Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some Advice for New Porsche Owners

Being a Porsche owner for the first time can be an exhilarating experience. The thought of having a classic or new vehicle with such high performance should be an exciting prospect. Many Porsche owners say that one of the first things you should do is join the PCA  (Porsche Club of America). Doing this gives you a subscription to Panorama magazine and will provide you an opportunity to connect with other Porsche enthusiasts who will be thrilled to bring you into their world.
Another good thing to do is take some driver’s education courses. No, we’re not talking about the same classes you took inside a bungalow at 15 years old, but courses that will teach you how to properly drive your new super car and truly appreciate the performance capabilities that the Porsche has to offer. Learning how to drive a high performance car will totally change the way you experience your new ownership. After you take your lessons, drive as much as possible. After all, you bought the car for a reason.
Upgrading is another great way to get more enjoyment out of your new found Porsche ownership. There are tons of expensive and inexpensive upgrades and modifications for Porsches on the market that can greatly enhance your driving experience. You can focus on upgrading the interior, exterior, performance or all of the above.  You should choose the upgrades and modifications that you will enjoy the most, not necessarily what is expected.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Few Reasons to Walk Away from a Porsche Buy

You may have been on the market for a Porsche for some time, but are not completely confident in your ability to not only find a good deal, but to pick a reliable car that won’t break down a few miles after you finish the sale. The truth is that there is probably no one thing that should disqualify any particular purchase, but there are a few things to be on the lookout for when thinking about making the final step of Porsche ownership.
Too Good to Be True – Let’s say you’ve found the model of your dreams and not only is it low miles and in near perfect condition,  but it is being listed at half the market price that the car is normally listed at. You may have very well found a miracle deal, but beware that the deal may be too good to be true.
Service History – While a PPI is an invaluable source of information on your prospective Porsche, they are not infallible. A full service history can provide a lot of additional information that can inform your decision.
Used Car Dealers – There are plenty of superb used Porsche dealers that are highly reliable and will sell you a great vehicle. There are also some dealers that are less than reliable. Do as much research as you can on any prospective dealer to find the right one for your purchase.
Private Sellers – Dealing with private sellers can be sort of a mine field when it comes to purchasing a Porsche. It’s important to go with your gut instinct some of the time here. Does the person seem trustworthy, forthcoming and do they have lots of knowledge about the vehicle? Make sure you know all that you can before going through with a sale with a private seller.