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It is a lot of car for the money, and as a bonus, you can't see the ucking fugly headlights from the driver seat.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:02 AM
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I had a few 996's and absolutely loved them! I miss my C2 much more than my Turbo. Loved this thing!

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I test drove a 996TT before buying my SC. It's too fast for American roads, if I was still in southern Germany it would be the perfect car but I'm not so it's basically useless to me. I just don't enjoy driving around at 3/10ths all the time. The SC is slow enough that it feels like 8/10ths but you are still going a reasonable speed.
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Sir I am quite relaxed. Just looking for a forum to add to the fun of Porsche ownership.
Good. Good to hear. There should have been a wink showing on your screen.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:32 PM
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I've owned three 996s: a low-mileage Millenium, a low-mileage C4S, and a higher-mileage but pristine '99 Carrera (105k). LOVED all of them. The '99 had the IMS retrofit, which lead me to believe I was safe. Low and behold, the 6th cylinder wall crumbled (d-chunk) while shifting from 3rd to 4th gear at full throttle. The engine was trashed and the estimates to repair/replace ranged from $24k-31K, so the car was sold for a fraction of what I had into it. I was a 996 evangelist up until that point. Amazing cars to drive, awful cars to watch being towed away on a flatbed. Still makes me very sad. I'm now restoring a '72.
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Here is my '03 996... (recently sold it). They can be made to look really good!!



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I like them, but I don't like their interiors much. I think a gutted 996 would be the best 996.
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I test drove a 996TT before buying my SC. It's too fast for American roads, if I was still in southern Germany it would be the perfect car but I'm not so it's basically useless to me. I just don't enjoy driving around at 3/10ths all the time. The SC is slow enough that it feels like 8/10ths but you are still going a reasonable speed.
This is truth. I seriously don't care about numbers anymore; I was breaking the speed limit with a 38hp Mini.
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Marc, that's a good looking car, is that the original front bumper?
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