciate any and all advice on...

    1) - Since it looks to be about 10k more, should I go with an S over a non S

    2) - Is there a list of things I should specifically look at or do when inspecting one?

    3) - Since I'm leaning towards a stick, how would you suggest that I ensure the clutch is in decent condition?


    You'll get all kinds of opinions on S vs. Non-S. If you're a power freak, then get the S. If you are more entertained by cornering, you can't go wrong with a nice non-S. Then you can get the smaller standard wheels/tires and non-PASM suspension for the most agile and tactile of handling traits. You can also more easily upgrade a non-PASM car to aftermarket coilovers.

    It's very hard to evaluate a clutch without pulling the drivetrain. Just assure yourself that the previous owner is a competent and respectful driver and hope for the best.

     
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