How Long Would It Take To Save Enough Money To Pay Cash For A New Porsche 911

By   August 11, 2018

Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera

Buying a new Porsche 911 is the dream of many a sports car enthusiast. The problem most have in affording one is that they are quite expensive.

A base Porsche 911 Carrera currently starts at $91,100. However, if you start adding options the price of the car can quickly cost $115,000.

So, just how long would it take to save up enough money to pay cash for a new $115,000 Porsche 911 Carrera?

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The Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

By   August 8, 2018

Original Porsche Boxster  Welcome Video

Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

Back when the Porsche Boxster first came out, in model year 1997, there was a huge waiting list to get an example of the new roadster. The Boxster would go on to help save Porsche from financial difficulties.

For those fortunate enough to get an early Boxster when new, the experience was different than many other vehicles. In general Porsche dealerships provide a no pressure, up scale selling environment. After all, the car sells itself.

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What The Press Said About The Porsche 911 SC When It Was New

By   August 6, 2018

Porsche 911 SC

Porsche 911 SC

The Porsche 911 SC is currently shooting up in value. What is incredible is just about 5 years ago, nobody saw it coming. In the world of air-cooled 911s it was one of the less desirable models. This may not be totally fair, but the 911 SC is overshadowed by the later 3.2 Carrera.

The 911 SC has performance that won’t make you take notice when compared to modern cars. However, it is an analogy driving experience that is difficult to find in newer vehicles.

Comparing a vintage car to modern cars is not fair. Technology has progressed to the point that the two are barely comparable. Because of this it is good to go back and see what reviews of the vehicle were like when it was new.

Below we have gathered a few snippets from various publications that reviewed the 911 SC when you could still get one in showrooms.

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What Not To Do With A 240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

By   August 5, 2018

240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

240,000 miles is a lot on just about any car, but on an early 996 generation Porsche 911 it is not too common. Because they have gone down in price, maintenance is often deferred resulting in major mechanical trouble before you hit the 175,000 mile mark. If we’ll maintained and the IMS Bearing is addressed, they can stay on the road for a long time.

All of this isn’t to say that a 996 isn’t a well made car. It is. However, to keep it on the road requires that you keep up on wear items and don’t let things slide. Otherwise, what would have been a fairly manageable repair bill can turn into a small fortune.

Of course if you get to almost 250,000 miles there are some things that you just shouldn’t do.

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