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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera (997)

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Ofsky Performance - near the French border in Neuchâtel Jura. Specialist for decades in selling and buying tradtiional Porsches.
1. He is actually looking for a 10yr old car, not a classic.
2. There are no 997 on the market in this price range on Autoscout at all right now... so you either need to downgrade your expecations or up your budget.
3. The "pre-facelift" 997 have the same engine as the 996 (with small modifications) and well, quite famous for being dodgy. Loads of cars with 2nd or 3rd engines around. An engine swap will cost around 20k in Germany, given the hourly rates of Porsche dealers in CH probably 30k here.

Long story short: Buy a car with "Porsche approved" warranty. That should cover any major engine problems. Invest the money to renew the warranty when it runs out... once it did is it much harder and more expensive to buy warranty again. I know cause I did not and can tell you that Porsche bills don't come cheap around here...
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