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Offline Barry911


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I've noticed a few uk import 997s on carpoint.  What's your thoughts on buying a uk import?  Does anybody know what mods would have to been done for import?  What should I look out for? Or just steer clear? Should they have a discount over aus delivered?  Thanks



Offline robertb

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I've noticed a few uk import 997s on carpoint.  What's your thoughts on buying a uk import?  Does anybody know what mods would have to been done for import?  What should I look out for? Or just steer clear? Should they have a discount over aus delivered?  Thanks
Why bother when there are so many quality local cars?

Unless its a long term car forget it,every dealer and his man will ,can the car .




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I've noticed a few uk import 997s on carpoint.  What's your thoughts on buying a uk import?  Does anybody know what mods would have to been done for import?  What should I look out for? Or just steer clear? Should they have a discount over aus delivered?  Thanks

Pommy import cars can be a bit like a Tequila Slammer or Muppet in Mexico. It could be cactus to stat with making it a Lemon and would have been in Salt at some stage.



Offline Steve355F1


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I've noticed a few uk import 997s on carpoint.  What's your thoughts on buying a uk import?  Does anybody know what mods would have to been done for import?  What should I look out for? Or just steer clear? Should they have a discount over aus delivered?  Thanks

And now for a sensible answer.

Ok as long as you are realistic as far as resale goes.
Buy on condition and history only. Nothing else matters.
Should be cheaper than Aus delivered. Not because the cars are inferior, but because most Aussie buyers will be brainwashed idiots when you come to sell. Mainly thanks to experts with a finger in the pie and car forums.
Bottom line is you can end up with a better car for less money, but you must be realistic about the potential issues come resale time.
If you are buying the car to own and drive for yourself for a long time, go for it.
Not everyone was born into money and an easy life




Offline Aircon

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but because most Aussie buyers will be brainwashed idiots when you come to sell. Mainly thanks to experts with a finger in the pie and car forums.


That's not true. This issue was around well before the Internet.
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Brenton

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That's not true. This issue was around well before the Internet.

Did the issue come from the salt on the roads rusting the cars???

Is this as big issues with the more modern cars??



Offline robertb

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And now for a sensible answer.

Ok as long as you are realistic as far as resale goes.
Buy on condition and history only. Nothing else matters.
Should be cheaper than Aus delivered. Not because the cars are inferior, but because most Aussie buyers will be brainwashed idiots when you come to sell. Mainly thanks to experts with a finger in the pie and car forums.
Bottom line is you can end up with a better car for less money, but you must be realistic about the potential issues come resale time.
If you are buying the car to own and drive for yourself for a long time, go for it.
Not everyone was born into money and an easy life FIXED excluding Rob,who worked hard all his life and retired early due to medical advice....
To add to my answer.
As i said do it if its long term.

Short term and you have know it will be a hard car to move ,do it.
If its for short term gain/profit.Forget it,will be a nightmare to move without a tear -up ie PPI,dealers,buyers will can the hell out it.
Its not like a Ferrari with limited cars here ie 355,there are 100s of 997s for sale.




Offline robertb

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Did the issue come from the salt on the roads rusting the cars???

Is this as big issues with the more modern cars??
salt/ rust gets every where....brakes,shell,exhaust,frame.

Years ago certain OZ delivered cars had an advantage over UK delivered cars,ie stiffer suspension,lower piston compression to suit our fuels.
Can we ask have you done the sums and some examples?

I can't see how the savings would be great and worth while?



Offline Steve355F1


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That's not true. This issue was around well before the Internet.

That's why I included "experts with a finger in the pie"



Offline Steve355F1


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To add to my answer.
As i said do it if its long term.

Short term and you have know it will be a hard car to move ,do it.
If its for short term gain/profit.Forget it,will be a nightmare to move without a tear -up ie PPI,dealers,buyers will can the hell out it.
Its not like a Ferrari with limited cars here ie 355,there are 100s of 997s for sale.

I agree. And I should add my comments are about imports in general, and Ferraris in particular.
I have no idea about the Prosche market.
But I reckon the same basic principles should apply.



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