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Bavarian Motorist 01-31-2007 09:20 AM

Did a quick search on cars.com for 993 turbos.

There are some 91 models (91s are still 993s, right?) that aren't that bad.

http://cars.com/go/search/fs_search_results.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&searchType= 22&sort=true&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&lar geNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=ascending&sortfiel d=PRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-turbo%7CE-ALL%7CM-_41_%7CH-%7CD-_386_%7CN-N%7CR-10000%7CI-1%7CP-PRICE+descending%7CQ-descending%7CY-_1997-1996-1995-1994-1993-1992-1991_%7CX-popular%7CZ-10580&aff=national

Take a look!

This particular one is a 1996 turbo w/ 50k miles for $55k.

http://cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=22&pageNum ber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage= 0&sortorder=ascending&sortfield=PRICE+ascending&ce rtifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-turbo%7CE-ALL%7CM-_41_%7CH-%7CD-_386_%7CN-N%7CR-10000%7CI-1%7CP-PRICE+ascending%7CQ-ascending%7CY-_1997-1996-1995-1994-1993-1992-1991_%7CX-popular%7CZ-10580&aff=national&paId=217536324&recnum=28&leadEx ists=true

Porschekid 01-31-2007 09:28 AM

1991 911's are 964's I believe. $55k for the cheapest 993TT is around the low end of my estimate... too rich for my blood right now. Believe that i'm keeping the convertible aspect of it in mind as well. That's why the car will really have to impress me before I give up the Boxster.

Bavarian Motorist 01-31-2007 09:35 AM

Well, there is one w/ 85k miles for 49k :D 1996.

I'm just trying to help, sorry.

Whatever you do, you will love it.

Porschekid 01-31-2007 10:21 AM

Don't worry, I appreciate all the help. :cheers:

racer_d 01-31-2007 11:41 AM

A sunroof coupe will not be as enjoyable as a convertible for the "open air" experience. Also, check to see how far back the sunroof is located in the roof.

A bit Apples Vs Oranges here but, my wifes A4 sunroof was set pretty far back.. Far enough that I couldn't really see out of it, but I did get to enjoy the noise of it being open. In my 911 (1978) the sunroof was so close to the windshield that I could see up and out of it. Made the car feel more open than it was.

To me, the open sunroofs of todays cars are just noise boxes. You don't really get the sun/warmth benefits of a convertible but you do get enough wind noise to make it annoying. Full top down motoring is nicer than a compromise. While you can't swing it now, maybe the better compromise is a 996 Targa ;)

Going from a Box S to a 3.4l 996 isn't too big a jump, performance wise, but you will notice it to be a bit quicker. Also heavier. And with a greater rear bias.

Just test drive the dang thing!

Adam 01-31-2007 09:02 PM

[QUOTE=Porschekid]1991 911's are 964's I believe. QUOTE]

Yes, that's right. 89-94 911's are 964's and 95-98 911's are 993's. 993's are hot right now because they were only made for a few years and it's the last of the "air cooled" 911's!

1JB 02-01-2007 05:18 AM


Originally Posted by Bavarian Motorist
That's true. Right now we don't realize it because it is cold, but come summer, you are gonna wish your top was down and be finding ways to take it off.

Learned this from past experience.

This is so true. It's unbelievable what a difference the open top makes. I was not even considering a Boxster a year ago when I decided to buy a Porsche. I drove every 997 and was set on a Cayman because of the perfect balance when I drove it. Late spring, a sunny day, I go for one last test drive of the Cayman before I place my order and decide to try a Boxster. Top down, huge boost of pure joy and adrenaline and I wrote the check for a Boxster S due to arrive in a week. Now that its been sitting in my garage covered and plugged in for a month I'm wondering if I should get a hard top for it but when I look at the salt covered cars driving around I know I wouldn't take it out anyway. Come spinge when the top goes down ... :D

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