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    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    gangajas:

    If the 996 problems are so well documented why did the factory do nothing to solve them? If many people here has suggested that brands like Nissan don't deserve a good reputation as sportscars makers because of the reliaility problems of cars like the R35 GT-R have? Why has Porsche keep any of his good reputation after the 996?

     

    Why don't you deliver an answer ? Smiley

    I checked your user name on other car forums, apparently you are a member in half of the car forums on this planet. Surprisingly, I couldn't find one single post of yours where you actually pass on some valuable information. All you do is brag about this and that, usually you just criticize or post links.

    What car do you own/drive ?

    Enlighten us. Please.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    sorry could not resist...


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

     Seems to be a short movie though.  


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    BjoernB:

    or you go for a later 996TT - enginewise bulletproof

    Almost bulletproof, almost. Smiley


    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    RC:
    BjoernB:

    or you go for a later 996TT - enginewise bulletproof

     
    True but what about maintenance cost?! Smiley

    RC: What are the maintenance costs to consider on a 996TT? Turbos? Intercoolers? Viscous coupler?

    Thanks!


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    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    Not to be the odd man out here, but I'd include 996GT3 Mk2's in my search if I were you.  Some prefer the dynamics to the 997GT3 (for track fun) and I think the cost is getting attractive on them (I've seen low 60's I think).  Of course, you want to look at a perspective purchase pretty close to make sure its in solid shape.

    I know RC said it a few times here, but I think he's right on the money that 997's (especially Mk 1's) will drop in price after the 991 rolls out very soon, so the operative advice here is: wait.  And there may be more 996 GT cars on the market then too, because present "tier 2" owners may trade up to 997's when that happens.  Maybe...

    In reference to "Monster"'s original question, the 996 GT cars have had a much better reliability record than the 996 Carrera due to the different (better) engine.

     


    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    davew (cincy):

    Not to be the odd man out here, but I'd include 996GT3 Mk2's in my search if I were you.  Some prefer the dynamics to the 997GT3 (for track fun) and I think the cost is getting attractive on them (I've seen low 60's I think).  

    You can actually get pretty nice ones for high $40k's now...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: How reliable is 996 so far?

    ADias:
    RC:
    BjoernB:

    or you go for a later 996TT - enginewise bulletproof

     
    True but what about maintenance cost?! Smiley

    RC: What are the maintenance costs to consider on a 996TT? Turbos? Intercoolers? Viscous coupler?

    Thanks!

     

    Well, if these parts need to be exchanged... Smiley Pretty expensive, depending on the parts used (I would stick with OEM parts but some non-approved repair shops don't use OEM parts, which can be a serious problem). One VTG charger was around 2000 EUR last time I checked (a while ago, maybe they are cheaper now), engine was 35000 EUR...no bargain.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


     
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