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    996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

    I`m looking at trading in my 987 Boxster S against a 996 Cab.

    I am not too familiar with the 996 range. I understand that there is the C2 cab & C4 cab but then a C4S.

    They all seem to have the same BHP (320?) but other than 4 wheel drive are there any differences ?

    In particular what is the difference between the C4 & C4S ?

    Just a little confused about the models - I notice that the C4 range adds quite a bit of weight.

    Is there a recognised winner amongst entusiasts ?

    My local independent dealer has a an 2004 reg C2 cab Basalt Black with only 6K miles. Black hard top / Auto A/C / PCM & Phone / Multi CD / Park Assist / 3 spoke wheel / 18" Carrera wheels & tracker.

    Ideally wanted PSE but with so few miles it is tempting.

    They would give me a decent trade in on the Boxster Pounds37000 GBP. The 911 is on sale for Pounds49995. Not started negotiating yet.

    I could wait until next Spring or end of next Summer.

    Baby due 8th May hence the need for a little more room !

    Would it make financial sense to wait or should I jump at this car given the low miles ?

    Thanks

    Re: 996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

    In simplest explanation:
    C2= Carrera (rear wheel drive only)
    C4= Carrera 4 (all wheel drive) [the 4wd is the reason for the added weight]

    as with your Boxster S the "S" denotes a sport version typically with a power increase and sportier suspension.

    As for which is better its really up to what your driving style is like. just assuming but coming from a boxster you might like the C2 more.

    Re: 996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

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    SuperSportBilly said:

    In particular what is the difference between the C4 & C4S ?





    On the 993 and 996 the C4S has the widebody and brakes from the 911 turbo. Engine is the same as C4 without S. On the new 997 both C4 and C4S are widebodied, but C4S has more hp.

    Re: 996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

    996 C4 and C4S have same motor, but the C4S is wider, has Turbo brakes and sport suspension (and more standard interior features).

    I like the C2 best, myself (lighter with more lively and nimble handling).

    Re: 996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

    I did notice that the C2 was quite a bit lighter and consequently better BHP/ton.

    Tempted.

    Re: 996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

    My 02 Cab is a C4 and if I had to do it again I would get a C2. It all depends on what you want to do with the car and assuming that a professional driver can get 10/10ths out of either model, how much of that will you get from whatever car you buy.

    And then, of course there always is the bragging rights argument.

    Re: 996 Model Range & Trade in New Boxster S

    Found out the 996 cab is a "personal import to UK specification".

    Seems that it has the balance of any manufacurer warranty - 04 plate.

    It is for sale by Autobahn in Coventry - an independent dealer.

    Their description :-

    "04/04 996 CARRERA 2 MANUAL CABRIOLET

    Basalt Black Metallic/Black Leather

    Black Hard & Soft Tops

    Auto A/C Climate Control

    Porsche Communication Management (Sat/Nav/Phone)

    Phone Handset

    Multi-Cd

    Park Assist

    Three spoke Steering Wheel 18" Carrera Alloys

    Tracker

    One Owner From New

    Personal import to full UK specification

    Pounds49995

    6,000 MILES
    Under Manufacturers warranty."

    Does this affect the value at all ?

    Thanks

     
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