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badlands
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My unbiased vote based purely on vanity goes to the 996 4S.

Cards on the table, have driven neither but from a looks perspective the 996 4S slays and I agree the 997 series is kinda bland and Audi-like, apart from the much pricier 997 GTS and 997 gen2 4S. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the OP. Go for whichever one you like the most with the caveats already mentioned (full service history etc).

Me?

I went for the bland Audi lookalike. Question Floor
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a great looking 2S.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course styling is personal, but me me the 996 is the Porsche I'm trying to forget (along with the Panamera). 997.2 4S for me. Not biased at all of course....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great responses, thanks everyone. Think it's what I had expected. I do struggle seeing the differences with the 997 4s styling against the 2s . The 996 4s does seem to echoe the old classics....

Think I need to drive the 996 and make sure it's a car that I enjoy (I traditionally like modern cars)
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great responses, thanks everyone. Think it's what I had expected. I do struggle seeing the differences with the 997 4s styling against the 2s . The 996 4s does seem to echoe the old classics....

Think I need to drive the 996 and make sure it's a car that I enjoy (I traditionally like modern cars)
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

With regards to the 2S and 4S comments, whilst some may not be able to tell the difference looks wise, there IS a difference in drive. Plus, you may get some security and comfort in knowing its 4-wheel drive.

Good luck with whatever you buy, providing it's a 997!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the lobster wheels!

FRZ 911 wrote:
To the OP. Go for whichever one you like the most with the caveats already mentioned (full service history etc).

Me?

I went for the bland Audi lookalike. Question Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like them both, 997 slightly more modern inside . Arguably less of a classic... But that surely is just taste at current time.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerbyJim wrote:
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Don't think so Hand


I wholeheartedly agree DJ..... there are better adjectives to describe the 997 4S...bland is not one of them.....!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="askgeez"]Like them both, 997 slightly more modern inside . Arguably less of a classic... But that surely is just taste at current time.
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the 997 front end is a thing of beauty compared to the 996

admitedly, the rear of the 996 definitely has the edge....the 997 should have carried through the reflector on the middle.....

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although the 996 4S (and the turbo) are the only good looking 996 I would certainly go for the 997.
none of them will become classics due the mass production.

the 997 looks better in every angle (personal taste) and has this extra power.

I would definitely consider a 996 4S but it has to be sub £20k which is far from the 997 4S mark.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:

Mine and my neighbours




I live in the wrong street Sad
 
  
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Floor

Paul - the pork is the "cheapest" of his 12 cars !

Surprised

This is his latest toy...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:
Floor

Paul - the pork is the "cheapest" of his 12 cars !

Surprised

This is his latest toy...



All we have in my street is a 430 Spyder Sad Sad Sad Sad
 
  
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