i sold my porsche 2 years ago and purchased my 2000 E320 last year and have enjoyed ownership!...i've only driven it 1000 miles in the 9 - 10 months i have owned it - the car is kept in my garage and only used when i go to dinner with my wife or the occasional driving trip to the san juan islands to get away from the kids.
when i purchased the car, the motor mounts needed to be done and the catalytic converters had a rattle after the car is well warmed up...the only result of the old motor mounts is a little vibration when stopped in "D" or when car is put in reverse...i was going to do all 3 mounts(2 engine/1 transmission)but never got around to it because it didn't bug me enough and the same holds true with the converters....i purchased new converters but never had them installed as it wasn't that big of an issue and you can hardly hear any rattle but it is there....i got a $175 estimate from meineke muffler to cut out the old converters and weld in the new....the car passes emissions with no problem and i still have the receipt when i had the car smogged 9 or 10 months ago.
this is a really nice example with only 96K miles...the previous owner is a manager for the GAP and drove it to seattle from oklahoma when he was transfered...he was very picky and had the very front of the hood repainted for rock chips and a new windshield installed as there were chips from the 2000 mile trip...the car looks great. unfortunately i have no records for the car as they were lost on the previous owners move to seattle.
carfax show an accident a few years ago on the left rear(drivers side rear) but i see no evidence of any paintwork...it looks absolutely perfect....there is one brake light bulb that needs replacing... i had the car serviced 5 months ago(oil/lube/belts) and the service light has come on because i had the car service at an independent shop....i just need to have that switched off or the next owner can do so....also, after about 3 weeks of the car sitting in my garage, the battery sometimes needs to be charged...i use a battery tender as i do with my porsches in the past as i doi not use my cars opften and when they sit the battery will drain after 3-4 weeks...i have been told this is normal because of the electronic functions when the car sits(clock/key/alarm/etc.)
**i have decided to purchase a new porsche so i am selling this great machine...i am taking into consideration the fact that the next owner may want to repair the motor mounts and converters(i am including both catalytic converters in the sale)so i have deducted $1000 from my asking price.
here are the highlights of the car:
- 2000 E320
- 96,026 miles as of 3/6/2011
- very clean interior and exterior with some wear on seat bolsters and very minor scratches on exterior - no dings or dents that i have seen...maybe 1 or 2 that i haven't noticed?.
- newer tires, oil/lube/belt change at 95,500 miles 5 months ago.
- everything works on the car
- original owners manual and pouch, spare tire, jack, etc.
- only 1 electronic key
- 1 brake light bulb needs replacing, service light needs turning off
obviously this is a used car and i have described it as best i can...anyone will be very happy to own it...it is a pleasure to drive and i wouldn't hesitate to drive across the country tomorrow.
my firm price is $5800 which gives a $1000 discount for the items mentioned above. this is a great deal and i am selling for what the dealer will give me on trade.
my direct email is: firstname.lastname@example.org