Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 6
997 : 2004- 71
996 : 1997-2005 42
993 : 1993-1998 11
964 : 1989-1993 0
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 0
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 1
Early 911 : 1964-1977 1
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 1
Boxster : 1997- 13
Cayman : 2005- 16
Cayenne : 2003- 12
Macan : 2014- 1
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 6
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Body Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
mobile chicane
Monza


Joined: 31 Dec 2011
Posts: 239



PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: maybe time for a change. Reply with quote

I've owned my 2003 996.2 c4 for over 5 years now and I kinda fancy a change.

I need to scratch the v8 itch and at present the only thing on my radar is an Audi S8.

I've yet to drive one however the second hand dealers I have approached have been offering between 9 and 10 K trade in for my car.

Now my c4 does have 115k miles but it also has 5 years northway history including a precautionary ims bearing replacement at 95k if memory serves and a clutch at the same time.

has anyone moved to or from an S8 and if so how does it compare to the 996.2 ?
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Bluebird911
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 29 May 2010
Posts: 323



PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mobile Chicane,

I've never been a big fan of big super saloons, but would anticipate this is quite a change from a 996! I would say try as many as you can and go for it!

After giving a lot of thought about what I could move to after my 996, I am scratching a V10 itch and have been testing an M6 V10. Super fast and super sound and like 996s, great value for money. I reckon the best £/bhp ration you can get. Of course, like a 996, they are cheap for a reason - bottom end bearing shells gone after 90k and valves that can drop at any time.

if you want an experience close to a 996 thrill, perhaps a M5 V10 would be closest!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
MisterCorn
Zolder


Joined: 08 Jan 2011
Posts: 5174
Location: Nottingham, England

2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am seriously looking at an M6 at the moment as well. If I got one I would be changing the big end bearings first thing, not too hard a job.

MC
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
alex yates
Shanghai
Shanghai


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 10622
Location: Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

996 vs. big saloon car - not even in the same stratosphere. I've owned an A6 quattro (V6) and a BMW 850i (V12) and they couldn't be any further apart from the 996. If you want to waft around on motorways all day then the S8 is puuuurfect, but if you like having a blast round your country B-roads, then forget about it.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Bluebird911
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 29 May 2010
Posts: 323



PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
I am seriously looking at an M6 at the moment as well. If I got one I would be changing the big end bearings first thing, not too hard a job.

MC


The power, its delivery and the technology is fantastic. With elements of BMW's F1 programme and the BMW engine in the F1 Mclaren, you won't see an affordable NA engine like the V10 again.

Since I started looking seriously about 6 months ago, many of the motoring mags have been running articles on them which seems timely!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
e92
Trainee


Joined: 25 Apr 2016
Posts: 96
Location: Reading


PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The m6 v10 is an amazing car. I have always loved the engine sound and performance. The only things which scare me are the reliability issues and the very very poor mpg to a smaller degree. But if you are comfortable with those then they are very good performance value. I had a bit of a rolling straight line race with an e60 m5 v10 and even though I did leave him by quite a distance it's performance was very respectable thumbsup
_________________
2001 996 Manual Turbo - Markski Remap, 964 RS LWFW, GT3 gearbox mount, Cargraphic Exhaust, 997 GT2 SSK, Forged DV, PSS10 Coilovers, GT3 front brakes, RSS Engine Mounts, Recaro seats, GT3 front control arms
2008 E92 M3 - Sold
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
mobile chicane
Monza


Joined: 31 Dec 2011
Posts: 239



PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is the irritating thing there just isint a v8 sports car out there they are all large saloons, I suspect i will find the S8 less nippy than the 996.

I dont like the looks of the M6.

the only other option is a maserati or an aston both of which are way to expensive
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
alex yates
Shanghai
Shanghai


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 10622
Location: Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XKR, SL500, there's plenty of V8 sports cars out there.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Monkeynutz
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 05 Oct 2016
Posts: 347
Location: Peterborough


PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to Wales a few weeks back for a hoon across the Brecon Beacons and had fun on some roads with a few nice cars passing me at full chat and the stand out car for me was an F-Type....the noise as it went past was sublime and that was only the V6! I went to the showroom the day after to look at the V6 and the V8, second hand I think they are decent value and i think they sound amazing. I could be tempted away from Porsche for one at a later date.

Edit... XKR for even less money gotta be worth a look Wink
_________________
997.2 C4S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
nigel99
Suzuka


Joined: 16 Jul 2015
Posts: 1061
Location: Surrey

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkeynutz wrote:
I went to Wales a few weeks back for a hoon across the Brecon Beacons and had fun on some roads with a few nice cars passing me at full chat and the stand out car for me was an F-Type....the noise as it went past was sublime and that was only the V6! I went to the showroom the day after to look at the V6 and the V8, second hand I think they are decent value and i think they sound amazing. I could be tempted away from Porsche for one at a later date.

Edit... XKR for even less money gotta be worth a look Wink


I read this a few weeks ago comparing second-hand 911 and the F-Type.

https://www.whatcar.com/news/used-porsche-911-vs-jaguar-f-type/
_________________
Current: 2009 997.2 C2S
Previous: 2008 Cayman 2.7, 2002 Audi TT, 1999 BMW 318!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Monkeynutz
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 05 Oct 2016
Posts: 347
Location: Peterborough


PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
Monkeynutz wrote:
......

Edit... XKR for even less money gotta be worth a look Wink


I read this a few weeks ago comparing second-hand 911 and the F-Type.

https://www.whatcar.com/news/used-porsche-911-vs-jaguar-f-type/


Thanks! A fair review of the 2 I think. I did twitch at an F-Type 400 4WD while at the dealership but not at RRP..maybe in a year or 3 Wink
_________________
997.2 C4S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
JM30
Trainee


Joined: 28 Apr 2013
Posts: 61
Location: SE Kent


PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a few V8 Bmw M3's not so long ago, one was the rarer saloon and first one being the coupe, i personally loved them both sounds really nice still 'small' ish and handle nice too.

Sorry i don't know your budget but these can be purchased fairly cheaply now, just a few things to check otherwise decent 2nd hand bargains now.
_________________
Current cars
-996.1 C2
-JDM Import Blobeye Impreza WRX STi
-Classic Mini 1275cc resto project (Cant wait!)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
mobile chicane
Monza


Joined: 31 Dec 2011
Posts: 239



PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok update time and more info.

my budget is my car + £5 to £8 K so a total of maybe £21k if I sell private for £13k (rather optomistic I know)

I like the idea of an BMW M3 but where I live they have an image problem and seem to attract the roid rager crowd + they get stolen a lot.

I had a look at an M6 in the mettal and I just dont like the looks.

The Jag F type is out of my budget and the older xkr has an interoir that I dont like. ( I know fussy fussy fusy)

I'm still trying to find an audi S5 to test drive but not having much luck.

I wont own anything by mercedes for reasons I wont go into on here (cough 9 month old mercedes with tin worm cough)

I may end up keeping the 996 for a nother 2-5 years then upgrading to a 997 or a much later cayman.

it all depends on the S5 test drive.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
alex yates
Shanghai
Shanghai


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 10622
Location: Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S5 or MKII XKR would be top of my list there. You can even bag an SL55 amg for that money.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Bluebird911
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 29 May 2010
Posts: 323



PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody does a v8 better!!

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C897091

Cool
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
alex yates
Shanghai
Shanghai


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 10622
Location: Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluebird911 wrote:
Nobody does a v8 better!!

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C897091

Cool


yes Thumb
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
MisterCorn
Zolder


Joined: 08 Jan 2011
Posts: 5174
Location: Nottingham, England

2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
S5 or MKII XKR would be top of my list there. You can even bag an SL55 amg for that money.


SL55 AMG is an absolute hoot, but much more a GT than a sports car. So much torque it is unbelievable.

MC
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
jboy
Newbie


Joined: 30 May 2017
Posts: 25



PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maserati 3200 GT? Never driven one but always liked the look. I scratched the v8 itch in a BMW 550i, its an itch worth scratching thats for sure...
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
JM30
Trainee


Joined: 28 Apr 2013
Posts: 61
Location: SE Kent


PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame the M3 is a no no, genuine bargain these days, sure you have looked but what about B7 RS4? look great sounds lovely always a car i fancied but never got round to owning, rock solid residuals too if that's a bonus, AMG V8's sound the best but apart from owning a 2013 C63 a few years back its the only merc i ever owed, tended to lean towards the M3's, it was very thirsty! Surprised

Lexus IS-F?? rare beast and a nice 5.0 V8
_________________
Current cars
-996.1 C2
-JDM Import Blobeye Impreza WRX STi
-Classic Mini 1275cc resto project (Cant wait!)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
sim996
Newbie


Joined: 05 Aug 2017
Posts: 11



PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
996 vs. big saloon car - not even in the same stratosphere. I've owned an A6 quattro (V6) and a BMW 850i (V12) and they couldn't be any further apart from the 996. If you want to waft around on motorways all day then the S8 is puuuurfect, but if you like having a blast round your country B-roads, then forget about it.


911 on a B-road? Not my first choice of car! If you want something for B roads you need a hot hatch or rally rep, both will leave you for dust.

V8 wise in budget:

Cerbera are quick, costly to maintain though.
C63 for the noise!
B7 RS4
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 11 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum