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Old 02-01-2013, 04:06 PM
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I like the simpler interior trim and lights on my 2000 MK1 (11/99). Those lights were on the last Porsche to win LeMans overall!
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:25 AM
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2002 has 3.6 , updated interior and lights and is per- MOST so you can upgrade stereo ...
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:48 AM
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great thread.
my $0.02. I would stay clear of 1998 - 2001. I have a 2003 and love it, though I've had to do the RMS and IMS because they were failing, so whatever that's worth. I think you get one that has had the IMS retrofit done already, why worry. IF you can get a warantee get one, its' worth it, I paid $3500 for Platnium level Fidelity and have made over $9000 of claims on it, slam dunk worth it.

Keep in mind a Cab adds 400lbs to the car so it's like having 2 extra adults in the car, or one if you are from the south, which adds ALOT of weight.

BUT like most have said, and I completely back and agree to, get what makes YOU happy, you are going to love it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Turkertwo View Post
I like the simpler interior trim and lights on my 2000 MK1 (11/99). Those lights were on the last Porsche to win LeMans overall!
great heritage!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by cpepper95129 View Post
...Keep in mind a Cab adds 400lbs to the car so it's like having 2 extra adults in the car, or one if you are from the south, which adds ALOT of weight.
Yeah, like, 98% of all the statistics on the Interwebs are just made up.

FWIW, the Porsche manual states that the empty weight for the coupe starts at 3020 lbs, the cabriolet starts at 3197 lbs -- not insignificant....but not 400lbs.

So it is not surprising that the 0-60 for the coupe is rated at 5.0 seconds; the cab at 5.2 seconds; top speed is rated at 177 for both.

Choose the kind of driving experience you want, rather than worry about a possible .2 seconds (that will be concealed by driver skill & local conditions).
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2005 when the 997 came out.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:02 PM
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Let's see, driving through the wine country, or on Highway 1, in a coupe or a convertible? I am sure most people can agree that either is great.

But top down is a whole different experience, and is precisely why I own my 996 cab. Well worth the 0.2 second penalty to me.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Cefalu View Post
Let's see, driving through the wine country, or on Highway 1, in a coupe or a convertible? I am sure most people can agree that either is great.

But top down is a whole different experience, and is precisely why I own my 996 cab. Well worth the 0.2 second penalty to me.
That's why I got a targa ! Best of both worlds
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Cefalu View Post
Let's see, driving through the wine country, or on Highway 1, in a coupe or a convertible? I am sure most people can agree that either is great.

But top down is a whole different experience, and is precisely why I own my 996 cab. Well worth the 0.2 second penalty to me.


I'm with Cefalu on this one, but we both live near Hwy 1 and wine country

I have a hard top for mine as well, but I've used it only twice.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:47 PM
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The Targa's are very cool, hard to argue with that solution.

My hardtop is tucked up in the rafters. Put it on once, to move it from the sellers rafters to my rafters.
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Originally Posted by joseph mitro View Post
Love your speed yellow with RUF wheels!
Thank you! Those Ruf wheels set me back quite a bit back but well worth the compliments I get.

By the way, my build date was July 98. Newport Porsche loves this car and always tells me never to let this one go. The tech that only works on my car tells me that the early 98 builds were the best of the best. In order to keep pricing from going up year after year, Porsche - like all Manufacturers' finds ways to cut. The (5)-chain motors & Dual row IMS bearings were just one of those cuts - way over-engineered according to Porsche

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:00 PM
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Your dreaming dude. The 3.4's were plagued with issues. Most of these problems were corrected with the move to 3.6L.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:13 PM
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KrazyK, have you read the Hartech articles? If you had you would know the 3.6's are more likely to have ovality and IMSB failures than the 3.4 5 chain dual row motors.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KrazyK View Post
Your dreaming dude. The 3.4's were plagued with issues. Most of these problems were corrected with the move to 3.6L.




Didn't your parents tell you to think before you spoke? No hard feelings though, as I love my 98-build 99 C2. As my mechanic says - bullit proof car. If I ever sell it, he, along with the rest of the mechanics want first dibs. That speaks volumes for me!
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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.
Is this still the choice post LN-IMSB retrofit?
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