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View Poll Results: How old are you ? 996 owners only.
Under 25 30 4.06%
26-30 82 11.10%
31-35 78 10.55%
36-40 95 12.86%
41-45 112 15.16%
46-50 110 14.88%
51-55 73 9.88%
over 55 159 21.52%
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How old are the 996 owners ?

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #46
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Bought my first 911 a -78 Targa when I was 22. Just recently bought a 996 Targa for my wife at the age of 48 :-) My own weekend car is a Ferrari 430 Scuderia.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #47
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Bought my first 996 c2 cab at the age of 25 as birthday gift from me to me then my current 03 c2 coupe right before I turned 30 as an early gift. Wife had found the car and wanted to buy it for my birthday but I couldn't wait another month so I jumped on it. Ill be 32 in april.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #48
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I purchased my first P-car on my birthday six or seven years ago - and traded that car ('03 986) in on my 996. It's the gift that keeps on giving. I just ticked over to 43...
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #49
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If the poll had a few more decades at the older end I would feel younger now.

My first Porsche at 55. I'm not too old to firewall the throttle. I am old enough to appreciate suspension on my daily commute.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #50
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I bought my 2002 C4S at 67 after totaling my 964 on Tail of the Dragon. Had to get back on the horse but with 4 "legs" instead of 2!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #51
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I purchased my first Porsche in 1973 at age 27 a new 914 2.0. The following year, I traded it in for a 1974 911S. Since that time I've had another 914, a 1982 928 and a 1991 928 S4. I bought my current 996 in 2009 at the tender age of 63

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #52
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Bought my '86 3.2 when I was 21 in 2010 for my birthday, then bought the 996 last year for my birthday. Looking to upgrade to a 997 sometime soon
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #53
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If the poll had a few more decades at the older end I would feel younger now..
I was just thinking that... i was not expecting this age spread (65% over 40) and it only allows you 8 buckets.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #54
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #55
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Bought at 40, (42 now) should have come around sooner, but was not the right time and no $$ then. My 8 year old has already offerred my $5k for my 99 Cab when he turns 16. Wonder if in 8 years that will be the going rate anyway?

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #56
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Bought my 40thAE in April, 2 months before I turned 40.

I love it!!!
My 40th AE was my 40th birthday present to myself in 2011. I hit 42 last month. First Porsche, have dreamed of one since I was 12 and was finally able to find the right one at the right time.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #57
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Bought my first porsche when I was 21. A 944 Turbo and quickly learned that just bcuz you can afford to buy it doesn't mean you can afford to maintain it. After running it into the ground, I sold it to my bro who spent $$ to bring it back up to mint. I vowed not to get a sweet car until I can afford to maintain it as well. I bought my 996 turbo 2 years ago at 36 and it has been heaven ever since. I am looking at a 07gt3 but the wifey says we need a bigger house. I am hoping to go shopping again in about 3 years or so.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:33 AM   #58
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At 29 but just turned 30 2 days ago............


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Old 10-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #59
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I bought my 1987 911 at age 47 after lusting for one for 30 years. Bought the 996 this past summer at age 57, love the new car!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:29 AM   #60
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I think the best time to have one if money allows is before you have kids when you're in your 20's or 30's. After that it can get a bit harder with more responsibilities and when practicality gets in the way.

I'm very blessed to be one of the fortunate ones like others on here.
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