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I would reccomend the 3.2 if you want reliability and longevity out of the engine and the Turbo, if you want to spend a lot of money and get a lot more power ultimately.
My experience of an early turbo (78) was that it was heavy and sluggish until the boost came in. I found my 86 Carrera much more peppy, nimble and alive.
However my 86ragtop was not the most reliable car known to this board but I believe now she was a bit of a lemon!.
As all will probabley agree, how fast you want to go depends on the depth of your wallet
I think is is generally accepted that turbo's are due for a rebuild after 50-60K miles whereas a Carrera may go 100-200K between rebuilds.
So the mileage of both these engines may indicate if you are expecting major overhaul costs in the near future.
In my brief experience of Turbo's over N/A cars the only car I have driven without noticeable lag has been a 2001 twin sequential turbo 996. Otherwise the larger the turbo the faster/sharper the boost/torque increase. This can be like an automatic car downshifting when you least want it.
- Just my 2 cents
AKA "86ragtop" 1986 911 Carrera SOLD 11/2001
1971 911T Targa - twin plugged 2.7 230HP SOLD! 2/2008
1970 911T - ivory white -SOLD 2/2012
Current car:
1987 930 RUF BTR clone
Old 01-31-2004, 03:12 PM
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