09 low miles or 09 high miles car?


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    09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    I am looking to purchase my first R8 and need help to guide me on which one I should get.
    Here is the story:
    Both cars are V8 Auto with the same color.
    1st R8 is stock with 31K miles with extended warranty.
    Service:
    shocks been replaced with new OEM ones 7K miles
    A/C never needed replacement
    fresh service and clear bill of health
    was able to test drive it.

    2nd R8 is modified with Carbon wing/Stasis Exhaust, carbon fiber interior and engine bay, aftermarket Recaro seats but with 71k miles. (Seller says it has 20K in upgrades)
    Service:
    shocks been replaced with traditional coil overs
    A/C was never replaced but work
    Clutch was replaced around 51K miles
    Out of state R8 so I am unable to test drive (touch and smell)

    This will be a weekend car and will put about 2K miles a year.

    Help me decide before I go mad

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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    I've seen the 2nd R8 you're talking about online. It looks to be in great condition and tasteful mods.

    But I'd be more tempted to do the lower mile one if it were me.
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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Without sharing the price difference, it’s impossible to answer in any useful way, other than to say the low miles one would be preferable, all other things being equal.
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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Unless you really like the mods on the high mileage car, go for the 31k car. Can always mod it yourself.
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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Mods are nice, but the lower mileage appeals more to me. And, you get to do Your mods the way you want.
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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Thank you everyone for giving me their opinion. I guess the bottom line is, does the mods (and they look very tastefully done and they are something that I want to do no matter what) worth the extra miles or wait a year and put the mods myself on the lower mileage car (exhaust + Tune)

    After you add sales tax and shipping, cars are the same price.

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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmargalit View Post
    Thank you everyone for giving me their opinion. I guess the bottom line is, does the mods (and they look very tastefully done and they are something that I want to do no matter what) worth the extra miles or wait a year and put the mods myself on the lower mileage car (exhaust + Tune)

    After you add sales tax and shipping, cars are the same price.
    Think you answered the question there yourself. I'd definitely go for the lower mileage car.
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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    To me, it's a lot of miles on the car. I only do 1-2k per year myself. The lower mileage car will also have better resale if you care about that down the line with you adding 2k per year. I looked at a TT V10 car 2009 with around 11k miles on it for around 125k. At the time, the car was probably worth 100-105k, and the mods were probably around 45-50k. The car was 2000 miles away. I took a flight to check it out. It was a really clean, nice car. I did not like the Rtronic Trans and was also concerned about having the custom TT setup. The TT was done out of Chicago, which I wasn't excited about in case I had problems. Then I saw a low mileage (900 miles) 2014 Stronic for sale, got it for 139k, no mods. I liked the fact that it was stock, low miles and then I ended up doing my own mods including exhaust, rims, wing and super charger within a couple of years. I have a fairly local shop that works on the car and am glad I went this route. With all of that being said, you need to figure out which one floats your boat and go for it. Good Luck.
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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Agreed with these guys and pompeyreece. It certainly doesn't seem that the mods are worth 40,000 miles. That's 15-20 years worth of miles for most R8 owners and it sounds like yourself. Exhaust and tune on the lower mileage car with the extended warranty seems like your best path.

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    Re: 09 low miles or 09 high miles car?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmargalit View Post
    Thank you everyone for giving me their opinion. I guess the bottom line is, does the mods (and they look very tastefully done and they are something that I want to do no matter what) worth the extra miles or wait a year and put the mods myself on the lower mileage car (exhaust + Tune)

    After you add sales tax and shipping, cars are the same price.
    Go with the low mileage car, as everyone so far has suggested.
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