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For anyone looking to buy a Porsche 911, Ferdineo is the place to go. Here you will find hundreds of Porsche offers. Used and new, from private sellers as well as from independent dealers or official Porsche Centers. But before buying a 911, you first have to think about exactly which model it should be. There are now 8 generations of Porsche 911s to choose from when making a purchase decision. From classic cars and youngtimers to young used cars or even new cars. All of this can be found in the Porsche 911 offers at Ferdineo.
Do you want to buy a current 911? Then it is a Porsche 911 in the "992" generation, which will be available for purchase from 2019. Or should it be a classic car from the 80s? Then you should take a look at the offers for the 911 in the "911 G" generation, which is the second model generation of the 911. For someone who is simply enthusiastic about the basic design of the Porsche 911 and wants to fulfill their dream of owning a Porsche, that's a lot of information and decisions to make before buying.
At this point we would like to offer an overview of the model generations:
You should definitely look into the characteristics of the various 911 models. The intended use is important here. Would you like to buy the 911 as an everyday car? Then modern features such as power steering, ABS, airbags, air conditioning, etc. should be considered. Earlier 911 models offer less comfort and also require more maintenance. It makes a difference whether you want to use an air-cooled 911 with over 12 litres of oil in the engine for short trips or a modern water-cooled 911 that warms up much faster.
Or is the Porsche 911 only to be used for Sunday drives in suitable weather? Then you can also buy early models before 1976 without fully galvanised bodywork. The PFF, the free Porsche community, can help with the decision-making process. Approximately 60 percent of Porsche drivers in Germany are represented here, and they can help with precisely these questions.
Once you have narrowed down your search for the right 911 to one or two models, you have to make another important purchase decision. Which body should the 911 you are looking for have? All models are available as a classic coupé, which is usually the most sought-after variant. This is where the typical side line of a Porsche 911 is most recognisable. Or should it be a convertible or the compromise of both - a 911 Targa?
By the way, the Targa is a Porsche invention. In the USA, the safety precautions for the convertible were set higher, so they helped themselves out with my bracket, the Targa bracket. A fortunate coincidence, because to this day the 911 Targa is considered a sought-after Porsche model. But back to the question of bodywork when buying: the choice is purely a matter of taste. All variants, provided they are in perfect technical condition, are absolutely sophisticated technology.
The most important questions before buying a Porsche 911 have already been answered - the model generation and the body style. But the choice of transmission is almost as important. After all, the 911 is a sports car icon and for many the fun stops at the gearbox. Although modern automatic gearboxes such as the Porsche "PDK" (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) are clearly superior to manual gearboxes purely for performance reasons, and also in terms of fuel consumption, many choose manual gearboxes on principle.
It has to be said that the automatic transmission in a Porsche was less sporty to drive than the same models with manual transmission in the very past ("Sportomatic") and even some time ago ("Tiptronic"). However, since a Porsche 911 is always an emotional matter, one should also consider the gearstick when buying such a car. With a manual gearbox, it is more deliberate to drive, but quite clearly - those who drive the 911 from everyday life will be pleased with a pleasant automatic in city traffic.
So, as always, the choice of transmission is purely a matter of taste. Let's rejoice in the fact that there is a market for every buyer - for automatic drivers as well as for those who prefer a manual transmission in the 911.
Yes, buying a Porsche 911 presents one with a number of elementary questions. And if you think that once you've chosen the transmission, it's done and you can start looking for the right 911, you're wrong. A Porsche purchase like this needs to be well thought out, one might almost say - it needs to "mature". Because even if you can get from A to B with a 911. It is more than that. Behind the three numbers 9-1-1 is a fascination and yes, also an emotion. Mobility is freedom and this becomes a driving emotion in the 911 with its timeless design and sound.
Back to the question of the drive concept. Walter Röhrl swears by all-wheel drive, whether you're at home in the mountains or on the flat countryside. Drive over all four wheels, dynamically controlled according to the driving situation, offers not only a high degree of safety, but also traction, and that, as we all know, is important for making fast progress. Who would want to contradict a rally legend? But on the other hand, all-wheel drive means extra weight and rear-wheel drive is actually the typical drive of a Porsche. "Rear-wheel drive" was also always the term for a 911, so it's no surprise that the following advice is now given - both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive should be experienced for yourself.
The question of what colour to buy your Porsche comes up very often in the PFF. Often the thought of resale comes up. In other words, the question of which colour will bring an advantage when selling and thus a higher sales price. Black on the outside and black on the inside is what you always hear as the "classic" and the supposedly broadest consensus within the Porsche community. Or isn't that too boring and the market more than covered with exactly these colours, so that a more unusual colour would be better?
An important piece of advice - you buy the Porsche 911 primarily for yourself and not for others. And the colour plays a not insignificant role in this. Therefore, sales should not play a role at all when you fulfil your personal "dream of a Porsche". And besides - what is "in" today is already "out" tomorrow, who can make a forecast for the future here? By the way - blue is the most common colour at Porsche. It is, so to speak, the Porsche colour par excellence. You probably wouldn't have guessed it, but it is. But regardless of whether it's Basalt Black Metallic, GT Silver, Speed Money, Indian Red or Gentian Blue - with the right care, a Porsche shines in any colour and first and foremost just has to please its owner.
Once the model, colour and equipment have been decided, the search for the right 911 begins. Depending on the model, the range is larger or smaller; the younger models between 2 and 10 years old are usually represented somewhat more frequently. The older models, i.e. youngtimers and vintage 911s, tend to be somewhat less common. Of course, this also has an impact on the price, supply and demand.
Before you start your search, you should be aware that you have to make compromises when buying a used 911. After all, you can't change what's on offer, the market is what it is. But it helps if you consider in advance what characteristics the Porsche must definitely have. And it also helps if you are a little flexible in some things, for example the colour. Some people spend years looking for the one Porsche that suits them best. Slightly modified, we can use an advertising slogan from a Swedish furniture store: "Are you still looking or are you already driving?". Every Porsche buyer is different, but anyone who has been searching unsuccessfully for more than 6 months should reconsider their search parameters.