All Stirlings cars are prepared to the highest standards inside and out, Main Dealer serviced and inspected
Buying a Porsche is a special experience. Most Porsche look beautiful but the reality can be more complicated.
The Stirlings Standard, is my personal approach to buying, inspecting, preparing, delivering and after-sales care. It protects you from potential pitfalls, gives you the assurance of my attention to detail and industry expertise, and is a commitment to ensuring that each and every Stirlings car is well and truly a dream car.
I don’t look for an easy-fix or low-cost way of preparing a used car beause Porsche is not just any car. Over the years I’ve found this to be the most effective way of giving the people who matter most - my customers – total confidence and peace of mind.
All Stirlings Porsche are carefully chosen before being taken to Porsche Exeter for a rigorous Porsche Approved Used Car 111 Point Inspection – the same inspection a car must pass in order to be sold by a Porsche Main Dealer, and of course the report is given to you and can be emailed to you on your initial enquiry. If a service is due within the next six months, the car is serviced there and then (Porsche Main Dealers do this only if the service falls due within three months). Tyres are 4mm of tread measured at three points across the tyre and Porsche N Rated (Porsche Main Dealer Standard is 3mm). The car then undergoes a comprehensive cosmetic preparation process – stone chips are rectified, alloy wheels refurbished and a three-day paint correction process, detailing and finishing undertaken.
I am often asked for general advice about buying a used Porsche. My advice is always to follow my three rules: Firstly, Pre Purchase Inspection, never buy a car without having it professionally inspected. Secondly, it’s not how much you pay for a car initially, but you should consider how much you might spend on it in the first six months of ownership, hence the need for a Pre Purchase inspection. Will it need a Service? Tyres? Detailing or refurbishing the bodywork, and or alloy wheels for stone chips and scratches, And lastly, think about how attractive that car will be when you come to sell it to the next owner, remembering that low mileage, high specification models are more likely to appeal the next buyer.
Stirlings led the way in being the first independent to offer Official Porsche Warranties with all our cars. Since October 2008 however Porsche modified the rules so that you can only put a Porsche extended warranty on a car that’s more than two years old if you’ve owned it for at least 90 days. All Stirlings cars under eight years old come with our own 12-month warranty. Cars over eight years old come with a 6-month Stirlings warranty. If you are interested in obtaining a 12 or 24 month warranty you can have your car re-inspected by Porsche and buy the warranty from them direct. Stirlings will contribute £500 towards the cost.
Your dream car should come to you like new. Used cars however are often likely to feature stone chips and scuffs. Most car dealers will show cars in this “original” condition with the comment that the condition is reflected in the price (How costly could it be to make your new purchase look like new again?). Stirlings, with its access to a network of trusted professionals built up over its 30 years’ in business, rectifies all damage, refurbishes alloys and comprehensively prepares cars, as standard.
Stirlings takes care of all the finer details of preparing your car so that it’s delivered meeting your exact requirements. But with so many options available on a new car we can arrange to fit Porsche Sports Exhausts, Cruise Controls and any other Porsche Tequipment accessory you may be looking for, and will pass our discounts on to you. We also hold a sizeable stock of Porsche Alloy wheels.
The right finance package is so important when buying your Porsche. A wide range of finance facilities can be arranged through Supercar Finance who offer a comprehensive range of financial products for corporate and private customers. Quotes are tailored to meet your individual requirements, either straight repayment or balloon type facility. Visit Supercar Finance Website or get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0333 0000 911.
Valeting & Detailing
Stirlings cars are detailed and finished to perfection. We use either Zymol Vintage Wax, a hand crafted Carnauba wax, or the latest crystal serums from Gtechniq to ensure your Stirlings car shines more brightly and for longer than it did the day it first left the showroom.
Stirlings delivers all of its cars across the UK and beyond. Based in the beautiful county of Cornwall we’re always happy for our customers to visit us too. There’s a choice of travel options including flights to Newquay Airport from which we offer our customers a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service.
All Stirlings cars are HPI Checked to protect you from outstanding finance, write-offs and other fraud. This report will be included with all the other car documents.
I realise buying a Porsche can be a daunting experience, especially for the first time, I’m always happy to help and advise, Don’t be afraid to call or email.