It may have been your dream car since you were a child, and now, as you get a new job with a higher-paying salary, you may finally be able to afford a Porsche.

It seems a straightforward process. You go to a local dealer, find the model that you want, and buy it. Simple. However, for you to get the Porsche you want, what are some of the key things that you will need to consider before driving your dream car home? 

This article aims to skim over the key things you should consider when looking to buy this luxury car.

Key Factors

Okay, so whether you type in Porsche for sale second-hand near me or Porsche dealership near me, you will need to know the key factors that you will be looking for, especially if you are opting for a pre-owned car. 

These will include the cost of insurance for this model of Porsche, the mileage that it already has (if it is second-hand), and the resale value. Yes, that is worth considering. Porsche will always be a luxury name, but it is worth knowing the resale value of the brand you are buying, in case you decide to sell it or trade it up in the future.

Transmission Type

There are 2 types of transmission: manual and automatic. 

Why does this matter? Because it impacts the cost of potential repairs, along with the complexities of these repairs. If a manual car becomes damaged due to an issue with the transmission, they are easier to fix. As well as this, they are cheaper to have insured.

However, should you be driving your Porsche every day, an automatic will be more convenient. 


The cost of a Porsche is going to impact the type you buy. Suppose you have always wanted a Porsche 911, but they are out of your price range brand-new, then you have 2 options. You can either opt to purchase a second-hand model, or you can save up a bit more. 

Then, it comes to the cost of a car. You will also need to consider the running cost. Can you afford the insurance that comes with a Porsche? What about the cost of gas? Indeed, buying any car goes far beyond the purchase. As tempting as it is (and as pushy as some salespeople are), always make a budget, and stick to it, especially if you are doing so from a dealership.

Does the Car Work?

This only applies to the purchasing of a second-hand car, as first-hand models should always work. Plus, if they don’t, they are covered by a warranty.

If you are aiming to buy a Porsche second-hand, make sure you take it for a test drive before agreeing to anything. Don’t feel pressured, and never takes someone’s word for anything when it comes to buying a car. Trust your gut, and if something feels off, it probably is. So, make sure it ruins smoothly and then discuss a price with the seller.

By Grace