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Porsche 911: Used car buyer’s guide

Porsche 911

Sometimes the best way into owning a Porsche 911 is to buy a used car, read here what you should be aware of.

“The early 3.4-litre cars are more frail than the post-2001 3.6s,” he says. “The engine’s the problem. They develop cracked cylinder heads, dropepd cylinder liners and cracked intermediate driveshafts, all completely unpredictably.

“I’ve heard of scrapped engines at as little as 15,000 miles. And replacing an engine is a £10,000 job, unless you can find a crashed donor car. The only way to be sure you are buying a car with a good engine is to have it inspected.”