The Porsche Buyers Guide
Looking For a Used or Pre-Owned Porsche? Our Porsche buying guides highlight technical issues and help you successfully purchase a quality used Porsche.
The following Porsche buying guides can help you confidently take the first step to owning a lightly used or pre-owned Porsche. For most people it’s a great way to begin appreciating the Porsche brand and experiencing the fun. Be aware though, you must know the potential mechanical problems before you buy a used Porsche or you risk wasting serious money.
While many buyers guides trundle-on endlessly about horse power, cosmetic variants of the car, historical significance and the niceties of a vehicle, we concentrate on the technical things that might cost you money later if you weren’t aware of them prior to buying a car.
All car makes have mechanical items that are subject to wear and tear or even failure earlier in their lives than planned – Porsche is no different to other manufacturers. Understanding what mechanical problems may arise and being aware of them before you make a purchase, could potentially save you a good amount of money.
Models with “known problems” aren’t bad purchases at all. That fact the problems are known often makes solving them significantly easier. It’s the problems you don’t know about that usually cause the most significant financial pain!
How To Source a Pre-Owned Porsche – Where to Look?
Porsche dealers offer a certified used car option and there are also a number of excellent third-party companies who solely specialize in used Porsche. These cars inevitably come at a slight price premium but typically enjoy some peace of mind attached.
Of course, the bargain is buying from a private owner, auction or a dealer who doesn’t really appreciate what he’s selling. This comes with risk, but sometimes the rewards can produce an awesome car at a affordable price. The key is to appreciate what you’re looking at and where the issues may lie. Being armed with as much knowledge of the model you plan to buy before you get your wallet out can’t hurt.
What You Absolutely Need To Know Before You Buy a Used Porsche
We’ve put together a series of Porsche buying guides based on our own personal experience and those of our customers over the last 20+ years. We do strongly recommend that you employ the services of a good local Porsche mechanic to inspect any car before you purchase it. Visit our Porsche repair shop guide to find your local expert.