Porsche 911 | 3.6 996 Carrera 2 Cabriolet 2dr
1) THE 996 CABIN IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT OVER OLD
The famous five dials on the dashboard fall neatly within the circumference of the steering wheel for the first time, aiding the driver’s point of view, while the heating system doesn’t take days on end to figure out how to use, which was seemingly a first for Porsche. And a much-needed improvement in our opinion.
2) THE 996 IS GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
It’s by far the cheapest used 911 generation on the market, yet it’s quicker than any air-cooled Carrera before it (in terms of top speed, 0-62mph and bhp/tonne). So, you have performance and mod cons all together in one ideal package for just a little more than a first-generation Boxster – and with a 996 you get the added prestige of entering into 911 ownership, too – what a result!
3) THE 996 HAS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR MODIFICATIONS
Also, parts are relatively cheap, and you can take your pick from a wide spectrum of specialists who’ve now got nearly 17 years experience in fine-tuning their products to make the great 996 even greater.
4) THE 996 CARRERA IS A TRUE 911
Here are the facts: a 996 Carrera is narrow-bodied, is naturally aspirated, has a passive rear axle and has mechanically assisted steering. These are all key components that no longer ring true on any 911 currently sitting in OPC showrooms. Moreover, the 996 is petite: place a 996 Carrera next to a 991 Carrera and delight in the former’s elfin appearance – exactly how a 911 should be.
5) THE 996 CARRERA IS A GOOD DAILY DRIVER
The 996 won’t get hot in traffic like its air-cooled forebears, and there’s plenty of room in the revised boot, too, which has a deeper recess, and body work is generally considered excellent. If you find rust on one, it’s likely down to poor accident repair work.
6) THE 996’S LONG-TERM PROSPECTS ARE GOOD
Let’s be honest, values of these can’t go any lower. The fact is, the 996 is a great 911, and people are finally waking up to this fact – we are one of them.
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