Posted December 09, 2019 in Cars For Sale
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Before buying a Porsche® vehicle, you should weigh the pros and cons of your options and do the necessary research.
We at 911 Design are a full-service repair and restoration shop for Porsche® automobiles that can help you decide which Porsche® vehicle is right for you.
You can view Porsche® vehicles for sale here.
What Are My Porsche® Options?
We have compiled three possible Porsche® vehicle options that range in price and unique features:
Porsche® 996 (1999 – 2004)
This is a popular model choice because it has a lower cost range from $20,000 – $35,000.
Although this model might be an appealing, inexpensive option, there have been issues reported regarding the intermediate shaft bearing failing.
The intermediate shaft is a gear shaft that extends out from the front and rear of the engine. Failure of the intermediate shaft bearing in these models should be noted before purchasing a Porsche® 996.
Other noticeable failures include the water pump, motor mounts, transmission mounts and window regulators.
The generation 1 car was made from 1999-2001 and was the first water-cooled Porsche® 911. It is a redefined, sleek version of the Porsche® with the notorious “fried egg” headlights, faster drive, and a modern look. The 996.2 cars were produced from 2002-2004 and had a larger 3.6 liter displacement engine and updated headlights.
If you buy one that is in not such a great condition, we can restore your vehicle with the latest in paint and bodywork technology.
Porsche® 997 (2005 – 2012)
This model is slowly climbing up the price range and ranges between $40,000 – $50,000.
The Carrera S model has a 3.8-liter motor instead of a 3.6. This model is also equipped with bigger brakes and is also considered to be more aesthetically pleasing than the 996 model by most Porsche® enthusiasts.
Our team recommends purchasing the Carrera S model.
The 997.2 model has a direct fuel injection motor, more power, and better gas mileage.
We can provide body repair and customization services to your Porsche® automobile if needed.
Porsche® 991 (2012 – 2019)
This model is the most expensive on the list and ranges between $60,000 – $100,000 depending on the year and mileage.
Although this is a large investment, this model is equipped with modern features like Bluetooth and touchscreen capabilities and offers a more comfortable ride.
The seats are firm yet supportive, and give way for flexible movement. The standard steering wheel is flatter and broader.
It has even bigger brakes, larger wheels, and is 2.2 inches longer than the 997.