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grover
grover Dork
1/23/22 10:58 p.m.

Great thoughts on flat engines.  I'm not one to drive my street cars to extremes generally. Perhaps some spirited driving, but I've never bounced a street car off of the rev limiter- race cars, yes. But that's the joy of having race cars, it gives you an outlet. Still many things to consider with the m96 motors though. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/23/22 11:44 p.m.

In reply to AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) :

Yet another reason to pick Boxster over 996. My 3.2 has 140K miles and around 100 racing events on it. It's bounced off the limiter. A lot.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
1/23/22 11:47 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

You sure there is a rev limit?  Many an M96 has been money shifted and the ECU tracks over revs pretty well having multiple ranges etc.  

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/24/22 1:11 a.m.

In reply to AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) :

Valve float is a rev limit right?

Yeah, my overrev counter is probably impressive. 

white_fly
white_fly HalfDork
1/24/22 10:53 a.m.

First things first: I'm biased. I have a 1999 911 C2. I love it. Nevermind the headlights. It's the 911 I wanted. FAR lower running costs and purchase price than a 993, but with a similar analog feel. I bought it right, but I'll probably never sell it. 
 

That said, I think a 997 is a better value today. The 996 has already started appreciating and you can't justify the price delta to a similar 986 or even 987 Boxster. The 997 is just a better car in so many ways. Its looks will age well, it will appreciate, and it will be a much nicer car than a 996 in so many ways. 

My story is similar to David's, though. My heart said 996. That's the reason a 996 was the car for me.

docwyte
docwyte PowerDork
1/25/22 9:37 a.m.

In reply to grover :

rennlist is a good place to start, plus 6speedonline.com.  As much as I hate to say it, you need to join a bunch of the 996 Facebook groups and post there that you're looking for a car and cruise the 996 facebook FS groups.

MattGent
MattGent Reader
1/25/22 12:39 p.m.

Jupiter local here...currently tracking an e36 M3, working my way up the track day favorites ladder. Maybe a Cayman S or 911 will be next. 

I instructed a guy in a Boxster S years back and it still strikes me as the most balanced, responsive car in near factory spec I've ever experienced. 

grover
grover Dork
1/25/22 1:33 p.m.

In reply to docwyte :

Mehhhhh, it's been months since I've been on Facebook. That's depressing. 

grover
grover Dork
1/25/22 1:33 p.m.

In reply to MattGent :

Hey Matt! Great to meet you. One of my buddies just got a cayman gt4- crazy looking car. 

grover
grover Dork
2/20/22 3:57 p.m.

Visited a local dealership to see a 2007 Carrera hardtop last night with my son. The dealership experience was worthy of another thread probably- and I'm thankful the car wasn't the right one after viewing reviews on napleton Acura palm beach - along with my experience. 
back to the car- the drivers interior door switch didn't work causing window issues, passenger door window regulator was wonky- nab wasn't working, scratches in bumpers but also a really wonky shifter that was very notchy made me uncomfortable. Also, it was quiet- I'm guessing no sport exhaust? When I came back to tell them it wasn't the k e for me and why- they claimed they just had a clutch put in.....

So far 996 cab 1: 997 hard top 0

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