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    Newbie: Need feedback on buying a 2000 C2

    I'm considering getting a 2000 911C2 at the end of the month. Need feedback on using it as a daily driver, what sort of maitenance should I expect to do on it, costs etc. I do not want to go into this blind. It is up between a 2001 Corvette (18k miles) and the 2000 C2 (30k miles). Both are 6sp, Porsche has Nav, cd, silver on black. Corvette is blue on black, heads up display, adjustable ride dampening, Cd, glass top etc.

    I really want the Porsche but my buddies are telling me that it will have problems down the road, break down, expensive oil changes etc. I drive about 30k miles a year (I'm in sales)and want something for all my road trips. Needs to be fun but won't leave me broke on the side of the road. I know I can stop just about anywhere in the US and find a Chevy dealership if I had problems, tough to find a Porsche dealership out on the road.

    Looking for someone to tell me from experience what I should expect as a C2 owner. Thanks!

    Re: Newbie: Need feedback on buying a 2000 C2

    Oops, forgot to mention, I only keep cars 2 years since I rack up a ton of miles. Hope that helps.

    Re: Newbie: Need feedback on buying a 2000 C2

    You know Porsche was at the top of JD Edwards reliability rankings, right?

    I had to decide between a Z06 and a 996TT as a daily (almost, except in bad snow) driver and I went with the 996 and I am glad every day that I did.

    Even though they are both high performing cars, the C2 is just in a whole other class than any 'vette.

    Re: Newbie: Need feedback on buying a 2000 C2

    The vette shouldn't even be considered in the same class.
    That being said, I have driven a 99' 996 for the past five years as a daily driver and I had little to no problems with it. Keep in mind that mine was the first model year so there were lots of electronic glitches that were remedied through warranty. Model year 2000 shouldn't suffer as badly. Check its maintenance history before you buy. Just a thought though... if you are worried about the cost of maintenance on either of the cars, maybe it would be better if you bought something less expensive but brand new so you could have everything taken care of under warranty.

    Re: Newbie: Need feedback on buying a 2000 C2

    Aggreed the 911 wins every time you will not regret it if you go in the snow remember to turn off the PCM !!

     
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