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- What are the major challenges in maintaining these cars?
The usual 911 stuff. Worn valve guides, oil leaks etc. plus some 930 stuff like worn turbochargers, shattered piston rings etc-

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- Having no previous experience with forced induction, how feasible is it to pick up the learning curve to properly maintain it?
Not a problem. Actually, you will want to DIY on it, as there are not many shops who have experience with 930's. Except CIS, they are as complicated as a hammer.

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- Is there anything to look out for specifically on these cars when buying, such as catastrophic telltale signs of "don't buy me!" besides the normal car inspection type thing? For instance things they are prone to?
Shattered piston rings. It will still run (and run pretty well, due to boost) but consume oil. It's hard to detect. Do a leakdown. Broken head studs can be missed as well.

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- How feasible are they for a daily?
Not overly so. Hard clutch, high fuel consumption, noisy and no AC.

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- How well do they handle in snow?
Terribly bad.

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- What would you say you do on a YEARLY basis in maintenance on these cars to keep them at optimal shape?
With good car, not more than oil change and occasional brake job. With bad car, sky is a limit. YMMV.
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