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Old 4th July 2018, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Off topic - Porsche - Post Warranty

Any of you chaps have any experience with warranties an a Porsche after the manufacturer warranty runs out?

Any of you Porsche aficionados comment on this:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...01806167559348

Sorry in advance for the non ///M question.
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Old 4th July 2018, 03:18 PM   #2
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I've had quite a few Porsches, most recently a 997 Turbo. The car at Redline looks nice and ticks the important spec boxes. Some will complain that it's PDK, but it's what I would go for.

Aftermarket warranties rarely cover the hourly rate at a Porsche dealership, so that's worth checking. That said, there's plenty of Indy's out there with great reputations that will look after you better than the main dealer at a fraction of the cost. There's always the option to put it through the 111 point check and get a Porsche warranty, but that could cost a fair bit if the tyres are not Porsche approved N rated etc. I've even heard of cases where wiper blades had to be changed as they were not original!

It's always worth considering a pre-purchase inspection of any Porsche, as they do have their issues and they're rarely cheap fixes...parts are expensive and the engine often needs to come out if it's anything serious, so you're looking at 4 figures before you know it. The PPI will check for overrevs (unlikely on a PDK, but not unheard of), bore scoring £££££'s, originality of panels etc. If the seller is not prepared to let a PPI be done, walk away, 911's are not that rare and buying a duffer will be financially painful. Buy a good one and you will be delighted, once you adapt to the driving characteristics.

I'd recommend a good PPI and save the money that a warranty would cost as a reserve for anything that's needed, do this every year and unless you're very unlucky, you will be in pocket over your ownership period.

It's also worth checking out the numerous Porsche specialists stock, RSJ, 911 Virgin, Cridfords, Ashgood, RPM, JZM, etc. always have a great selection and often know of cars that they can source if you have a particular spec in mind. Specialists know what to look for and will only sell a car that they'd happily take into stock, which gives you peace of mind and an in-house warranty that genuinely covers any issues.

Good luck!
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Nice one, thank you!
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I actually posted it in the wrong section, doh!
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Old 7th July 2018, 09:08 PM   #5
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One thing to bear in mind about the Porsche warranty is that you can't modify the car in *any* way. Adding mesh grills to the various air intakes on the front bumper or hard-wiring a dashcam may well invalidate the entire warranty. Sounds crazy but Porsche makes the rules. BMW and their aftermarket warranty are far more reasonable.
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If it’s a 997 or a cayman/boxster that has scoring and ims issues I would contact someone like Hartech.
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As said on the other thread:

Porsche are very precious about their brand. Buying a car from outside the network is pretty much frowned upon by most dealers. They’re w4nkers for that. If anything goes wrong on a non dealer supplied car, that’s not got a warranty, then it’s a case of ‘good luck’ cos it will be max price no discount
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If it’s a 997 or a cayman/boxster that has scoring and ims issues I would contact someone like Hartech.
+1 on Hartech, it won't be cheap, but it will be significantly better than Porsche managed to build if they've given the engine the full treatment and it will command a premium when you want to move on to something else
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I bought an approved 2005 Carrera S with the 2 yr warranty. It paid for itself and Merc/ BM hire cars when it broke down. Wouldn't be in a Porsche without one unless you've got very deep pockets. Memory wiring loom, waterpump and alternator went on mine in 12 months. You could be lucky however. The Hartech service and maintenance plan looks good but the car will have to be A1 to qualify after their gold service.
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Old 26th July 2018, 07:41 PM   #10
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I took my 981 S in for 111 point inspection as the warranty expires in September. Fortunately, sailed through. I've extended it for 2 more years for £1190 (plus £216 for the inspection). Well worth it for the peace of mind even though (touch wood) it's been great so far.
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I'll be doing the same with my Cayman GTS shortly.
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There are a bunch of fellow M owners over in the F8x forum having hysterics about the residuals of their cars vs. Porsche.

Maybe if you were to go and educate them about the collateral damage required to get Porsche residuals?
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