Year after year, it seems to be holding true that the 996 Porsche C4S is one of the best “bang for your buck” models. The buy-in is relatively reasonable given how crazy 911 prices can get, and they surely aren’t going down in value given the newest one is now 15 years-old. Reliability? Well, good enough for a 911. Some will still scoff at the nose and soft interior, but it is what is, and they surely aren’t going away. This example up for sale Brooklyn, New York is a pretty typical example, but inside has a few extra touches. Maple wood anyone?
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Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 93,277 mi
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Price: $35,900 Buy It Now
GORGEOUS 2004 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4S AWD COUPE WITH 93277 ORIGINAL MILES. AMAZING SEAL GRAY METALLIC OVER BLACK FULL SUPPLE LEATHER INTERIOR, FULLY LOADED 911 4S WITH OVER $96k ORIGINAL STICKER, INCLUDING 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, LIGHT BURR MAPLE LARGE WOOD PKG, PCM NAVIGATION PKG, HEATED/POWER/LUMBAR SUPPORT SEATS PKG, XENON HEADLAMP PKG, 18″ TURBO II MONOBLOCK WHEELS. THIS ELEGANT 345HP MONSTER DRIVES BRAND NEW LIKE A ROCKET, HAS ABSOLUTELY NO ANY ISSUES. NON-SMOKER 911,NEVER BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS, ALWAYS GARAGE KEPT. CLEAN 3-IL-OWNER CARFAX REPORT, PERFECT HIGH SCORE AUTOCHECK. WE FINANCE. ANY CREDIT. WE DO TRADES. WARRANTY. WE SHIP ALL OVER 48 STATES AND WORLDWIDE PORTS.
On the outside we find Seal Gray Metallic, which is pretty typical. Inside is where it gets interesting. This car was optioned with the “large” light burr maple wood package which means Porsche just threw wood wherever they could stick it. So when you open the doors, you have a tidy black leather interior, but then all of a sudden are smacked in the face with all the wood. Typically, the wood package was optioned with the automatic cars for whatever reason, so it is rare to see a 6-speed car with this option. Personally, I think its a bit much. The wood looks really fake and like it is trying too hard. I’d much rather have the traditional trim or the best option, the carbon fiber.
For whatever reason, the price on this one is really high. $36,000 for a car with 93,000 miles on it and the unattractive wood is way out there. $30,000 seems to a nice ballpark for all the recent examples that have sold, and some even less than that. The mileage is the big thing that is hurting the value of this one, and the wood doesn’t help. Usually this dealer in Brooklyn who drives his inventory from his barbed-wired pen out to the nice suburbs for photos is more realistic in prices, but not on this one.