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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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What Would You Buy A Porsche 996 GT2 Or 996 GT3 RS

By   September 12, 2018

Porsche 996 GT2 and 996 GT3 RS

Porsche 996 GT2 and 996 GT3 RS

The Porsche 996 GT2 and 996 GT3 RS are blue chip collector cars. While the 996 generation of the 911 is one of the least loved incarnations of the rear engined sports car, these are important cars for the brand.

The GT2 and GT3 RS both represent the top performance variants of the 996 generation 911. The 911 GT2 is the top performing turbocharged 996 and the 911 GT3 RS is the fastest naturally aspirated 996.

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How To Replace The Porsche 996, 986 And 987 Boxster And Cayman Ignition Switch

By   August 27, 2018

Porsche 996, 986 and 987 Ignition Switch

Porsche 996, 986 and 987 Ignition Switch

If you have a 996 variant of the 911, 986 or 987 Porsche Boxster or a 987 Cayman, then there is a good chance that at some point you will need to replace the ignition switch. The good news is the job is fairly easy and the part is inexpensive.

The symptoms of a failing ignition switch can be many, but they include difficulty in turning the key to start the car and difficulty in removing or inserting the key. A failing switch can also cause some strange electrical issues.

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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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