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Old 03-16-2003, 07:07 PM
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a nice new GT2, or a 959, or a 935, OR the 962 street version. Those would be my choices.
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:45 PM
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I like all porsches. But if I have to choose between the two, it will be the 964 because I love that happy tail. As for the boxster,My dream will be an "s" model with a retractable hardtop like the SLK. I'll bet that in a heart beat.
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:53 AM
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Realistically: a well sorted 930, or 965 if money permits. (said the same thing about my 951 a few years ago, so the 930 will happen too.. in time..)

Unrealistically: a 959, Ruf TurboR or 993 TurboS.

But the 951 stays. No matter what. I'm never going to sell it. Not after spilling my own blood on it and cleaning parts most people don't even know exist.

I like the way this post is straying off topic!
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Old 03-17-2003, 01:00 AM
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Here's a photo of my garage:

<img src="http://www.flat-6.net/phpBB/uploads/74634868.jpg" alt=" - " />
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Old 03-17-2003, 02:58 AM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by Rich Sandor:
<strong>Here's a photo of my garage:

<img src="http://www.flat-6.net/phpBB/uploads/74634868.jpg" alt=" - " /></strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">That's not fair. That better be a Promotive conversion and a 911sc witha 959 bodykit.

Damn I love those asses. No 911 ever looked so good from behind
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:01 AM
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Went to your website hoping for more pics. Couldn't really understand any of it <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:42 AM
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oh to be a sheikh
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:10 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by CheneyH:
<strong>Completely new to this site... I just registered today. Directed here by my BMW mechanic, and it looks like a great forum.

Anyway, this is my question. I just started looking into finally upgrading from my '92 325IS w/chip. What are your opinions on the comparison of a '89 911 v. '00 Box S. They seem similar in HP (~250), torque (229#ft v 225#ft) and comp (11.3:1 v 11.0:1). Slightly different in wt (3197# v 2855#). OR... I could be completely misinformed. (Been looking for only 2 weeks.)

What about a '92 911?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Drive all three (89, 92, Boxster S) and buy the one you like... that simple. Both are great cars and both will require maintenance on the long run.

If you like to work in your cars, just know that the Boxster will probably be more of a handful due to its mid engine configuration. But it is a newer car where the other options are 10-14 years old… If your needs do not require sitting a child in the back seat, then the Boxster is a valid option, if not, then you will be like me… I love the lines of the Boxster, could probably (if I strech my budget) afford one but will be not practical for the family… and I like the fact that we can go out together in our car.

Me? I just love them all… 914, 944/51/68, 928, 911, Boxster, GT, etc…

Really, drive them all and decide which one is the one for you... happy hunting!!
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:43 PM
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Hey thanks for all the input (and sorry I created such a firestorm in the beginning).

I realize I'm trying to compare apples and oranges and fruit smoothies. The choices I'm debating are at follows: 89 or 92 911 Carrrera (I heard 90-91 have problem oil leaks), 00-01 Box S, and 95-96 993 Carrera. I'm just trying to balance getting what I want with spending the money to get it (classic problem). All of the cars are viable options at this point.

Again, thanks for the opinions.
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Old 03-18-2003, 11:36 PM
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Cheney,

I own a 90 C4 Cab as well as a 00 Boxster S.

You may like newer cars. If so, then the Boxster S is the way to go. It is easier to drive, faster, huge fun and on and on.

I like the feel of my 90 C4 better on many levels. I get more of a rush and enjoy the classic 911 design.

I do not like the poor air conditioning..It really sucks..

I would consider any year 964. Just have it checked out by a reliable, experienced shop and you will be ok.

It is a good problem to have!

Enjoy!

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Old 03-21-2003, 05:32 PM
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CheneyH: Glad to see you're now considering 993's as well. From my own experience you can undoubtedly find a 95 or 96 993 cab for about the same money as a 00 Boxster S with comparable miles. (Assuming around 30,000 miles and high $30's, low $40's). The 993 is theoretically a bit cheaper to maintain than the 964 (hydraulic valves which don't need adjusting, not as many other "issues"), and 993's are quite plentiful right now. My deciding factor was the fact that I wanted the back seat for my daughter. I might have ended up going Boxster if not for that.
I got my 993 this winter and couldn't be happier, I'm even getting more babes now:
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:03 PM
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Go for the 993. It's my dream car.
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:20 PM
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You sir are at a fork in the road.

Both lead to happiness. You can go wrong with niether. Drive both as much as you can.
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Old 03-22-2003, 10:34 AM
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I would take a 993 Cab over the Boxster S everytime. no doubt about it.

Nothing against the Boxster S...
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:50 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by CheneyH:
<strong>...The choices I'm debating are at follows: 89 or 92 911 Carrrera (I heard 90-91 have problem oil leaks), 00-01 Box S, and 95-96 993 Carrera...</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Since you added 993, there shouldn't be any problems what to choose.
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