The Porsche 911: How Your Dream Car Can Now Be Within Reach!
The Porsche 911 is an iconic automobile that spans many generations and is arguably many a person’s dream car. Only trouble is, such a car is only within reach of a small minority of wealthy people…But here’s the thing: it could actually be within your reach too, even if you aren’t a millionaire! Intrigued? Carry on reading this article to find out the secrets to affordable Porsche 911 ownership!
Secret #1: don’t buy a brand new Porsche 911
Unless you’ve got a spare £73k lying around for a Carrera or £140k for a Turbo S, then you should not be buying a brand new Porsche 911. The finance payments on a Carrera, for example, would set you back around £1,300 a month over 5 years!
It is actually possible to buy a Porsche 911, just not a new one. For example, a 2005 Carrera with 90,000 miles on the clock would set you back just £15k to £17k depending on whether you buy one privately or from a car dealer such as the Inchcape Porsche Dealership.
But don’t let the high mileage put you off! Many people think that high mileage cars should be avoided at all costs, however, as long as the car has been properly maintained by its previous owners (most Porsches are), you won’t need to remortgage your house to pay for any major car repairs!
Secret #2: you can afford the insurance
It’s no secret that car insurance for a Porsche 911 isn’t going to be the cheapest in the world, and even the entry-level Carrera is classed under group 49 insurance (group 50 is the highest insurance group for cars in the UK).
But it’s not all bad, because it is still possible to find cheap car insurance for a Porsche 911! For example, I drive around in an insurance group 28 car, and my annual premium is only around £300 a year for fully comprehensive cover, so even if your premium is double what mine is you could still afford to keep your 911 insured!
The best thing to do is to shop around for insurance quotes like you would (and should) with any other car marque. It also pays to join Porsche Club Great Britain, as you will also be able to get discounts off your car insurance from companies affiliated with the club – as long as you’re a member.
Secret #3: don’t let Porsche repair your car
Unless you have an unlimited bank balance, don’t let a Porsche main dealer repair your car!
Instead, you should do some research and find an independent garage that specialises in repairing Porsche cars, as their labour rates and parts prices will be significantly cheaper than a main dealer, yet you will still be able to have your car maintained by knowledgeable experts rather than someone who might only fix run of the mill Ford Mondeos and Vauxhall Astras all day long.
I wouldn’t advise doing any DIY servicing on a Porsche 911 yourself unless you know what you’re doing (or perhaps you are a mechanic yourself), but if you do decide to go down that route it is perfectly possible to buy cheap parts such as starter motors, radiators, batteries and so on from websites like Euro Car Parts rather than paying high main dealer prices.