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    997TT cabrio -- what are the problems and what to look for?

    A friend of mine is thinking of buying one for his wife. Not sure what year, but it's a TT cabrio tiptronic with about 30K miles on it. He's probably going to pay about $70K for it.

    I know some of you guys owned had these for a while. Anything he should watch out for or look for in terms of problems? Any advice I should pass along to him?

    Thanks in advance!

     


    Re: 997TT cabrio -- what are the problems and what to look for?

    What year?  The coolant hose fittings to the engine are shit on the Mezger engines and will need to be replaced eventually.  SharkWerks makes these in metal to replace the plastic factory parts.  Same on the GT3 mezger engines.  costs about 3K to replace but makes the car bullet proof in that respect. 

    I have put 22k+ miles in less than 11 months on my 997TT - Florida twice (Miami, Panama beach), Atlanta a few months ago, Chicago once, Texas (corpus christy, Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio) last week.  And of course every day to work rain or snow.


     
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