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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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How The Porsche Boxster Almost Cost $80K In 1997

By   July 10, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

When the Porsche Boxster was first sold for the 1997 model year, it had a base MSRP of $39,980. That was for the base level trim and options could quickly make that price climb. At the time the base 993 generation Porsche 911 Carrera started at about $73,000.

But what if the Boxster had entered the market at a higher price than the 911? The fact is, it almost did.

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Porsche 996 Turbo Or ROW Porsche 911 SC – Ride Versus Ride

By   July 1, 2018

Porsche 996 Turbo Or ROW Porsche 911 SC

Porsche 996 Turbo Or ROW Porsche 911 SC

We recently, announced a new column on this publication called “Reader’s Rides”. In each article, we will be sharing a cool ride sent to us from one of our readers. The hope is that this will allowing our community to get closer together.

At the end of each week we will select a few of the rides that appeared during the week and let you tell us which ride you liked best.

Today we have this Porsche 996 Turbo and this ROW Porsche 911 SC.

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