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Offline leburpor

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Which would you pick and why?

I want the 996 TT because:
- it's a Twin Turbo!!
- it's fast!!
- there's a white one for sale and it looks so freakin hot...

But..
- I've been warned that the 996 had issues with them, apparently something to do with being the first gen using a new engine design?
- Been warned that the 996 will depreciate very rapidly as it is known as a 'bad' model  :confused: in terms of design and reliability.
- Turbos will be high maintenance after a few years.

Can anyone shed some light on whether this issues are valid??



Offline waz356


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Go down to Porsche and talk to Ben in the Service centre. He's a nice guy and would give you an honest review of both cars.



Offline [355]

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the big 996 issue everyone talks about is the rear main seal weeping....dunno if this affected turbos though...?

as far as styling goes, the original 996 carreras look pretty poxy now, but the revised model/turbo styling is FAR nicer
Team <200mph



Offline 911gotten


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Rear main seal issues only affected the carrera models. The 996 turbo engine is a different design and do not have any issues with this...i will have to find my source.



Offline CaptOz


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It's funny. I had the same dilemma as you leburpor. I ended up with the 997 mainly because:

I preferred the look (inside and out).
Wanted sat nav.
Wanted my first Porsche to be "basic" so I could look forward to upgrading to the turbo in the future.

Cheers,

CaptOz   :thumbsup:



Offline mhh

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Are we (were we :p) talking tiptronic, leburpor?



Offline 911gotten


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I had the same decision.. went for my04 911TT. Don't regret it one bit...LOL



Offline CaptOz


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It's funny. I had the same dilemma as you leburpor. I ended up with the 997....

I had the same decision.. went for my04 911TT.....

I guess ultimately whichever way you go, you will be happy. Itís like having to choose between Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Hawkins. You win either way.   :D

Cheers,

CaptOz   :thumbsup:



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