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Old 06-23-2012, 07:05 PM   #1921
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:21 AM   #1922
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Some classic Porsche advertising

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UkCjNTfWnQ
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:26 AM   #1923
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Some classic Porsche advertising

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UkCjNTfWnQ
I should remember that but I do not...
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #1924
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #1925
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The first car I ever tested when I moved to the States was a '95 911 (993) and was that ever a stupid idea! I have driven rally cars before and they are absolutely punishing every part of your body, but this, this thing was coveting my body, listening to everything I thought, making me grin like The Joker and murdering every other memory of a car before and after. I loved it. I would have driven it year round, in the ice and snow, summah and fall and it was SO CHEAP!!!!
It has to be said that I come from a country with the highest taxes on cars in the world, so everything is relative, which I of course found out when I bought my first car over here and it was a bloody VW Passat I did make up for that mistake later by buying a Mustang GT, new and drove it year round, in the ice and snow, summah and fall, but even though I loved that car, the poor thing constantly had to measure up to a 12 year older car from Stuttgart.
So, John, that picture you posted is what I see when I remember that 911, how the needle on the tacho would race up, shift, fall, race back up and the whole car sort of settling down, not onto, but into the road. Magic!

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Old 07-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #1926
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From near the top of Loveland Pass in the rain, yesterday:

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #1927
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From near the top of Loveland Pass in the rain, yesterday:

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Nice car. Once you get the hang of the engine in the back of the car the whole experience is very exhilarating. Congrats. At this point my M3 Vert is enjoyed a whole lot more by my wife. And that is one of the critical factors.

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #1928
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Beautiful RJ,
but as an X- CO person in forced exile I think this qualifies as "suckage"

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #1929
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It's "new" car time. Kind of settled on '13 Mustang GT with Recaro and Brembo pkg, but then I thought why not get what I really want.
996 seams to be in about the same (or less) price range $32k. I've read about rear main seal & intermediate shaft problems on the early cars. Are there any other issues that could be a problem? Looking at '02 and up.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #1930
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It's "new" car time. Kind of settled on '13 Mustang GT with Recaro and Brembo pkg, but then I thought why not get what I really want.
996 seams to be in about the same (or less) price range $32k. I've read about rear main seal & intermediate shaft problems on the early cars. Are there any other issues that could be a problem? Looking at '02 and up.
intermediate shaft issues can be issues for all water cooled 911s (not GT3 or Turbo), Boxsters and Caymans from 1999-2008 from the research I've done, but if you drive it regularly on the street, it doesn't seem to be an issue for most...
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:29 PM   #1931
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Nice car. Once you get the hang of the engine in the back of the car the whole experience is very exhilarating. Congrats. At this point my M3 Vert is enjoyed a whole lot more by my wife. And that is one of the critical factors.

Tom
Thanks... this car with the rear multilink and limited slip, it is pretty damn forgiving for having a motor that far in the rear, even in the rain at speed... so far, I can't get enough... this machine is fun...
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:26 AM   #1932
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Rear main seals are not really much of a problem. A little trouble to get to but not hard to replace and a cheap part. Less than $500 total to fix and it's only the nuisance of a minor oil leak unless it's a severe case.

The rear main shaft bearing is more serious. Problems are more random and if not caught very early, consequences can be terminal for the motor. The good news is that there are 2 options of dealing w/ it - replace it w/ a stock type bearing (Pelican Parts) at regular intervals (60-80k mi.) or replace it w/ aftermarket (LN Engineering) ceramic bearing which should be lifetime. Doing the LN bearing is about a $2000 job and the PP one about half that.

I don't have a 911, but my '01 Boxster is the same engine type. I haven't done either of the fixes above, yet. I do change my oil every 5000mi. and carefully check the filter for debris.

If I were buying a 911 like you are thinking about, because you will have about double the the investment in the car, I would just bite the bullet and find a good indy nearby to replace the RMS, clutch, and put in the LN bearing as soon as you get the car. Then you'll be free to enjoy it w/ no worries.

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #1933
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Thanks for the replies RJ & SRG.
I've looked at the Boxster, but I have 2 convertables that I rarely drive now and need a coupe. Love the Cayman, if I can wait a few more years it will be in my price range.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #1934
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #1935
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