Buying a Porsche

Purchasing Your First Porsche


Not a PCA Member? But want to Find a Porsche for Sale in The PCA Mart?

Join the Quest Program:

Porsche Classifieds

And then of course there are the usual suspects, in order of size:

Buyers Guide: Overview of Models and Main Things to Be Aware Of

Consider the excellent buying guide from Excellence Magazine:
http://www.excellence-mag.com/resources/buyers-guide
The PDF Download version is only $4.95 USD (as of Jan 2013); print version mailed to Canada is $24.95.
(No affiliation with BCIR.)

Get a Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

What to look for in a PPI?
Get a PPI from a shop that is a Porsche Specialist. In particular, it should have the Porsche factory computer diagnostic equipment (PIWIS) for late model cars (>1999), and certified / experienced staff.
Read a solid overview of what a good PPI covers, again in Excellence Magazine: Dec 2012 (Part 1) & Jan 2013 (Part 2).

Help from BCIR Club Members

You may contact BCIR club members also, who time permitting may help you with your search for the right Porsche...


Importing a Porsche into Canada
Ensure the vehicle can be registered in Canada (according to the Canadian Government).
To find out, go to the Registrar of Imported Vehicles, aka RIV:
http://www.riv.ca/english.
 
Check exact make & model in the listings at http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/importation/VAFUS/list/VAFUS.pdf.
 
Note that you can actually talk to the RIV by phone (1-888-848-8240).

For late models with warranty, talk to a Canadian dealer to ensure that your warranty will be covered.

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