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Old 09-01-2019, 02:38 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I'm looking to purchase my first p-car and am not finding what i want locally (in Seattle area). Searching through Autotrader I've come across a number of reasonably priced cars (for a dealer) through an outfit called A-Z Motors Face in Los Angeles. I ran three VIN's for listed 996's and each came up as a clean, 1 owner vehicle. Ran a search on the board and found one thread where folks referenced a good experience but that was back in '06.

From up north, things appear to be checking out... but before I call I was hoping to learn more from you folks (been doing that for a while). Has anyone worked with them before? Their website is: www.motorsface.com

Thanks,
John (in the market for a Mk II C2, cab or coupe)

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Old 09-01-2019, 03:28 AM   #2
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Hey, Bellevue here

Have you driven any?
cab or coupe is a pretty wide open search...

I worked with these guys before and I watch their inventory of P-cars. They get some nice ones in and are sort of under the radar for advertising...
https://www.ebautobrokers.com/

I am not recommending you buy from them, but I would recommend you drive a couple cars and get a feel for what you are really interested in.

What do you plan on using the car for ?

what brings you to look at Porsche - what are you expecting to experience ? -
If you pop over to ParkPlace in Bellevue, they always have plenty of cars to "test drive" too

You should focus there... get in one... drive it.... find out what makes each one differant and what features you like and dont like -
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:03 AM   #3
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hey guys,

i'm in belltown. EB is right over in queen anne where the old qfc used to be. ed's right... they dont advertise too much.

A-Z Motors Face does have a number of p-cars; IMO i'd really want to go down there and look at the cars for a couple reasons. 1) getting to LA is cheap ($150) and, 2) on one of their ads they list a c4s as manual when the pics clearly show it as a tip. could just be carelessness, but my general attitude is a seller that cares about the ads cares about the product (generally speaking of course).

best of luck in your search.

ps. my search recently ended, today actually. 04 c4s.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:26 PM   #4
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EB and Complete Automotive both seem like good outfits and are on my watch list along with the typical sites on the internet machine. A-Z Motors Face on the other hand, while having awesome cars, continue to be out of touch with my idea of a fair deal. this experience has held true whether consigning or buying. Ahcjar103 – congrats on your new car and to your point, airfare is cheap and I’m thinking of lining up few vehicles in LA for inspection (private parties and dealers). There are more of them and they cost less than in the Seattle area (what doesn't?). A PPI would follow and then a glorious drive home on the 101.

I figured the cab or coupe comment would generate a response or two. I’ve driven both and am leaning towards the cab. Never owned a rag top and think the family will enjoy it (from the passenger or back seats!). I’m okay forfeiting rigidity for open air excitement. I’ll use the car as a DD though I have a Yukon to back me up when the weather gets funky. PCA events will be a blast in either variant and with instruction, hopefully my driving and times will improve. Why keep the coupe on the list then? Well, I know I’ll appreciate the handling characteristics more, I’m absolutely in love with the lines, and honestly, does the world need another 40+ year old balding male cruising around in a cabriolet?

A related question, does anyone have experience with the Speed Gallery? This is an indi across the street from STA.

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Old 09-01-2019, 04:44 PM   #5
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agreed... A-Z Motors Face prices their cars in the stratosphere, seemingly hoping to find whales that will drop coin just to say they purchased their car there. i went there to look at the p-cars they had on the lot and many of them were 8-10k higher than what you see out in the market.

haven't heard anything about speed gallery, however the general advice i got from the indy porsche shop who did my ppi was this: judge the car not the shop. even somewhat questionable dealers get good cars, and if the dealer knows something about the car that is faulty, it will come out in the ppi. a place like A-Z Motors Face has a bunch of inventory so i assume they do some good business.


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Old 09-01-2019, 05:10 PM   #6
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Hi there,

I'm looking to purchase my first p-car and am not finding what i want locally (in Seattle area). Searching through Autotrader I've come across a number of reasonably priced cars (for a dealer) through an outfit called A-Z Motors Face in Los Angeles. I ran three VIN's for listed 996's and each came up as a clean, 1 owner vehicle. Ran a search on the board and found one thread where folks referenced a good experience but that was back in '06.

From up north, things appear to be checking out... but before I call I was hoping to learn more from you folks (been doing that for a while). Has anyone worked with them before? Their website is: www.motorsface.com

Thanks,
John (in the market for a Mk II C2, cab or coupe)
I went up there a few years ago when I was looking, over an hour drive for me.

They had a nicely priced C2 I saw on the web and had spoken with them, but when I got there it just looked a little tired and well-worn.
(Their cars all sit outside, iirc.)

Then they tried to show me several other cars that I wasn't interested in.

So I would generally caution on them, but I'm sure they have good cars also.

Good luck!
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:55 PM   #7
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When I was looking for my Porsche, I also asked this board about A-Z Motors Face. I did not buy my car from them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
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Any new info on these guys. I am looking at a 1995 997 they have and so far (emails only) they seem above board. Just wondering if there is any more info.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
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Any new info on these guys. I am looking at a 1995 997 they have and so far (emails only) they seem above board. Just wondering if there is any more info.

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Jeff

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The uber rare 1995 997?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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Ive have been to their lot twice before i bought mine and their cars are a little overpriced and not very negotiable. Most of thier cars are consignment so to test drive you have to call in advance for them to get an ok from the owner.
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The uber rare 1995 997?
Yup. Can't seem to find them anywhere.
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Ive have been to their lot twice before i bought mine and their cars are a little overpriced and not very negotiable. Most of thier cars are consignment so to test drive you have to call in advance for them to get an ok from the owner.
Thanks for the thoughts. If we could come to an agreement on price, I would have it shipped to me and check it out.
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