Like many older models, the 993 thrives on being driven and there have been several cars that have gone to 200K miles before any major engine work has become necessary. Some 911s are arguably well overpriced now. The failure rate on models manufactured between 2000 and 2005 is around 8% according to various published statistics , so make sure you find out whether the car you are interested in buying has had the highly-effective retrofit solution before you make an offer. Texaco Compound L was a popular spray-able grease-like material that is too messy for me in all but internal cavities. Look for oil below the join of engine and gearbox. Keeping buyers guide Porsche prices relevant for every day into the eternal future is not something I want to attempt.
The floor becomes permanently wet and then rusts through in the low spots. Look for sand scratches and subtle waviness in this area. The popular colours are the conservative dark metallics and silvers, with the solid colours being less sought after. Given this prospect, sensible dealers might be considering a reprice right about now. Highest volume production models have always been four-seaters, and the famous flat-six boxer engine has always been in the back.
Serious need-to-inspect bells ringing — hope you can hear them. The Targa has special appeal, but it's very important to make sure the roof mechanism works faultlessly before buying. Cabriolet roofs need careful assessment as the mechanism can go out of adjustment besides the roof material degrading and the window fogging or splitting. View in gallery Occasionally the oil separator on the top of the engine fails, allowing oil into the intake, and causing excessive blue oil smoke from the exhausts. Over £40K puts you in light-used 997 Turbo territory: still the daddy when it comes to boost, unless you prefer the last of the great air-cooled Turbos: the all-wheel-drive 993.
The latest 930 in Black with original Tartan Recaro trim is just about to land and we have a couple of appointments lined up for that car. Brakes are powerful but often used too lightly, believe it or not, meaning that any corrosion never burns off the inside faces of the discs in particular. Test drive as many as you can and make your mind up for yourself. Personally, I went for a 997. In period, black interiors were very popular because they didn't show the grime so much , but today, a freshly restored Classic Grey takes some beating.
I didn't find one while I was looking that was more appealing than the car I eventually chose. We also recommend buying the best car you can afford as it will almost always cost you less than repairing a bad car. Used vehicles are subject to prior sale. Unlike a modern sports car, this is a classic that makes you adapt to it. They have put so many people in that position and I am not going to follow suit.
Sometimes it is better to do whatever floats your boat, and enjoy life rather than focusing on money. This £150k list price is for a brand new car with 10 miles or less on delivery, built to your spec and you are the first owner in the log book. Don't be put off if the car you find doesn't have your ideal wheels. Selling your car now and then banking the cash until making a purchase at the end of this year or the start of next may help you do well on a Targa, as you would theoretically be buying out of season. What are the running costs? The right hand drive cars have slightly offset pedals and the layout of the switches and stalks appears quite random. Next, I strongly recommend a trip to Southern California for a few days to look at 356s and visit Porsche restoration and sales businesses that sell and restore 356s. It was a seriously expensive option but could easily be retrofitted by Porsche if you decided at a later date this was something you desired.
When a seller is motivated, this creates opportunities for some interesting discussions on price, but it also highlights cars priced well above buyer expectations, added to the market at a level that suggests the seller is not bothered either way. Good cars with average mileage and solid history are simply not drawing the attention they were twelve months ago when advertised with optimistic asking prices — nicely restored low mileage examples and one-owner cars not included — so sellers should take care with their asking price to avoid months of advertising with no bites whatsoever. Here is a brief overview of my opinions. Performance and handling were also better, with many reviewers claiming Porsche had finally managed to eliminate the undesirable effects of having the engine slung at the back of the car something all auto journalists seem to state every time a new 911 arrives. You can look at the 996 two ways: yes, it was the first water-cooled 911, breaking 35 years of air-cooled tradition. Cosmetic Changes - There are too many to list you can literally customize the whole interior with different pieces. The engine was significantly modified, with the valves, pistons and combustion chambers revised to the tune of an extra 15 hp.
It is better to miss a car because you are trying to be careful than buy a bad car. I think you want a 3. Turbos were also made available in cabriolet form. Cabriolets are the most luxurious and the roadsters, which include the Speedster, are faster and lighter. In the looks department the 912 is basically the same as its more expensive brother, with the exception of badging and a more basic interior.
There are lots of crash damaged cars now being offered at top money and they are simply not worth it. Well this is really going to depend on what you want. Find several local 356s for sale and go look at them with a knowledgeable friend who can show you what to look for. Rare-groove specials like the 3. Will they drop much below £40k? In the fleet since the middle of 2018, he was gearing up to part exchange it against a 987 Cayman. With the bigger engine and the more handsome front end on offer, most buyers will now be looking for post-2002 3. Gen 1 cars were based on the 3.
This involved installing new airfilters, radiator and parts to the car but performance in the 997. A general indication on a £30k C2 Coupe in very good all-round condition and offered with sensible mileage is that Tiptronic should save circa £2k or so, but for some cars it could be twice that, for others it could be less. Manual cars tend to have been driven harder and will show more wear. Search on You tube to hear the sound improvement. The MacPherson struts will be starting to feel tired past 70,000 miles or so, maybe sooner. I see no reason why not because it is such a simple car.