Go Back  S2KI Honda S2000 Forums > General Interest > Car Talk
Reload this Page >

Newest chapter in my Porsche adventure

Car Talk Discussions and comparisions of cars of all makes and models.

Newest chapter in my Porsche adventure

 
Old 03-30-2015, 10:03 AM
  #11  
 
vader1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: ST Paul
Posts: 10,914
Received 122 Likes on 91 Posts
Default

I really like these cars, and they are quite sweet looking everywhere except the 1990's Pontiac dash. If I could get over that part I would consider one myself. Everything else in the interior looks high quality except for the dash design.
vader1 is online now  
Old 03-30-2015, 10:09 AM
  #12  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Triangle Area
Posts: 1,957
Likes: 0
Received 23 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by deepbluejh View Post
The 996 Turbo is really a bargain for the type of performance you get from it. I feel like in the not so distant future, values on these cars is going to start going way up. I don't think you'll have to worry so much about depreciation.
I think 996 Turbo values have already bottomed out, but the car is still the bargain of the entire 911 Turbo lineage. Although it still gets knocks on the styling of the headlamps and interior, that other 996 problem of engine reliability just isn't a factor with the turbo. The Mezger engine is rock solid.
waltk88 is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 10:13 AM
  #13  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Triangle Area
Posts: 1,957
Likes: 0
Received 23 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by windhund116 View Post
Was your 996's rear and intermediate seals upgraded? How common is failure?



Thanks!
The Turbo, GT2 and GT3 use a completely different engine from the rest of the 996 range. It's a common block with the GT1 race car. No problems with RMS and IMS.
waltk88 is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 10:49 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 19,296
Received 74 Likes on 63 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by waltk88 View Post
Originally Posted by windhund116' timestamp='1427738476' post='23560156
Was your 996's rear and intermediate seals upgraded? How common is failure?

Thanks!
The Turbo, GT2 and GT3 use a completely different engine from the rest of the 996 range. It's a common block with the GT1 race car. No problems with RMS and IMS.
RMS issues are still common with the Mezger engine in particular cars. The 997.1 GT3 was prone to it, especially if they're not driven very much.

Because racecar.
JonBoy is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 11:25 AM
  #15  
 
s2ko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Metro NYC
Posts: 64,851
Received 135 Likes on 129 Posts
Default

Nice car. I've been toying with the idea of picking one up myself. I found one and was going to go take a look at it but somebody beat me to it.
s2ko is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 11:33 AM
  #16  
 
windhund116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 5,949
Received 65 Likes on 62 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JonBoy View Post
RMS issues are still common with the Mezger engine in particular cars. The 997.1 GT3 was prone to it, especially if they're not driven very much.

Because racecar.

Yeah. I heard that the cylinder linings often wear out on these cars, if the engine was not fully warmed-up. Owner did a lot of local driving of less than 10 miles. Best to avoid 996 and first gen 997 with low mileage. Unless, you know for sure that the owner put good mileage on the car... whenever it was started up.

Seems more common on low mileage, Tiptronic 996s.
windhund116 is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 12:32 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 961
Received 16 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

Much prefer it with the rubber front lip. Great purchase!
Sterling Sackey is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 02:11 PM
  #18  
 
myclue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5,426
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

congrats on the 996!
myclue is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 02:12 PM
  #19  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Triangle Area
Posts: 1,957
Likes: 0
Received 23 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by SW2 Tuning View Post
Much prefer it with the rubber front lip. Great purchase!
I prefer it too. The black lip makes me think back to my RX-7 R1.
waltk88 is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 06:53 PM
  #20  
Member
 
clarkster009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,665
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Looks great
clarkster009 is offline  

Quick Reply: Newest chapter in my Porsche adventure


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands