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Old 10-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #21
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02 triple black.............service history not present, no ppi since I bought from brumos inJax. Big mistake . Would have negotiated the price because of forseen repairs. Oh and not finding this site priopr to purchase, however would I have bought the car? Now that the car is perfect NO REGRETS.

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #22
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If I had it all to do over again, I would have saved my money and purchased an 03 or younger S model and I would have bought a red one. I'll never own another black car.

And if I had it all to do over again if I had waited to have enough for an 03 S, I would have saved up even more and purchased a pre-owned garage queen 911 Turbo, which is what I've wanted my entire life.

And there you have it. Never satisfied no matter what car I'm driving. So I keep driving my 97 boxster and fixing crap when it breaks down.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #23
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I would have got one sooner, but waiting and having my brother do all the mods then buying it off of him was a good choice,
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #24
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Zero, perfect car, year, color, timing, location, minimal options.
Same for me. No regrets at all, would do it again. (not sure what Location refers to though).
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #25
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If I had it all to do over again... I would have bought a red one. I'll never own another black car.
As a fellow Houstonian, I more than understand the "I'll never own another black car" sentiment. My last two cars were black. The heat was brutal. I always keep cars ten years minimum. When it finally came time to buy a new car, I stayed with my desire to move to white instead of black. Very glad I did.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #26
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I am a proud new owner of a low mile 2002 Lapis Blue S and am thrilled to find so many people saying"no regrets."
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #27
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #28
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Wish I knew more problem areas of the car. Could of knocked down an easy $300 from the sales had I know about more issues. However I was very eager to buy the car, and all is well.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #29
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I would have waited to find a car with PSM or waited to afford an 05

I found a perfect yellow 2002 S with everything checked out and IMS preventatively fixed, new clutch, and much more for $17,000 and 51k on it. I'm happy as a pig in you know what but always wonder about PSM. Since I put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus for the winter months on it I really can't push the rear end out at all unless I am driving way irresponsibly.

Seems to me that it isn't sane outside a track to push a car to make it wiggle under normal speeds.

When I had summer tires the car would wiggle a little in the wet, but now it is on rails? So why do I need PSM? Because it exists and I don't have it.

By the way There's an 02 S with 38kmiles in Texas and it has PSM. Could be had for $17,500 or even less . (on Autotrader). No relationship to owner.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #30
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I would have considered a 993....
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #31
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I found a perfect yellow 2002 S with everything checked out and IMS preventatively fixed, new clutch, and much more for $17,000 and 51k on it. I'm happy as a pig in you know what but always wonder about PSM. Since I put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus for the winter months on it I really can't push the rear end out at all unless I am driving way irresponsibly.

Seems to me that it isn't sane outside a track to push a car to make it wiggle under normal speeds.

When I had summer tires the car would wiggle a little in the wet, but now it is on rails? So why do I need PSM? Because it exists and I don't have it.

By the way There's an 02 S with 38kmiles in Texas and it has PSM. Could be had for $17,500 or even less . (on Autotrader). No relationship to owner.
For me, one of the selling points of the 2002 S that I bought is that it did not have PSM. Different strokes...
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #32
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Would have liked a clean silver S with a red interior.
I was washing my black on a 75 degree day last week, and thing still got too hot to touch in the sun.

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