Super Mario Dark Days 1 00000000There exists an insane performance value in the used car market, and its called the PorscheRead more Read. Recently, I was working with a client in Texas looking for a used Porsche 9. Given the budget, that narrowed the field down to almost exclusively 9. As we are all aware, some of the 9. Carreras had the dreaded IMS bearing issue that can be both catastrophic and costly. While not every 9. I located a black 9. C4 near the customer just to see if this was a car he really wanted to buy. Its easy to think you want a certain vehicle, but you dont know for sure until you get behind the wheel. I also wasnt too keen on this particular example for a purchase, but it was a decent candidate for at least a test drive. Turns out the customer really liked the car and wanted to discuss a possible purchase. I stressed that we need to get this sucker inspected before we start talking money. I found a shop nearby called RAC Performance they are a specialist shop that even builds race cars. I spoke with a guy named Hans, who had a most excellent German accent. You cant really get much better than that to inspect your used Porsche. The dealer agreed to bring the 9. Hans, and after a day with the car, he sent this part of the report All those things Those are bad things. Here are some of the highlights Incorrect size battery. Brake fluid contaminated. Mismatched tires frontrear. Fuel door cracked. Mike Fahey. Kotaku elder, lover of video games, toys, snacks and other unsavory things. The weekend is for trying to parcel out a book youre really enjoying so you dont finish it too soon and have nothing to read on the subway. Also, video games. This is the 1988 Laurel Twincam 24V Turbo Medalist CLUBL, which means its a topoftheline C33 Laurel, and Im fairly sure it also means that it has Nissans. Front pad sensors touching rotors. Leak from rear mechIMSflywheel. Ignition coils cracking. Front differential axle seals leaking. Clutch release near end of travel. Engine over revs. Da Art Of Storytelling Part 1 Instrumental Download here. Hans told my client that it would require several thousands of dollars to get this 9. After we passed on that one, I found a C2 9. Porsche dealer in Ohio at a price that wasnt too far off the abused C4 in Texas. But this car came with a stack of service records several inches thick, one of which provided evidence that the IMS bearing was replaced as a precautionary measure by the previous owner. Even still, another inspection was performed and the shop indicated that it needed a new wheel bearing and a new set of tires because they were old, despite the fact they had plenty of tread left. The dealer agreed to put a fresh set of rubber on the car. There is a saying about used cars They are guilty until proven innocent. Since you arent buying something fresh from the factory, it is important to take the extra step and pay a professional to conduct an inspection. Vehicle history reports like Car. Fax can only tell you so much and if you are buying something from far away, it is imperative that you make the investment in a professional shop that provides a detailed report so that you have a clear picture about the quality of the vehicle you are about to buy. In this case, a mere 2.