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Porsche 996: What The Press Said About The Biggest Evolution In The 911 When It Was First Released- Video

By   February 17, 2018

Porsche 996

Porsche 996

There have been few cars for Porsche more controversial than the 996 generation of the 911. Sure the front-engined water cooled cars caused a stir, as did the VW sourced engine in the standard 914 and the 912 E. But, none of these changed the tried and true formula of the 911 that had represented Porsche since the mid-60’s.

Between the controversial headlights and the even more controversial move to a water cooled engine, the 996 was a major evolution for the 911. It’s a bit like the jump from an ape to a man, with nothing in between, the rational person would think that is simply impossible.

For the 911 the move to a water cooled engine was foreshadowed first by the 959. While it was still partly air-cooled it also had a form of water-cooling. That all other cars that Porsche had made, besides the 911, had used a form of water cooling since the late 1970’s was another clue. The 924, 944, 968, 928, 959 and Boxster all used at least partial water cooling. The 986 Boxster, which was released to the public before Porsche 996 911 (although the 911 design was started first) showed exactly where Porsche was heading, although many purists hoped it wouldn’t.

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Porsche 993 Turbo Versus Ferrari 512TR

By   February 3, 2017

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Porsche 993 Turbo or Ferrari 512TR

Porsche or Ferrari is a debate that has been argued many times. In general Porsche is more attainable, has good performance, incredible engineering and is dependable enough to drive everyday. Ferraris have amazing performance, higher maintenance costs, get noticed a little more and are generally just weekend vehicles.

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What You Need To Know About IMS Bearing Issues Before Buying A Porsche 986, 996, 987 Or 997

By   January 11, 2017

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

Currently, the best values in used Porsches are the 986 and 996 generation cars. Both the Boxster (986) and 911 (996) offer a good amount of performance with prices of both being south of $20,000. In fact you can find a clean running early Boxster for as low as $5,000.

While the 996 will run you a bit more, you can find clean running early examples of the 911 For under $15,000 and we’ve seen a few as low $10,000. While there are a few things that attribute to these low prices, there is one major reason that they are so affordable, the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS).

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