Author Archives: David Hurth

About David Hurth

I write about performance cars and make some YouTube videos as well.

Porsche 996 Carrera – Market Update Q4 2018

By   October 17, 2018

Porsche 996 Carrera

Porsche 996 Carrera

The 996 generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera is currently the most affordable version of the rear-engined sports car. The reasons for this are threefold; 1: The shape of the headlights; 2: Being the first water-cooled 911; 3: The infamous IMS Bearing.

The interesting thing is the Porsche 996 is still a great car, but because of the thoughts of some purists and worries about a possible need for an engine replacement values remain low. For someone dreaming of driving a 911 but without a huge budget, the 996 Carrera can be an affordable and dependable purchase.

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Is The Porsche 996 Turbo The Best Performance Car Value Right Now

By   October 11, 2018

Porsche 996 Turbo

Porsche 996 Turbo

The 996 generation of the Porsche 911 is currently the red headed stepchild of the 911 variants. In the past models such as the 911 SC and 964 have had this distinction, but are now become quite sought after.

What keeps the values of the 996 down is the fact that the headlights have a different shape than the classic 911. In the early 996 the front looked almost exactly the same as the less expensive early 986 Boxster. The other factor that currently keeps the 996 prices lower is the infamous IMS Bearing issue (an issue that can be remedied relatively inexpensively depending of the year of the 911).

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS First Drive – Video

By   October 3, 2018

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the top of the line 911 model. With 700 horsepower on tap the race car for the street can lap the Nürburgring faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder.

To say it is fast is an understatement. The GT2 RS has a twin-turbocharged flat-six engine sitting in the back. The power plant is quite advanced and even uses water injection to keep things running smoothly at speed.

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Cheap Wheel Vibration Fix

By   September 24, 2018

Cheap Wheel Vibration Fix

Cheap Wheel Vibration Fix

When you drive a sports car you expect to feel every bump in the steering wheel and your buttocks. However, there is a point where the wheel vibration is just too much.

When this happens the cause can be a number of things and some of them are more difficult than others to fix. The issue could be from worn ball joints or a bent tie-rod.

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Life With A Cheap Lamborghini

By   September 22, 2018

Cheap Lamborghini

Cheap Lamborghini

There really is no such thing as a cheap Lamborghini. Sure you may be able to find one for a relatively low price, but the cost to put it right will quickly add up.

Just how bad is it if you purchase something like a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo for about $60K? Originally this car would go for over $200,000, but thanks to depreciation good examples can be had for a little under $100,000. This makes it quite the deal, but there was s a catch.

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