Porsche prices are outta sight. I have a Porsche catalog and I almost fell
out of my chair looking at the prices.
It's no wonder that my neighbor who works on Porsches, BMWs etc. told me to
stay away from them and begged me not to buy a 944 I was looking at. He told
me what a clutch replacement cost and I almost passed out - $1200, which
includes 10 hours or so of labor. Water pumps, even aftermarket I think were
about 200 just for the part.
Being middle class, I bought an Integra.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas - Sweden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Edgar Gonzalez" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: prices
> I would add: can I have it made myself for less? This is true
> when it comes to Silvia parts. I was recently offered a pair
> of taillights, rear window, rear muffler and a set of door
> hinges (used parts) for more than I paid for my first Silvia
> last year. It will cost to use original parts. Roadster parts
> seem to be in the mid level prices where some European
> and especially British parts are a lot less. I was looking for
> a small inside door pull handle and thought of Porsche 356.
> They are $148/each. When looking at German TV last week
> where they did a story on old car restorations, they visited
> a Mercedes restoration shop. The shop owner said he think
> there are more 300SL Gullwing cars on the road today than
> the factory built during the 50's, fibreglass replicas excluded.
> Try to find one under $150K.
> The only mass produced sportscar from Sweden was the Volvo
> 1800. They made 37000 cars from 1961 to 73. Most spare parts
> are available new from the dealer network or the owners club
> shop, at prices lower than the Roadster parts. A nice restored
> original car will sell for about $10K.
> Just an overseas input on the price discussion.
> Edgar Gonzalez wrote:
> > The questions I always ask myself are: Do I really need it or just want
> > and: Am I willing to pay the price?
> > Edgar
> > http://www.spl212.com
> > 60 212's
> > 69 1600
> Thomas in Sweden
> Nissan Silvia #319
> Nissan Silvia #293