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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#497 of 2175 Re: 1999 996 Coupe: 20K? [blckislandguy]
Feb 13, 2006 (5:25 am)
IMO, if you want to gamble, go to Las Vegas.
If I wanted to spend $30-35k on a highly reliable, fun to drive car with very good performance, I'd get another brand new Honda S2000. I would not take a flier on a 7 year old 911 with 89,000 miles that doesn't have any documentation. I want a fun car that I can drive, not one that has a high probablility of being a headache. That's not "fun" in my book. Heck, I wouldn't buy a used Honda S2000 that had no documentation and Jiffy Lube oil changes, let alone a 911.
If, on the other hand, you want to spend the time and money to get the car thoroughly checked out by a legitimate Porsche mechanic, perhaps you can get the price low enough to make it a worthwhile risk. But life is too short for me to undertake that one.
#498 of 2175 Re: C2 Cab vs. C2S, my 2 cents [nyc4s]
Feb 15, 2006 (7:25 pm)
Xenons not worth it?
#499 of 2175 Re: Color Combinations [bosco42]
Feb 15, 2006 (9:47 pm)
Yellow w/ Black
#500 of 2175 Re: C2 Cab vs. C2S, my 2 cents [blckislandguy]
Feb 16, 2006 (7:56 am)
Xenons are mandatory . . . and I doubt they make many without them.
#501 of 2175 20K / Year Porsche 911
Feb 19, 2006 (8:24 pm)
Has anyone here put or know anyone that has put 20K miles/year or more on their 911? I am thinking of getting one but I happen to drive alot. How do they hold up? Repair, drive ,ect... Thanks for your help.
#502 of 2175 Powerkit 997S vs 996Turbo
Feb 20, 2006 (8:55 pm)
I'm in the market for 997S. if i could have my own way, i'd order an 06 C2S with X51. However, i drove an X51 car and was not $17k impressed.
I did some research into aftermarket powerkit and was amazed at the options. From superchargers to maxxed out motors.
A neighbor recently picked up his 900HP GT2 from 9ff. We did some joyriding and i'm hooked on the power now.
What i'm thinking now is to pick up a low-mile 05 997S and drop $10-15k in engine and suspension mods. I'll be keeping the car for at least three years.
I must admit it also crossed my mind to get a 996 turbo and modify that. The gains that can be made with turbos is really tempting. On the other hand, i dont know if the complexity of a turbo would be problematic. Also, i kinda wwant the newer body style.
What to you guys think? anybody own both?
Either way, check out these cool videos i turned up. That exhaust sounds amazing.
#503 of 2175 Re: rear spoiler [nyc4s]
Feb 22, 2006 (2:02 pm)
there are so many spoilers available.
DO you want the factory aerokit one?
I've been pricing out a 9ff conversion car and saw this spoiler.
personally i like the biwing design to this one - kind alooks like a GT2 wing also.
#504 of 2175 Re: 20K / Year Porsche 911 [sdbui]
Feb 22, 2006 (2:35 pm)
I've slowed down - 5,000 miles in the first 5 months - thanks to winter finally arriving.
But a big part of my decision to get a 911, especially the 997, was what I have determined is a pretty darn durable car. There is a RMS issue that may not have been resolved completely for the 997. But that is a one time issue that will likely surface in the 4 year/50k mile warranty.
I don't expect to get to 110k miles before needing new brake pads, as in my 1995 Nissan Maxima. Nor do I expect to have only $300 in total maintenance over 2.5 years and 20k miles with my Honda S2000. But I didn't buy the 911 with the intention of it being a low mileage garage queen. I am confident it will be fine for 12-15k miles per year for me.
#506 of 2175 Looks like 3rd place to me habitat1
Feb 23, 2006 (5:18 pm)
Not to quibble but I read the article in the link you provided and it looks like the 911 came in 3rd. Did I miss something?