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€57,000 Damaged Porsche Macan Turbo Is Not a Bargain

Registered in September 2014, one careful owner, fully equipped with all the features, 400 horsepower V6 engine – for a Porsche Macan Turbo costing €57,500 (equivalent to $61,000), that sounds like the bargain of the century. But, in fact, it's the opposite of one.
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During our endless surfing of the internet, we stumbled upon a very interesting find on German online auction website Mobile. A dealership in Soltau, a mid-sized town from Lower Saxony, is selling a damaged Porsche Macan Turbo for that exact amount of money. The only problem is that it has sustained a serious frontal crash.

The same listing states quite clearly that there is no damage to the transmission and gearbox. We can obviously see what's going on at the front, where the hood, fenders and bumpers are all smashed up. The alloys might be bent, the front suspension damaged and new airbags will have to be installed.

When new, this exact Macan Turbo cost €109,000 ($113,000), so the big question is – does the damage account for the €50,000 discount? Well yes and no. Porsche workshops are notorious for the cost of repairs and considering it's a brand new model still under warranty, you can't just ask your friend who works at Ford to fix it.

Just taking apart the broken pieces costs about €3,000 in labor. Add to that a full engine inspection and €10,000 worth of expensive parts and the numbers rocket upwards. Then there's the fact that a premium car can lose up to 20% of its value immediately after being bought and that damaged goods are not sought after.

So yes, even though the damage looks superficial, this Macan Turbo that packs 400 hp and reaches 100 km/h in under 5 seconds, is still worth Audi A4 money.      

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