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Old 06-22-2016, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rudydude View Post
Couldn't agree more. For some reason my car has been getting a lot more attention lately. Nothing has change on the car. I think the 996 shape is aging very well and coming into view. There are two groups that consistently comment on my 996: 1) older guys 60+ and 2) younger guys 20-30.

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My theory with the latter group is that when we were growing up, the 996 was the 911. It wasn't the one that broke with tradition/ruined everything, it was just the latest 911. Perhaps there was a relative lack of appreciation for the history of the air cooled cars, but the 993 went out of production when I was 7. I had a poster of the 996TT on my wall. So the stigma around it just isn't there in the same way it is for some of the purists I think.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:05 PM
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I get compliments on my 996 all the time, from people waving at stoplights, coming up to me in parking lot and asking about the car and I even got the nod and wave from a 930 the other day which was coming the other direction. I've never had a negative interaction with somebody about my car.

I think the 996 is a great example of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but only within a subset of the Porsche community. IMS, headlights, first water cooled vehicle, blah blah... Once you hear about those things, that's all you can focus on and all you hear about. In reality (and to the outside world) it's a Porsche. And that's a fun thing to share with people who appreciate it!
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrewck View Post
In reality (and to the outside world) it's a Porsche. And that's a fun thing to share with people who appreciate it!
This is so true. Everyone I know who sees the 996, you can tell they are thinking "Damn, he must be making lots of money."

Why? Because it looks fantastic, it is a 911, and most people don't know it's nearly 17 years old - "timeless design."

Then I tell them it cost less than their Honda Civic, and their jaw drops.
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:55 PM
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I never tell anyone what I paid or how much or little its worth. Only hurts the prestige of the Porsche name and 996 in specific!
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dvs3.6 View Post
I never tell anyone what I paid or how much or little its worth. Only hurts the prestige of the Porsche name and 996 in specific!
Well, I only tell close friends. Acquaintances can continue to think I am loaded.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:31 PM
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Well, I only tell close friends. Acquaintances can continue to think I am loaded.
As do I
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:14 PM
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Just tell them the yearly maintenance.. then they'll know you're either loaded, crazy or a bit of both..
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JimboBoston View Post
Just tell them the yearly maintenance.. then they'll know you're either loaded, crazy or a bit of both..
What, changing the water pump, AOS, IMS, RMS and clutch every year? That's not THAT much.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:38 AM
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Might as well list Pelicans articles in this thread

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/996_tech.htm
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:43 AM
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:48 PM
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there is some good information on the PCA Porsche 996 registry

http://www.996revolution.com/
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^^^^
Thanks for the thread bump...I have some future reading to do!

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So I finally got my 911 after a lifetime of lust. Ended up with a 2002 996 NB Cabrio 6M. It was in great shape and what I can afford. And I am not in the least worried about the issues. As a precaution I will have the IMS Solution done before winter. Affordable insurance IMHO. Otherwise it is a sweet car and everyone in my office could care less which Porsche I got, they all wanted a ride and most said they had never been in a Porsche before. As for maintenance, there are a couple guys who have used BMW's and they are going through far worse than anything I can imagine happening to our mostly bulletproof Porsches.
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Originally Posted by Esfoad View Post
And I am not in the least worried about the issues.
Have you been here a while? Read a lot of the posts?
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