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1996 with high mileage - should I buy?

I'm a first time potential Porsche 911 buyer. I have found a 1996 coupe with 151,000 miles in good shape inside and out, but has had no major engine work done. It has a tip tranny. It runs good and the price is $19,000. Should I plunge into this vehicle, or pursue one with less mileage. The Carfax says it has failed 2 smog checks over the years but passed the test soon after.

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The 1996 911 Coupe is not a turbo.

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Post it on the 996 forum.

Be very aware that this engine has chronic problems failing emissions - the air injection system easily fouls with carbon, causing repeat problems. I had this model year engine in my 911SC

I'd check to see that this was 100% correctly fixed before purchasing - especially in California where emissions failures are a major PITA.
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Thanks - I appreciate the feedback.

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There's a buyer's guide by Zimmerman, I think. "The Used Porsche 911 Story" or something like that. You may be able to find it in your local Borders/Barnes and Noble/Bookstar and thumb through the relevant parts. He talks about this air injection carbon fouling problem a bit, and opines that: all 993s eventually get this problem it can be delayed somewhat by carbon cleanout maintenance procedures, but that a top end rebuild is the way to fix it...at a tune of about $6K. So that may factor into a potential purchase price.

edit: Also note that model year 1996-98 993s had OBDII systems for emissions, while the 1995 models did not. The later year cars have Varioram intakes which give 282 HP, while the 1995 cars do not (270 HP). No personal experience with either vintage of these cars, but I've heard some say that they'd rather take an earlier car (albeit with a few less HP) for the benefit of avoiding potential OBDII problems.
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