Porsche stayed in the garage

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Asked by Feb 13, 2014 at 08:42 AM about the 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I found a 2007 Porsche Carrera S cabriolet which is just at 18000 km. I have been told by
the car dealer, that previous owner left the car for more than two years but made sure the
engine has been run by a friend to prevent battery draining. Soft top mechanism is not
working. Last service which is the only service is done at 12000 km which was done in
2009. The dealer told me he will get the car serviced and roof repaired before I buy it.
However I am concerned about a car resting that long in a car park (covered) and
especially it has not been serviced for last 4 years. Rubber parts, dust effect, missing
lubrication, humidity effect could be prohibitive or Shall I not worry ?

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As long as the dealer is going to take of the no working items and getting it ready to drive, I wouldn't worry too much. But if you still are, after it is ready for sale, tell the dealer you want your mechanic to have a final look at it before purchase. Then you will know exactly what your buying.

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Porsche 911 is a work horse. Contrary to the belief, one is beating on the car by driving it hard. It was made to be driven! 50 years testing in racing. Abuse is letting a car sit and rot. A car driven each day will categorically wear-out parts. This is normal yet, sometimes contrary to belief. A good mechanic can tell what will wear and when within a reasonable time frame. If he can't, find another mechanic. A sitting car, ignored will have an attitude if it's own. And, shall continue wearing at unexpected levels. Don't be afraid of a high mile car that someone has piled or, adorned with new parts and service. That baby is ready to be driven for miles. Ignore the notion of low-mile cars that are 8 to 10 years old. I have been driving 911's everyday since 1987. This is my first hand knowledge, not an opinion. A sitting car does not a predictable history to look upon. Looking to the future operation is dim, at best..

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Thx mate. One more question, indeed its a matter of taste but would you go for 2009 coupe S sports chrono or 2008 cabrio s? Cabrios are little squeaky at that age...

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Just because it's been sitting for a few years won't hurt a car like that 2007 Porsche. It's a great year for Porsche with many new upgrades in that year. Check belts and hoses and any plastic air intake parts for cracks. Check the tires, change the oil and add fresh high-octane gas and you should be good to go. I have owned 8 Porsches thru the years and they all ran great if maintained.

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Get all the fluids flushed and filters replaced before you drive it, and have the brakes and tires inspected. The cabriolet roof will probably need lubricating and will likely squeak. The battery will probably need replacing. It is likely to have a few teething problems until it gets back into the swing of life. I have owned every model of 911 from 1972 to 2010, maybe 20 in total. Cars that were low mileage and left undriven were always less reliable than the regularly driven cars.

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From my experience cars deteriorated faster with low miles. A 10 year old car with 80K miles that has been serviced is more reliable than the 10 year old car with 31K miles. Plus, the 31K mile car requires Normal wear & tear parts to be replaced all at once. Instead through the mileage cycle. Caution with low mileage cars.

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