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rendered
05-27-2006, 09:27 PM
Not sure why, but I'm a little tired of my bmw. I still love it, don't get me wrong,

but

I'd like to dump it for a Porsche.

I've always wanted a convertible, but I need a nice, safe reliable daily driver.

I don't mind owning a high end car, and using it everyday! it's going to depreciate regardless, might as well drive it and enjoy it!

How much more coin will it cost to maintain a 911 over my bmw?


I'm considering a 1999 to 2002 911.

I know there is a lot of experienced high end car buyers on this forum. Whats your take on this potential new daily driver?


http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5181774

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=62075&adid=4964864


or http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=6424&adid=5259199


or even a cab

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5177961

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=52076&adid=5238210

rendered
05-27-2006, 09:33 PM
ooohh found this deal.

2004 911. looks to be modified a bit though.

http://images.trader.ca/autotrader/1/40/1917924.jpg.fpx?large

Silver and charcoal full leather option, only 1,963 made worldwide, retail $140K, X51 pkg, turbo skirting, 19" champion $10K wheels, 6 spd, Bose/CD system and heated pwr seats, magnificent/new cond, only 15K km, 30 months left, $9,999 down plus monthly lease for only $863/mth.

330ci05
05-27-2006, 09:33 PM
Not sure why, but I'm a little tired of my bmw. I still love it, don't get me wrong,

but

I'd like to dump it for a Porsche.

I've always wanted a convertible, but I need a nice, safe reliable daily driver.

I don't mind owning a high end car, and using it everyday! it's going to depreciate regardless, might as well drive it and enjoy it!

How much more coin will it cost to maintain a 911 over my bmw?


I'm considering a 1999 to 2002 911.

I know there is a lot of experienced high end car buyers on this forum. Whats your take on this potential new daily driver?


http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5181774

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=62075&adid=4964864


or http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=6424&adid=5259199


or even a cab

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5177961

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=52076&adid=5238210


wow already man... u need to do some mods on ur car to make it better(make u more happy)

rendered
05-27-2006, 09:40 PM
In my oppinion, mods' are a waste of money. I'm very tight when it comes to putting money into a car to change it, especially since you will never see it when you goto sell the car. I ussually buy a new car every 2 years or so.
So everything I make goes into the bank account for big purchases later on.


my bmw will depreciate regardless, KM's are getting up there, and no amount of modding is going to replace the feeling of having a new ride... I think...

rendered
05-27-2006, 09:41 PM
so what do you think? which one looks the best out of those I posted?

330ci05
05-27-2006, 09:43 PM
In my oppinion, mods' are a waste of money. I'm very tight when it comes to putting money into a car to change it, especially since you will never see it when you goto sell the car. I ussually buy a new car every 2 years or so.
So everything I make goes into the bank account for big purchases later on.


my bmw will depreciate regardless, KM's are getting up there, and no amount of modding is going to replace the feeling of having a new ride... I think...


true, true..... but ur not getting a new ride tho... 1999-2001 is kinda old... it won't feel like new, maybe to u in the start..... well i guess u got a good job to swap cars like that every 2 years... nice *th-up* i love 911's :D:D.... good luck!

uber e36
05-27-2006, 11:03 PM
http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5181774

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=6424&adid=5259199



There was an article about the new Rinspeed Indy 997 in Modified Luxury & Exotics - it looked sex! It was white and seemed to really suite the 911. Did they make them white for the years you're looking at?

Perhaps look for a US car so there will be no salt problems...

DAM
05-27-2006, 11:27 PM
Have not owned a porsche for long, but what I have found so far is that they can be cheap (well not cheap...) cars to maintain as long as you have a good supplier and mechanic. I have been ordering most of my parts from the states, but the other day, picked up a couple things at the dealer, hoping I would save the time it would take for shipping. I knew I would be paying more at the dealer, but not quite this much...... 4x more at the dealer, I could not imagine what it would cost to actually take your car there for work to be done to it.

SickFinga
05-27-2006, 11:31 PM
To be honest, not a fan of 996 Carrera
Has to be at least Carrera 4s. Without widebody 996 doesn't look good IMO.
997 looks amazing though

Understated
05-27-2006, 11:34 PM
why don't u get one of the last brand new m3s?

propr'one
05-27-2006, 11:42 PM
Mark, its gonna be a sad day when you sell your bmr for a porsche, but i know we've talked about this before, and the 996 carrera is a college graduation dream to myself. So if all goes well we may both have one.


To answer your question, from what i know, the 99's had some problems, and i was told to stay away from them. Also, with the 996 especially, the colours change the appearance of the car entirely. I'm probably going to go for black, but classic silver porches are sexy as hell too. Try to get an idea of the direction you're going to go with when you get the car before you buy it, that way you wont waste money on things you dont need.

good luck, and, i want a ride in the 996 if/when you pick her up:D

Crazy4Banger
05-28-2006, 01:05 AM
Personally I think a coupe looks much better than a cab. Get a 2000+ model cause I they came out with a new model in 1999, you don't want a first year model. Also have you consider a Boxster, saw some in great condition under 30K, they aren't fast off the line but the driving pleasure is still there.

STALKER
05-28-2006, 01:17 AM
My only suggestion to you with the cars you are looking at, make sure they have had their major services before you purchase. It will run you big $$$ if you have to pay for them yourself and if the car is not running well.

Gamite
05-28-2006, 03:24 AM
do it. bmw sucks.

rendered
05-28-2006, 05:41 AM
Thanks guys! Its still up in the air as to what I really want. I always wanted a white 911... widebody would be so nice, although the C4S is out of my price range.

For some odd reason my insurance company does not like M3's. no matter what year, I'm paying three times as much as my ZHP 330ci or a 911! so thats my reasoning to stay away from the m3.

If the lotus elise wasn't so small, I would definatly look into those!

The Maserati coupe's are nice as well, but I think the porsche would still be more fun!

The boxster is a tad bit small for me.

in my oppinion with the GT3 body kit, the basic 996 can look stunning with a drop and the right rims!

this is all great advice! thanks guys! and definatly, it won't be anything special but I'll take everyone for a spin.

Iron Giant
05-28-2006, 05:57 AM
if you are going to dump the bimmer for a porsche at least get a real porsche (a 993).

spooner_dee
05-28-2006, 10:23 AM
the only thing missing from the porsche's is the whale tail.... they just don't look right to me with out them.

BMW_7
05-28-2006, 12:22 PM
993 TT or go home............... I don't really like the new Porsches. Well not that much to actually buy one. You can get a brand new BMW in most cases. I'd also be kinda iffy on having one of those as a daily driver. Would you drive it in the winter??

Understated
05-28-2006, 03:36 PM
993 TT or go home............... I don't really like the new Porsches. Well not that much to actually buy one. You can get a brand new BMW in most cases. I'd also be kinda iffy on having one of those as a daily driver. Would you drive it in the winter??

i ALWAYS see 911 C4S' driving around in the winter in etobicoke....theres a guy who works just off the 427 and burnamthorpe(sp?) that my buddies gave the thumbs upto a year or so ago he was driving it in like 5cms of snow at like 6am :D :)

and i've seen countless other C4S' in the winter time....i'm sure with a good set of tires the porsche AWD system is quite capable:cool:

Bmwstylz
05-28-2006, 04:00 PM
Porsches' are quite capable without awd too.

Get a Cayman S , Cabrios are for poseurs...

Sullyrace
05-28-2006, 04:58 PM
Among the pictures you've posted, I prefer the third one!

rendered
05-28-2006, 05:12 PM
i'll be driving it in the winter as well! :)

993 huh? are they more reliable than the 996?

Sullyrace
05-28-2006, 05:20 PM
i'll be driving it in the winter as well! :)

993 huh? are they more reliable than the 996?
I don't think so!

Rampage
05-28-2006, 08:19 PM
A Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is my (realistic) dream car: A Midnight Blue 4S on the Natural brown leather*mw*

I like the 996s, Id say go for car #4 - Its from Pfaff too
Ive never like the 996s with a grey interior - looks too plain and dull IMO

Or that face-lifted coupe in your second post is nice aswell, although Im not liking how they painted the intake slats body colour

Some argue that the 993 will be a more fun to drive car and that the early 996 Carrera 2 was too soft - I cant comment on that personally, youd have to test drive them, but I think any Porsche would be an awesome drive!

STALKER
05-28-2006, 09:07 PM
i'll be driving it in the winter as well! :)

993 huh? are they more reliable than the 996?
If you are using it all year round, get a 996 C4S man. Mind you, in deep stuff it will get stuck, your hood will get jacked, as will the huge rear fenders. Chips everywhere, I had a buddy try it. He said never again.

330ci05
05-28-2006, 09:18 PM
If you are using it all year round, get a 996 C4S man. Mind you, in deep stuff it will get stuck, your hood will get jacked, as will the huge rear fenders. Chips everywhere, I had a buddy try it. He said never again.

yeah thats true.... it's bad enough u get stone chips on the front and of the car you don't want to get any on the side(widebody) ... my hood,bumper and fenders are full of them :mad: :mad: :mad:

rendered
05-29-2006, 01:56 AM
I hate stonechips. one of the main reasons why I can't look at my bmw anymore. its full of chips! I hate it. looks like the car got sandblasted.

greekthang
05-29-2006, 12:04 PM
Not sure why, but I'm a little tired of my bmw. I still love it, don't get me wrong,

but

I'd like to dump it for a Porsche.

I've always wanted a convertible, but I need a nice, safe reliable daily driver.

I don't mind owning a high end car, and using it everyday! it's going to depreciate regardless, might as well drive it and enjoy it!

How much more coin will it cost to maintain a 911 over my bmw?


I'm considering a 1999 to 2002 911.

I know there is a lot of experienced high end car buyers on this forum. Whats your take on this potential new daily driver?


http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5181774

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=62075&adid=4964864


or http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=6424&adid=5259199


or even a cab

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=564364&adid=5177961

or

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=52076&adid=5238210


Do it man. Its weird i have been thinking of doing the same thing. I am think I am going to do it next year !!

This is what I have been shopping for:

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=560696&adid=5263871

or my favorite right here but looking for a 6 speed:

http://www.trader.ca/Search/Enlarged.asp?strPic=5208295&strYear=1999&strMake=PORSCHE&strModel=911%20CARRERA&strMile=95000&strPrice=48900&region=-1&mknm=751&makeid=751&Categoryid=1&imgurl=http://images.trader.ca/autotrader/7/14/1807124.jpg.fpx?large&CAT=1

cisco911
05-29-2006, 12:05 PM
Most people that know porsche and have driven porsches will tell you that 993s are true porsches and that the 996 was made keeping in mind the old executives that can afford them(comfort over sportiness). I was actually looking at the first one you posted myself....however, any car that is already modified I like to stay away from because it usually means that the car has been pushed regularly. If you want a true porsche, you need to buy a 993 (a Twin Turbo or C4S if you can afford it) However, 993s have more maintenace and problems and they are older. if you get a 996, get one with the updated front end and get a c4s if you can afford it, super sexy with the turbo widebody and Porsche AWD is one of the best in the world if not the best! Maintenance is not too bad if you stay away from the dealer and know a good independant. Common 996 problems: coils and MAF sensors and I believe window switches(but that might just be in the 99-00. Nothing really too out of the ordinary with regards to problems. If you do buy a 996, for the love of god, buy a good exhaust for the damn thing cuz it just doesn't sound like a porsche with that stock exhaust!!!!

///MsAniTy
05-29-2006, 12:53 PM
I would look into the newer boxters. They are prety quick from what I hear and handle nice also.

paul christians
05-29-2006, 01:06 PM
Mark have seen the 944 s4 for sale??and if so that would be a very nice for you...

BMWFORLIFE
05-29-2006, 01:46 PM
Go Prosche thats all i have to say. If I had the choice, I would trade up. They are just so damn sexy. And for the winter just drive a shitbox..

rendered
05-29-2006, 06:59 PM
I hate it when I start to modify a car... it means I'm getting extremely tired of it, and I need to get rid of it, asap.

So, I'm always at dealers driving cars, when I goto phaff this week for a weekly visit, I'll do a side by side comparison, and let you guys know the outcome.

I'd love a C4S but where can I find one under $60,000?

propr'one
05-29-2006, 07:12 PM
the states.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=190770649&dealer_id=20297442&car_year=2001&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&model=&distance=300&address=14301&advanced=&certified=&bkms=1148940636451&max_price=&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=26&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=25&lang=&cardist=70

if you need someone to drive your e46 back when you're cruising in the porsche...:D


edit: another
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=202019048&dealer_id=103701&car_year=2000&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&distance=300&model=&address=14301&certified=&advanced=&max_price=&bkms=1148940636451&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=1&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=0&lang=&cardist=14
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=200747227&dealer_id=103701&car_year=2000&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&distance=300&model=&address=14301&certified=&advanced=&max_price=&bkms=1148940636451&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=1&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=0&lang=&cardist=14
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=195632394&dealer_id=7338005&car_year=2000&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&distance=300&model=&address=14301&certified=&advanced=&max_price=&bkms=1148940636451&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=1&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=0&lang=&cardist=300

STALKER
05-29-2006, 07:12 PM
YOu would be hard pressed to find one under 60Gs, especially a 996. If you are planning on using all year round 996 will do much better then a 993. Has more electronic aids and I have driven both, and i find the 996 to be much better balanced, 993 is unique driving experience.
Contact Rost, he has a C4S.

mrbeggins
05-30-2006, 06:11 PM
i have a 1989 930 targa turbo sitting here, brought over from england. interested? let me know

rendered
05-30-2006, 08:44 PM
possibly... do you have any pictures you can send me to rendered22@hotmail.com?

and price you're asking, and colour/mileage?

is it left hand drive?

Hound
05-30-2006, 09:41 PM
what are you doing with the e46 mark?

Robb
05-31-2006, 12:43 AM
buy a ferrari 348 for a lil more !

Understated
05-31-2006, 01:11 AM
the states.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=190770649&dealer_id=20297442&car_year=2001&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&model=&distance=300&address=14301&advanced=&certified=&bkms=1148940636451&max_price=&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=26&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=25&lang=&cardist=70

if you need someone to drive your e46 back when you're cruising in the porsche...:D


edit: another
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=202019048&dealer_id=103701&car_year=2000&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&distance=300&model=&address=14301&certified=&advanced=&max_price=&bkms=1148940636451&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=1&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=0&lang=&cardist=14
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=200747227&dealer_id=103701&car_year=2000&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&distance=300&model=&address=14301&certified=&advanced=&max_price=&bkms=1148940636451&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=1&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=0&lang=&cardist=14
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=195632394&dealer_id=7338005&car_year=2000&mod_bookmark_id=null&search_type=used&make=POR&distance=300&model=&address=14301&certified=&advanced=&max_price=&bkms=1148940636451&sort_type=priceASC&min_price=&first_record=1&end_year=2003&start_year=1999&isp=y&pager.offset=0&lang=&cardist=300

none of those are C4S....he's looking at closer to 80k+ for a AWD 996 model :D

mrbeggins
05-31-2006, 11:25 PM
possibly... do you have any pictures you can send me to rendered22@hotmail.com?

and price you're asking, and colour/mileage?

is it left hand drive?

its sandy tan in colour, left side drive. around 80 000km in it. sorry i dont have pics at the moment.