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Old 05-06-2017, 01:48 AM
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:00 AM
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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.
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:40 PM
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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!
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:08 PM
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http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/videos/a33389/the-magic-of-the-ugliest-and-most-hated-porsche-911/
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:10 PM
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Porsche 996 GT3 - Driving Porsche's First Watercooled 911 GT3

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Old 05-25-2017, 02:49 AM
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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/
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:58 PM
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So happy to see Doug talking some sense - love the dig at the 993 dash lol

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New to me but maybe mentioned before somewhere allready:

http://www.996revolution.com/investment.html
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:35 PM
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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.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:34 PM
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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!
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:46 PM
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and let's not forget our buddy JACK!


(seriously though, thanks Jake)

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

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Old 06-02-2017, 02:12 AM
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:58 PM
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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
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