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    What to look for on a very high mile 997.1TT?

    A co-worker is selling his '07 997TT. I asked for first right of refusal when he first got it back in '09 as a 40K mile car. It now has just over 80K miles. He said he has never had a problem with it. The dealership where it was serviced is less than a mile from work and 3 miles from my home.

    I plan on asking for the service history and doing a PPI, but what else should I look for on a car with that many miles? He loves it but he puts too many miles on it, he just got a CPO M6 that his GF likes better and he just wants a cheaper commuter (3 hours a day).

    Thanks!


    Re: What to look for on a very high mile 997.1TT?

    A rock solid Porsche service history with no gaps and a genuine Porsche extended warranty should cover any potential disasters. And of course good N rated tyres, no kerbed wheels. I assume you know the car has not had any fender - benders.


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    Re: What to look for on a very high mile 997.1TT?

    The 997.1 Turbo is quite bulletproof. Since you know the last owner, will presumably speak beforehand to the service manager where it has been maintained "as a prospective future service customer" to confirm the service history is sound, and have a PPI done, then it should be just a matter of agreeing a fair price? Smiley


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    Re: What to look for on a very high mile 997.1TT?

    Exactly.

    80K may be high mileage for the 5 to 6 years that this car has been on the road, but 80K is nowhere near the mileage that should be expected out of a properly maintained 997.1TT.

    That said, I wouldn't overpay, and I tend not to buy or sell to/from friends due to the potential pitfalls in either direction.  Once the 991TT is on the scene, the 997's may become very attractive buys too.

    Good luck!


    Re: What to look for on a very high mile 997.1TT?

    fritz:

    The 997.1 Turbo is quite bulletproof. Since you know the last owner, will presumably speak beforehand to the service manager where it has been maintained "as a prospective future service customer" to confirm the service history is sound, and have a PPI done, then it should be just a matter of agreeing a fair price? Smiley

    Very well said. Smiley

    I would also watch out for non authorized tuning (so called "chip tuning") on Turbos. Bad/cheap tuning can cause a lot of damage which may affect the car in the longterm run only.


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