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Old 12-04-2017, 12:11 PM
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That article is from October 2017 . https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-sea...postcode=w23he
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The Octane article is what made me finally go ahead and jump and buy a C4S. I believe Total911 did one earlier this year too, their "Marketplace Feature" or whatnot. A columnist from Excellence also had a C4S "updates" article a month or few back. Everything seemed to be pointing to the C4S! I took it as a sign!
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Good basic buyers guide
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:44 PM
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Someone scanned that octane magazine on line , the main article is good cheerleading for the 996 with a basic buyers guide in the second half . There is also a 996 our cars piece towards the back of the magazine .
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Not sure if anyone posted it, but Total 911 has a C4S Buyer's Guide in Issue 155 (I think, just got around to reading it).
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:27 PM
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Hey gang - this isn't an "article" but it is a fun read. The original 996 sales brochure in PDF.

http://coochas.com/brochures/Resources/996-1997.pdf
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Originally Posted by Woodman71 View Post
Hey gang - this isn't an "article" but it is a fun read. The original 996 sales brochure in PDF.

http://coochas.com/brochures/Resources/996-1997.pdf
Amazing. I picked up one of these exact brochures at Porsche's stand during the Houston auto show back way back then. All these years later, I still remember every single page.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:08 PM
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Default Rennlist eats it’s own with this dumpster fire of an article

https://rennlist.com/articles/porsches-mezger-six/

oh, wait. This was supposed to be positive articles.
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Originally Posted by Always wanted 1 View Post
https://rennlist.com/articles/porsches-mezger-six/

oh, wait. This was supposed to be positive articles.
Don't get me wrong, I wish my car had a mezger and will happily drop my m96 for one some some day... But I think the author gets a bit carried away when he concludes that the mezger engine saved Porsche. I thought it was not really up for dispute that cutting production costs and then selling a heaping metric f-ton of 986 and 996 is what saved pre-SUV Porsche. The vast majority of those were equipped with m96 derivatives, so the notion that somehow selling a comparative fraction of mezgers saved Porsche from having to deal with admitting the m96 had a problem and then dealing with recalls, etc seems like a stretch to me. Want to make the claim that the mezger saved Porsche's racing reputation? OK I can buy that. This article would have been fine enough just praising the mezger for what it is rather than making it something that it isn't.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:56 AM
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In period 1999 996 review:

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Check out the June edition of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE. Specifically the article on page 83.

It addresses the four 996 models to watch.

I personally like the writer's comments about 996 C4's : "For the standard car, the [optional] four-wheel drive is great."

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