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Old 12-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #16
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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
Couldn't agree more. 1999 996 C2s are as low as you can go with the 911s, lol. Bulbous design without the aggressive touches of the GT styled cars, non-widebody rear, feminine-looking bumpers, and iffy motors make for one very undesirable car.

The perfect 996 IMO is the GT3 with the GT2 rear bumper and wing; or hell just the standard GT2 even. That oozes badassery.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #17
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^^my perfect 996 would be a x50 turbo that i'd drive 365 days a year. I'd settle for a 4S.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #18
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2002+ has the 3.8, which has way less issues.
I think the 3.8L engines came out in the 997's.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:32 PM   #19
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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
You're not that familiar with LSx's are you. That's ok, do some reading. You'll learn.


FWIW, Miatae get better mileage with LSx's than with the stock 1.8L motors.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:21 AM   #20
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Perfect candidate for LSx swap.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:30 AM   #21
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How embarassing! You're right, the early 996's had 3.4's (issues), later ones had 3.6's (less issues, but still RMS, it is a porsche after all)
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Funny how after all these years and iterations, the RMS still remains an issue even on 997s; sort of like BMW with their rod bearing problems even in the E9X M3. Lol. Silly Germans.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:15 AM   #23
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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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Old 12-09-2011, 10:18 AM   #24
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checked with my mechanic, these things were bad from the factory. The guy is going to have to go much lower than 13k to have someone take it off his hands.

They sell for high teens running, rebuild will be expensive, plus the grief.

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^ This. I'd go for it at 8k...not before it drops to that. You can get examples that run perfectly for 14-15k in the US now.
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Poor bastard is going to take quite a hit. My mechanic more or less said that particular model and year wasn't really worth fixing

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Of course I would have to also raise the LSx swap flag. I've seen a few of these on LS1tech.

You guys talking about 'old motor tech' etc are funny. It may use older principles, technically so does every internal combustion engine, but nothing about the LSx motors is old technology. 350 RWHP is a lot more than my I6 B28 or B32 ever got. FI would have been the only way to get that number from a S52 plus you still have no TQ. I had almost all the bolton mods and only ever put down like 220ish on the S52.

Can't argue with the purists, as it comes down to being different types of car guys; not one side is empirically right or wrong as it comes down to preference.
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you can't argue with purists? Sure i can. I have no allegiance to any manufacturer/country/whatever.


If hyundai built a decent car, i'd drive that. Most people who are "purists" end up with shitty old stock cars no one wants that they have 30K into. If you want to keep your 318is stock and mint, go for it. Keep your mouth shut about people doing something interesting. Some people get bored with cars and want to improve them.

I find it hard to believe any real gearhead would argue for preserving the "purity" of a mass produced car over performance.

Christmas always gets me in the mood to argue with people over the internet.
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Actually I take issue with hyundai. Apparently Korea has almost no reciprocal trade with Canada. For that matter neither does Japan.
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Long live free market capitalism.


Also, similar car to what was posted by OP sold for 7K on ebay today. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORES...#ht_500wt_1023
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