I have been spending the last 2 months scanning autotrader and cars.com looking for a 1 owner '06/'07 CS with low miles, no smoke, winters, tracked etc. In our April local PCA regions monthly magazine was an ad for an '07 CS in Meteor Grey Metallic ($690) with Sea Blue leather with Tip. It has the Preferred Package Plus ($7,995), heated seats, Bose surround, Bi-Xenon, 6 Disc CD, Auto Climate Control ($550). All the requirements checked off. 1 owner, no winter, no rain, no track, stored in a climate controlled garage, and only 3,102 miles. Warranty good until 5/30/11. Asking price of $42K. The seller lives only 40 minutes from my house so I quickly fired off an email to inquire further. Turned out his new car had come in, wasn't able to wait to sell it himself and ended up trading it in at an Acura dealership. Just my luck! How much sweeter it would have been to have bought it privately and avoided all that comes with dealerships. Just for kicks I decided to see if the dealership had it advertised. BTW, the dealership just drove it directly into the showroom, it is that clean. Sure enough there it was with an asking price of $38,410. Original MSRP was $68,995. Well maybe the quest isn't dead yet as the price had gone into my favor. The seller told me they gave him $35K in trade. So that's more useful information. I'm generally not an auto/manual type driver but can be convinced otherwise by some of you guys who may have that transmission. The cars only been on the market 2 weeks this Tuesday. I'm headed down to the dealership tomorrow to check it out. I've been hanging out on this site trying to learn as much as I can. This would be my first P car at 66 years old. I would be interested to see what you guys (and gals) with many years of Porsche experience think of this scenario. I'm at the point in life when I keep asking myself what am I waiting for? Is this one of those opportunities that's too good to pass up? A $69K Porsche for $38K or am I missing something?
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