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Talking 930 vs 964 turbo for partial Daily driver

Its time for another 911. The WRX will be going away, and I am seriously looking. I have involved the wife this time, so the process is a bit more enjoyable and we are having fun looking at cars and discussing them.

I have a friend in the car biz, so he is helping too, so that is refreshing as well.

I made the mistake last time not getting a PPI, so obviously that will be done this time.

I have done some searches and read a lot, even posted in the Turbo forum. I like the looks of the 89 and earlier 930's, but since this car is going to be splitting commuting duties with my Tahoe and HD (weather premitting) I like the convience of the 964 based turbos, plus the airbags would be nice.

I don't really want to pay a huge premium for a car with low miles, pristine paint or a garage queen, cause this baby will get driven.

I was hoping to get the Pelican opinon, and some advice here. I have found a couple that make the short list, both 964 based turbos are local. Realize that a PPI may bounce any one of these if bad mojo is found

-1992 911 turbo with 33K miles on it, one owner Mid $40's.
-1994 911 3.6 turbo with 76K miles, Texas car, a couple fo owners, this car has a leaky rear strut, fornt crank seal seeping oil, KKK turbo, and a stainless exhaust. $39K

-lots of clean mid 50K mile 85-87 930's, but none local.

I don't want to jump into anything without thinking, or let my heart make the purchase decision. I have drive the 92 turbo, and it was clean, didn't leak any oil, but there was a noise out of the right rear (maybe strut??, another reason to PPI).

What are you folks thoughts?

Thanks, Bill
2003 996TT
1992 964 Turbo (sold) Holy crap are these expensive now!
1986 911 Cabriolet (sold)

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