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Old 09-09-2007, 11:46 PM
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do you ever think about trading in your 993?
Nope.


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Old 09-10-2007, 12:57 AM
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I only thought about selling my car once, and that was to get a 964 cup car, which is, at the moment, a very competitive car for PCA's D class. I never pursued it and decided to just keep my uncompetitive 993 and learn to drive the wheels off of it. I figure if I can podium against the 964 cups or Ernie J's Cayman, I'm not doing too badly.

Other than that, no, I have not thought of selling. I just love this car and how well it drives. Now that I have the suspension completely dialed in, it feels telepathic. No exaggeration.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:34 PM
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I will never trade it in, but if someone offered me an insane amount of money for it (enough for a 98' C2S), I might consider parting with it.

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Old 09-10-2007, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by miishmiish View Post
1966 912
1968 912 fitted with a 2.7 carburated
1976 Euro Spec SC Targa
1981 SC Targa
1984 Euro Spec Carrera Cabrio (54k miles)
1995 CS Convertible
1997 Euro Spec c2S coupe (18k miles)

Time for a change???

edit: this is in addition to my Ninja, S500 Benz, and 2005 X5 4.4
I love porsches as much as the next guy, but there does appear to pretty much redundancy in this list. I'd dump the 95, 81, and 68, and get something totally different to round out the garage.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:52 PM
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No, I do not EVER think about selling my car - only adding.
You, on the other hand, have SEVEN.
Sell three or four of them and get that aston.
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:15 PM
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If I ever got rid of the 993, I'd buy another Carrera or SC or early car and use the rest of the money for mods. I can't get in the least bit excited about any Porsche made after 1998. Older is usually better in my book anyway. You will never get the sound of an air-cooled flat six with any car after 1998 anyway.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:23 PM
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On a recent noisy four hour solo drive from the mountains and after wrestling my 993 in crosswinds and then being passed by an 07 Audi A4 at 100mph with four women in it looking thoroughly composed, I came to the conclusion that the 993 really wasn't all its cracked up to be. Yes I've proclaimed my allegiance to the 993 in the past, but with some real hard use, I'm of a different mind now.

Anything after the longhoods pretty much compromises the true 911 feel, and a 993 is just an overweight version of that car that the 911 legend is born from. The notion that its the pinnacle of the aircooled cars is flawed. All the compromises you'll deal with compared to a modern car, are acceptable in the early cars, because they are old cars, but not so with the 993s when compared to current modern cars on the market. A $30k Nissan 350Z will outrun a 993 and does so with true character and feel everyone goes on about here is lost in new cars, and indeed has as much genuine "heritage" as a 911.

Personally I'd take a 996 or 997 over a 993, or to be brutally honest even the aforementioned Z car any day of the week.

So yes I would trade mine in.
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creator8, try a six-speed! An overloaded A4 shouldn't be passing you at 100mph+.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by creator8 View Post
On a recent noisy four hour solo drive from the mountains and after wrestling my 993 in crosswinds and then being passed by an 07 Audi A4 at 100mph with four women in it looking thoroughly composed, I came to the conclusion that the 993 really wasn't all its cracked up to be. Yes I've proclaimed my allegiance to the 993 in the past, but with some real hard use, I'm of a different mind now.

Anything after the longhoods pretty much compromises the true 911 feel, and a 993 is just an overweight version of that car that the 911 legend is born from. The notion that its the pinnacle of the aircooled cars is flawed. All the compromises you'll deal with compared to a modern car, are acceptable in the early cars, because they are old cars, but not so with the 993s when compared to current modern cars on the market. A $30k Nissan 350Z will outrun a 993 and does so with true character and feel everyone goes on about here is lost in new cars, and indeed has as much genuine "heritage" as a 911.

Personally I'd take a 996 or 997 over a 993, or to be brutally honest even the aforementioned Z car any day of the week.

So yes I would trade mine in.
You've got a stock tip with the stock shocks? If so, no wonder your car's handling sucks. How many miles on the car/shocks?

Or maybe the driver of the Audi was...just a better driver.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:37 PM
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If you think a 350z is faster and has more character than a 911, maybe it is time for you to trade in your car. Last time I checked, a 350z was overweight, had a clutch that was not so durable and had the the Japanese rice styling to the max. It was and is an ugly car that has the trademark Nissan cheapness to it.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:45 PM
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I have a lot of respect for the 993C4s and 2s and I would have kept it if it wasn't for the lack of garage space. I own my GT3, no lease for my fun cars!

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by miishmiish View Post
i have a pretty nice collection of porsches but yesterday at the carwash, i watched an aston martin, lamborghini, and a gorgeous 996 turbo convertible that was heavily customized roll in. then i looked back at my c2s and thought, damn, it's nice, but it just looks old... It's 10 years old already, could it be time for a change?

anyone every get those thoughts? i will always keep one or two porsches around but i kind of want something fresh. look at what i have right now, and all of my cars are showroom condition (more or less):

1966 912
1968 912 fitted with a 2.7 carburated
1976 Euro Spec SC Targa
1981 SC Targa
1984 Euro Spec Carrera Cabrio (54k miles)
1995 CS Convertible
1997 Euro Spec c2S coupe (18k miles)

Time for a change???

edit: this is in addition to my Ninja, S500 Benz, and 2005 X5 4.4
No way. Thoughts from one of my very first posts....

"Over the last decade there are several cars that can match (and in some cases exceed) the 993's performance numbers. Infiniti G35's and Lexus IS's produce over 300hp. But, to be candid, I don't care. WRX's and Lancers, and others may be able to keep up, but none of them can provide the driving experience and pride of ownership associated with this marque. For me, it's about more than straight line performance. It's the entire package; the intangibles. The quiet confidence of knowing that you are literally driving a legend. Within the first 5 minutes of ownership, I had parked my car at a gas station to grab some water. Upon returning I found an older gentlemen staring lovingly at the car. When I approached, he said "This your car?"
"It is."
"Beautiful, absolutely beautiful."

The feeling you get from that, my friend, is priceless.

Drive the 993 to any car event where people know and respect cars, and park a 993 (or any nice 911) next to those winged-out, turbo'd, nitro'd, juvenile contraptions and I bet, all eyes and questions go to the Porsche. At the risk of being crude, it's like putting a pearl next to rat droppings....We own, argubly, the most revered sports car of all time. An icon. There's nothing else like these cars, they don't make them anymore, and I don't care who makes what in the future. This is a love affair that endures."
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:21 PM
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993 is a great car and i have had one as well.
but there are other cars out there i want to try before i die.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by FLYT993 View Post
No way. Thoughts from one of my very first posts....

"Over the last decade there are several cars that can match (and in some cases exceed) the 993's performance numbers. Infiniti G35's and Lexus IS's produce over 300hp. But, to be candid, I don't care. WRX's and Lancers, and others may be able to keep up, but none of them can provide the driving experience and pride of ownership associated with this marque. For me, it's about more than straight line performance. It's the entire package; the intangibles. The quiet confidence of knowing that you are literally driving a legend. Within the first 5 minutes of ownership, I had parked my car at a gas station to grab some water. Upon returning I found an older gentlemen staring lovingly at the car. When I approached, he said "This your car?"
"It is."
"Beautiful, absolutely beautiful."

The feeling you get from that, my friend, is priceless.

Drive the 993 to any car event where people know and respect cars, and park a 993 (or any nice 911) next to those winged-out, turbo'd, nitro'd, juvenile contraptions and I bet, all eyes and questions go to the Porsche. At the risk of being crude, it's like putting a pearl next to rat droppings....We own, argubly, the most revered sports car of all time. An icon. There's nothing else like these cars, they don't make them anymore, and I don't care who makes what in the future. This is a love affair that endures."
...here...hear...! Even IF the riceburner is 'faster' it's still: a burner of rice, mass produced on a boring conveyor belt of dull, slab-sided nippon 'total quality' crap. Enjoy the 993 Neandrethal while U can - it is destined to go the way of the '67 Stingray - beautiful, fast and --- archaic. But still enough to make you splooge your pants when they idle by you in the parking lot...
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Originally Posted by creator8 View Post
On a recent noisy four hour solo drive from the mountains and after wrestling my 993 in crosswinds and then being passed by an 07 Audi A4 at 100mph with four women in it looking thoroughly composed, I came to the conclusion that the 993 really wasn't all its cracked up to be. Yes I've proclaimed my allegiance to the 993 in the past, but with some real hard use, I'm of a different mind now.

Anything after the longhoods pretty much compromises the true 911 feel, and a 993 is just an overweight version of that car that the 911 legend is born from. The notion that its the pinnacle of the aircooled cars is flawed. All the compromises you'll deal with compared to a modern car, are acceptable in the early cars, because they are old cars, but not so with the 993s when compared to current modern cars on the market. A $30k Nissan 350Z will outrun a 993 and does so with true character and feel everyone goes on about here is lost in new cars, and indeed has as much genuine "heritage" as a 911.

Personally I'd take a 996 or 997 over a 993, or to be brutally honest even the aforementioned Z car any day of the week.

So yes I would trade mine in.
You may wish to drive a well sorted 993 -- I am sure your thoughts would change. Both of the 993's I have had were very planted at high speeds and seemed to beg for more.
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