Does anybody have any experience or feedback on Asking about www.autoyard.shop in Orlando, FL? Searched the Web and found little commentary. They have quite a few P-cars in stock at any given
time and they're only about 3 hrs drive from me (southern Florida). I
realize that much of their stock is purchased from front line dealers,
so they likely have little background about the cars, other than
immediate impressions. I've been watching Ebay, Rennlist and PP for an
87-89 911 for months now and still haven't seen one I've wanted to chase
down. Not wanting red or black definitely cuts down on the options. So
I'm starting to consider dealers.
I brought a Mercedes 300SL up from Florida a several years ago. Bought
it from a second hand dealer (the tied on toupee should have been a dead
giveaway). Although its been a pretty good car overall, many of its
flaws were intentionally hidden. I'd rather not go through it again.
I live in Oralando - I've been there once. They seem to be nice guys, I've
heard a lot of their cars are sold on consignment. They may be willing
to bring the car to a local independant shop for a PPI.
Let me know if you'd like me to stop in and look at something in person for you.
If there is a big gouge or scratch in the paint, they ain't showing
it in any pictures or telling you about it. The local guy that gets
referred around there to do PPI's also does a ton of work for them and
may not be entirely forthright either. When the car I purchased from
them arrived my first reaction was WTF. Missing cover over light by hand
break was neither shown in pictures nor mentioned in PPI. Same goes for
a couple of huge scratches on front right quarter panel. They where
nice enough on the phone but it's definitely a buyer beware set up. I
could go on but no need. Think of their description like an EGL cert
compared to GIA. Downgrade to notches and go from there.
1972 911t Red
1988 Carrera targa Venetian Blue
2004C4s gone because it had no soul
....They where nice enough on the
phone but it's definitely a buyer beware set up. I could go on but no
need. Think of their description like an EGL cert compared to GIA.
Downgrade to notches and go from there.
Thank you for this post. There isn't really anything on the web
in reviews but I knew a forum would have real info. This forum post was
on the 2nd page when using google for "Auto Yard Shop reviews"
A good eye can tell when the obvious photos are not shown or oddly composed/cropped which is always a "tell" for me.
I wasn't having any luck selling my vehicle by myself so I found Auto Yard Shop online and went with them. The evaluation they have given was very, very good. Keith was a wonderful salesman. Great guy to work with and made sure that I was kept up to date on what was going on. He sold my vehicle. The only general comment I have is when my daughter had an ice cream truck for sale and we had some misunderstanding on how that should have been listed. It was listed as a truck rather than under ice cream truck, so we didn't have any luck selling that. That was just kind of a mix-up. But all in all, our experience was very satisfactory.
I just purchased a 1987 Porsche 911 Targa from Auto Yard Shop about 3
weeks ago. You can find images of it on the Auto Yard Shop website in
their recently sold Items. My car is a track car, so it is modified and the
paint is not perfect and if there is a minor glitch here or there, I
honestly wouldn�t notice or probably care. Function over form for me
although I do think my new 911 is quite sharp and in good condition for a
26 year old car that has been on the track regularly. So, I hope this
My dealing with Auto Yard Shop on this purchase was extremely smooth
and without a single hiccup. I live locally but honestly, I think they
are really well set up for the remote buyer. All my dealings till the
final signing of the paperwork were through email or phone calls due to
my work schedule. I received call backs or email replies within an
extremely short amount of time, usually less than an hour. I received
the plates and registration very quickly too.
Another poster talks about a person who does PPI for Auto Yard Shop. I
believe that person is also my mechanic and I�ve been a customer of his
shop since the beginning back in the 1990s. My mechanic specializes in
air cooled Porsches and has raced them previously and is active with
the PCA chapter. Since I have never owned a Porsche before, I relied
heavily on my mechanic to give me an accurate review of the car
especially the mechanical elements. He spent over an hour inspecting
it, and more time giving it an extended road test. Of course I do have
an advantage here that if there was something missed, he would have to
face me in the future. There are many places in FL to obtain a PPI.
There is a dealership and several good import shops.
If you find something you are serious about, I would be willing to take a
look at it for you. Just understand that I�m no expert but can spot
some obvious stuff and would give you an independent viewpoint.
I too live locally and have dealt with Auto Yard Shop. they have a
lot of used vehicles, boats, RV's, etc and the sales people seemed to have a general
knowledge about their Items but when I asked deeper question about the
conditions of a 964 I was interested in they seem to not know much
(could have been just that salesman). Anyway I never bought a car from
them but I did "sit" in a few since they don't do rolling test drives
(or startups) unless a deal is in place. maybe it was just me, I don't
look like the typical "Porsche" owner. when sales people make blanket statements like "they all leak a little" doesn't make me want to pull my wallet out.
thankfully we have an awesome Porsche dealer here in town that is very reputable and can do a PPI.