positive 996 articles - Page 14 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
996 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: LN Engineering

positive 996 articles

Old 05-06-2017, 12:48 AM
  #196  
Vancouver996
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Vancouver996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Duncan BC
Posts: 627
Default

Vancouver996 is offline  
Old 05-06-2017, 04:00 AM
  #197  
johnireland
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
johnireland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 1,653
Default

Do any of these articles mention the factory fire that interrupted production of the early 996s? I believe that is what Jake felt led to quality control issues in the later ones as Porsche cut corners to keep the lines moving. But it is hard to judge the new car reviews as they have little value in terms of longevity. It is the owner's reviews years later that show the ups...and downs...with the cars.
johnireland is offline  
Old 05-06-2017, 12:40 PM
  #198  
tjr
User
 
tjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cornwall - UK
Posts: 835
Default

Originally Posted by Vancouver996 View Post
Buyers guide part 2
The analysis of what made a 996 desirable at that time (I would guess early noughties) makes me laugh.

As always with all older Porsches, it's the less popular period options that people are now seeking out and prepared to pay more to get! For example, the sunroof delete and rare "jelly bean" colours like Speed Yellow and Biarritz White (both of which were the standard no cost colours in the UK) and Zanzibar Red (which was the GT3 launch colour) are very much in demand, especially here in the UK!

I am one month into my 996 ownership and very much enjoying getting to know the car and reacquaint myself with the many excellent forums, like Rennlist and 911uk.com!
tjr is offline  
Old 05-07-2017, 12:08 PM
  #199  
squawbum
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Marin County
Posts: 102
Default

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/videos/a33389/the-magic-of-the-ugliest-and-most-hated-porsche-911/
squawbum is offline  
Old 05-08-2017, 05:10 PM
  #200  
ourkind
User
 
ourkind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 104
Default

Porsche 996 GT3 - Driving Porsche's First Watercooled 911 GT3

ourkind is offline  
Old 05-25-2017, 01:49 AM
  #201  
Vancouver996
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Vancouver996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Duncan BC
Posts: 627
Default

Suspension upgrades are the best thing you can do for your 996 .
Even on a low mileage car , the bushes are done by now .
https://www.carthrottle.com/post/her...nsion-upgrade/
Vancouver996 is offline  
Old 05-30-2017, 01:58 PM
  #202  
ourkind
User
 
ourkind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 104
Default

So happy to see Doug talking some sense - love the dig at the 993 dash lol

ourkind is offline  
Old 05-30-2017, 02:01 PM
  #203  
ourkind
User
 
ourkind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 104
Default

ourkind is offline  
Old 05-30-2017, 05:36 PM
  #204  
Volkert
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Posts: 304
Default

New to me but maybe mentioned before somewhere allready:

http://www.996revolution.com/investment.html
Volkert is offline  
Old 05-31-2017, 04:35 PM
  #205  
beetleything
User
 
beetleything's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 415
Default

Totally agree that the 996 has the nicest rear - and side angle looks.

It's the best looking 911 next to the early long hoods.
beetleything is offline  
Old 05-31-2017, 08:34 PM
  #206  
crmcgregor
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
crmcgregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 205
Default

Originally Posted by Vancouver996 View Post
Suspension upgrades are the best thing you can do for your 996 .
Even on a low mileage car , the bushes are done by now .
https://www.carthrottle.com/post/her...nsion-upgrade/
I NEED BUSHINGS! Well and drop links and coil overs... Ugh some day soon. I cannot wait!
crmcgregor is offline  
Old 05-31-2017, 08:46 PM
  #207  
TonyTwoBags
User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,938
Default


and let's not forget our buddy JACK!


(seriously though, thanks Jake)

xpost from otro thread
TonyTwoBags is offline  
Old 06-01-2017, 11:30 PM
  #208  
roguiethegiant
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
roguiethegiant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 261
Default

Not sure if this has been posted/viewed by anyone but this is a great video and proud to own my 996.

roguiethegiant is offline  
Old 06-02-2017, 01:12 AM
  #209  
Vancouver996
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Vancouver996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Duncan BC
Posts: 627
Default

Vancouver996 is offline  
Old 06-05-2017, 03:58 PM
  #210  
ourkind
User
 
ourkind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 104
Default

Porsche 993 Vs Porsche 996 C4S - Air-cooled or Water-cooled?


The question they pose is which would you take? My answer the 993 sell it and buy a Turbo 996
ourkind is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: positive 996 articles


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: