I secretly want this next car. Well, not secretly, because I just shared it with you guys, but I do want to replace the late model German sports machine in my driveway with another late model German machine, but will be downgrading from 5 seats to 4. Will everyone assume I’m going through a mid-life crisis…sure, but who cares? I’ll be driving one of the worlds premier sports car and it cost less than a well optioned Nissan Versa. Find this 1999 Porsche Carrera 4 offered for $18,500 in Concord, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Each time I find another cheap 996 generation Porsche 911, I wonder; how much longer can the 996 be the redheaded (orange headed? orange eyed?) stepchild of the classic 911 lineup. It wasn’t a bad car when it was released — it was faster and more capable and sold way better than the outgoing 993, which has now been elevated to deity status in the pantheon of Porsche. So what gives? Are the fried egg headlights really that bad? Is the IMS a death sentence…it seems to have been fixed on this one. Or are these currently a good buy? Find this 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera offered for $16,950 in Thousand Oaks, CA via craigslist.
This next car is tempting. Really tempting. It looks the part of the $100k sports car, but costs less than a used Kia from your local dealer…what gives? Two things — first it IS a 996 with 147k miles on the clock and second it is a 996. However, it has de-fried egg headlights, updated […]
As a non-Porsche owner, it has been painful to watch the rise in prices of vintage aircooled P-cars…but I’ve been watching the prices of the 996/997 and they offer a shocking amount of performance and comfort (sorry 993 owners…but they are faster and more comfy…maybe not as cool…) for the cash. To be honest, I’m […]
The Porsche 911 is an iconic classic imbued with a finely tuned suspension, classically understated good looks and raucous sounding rear mounted flat-6 engines – a combination that is seldom imitated. The 996 was a 911 that was faster, more comfortable, and better than the previous generation, but of course the purists and naysayers complained […]
I can almost feel the wind in my hair now and smell the occasional waft of a mild chemical scent (all Porsches emanate some kind of petroleum based scent from time-to-time…just don’t take it to the dealer and ask for a diagnosis because they will say you need a new rear main seal and a […]
The 996 generation Porsche 911 was introduced for the 1999 model year with drastic changes to the exterior that included a swept back windshield, fried egg headlamps, and a tidy rear end — but the biggest change was to the engine with the addition of watercooling. Find this 1999 Porsche 911 here on eBay offered for $11,000 […]
The 996 generation Porsche 911 was introduced in 1998 with a watercooled engine, but it was the styling that looked just like the little Boxster that really sent Porsche owners into a tizzy. To be perfectly clear, most folks who can afford to plunk down money for a brand new 911 in 1999 couldn’t have […]
Cars fall out of favor with buyers for many reasons. It could be triggered by known mechanical issues, documented design problems, or styling that just does not resonate with potential owners. You can typically find cars in these categories at deeply discounted prices compared to the value they offer as a whole. Find this 2001 […]
The 996 generation Porsche 911 was introduced for the 1998 model year (although technically a few were designated 1997) with a new water-cooled flat-6 and streamlined aerodynamic styling shared with the Porsche Boxster. The new styling wouldn’t have been a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that your new $90k 911 Cabriolet could be […]