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Old 12-08-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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Good deal for a Porsche?



http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ336289906

Cheap? furbar'd engine at 100k?

I don't know much about "Por-sha-s" but these seem ridiculously cheap..

Mind you my favourite ones are these;
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ336820124

Not in the market for one, I think those cars are beyond my pay grade, but it makes you think.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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1st one is "cheap" for the engine needs to be rebuilt and there is vibration
and seller price it lower, so who know how much you have to spend on the engine
and getting the vibration fixed..

Like you, I prefer the widebody porsche, that white one is nice looking
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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964's and 993's are my favourite. I want an RWB car so bad.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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That car (year/engine)is famous for catastrophic engine failures and there seems to be no solution... don't let the price lure you in.... if you can afford to keep replacing the engine you can afford a better 911.... not their best years.... go earlier - go later.... but run as fast as you can from this model!
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:08 PM   #6
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This model + LS1 swap. Renegade hybrids has a kit. Do it.
The 996 engines (non-turbo) were terrible - like Boxsters from the same era. Some last, some don't. The gamble keeps the buy in low, but engine replacement is $$$$.
The renegade kit is bolt in, using the existing trans.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
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This model + LS1 swap. Renegade hybrids has a kit. Do it.
Great call.... many have gone this route! +1....
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #8
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I want an RWB car so bad.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #9
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that price does seem very good, makes me very tempted to go look at it. If I got it rebuilt and it lasted another 100k it would be more than worth it!
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:34 PM   #10
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Thats the going rate.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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This model + LS1 swap. Renegade hybrids has a kit.
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I dunno if an early 996 is such a hot idea, though. I'm looking hard at a couple of different options for next spring and have found the 987 Boxsters/Caymans much more entertaining to drive (stock).
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:13 PM   #12
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It's cheap because it's an early (ugly) 996, it's a C2 (so it's the ugliest of them all) and it's got motor issues...

there are a lot of other cars I would get before a C2 Porsche especially an early 996
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that's not that cheap. you can buy running ones for 18-19K in the states.

I wouldn't buy a 3.6 996. I agree the 996 isn't the best looking generation, but its (by far) the most affordable 911, so hopefully one will find its way into my garage soon. 2002+ has the 3.8, which has way less issues.

As for caymans and boxsters being more fun, i dont know. I like boxsters, they're well balanced, but you need the S to get the 911 motor in order to see similar performance.
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It's cheap because it's an early (ugly) 996, it's a C2 (so it's the ugliest of them all) and it's got motor issues...

there are a lot of other cars I would get before a C2 Porsche especially an early 996
I don't find it ugly at all. Looks are too subjective.

I wouldn't buy a Porche to stuff a domestic engine in it. That is blasphemy.
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I don't find it ugly at all. Looks are too subjective.

I wouldn't buy a Porche to stuff a domestic engine in it. That is blasphemy.

Yeah really! American engines are so low-tech. 5.7 litre displacement, outrageous gas mileage, for only 350hp is ridiculous... I mean, back in the 1990s Europeans car makers could get that from 6 cylinder engines with almost half the displacement
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