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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    It'd be curious if your dealer could name the other dealer and you could contact them.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Tell him that's you working the other dealer.
     
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  3. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    I guess I've had nice experiences for my past few cars. Porsche in both Newport and Monterey were super nice to my best friend - he just wanted Rhodium Silver and only one of the two had it. He picked up his 981 and I drove his other car back. The only question we had was the markup on the GT3 RS - the sales people (who stayed up past midnight to meet him) were super honest and said people will pay for it. They weren't fleecing customers, but it's an essentially price inelastic customer base.

    The regular Carerras shouldn't command any premium.

    @bawlin - if these guys are trying to hustle you, I'd look elsewhere.
     
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    bawlin Senior member

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    I'm dealing with a small specialty shop and not a Porsche dealer. And to be fair, the local Porsche dealer here can go fuck themselves as far as I'm concerned for trying to sell this CPO'd 997 with what is clearly a painted or completely replaced front bumper but passing the car off as a clean, no accidents/bodywork car. Look closely and you can see the shades of white aren't even within 50 shades of one another. Salesguy's response: "That's normal for all Porsches."

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    Who knows, maybe the dealer I'm working with is being honest. The car is a local, low milage one owner car and I could perhaps see a Porsche dealer picking it up, slapping on a CPO tag and asking $10k more.
     
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  5. Find Finn

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    Wholesale car deals are nowhere near what you pay for it as an end user, so tell him cool and knock 20% of the price. If he complains tell him "you wanted a wholesale offer".
     
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  6. ramuman

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    Yuck on the body panel gaps as well.

    Edit: IMO, that car was in an unreported wreck. I could be totally wrong, but wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

    Porsche has amazing build quality. Even on the one pic you posted, look at everything wrong with it.
     
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  7. ridethecliche

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    Not saying you're wrong, but paint on plastic vs metal can age differently and the sun hits it differently as well

    That said... yeah. That looks really off.
     
  8. HRoi

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    It doesn't matter if that car's been in a wreck or not - you wouldn't buy a car with that color mismatch no matter how it got that way

    Re: negotiations on the other car - I'd stick to my guns. The m/t and red interior greatly reduce the market for that car and they know it. I bet that car has been sitting unsold for a long time (and if it has an entry on cargurus, you can find out for sure)
     
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  9. ramuman

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    I think we're all in agreement on the do not buy. That thing will be next to impossible to re-sell at a decent price.
     
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    The only modification urge I ever had was when I installed subwoofers in my car at 16. It was fun, but I wouldn't ever do it again.

    Same thing with motorcycles - I think "maybe I want to do install LED lights for better visibility to other drives, but any day I would want to be out working on it, I rather be riding, so it never happens.
     
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  11. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    I rarely use profanity IRL. Had so much fun with this bitch at Tesla HQ. Security and a few others broke us up. Nothing physical, but she just ran past the line and was totally unapologetic.

    She was fat and her was obviously a used first gen, so that was low hanging fruit. Then I said super mean things. Eventually the other people in the charging line (and at Fremont, there a ton of stalls, this bitch just blew past all of us) got in on the action.
     
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  12. whiteslashasian

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    Was the hottie with the Leaf there to :lurk: the fun?
     
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  13. Piobaire

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    Probably heard the McRib was back.
     
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  14. ramuman

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    Man, Leaf girl she was half between here and SF. I wish.

    I was livid when Tesla Bitch wasn't remotely apologetic and acting like the stalls belong to her and said what if it was my mom.

    I said 'no-one would lick your hairy dry twat even if you pulled a few thousand out of your purse and judging by the car, I know you can't afford that'

    She was just a total bitch to all of us in line.

    Thankfully security and the others in line stood up for me.

    Pardon my French- hope no timeout.
     
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  15. Thrift Vader

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    Had no idea i could read French. :happy:

    Agree with you @bruhmuman. This thread is firing on all cylinders. If somebody followed the thread. And produced a show based on our chat scroll with vids and a host? Would be like Top Gear x TMZ.

    RTC. A used camshaft makes a nice decorative lamp. Itb's and a cam set with Toda head gasket for the win.
     
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  16. ramuman

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    We should put together a show. It'd be super fun imo. You, FF, GF, HRoi, Dino, and our Captain Slow Piob.
     
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    lots of good advice above. I guess the question becomes, do you love that car and the options/colors, and will you feel badly if someone else buys it? If not, then no worries keep searching and if they call you back great if not who cares...find/buy a different one.

    However, if you love that car (colors and options), then maybe you want to find out what matching the other guy's offer is (I presume its less than the $2K). It may be a sales tactic, it may not be. Cars with interesting options and colors, in great condition, often sell faster than you would think, surprising would be buyers. We traded in our 5 year old manual transmission Boxster RS60 which had about 6,500 miles. It had lots of nice options. They had the car for a total of 17 days,and car sold within 10 days of being listed on their website. I bumped into the sales manager a few weeks later and said, I was surprised how quickly it sold. He said, it was funny, because they had a lot of people come in and look at it in the first few days they had the car. He said, they told would be buyers, "Its a really nice car and won't last." Most presumed it was just sales talk (and I can't blame them). However, after the car sold, then he said they got a calls back about the car from people who had looked at it and who were ready to negotiate, only to discover it sold. The manager told me, several people said, they thought the salespeople were joking or just using sales talk to sell the car. The manager said, it felt great to say, "No, it was a good car and when we said it would sell fast we were serious."

    Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.
     
  18. Rumpelstiltskin

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    That nose is almost grey
     
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    You guys remember Hot Import Nights?? OMG what an orgy of bad vehicular taste. Back in the day we didn't even need to vape to peg the douche nozzle meter to the max
     
  20. ramuman

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    You're sounding like GF. Glad to see your youth back :) I need to find mine.
     

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