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    997 years old

    How do you think 997 will look like after 5 or 6 years from now? What about comparing it with 996?

    To my eyes the latter it's geting old too fast...

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    Hard to tell. To the untrained eye people can't tell one model from the next.

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    996 was never particularly liked by most porsche enthusiasts. Flattened front end, shared parts w/ the cheaper boxster, etc. Hence, the design of the 997 looks more like a 993 than a 996. I think it will stand the test of time better than the 996. Could still use a few more curves in my opinion.

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    Keep in mind that only the true Porsche fanatics will ever know the difference between one and another. When in Germany I met a German man who told me that he always buys Guards Red 911s,--has been doing this for several decades. His neighbors only see him in a red Porsche. That's all they know. They have no clue when he's 'upgrading.' (He does this so they won't talk,--"Herr Schmidt is doing very well this year mit the new Porsche...")

    I happen to think that certain 911 shapes are ageless.

    Dan

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    Dan L said:


    I happen to think that certain 911 shapes are ageless.

    Dan



    Well said, Dan!

    Jim

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    There was a Porsche owner who I asked "Do you have a Porsche 996 or a 997?" and his reply was "It's a Porsche 911".

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    I agree with Dan, the lines are timeless. It's only the details that are changing and that's OK with me.

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    Would love to see someone take that morfing software and tackle taking a 911 from the 901 through to the 997...

    I liken it to a bar of soap. As it gets more and more use it gets a lot more airstream friendly,--we see it with the 911.

    P.S. Matt,--great wheels!

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    A Porsche never looks old....

    Those cars are amazing!!!

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    Any Porsche 911 that I see on the street has "something".
    I never thought to myself when I saw an older 911 "That car looks old" , on the contrary , they all look so beautiful to me. This includes a well kept 996 as well. They are all so close in styling.

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    Quote:
    Dan L said:
    Would love to see someone take that morfing software and tackle taking a 911 from the 901 through to the 997...



    It's the default screen saver in Weissach (well, we didn't have the 997 yet at the time)
    I wonder whether it's on the Porsche website...

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    yes it is...
    you guys are lucky to have some dutchies over here... the dutch porsche site is hopelessly old-fashioned, and still has those ancient goodies!
    You can find it here: LINK (click me)
    -Joost-

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    I'm sure that those who really love Porsche could find any model interesting
    The 996 series is getting cheaper and cheaper in the second hand market. It's make possible to achieve to a 911. Then that kind of person is coimng into Porsche world and begin to understand the real 911 philosophy.
    993's price is increasing in the market. It's the last air-cooled and most Porsche fans are thinking about it as a purist.
    997 will be similar to the 996. Most beauty , but the production is very extended.

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    To go even further, I'm sure that most of my acquaintences (non-Porschites) won't notice when I upgrade my blue/blue Boxster to a blue/blue 997S.

     
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