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darrin darrin is offline
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IMO, it primarily comes down to finding a car that "fits" your needs. Even the newest g50 3.2 carrera is already over 25 years old and, to me, the state of the car (what's been fixed, what's been updated, what needs fixing, etc.) should take precedence over specs, etc. For example, while G50s may seem more "bulletproof," I understand they're a LOT more expensive to overhaul. My '86 carrera's 915 just passed 170k, has never been cracked and continues to shift smoothly. Similarly, although oil consumption issues necessitated a top end overhaul on my 3.2 a decade (and 90k miles) ago (worn valve guides are a fairly common issue with 3.2s), it continues to get around 2k miles to a quart of oil (and doesn't need to be touched). So, look at specifics on the cars that fit your preferences -- if you find one that's already been well-sorted-out (even if it's high mileage), you should be in great shape

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