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Base 2018 Porsche 911

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DDHLeigh wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 9:16 pm
Have you ever looked into a reputable indie for oil changes? If so was there a big difference?
If you want to save money then just DIY.
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engineered wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 9:33 pm
If you want to save money then just DIY.
Unable to with the time I have to DIY. Just paying to save time and the convenience.
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DDHLeigh wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 9:16 pm
Have you ever looked into a reputable indie for oil changes? If so was there a big difference?
Yes huge diff. I go to an indie that specializes in exotics and oil change there is $300+tax. I would do these myself but I need paper work as proof of service, just in case if I ever sell it.
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DDHLeigh wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 10:52 pm
Unable to with the time I have to DIY. Just paying to save time and the convenience.
For me it takes less time to do it in my garage (~30min) than to drive to mechanic, wait for them to do it, then drive back (at least an hour).
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Porsche might come out with a Macan BEV. I would be interested in one if the price is right, lol.
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DDHLeigh wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 10:52 pm
Unable to with the time I have to DIY. Just paying to save time and the convenience.
I see you're in Vancouver. If you're able to make a trip down to Blaine to pickup packages you can save yourself quite a bit.

2 jugs 0W-40 from Walmart = $60 (or you can get them from CT when it goes on sale)
Oil filter kit from Pelican Parts = $22
1 hr labour at indie = $110

Total less than $200 before taxes.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 10:55 pm
Yes huge diff. I go to an indie that specializes in exotics and oil change there is $300+tax. I would do these myself but I need paper work as proof of service, just in case if I ever sell it.
I've never had an issue selling a car and providing all the receipts for the parts and supplies that were used to DIY as proof of service.
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j3welz wrote:
Feb 21st, 2018 12:37 pm
I've never had an issue selling a car and providing all the receipts for the parts and supplies that were used to DIY as proof of service.
This is a car that appreciates and requires full paper work. Legit paper work, not just receipts that "shows" you DIY'd. Try selling any car worth money with just parts receipts and see how that affects the resale.

If this was a Corolla sure no problem with what you're saying.
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Whats wrong with base 991.2? Its got same performance as 991.1 carerra s and turbocharged engine sounds good even with standard exhaust unlike the 718 4 bangers.

I built it for fun few times I would pick a colour, just add sport plus seats (non powered), pdk, sport chrono, multi functional steering wheel that now comes heated forget the gizmos or if you want a manual trade pdk for powered seats and base premium pkg and call it a day. Oh I would add rear wipers :)

Tru rfd budget ballin lol
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j3welz wrote:
Feb 21st, 2018 12:34 pm
I see you're in Vancouver. If you're able to make a trip down to Blaine to pickup packages you can save yourself quite a bit.

2 jugs 0W-40 from Walmart = $60 (or you can get them from CT when it goes on sale)
Oil filter kit from Pelican Parts = $22
1 hr labour at indie = $110

Total less than $200 before taxes.
Thanks for the heads up!
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EP32k2 wrote:
Feb 21st, 2018 12:45 pm
This is a car that appreciates and requires full paper work. Legit paper work, not just receipts that "shows" you DIY'd. Try selling any car worth money with just parts receipts and see how that affects the resale.

If this was a Corolla sure no problem with what you're saying.
That couldn't be further from the truth. Many GT3 owners actually drive their cars hard and DIY on maintenance. It's not a Ferrari after all. I recently sold an M3 with just receipts of parts I had purchased to service the car and received market value. Of course the buyer got to know me a little and could tell I knew what I was talking about.
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j3welz wrote:
Feb 21st, 2018 4:40 pm
That couldn't be further from the truth. Many GT3 owners actually drive their cars hard and DIY on maintenance. It's not a Ferrari after all. I recently sold an M3 with just receipts of parts I had purchased to service the car and received market value. Of course the buyer got to know me a little and could tell I knew what I was talking about.
Lol you keep believing what you want. As an owner I think I actually know what I'm talking about. No one said it's a Ferrari, but any car that falls under speculation it is important to have paper work.

Yes there's guys that DIY and yes they will take a hit on resale. I had a M3 and didn't care about paper work as I did my own oil changes. M3's aren't rare and are not collectible.
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Keep your eye out for a used 2008-2012. The 997.2 are a good bang for the buck. If you can afford to finance it through the bank. I would be on the look out for a carrera 2S but that's just me.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Feb 21st, 2018 12:45 pm
This is a car that appreciates and requires full paper work. Legit paper work, not just receipts that "shows" you DIY'd. Try selling any car worth money with just parts receipts and see how that affects the resale.

If this was a Corolla sure no problem with what you're saying.
I noticed a few months back that for the Cayman, nothing below $75k was listed on autotrader. Base model starts at $62k. Does Porsche Canada buy used cars up to sell as CPO and limit used car supply?
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alanbrenton wrote:
Feb 21st, 2018 7:00 pm
I noticed a few months back that for the Cayman, nothing below $75k was listed on autotrader. Base model starts at $62k. Does Porsche Canada buy used cars up to sell as CPO and limit used car supply?
Pfaff is notorious for doing this in the Toronto region. They snatched up all the low mileage clean cars.

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