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Interesting discussion.

Please allow me to side-track: Could someone please enlighten me on what "full option" means?

To my way of thinking it basically means that any options that were available for the model we bought and that the vehicle has every possible gadget/feature possible....

However when I look on Dubizzle and see basic models of cars with "full option" I am confused... e.g a Volvo XC90 at "Comfort" specification (a vehicle I was looking at) "with full option" would not have cooling seats or memory seats or similar which come only with higher spec vehicles.

I seems to me that "full options" is just something that is bandied around and, furthermore, is hard to check.

Any opinions/advice would be welcomed.

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Its just a sales term on Dubbizle; just like "no accidents" eg. If we have to believe dubizzle, only clean cars that have never been in an accident are advertised there; we all know that is not the case.

The specs can make quiet a difference in pricing on a car, also on used cars. Best is to research the different grades that the car sold with. Sometimes they have here 3 grades: Basic, Mid and top level; the pricing difference can be substantial. For instance, a new Ford Explorer could be bought for around 120kaed in basic trim, but the top of line goes for 220kaed which has every conceivable option; huge price difference...

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It's not like it is in Europe where you can specify individual options on your new car and customise it to your exact specification. Here they come pre-loaded with options as the man above mentions, basic/mid/full option.

A lot of people in Dubai think not owning the full option model means they are not manly. Even if full option came with a bear trap on the driver's seat, they'd still rather have that than have a mid-option sitting on their drive. And these people make up 95% of the people who will contact you when you try to sell your car.

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Very true, the resale process relies mainly on whether your car is fully loaded or not (or number 1 as many who deal in the used market name it).

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Interesting information! i didn't know full option is that big an issue.

I guess if you buy used "full option" then you will selling a one as well.

Any input to what happens to the resale value if you don't get it serviced at dealership? of course the selling price will go down, but by how much? If you pay 15K each year at Porsche dealer compared to 5K at some garage shop then that is 10K difference. Let's say you sell car after 4 yrs, would it be more than 40K difference in the value of car just because you didn't get it serviced at Porsche dealership. Hard to believe.

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Interesting information! i didn't know full option is that big an issue.

I guess if you buy used "full option" then you will selling a one as well.

Any input to what happens to the resale value if you don't get it serviced at dealership? of course the selling price will go down, but by how much? If you pay 15K each year at Porsche dealer compared to 5K at some garage shop then that is 10K difference. Let's say you sell car after 4 yrs, would it be more than 40K difference in the value of car just because you didn't get it serviced at Porsche dealership. Hard to believe.
Most cars come new with service packages, particularly european cars for the same concern of high maintenance fees. After the warranty period ends, and most probably the service package does, those who bought new luxury cars will likely sell it.

I don't think someone who bought a used Porsche will bother to service at the dealership.

The problem with dealership service for new cars is not just the costs, or the resale value but would be losing warranty imho.

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You do get more from the resale if the car is full option.

But you pay more for the full option at the onset, so it's generally a moot point in my perspective.

If you have a popular model or a Japanese model you will always be able to sell the car easily.

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Interesting information! i didn't know full option is that big an issue.

I guess if you buy used "full option" then you will selling a one as well.

Any input to what happens to the resale value if you don't get it serviced at dealership? of course the selling price will go down, but by how much? If you pay 15K each year at Porsche dealer compared to 5K at some garage shop then that is 10K difference. Let's say you sell car after 4 yrs, would it be more than 40K difference in the value of car just because you didn't get it serviced at Porsche dealership. Hard to believe.

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Most cars come new with service packages, particularly european cars for the same concern of high maintenance fees. After the warranty period ends, and most probably the service package does, those who bought new luxury cars will likely sell it.

I don't think someone who bought a used Porsche will bother to service at the dealership.

The problem with dealership service for new cars is not just the costs, or the resale value but would be losing warranty imho.
I'm not aware that any new Porsche comes with a service package. They come with a warranty, but that doesn't cover routine servicing. Fortunately, the service intervals are quite long.

During the warranty period, pretty much any Porsche will have been serviced by the authorized dealer. If you don't, your warranty is in jeopardy.

The same goes for an extended warranty, which can be purchased from Porsche. Keeping up with routine maintenance by an authorized dealer is a requirement to keep the warranty valid. If you let maintenance slip they will make you catch up and conduct a very thorough inspection (including fixing everything) before they will sell you a warranty.

Once the warranty expires, there are pretty much two well-respected places in Dubai to get a Porsche worked on - and one of those is the authorized dealer. Buyers who know what they are doing will look for service records from one of those two companies.

I'd be very leery of buying a Porsche or similar car where the buyer has scrimped on routine maintenance. They are reliable cars, but they need proper maintenance from someone who knows what they are doing.

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Yep, Porsche made me change the brand new tyres to Porsche-approved tyres before they'd let me extend the warranty.

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I'm not aware that any new Porsche comes with a service package. They come with a warranty, but that doesn't cover routine servicing. Fortunately, the service intervals are quite long.

During the warranty period, pretty much any Porsche will have been serviced by the authorized dealer. If you don't, your warranty is in jeopardy.

The same goes for an extended warranty, which can be purchased from Porsche. Keeping up with routine maintenance by an authorized dealer is a requirement to keep the warranty valid. If you let maintenance slip they will make you catch up and conduct a very thorough inspection (including fixing everything) before they will sell you a warranty.

Once the warranty expires, there are pretty much two well-respected places in Dubai to get a Porsche worked on - and one of those is the authorized dealer. Buyers who know what they are doing will look for service records from one of those two companies.

I'd be very leery of buying a Porsche or similar car where the buyer has scrimped on routine maintenance. They are reliable cars, but they need proper maintenance from someone who knows what they are doing.
I believe you have to get it serviced every 15,000 kms? How much do you pay usually and what does the service include? Thanks!

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