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ftored
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While i understand that 997 is the newer car and i guess it would be better tha 996 4S has something that I cant see on 997.
I was in similar dilema when i bought mine but went with the 996. Also because of the mileage and condition and work that had be done on her.

Just compare them!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t find it surprising that an older model can be worth more than a newer model. Newer isn’t always better and at some point older begins to have a “classic” appeal.
I think what is surprising here is that some 996s really do seem to be increasing, and a desirable car with (what we’re assuming is a gold plated engine rebuild) is relatively cheap. There are a lot of variables though!
I’m always wary of CAP / book / trade values for non mainstream cars. How many 996s get sold privately and don’t feed into the guide data? How many of those that do, require significant expenditure to prepare for retail?

As a perhaps even less helpful aside, a friend of mine who’s constantly hunting for bargains has flown to Scotland several times to view cars. I generalise here, but in his experience they’re always miles away and rusty (usually being near the sea), both of which may to some degree explain why cars in Scotland tend to be attractively priced.
 
  
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msaif996
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 996 C4S has by far the nicest looking rear of all 911’s in my opinion. The 4 wheel drive give it a stability and feel a rear wheel drive cannot match. The power is also just right for the roads . I had one. I now have a 996 Carrera and a 997.1 Turbo. I stand by my comments and I still look at them and if I found my old C4S it would be difficult not to sell the others to buy it!
The 996 C4S is one of the undisputed greats.
 
  
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Kiwi
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

msaif996 wrote:
The 996 C4S has by far the nicest looking rear of all 911’s in my opinion.


Talking about rear ends... I posted this pic earlier in another part of the forum but it seems appropriate to repost here Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwi wrote:
...The 996 C4S is a very close second, it is almost everything the Turbo was without the little voice in the back of ones mind waiting for the next expensive repair or service bill.


Nice one, that's not something you hear every day, with an M96 vs a Mezger! Very Happy

Fascinating thread anyway...

The solution it seems is should the 4S engine need any major work, get it bored out to 3.8L!

That said, I can't remember the last time I found my M96 lacking in power, within the confines of UK roads.
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Kiwi
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kiwi
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Nice one, that's not something you hear every day, with an M96 vs a Mezger! Very Happy


Funnily it wasn't the engine (block) itself that worried me with the Turbo it seemed to be all the other little things that would need attention, rear spoiler failure (rams), blew off 2 bonded coolant pipes (quite spectacular), one was an engine out job, etc, etc. Still it was a cool car though thumbsup
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