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Old 01-31-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Flat6 Innovations View Post
Actually it wasn't.. That car recently sold and was advertised as an earlier aircooled 911 with body mods to make it appear as a 996.
that thinig was a POS with lipstick
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+1 1999 cab!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Flat6 Innovations View Post
The earliest 1999 you can find!

Thats my personal opinion, but its based from aspects most wouldn't consider.
Originally Posted by mrjr1000 View Post
Considering who u r, I am very VERY interested in hearing ur aspects for consideration. For certain, the 1999 is going to be the "cheapest." Have a '99 with 49K miles located in town. Two problems being silver and coupe BUT one local owner and asking price is very attractive.

PM if u wish or direct to appropriate link(s).
I would like to hear more about this as well!
Any details you can share would be appreciated either via the thread or by PM.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Cefalu View Post
'99: 5 chain and dual row IMS! Plus no electric trunk release or throttle. KISS.
This ^^
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Flat6 Innovations View Post
The earliest 1999 you can find!

Thats my personal opinion, but its based from aspects most wouldn't consider.
Somewhere in texas a well cared for 2003 (?) c4s has just hit the market
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kromdom View Post
best is "newest" car you can afford.
Not that I can afford a Lamborghini Miura P400SV, but this logic requires that those who could afford one better drop it from the plans and get a newer model.

I don't think so.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:59 PM
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...& i thought it was Jake's since of humor....
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2002+ C4S, updated headlights, full leather, widebody, 3.6l, turbo brakes and suspension.
get IMS retrofit, pick correct oil and change frequently and drive the car.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:13 PM
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Personally, the headlights on the Mk1 996 are the best looking. They remind me of a GT40.

When I see a 996 Mk2, I think one thing. Whiner Porsche owner who complains to Porsche that his 911 headlights looked too much like a Boxster. To me the Mk2 lights look weird and simply a change to justify a buyers cost premium.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Cefalu View Post
Not that I can afford a Lamborghini Miura P400SV, but this logic requires that those who could afford one better drop it from the plans and get a newer model.

I don't think so.

Well the OP said "best >996<"

Within a generation I think the idea that "newest you can afford" is usually sound. So if someone said "best Gallardo for me to get" then Im going to go out on a limb and guess they dont want a Miura at any price.

With Porsche, we all know that the "Porsche community" guidance is "buy anything except a 996, including some other car" so probably in the Porsche community the rule would be "buy the *oldest* car you can afford as long as its not a 996"
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Originally Posted by Flat6 Innovations View Post
The earliest 1999 you can find!

Thats my personal opinion, but its based from aspects most wouldn't consider.
Just checked... 6/98 !!

So care to share the aspects? I'll start - key aspects why I chose my '99... Lightest weight 996 (or 993), LSD, traction control, M030, wire throttle, lowest cost/least depreciation. Wasn't aware of Dual Row bearing & 5 chain was a feature at purchase. But Dual Row was perfect when I replaced it at 100k.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:42 PM
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I drive a '99 that was manufactured in March of 1998. This car really is the best most reliable car I've ever owned. So I'm +++ on the 99's.
I've replaced, wheels, tires, complete audio system, every exterior light fixture and 99% of most people ask me of its new. Blows my mind every time I hear that. My car has been on the road for 15 years this coming May.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mlambert890 View Post
Well the OP said "best >996<"

Within a generation I think the idea that "newest you can afford" is usually sound. So if someone said "best Gallardo for me to get" then Im going to go out on a limb and guess they dont want a Miura at any price.

With Porsche, we all know that the "Porsche community" guidance is "buy anything except a 996, including some other car" so probably in the Porsche community the rule would be "buy the *oldest* car you can afford as long as its not a 996"
The post I was responding to was a categorical recommendation that postulated the newest "car" is always best. There was no mention of "newest 996" as you misconstrued the meaning of my response. But I could see how you might read it that way.

Personally, I buy the best I can afford. Sometimes that's also the newest.

So far the Mk1 996's have in their favor: 5 chain motors, Dual row IMS bearings , lighter, less electrical complications and whatever it is that Jake knows that we don't. The Mk2's have cupholders, gloveboxes, a glass rear window and different headlights.

I'll take 5 chains, a Dual row IMSB, simpler electrical, and the PO's depreciation! When I get a new top, it will have a glass rear window.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:08 PM
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Missed the fact the 3.6L is way more enjoyable to drive than 3.4L. (had both)

Nice to hear some people like the MK I lights, I prefer the later.
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Great, now we have a Mk 1 vs. Mk 2 fight..................lite relief from the I** threads
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