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Question advice needed. 996TT or 997 Carrera S?

i dont know what to do, looking for some advice.

'02 996TT ~20,000 miles - $50k
'05 997 Carrera S ~20,000 miles - $50k

996TT
Pros

415hp
easy to mod

Cons
Old

997 Carrera S
Pros
Newer (Under Warranty)
Better headlight style

Cons
Slower

which one would you get? pros? cons? i know this is the 996TT forum, but try and be objective.

thanks.

michael
 
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Originally Posted by myfootsmells View Post
i dont know what to do, looking for some advice.

'02 996TT ~20,000 miles - $50k
'05 997 Carrera S ~20,000 miles - $50k

996TT
Pros
415hp
easy to mod

Cons
Old

997 Carrera S
Pros
Newer (Under Warranty)
Better headlight style

Cons
Slower

which one would you get? pros? cons? i know this is the 996TT forum, but try and be objective.

thanks.

michael
Up to you Michael.
If you do not care much about hp and want newer look, less year cosmetic wearout inside/outside, warranty = 997
Want Hp (prefer perfomance) and could up it to insane Hp later (when you want to) = 996tt

I would buy 997 for my wife. Plenty of hp for her. But for me 996tt.
(Another thought. I used to have 993 for 2 years. Nice car and fun to drive but no real power for thrill factor. After I switched to 996tt. It has everything I need.)
I hope this help.
 

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Up to you Michael.
If you do not care much about hp and want newer look, less year cosmetic wearout inside/outside, warranty = 997
Want Hp (prefer perfomance) and could up it to insane Hp later (when you want to) = 996tt

I would buy 997 for my wife. Plenty of hp for her. But for me 996tt.
(Another thought. I used to have 993 for 2 years. Nice car and fun to drive but no power for thrill factor. After I switched to 996tt. It has everything I need.)
I hope this help.
 
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Originally Posted by myfootsmells View Post
i dont know what to do, looking for some advice.

'02 996TT ~20,000 miles - $50k
'05 997 Carrera S ~20,000 miles - $50k

996TT
Pros

415hp
easy to mod

Cons
Old

997 Carrera S
Pros
Newer (Under Warranty)
Better headlight style

Cons
Slower

which one would you get? pros? cons? i know this is the 996TT forum, but try and be objective.

thanks.

michael
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Often asked question, while there are a few changes between the 996 and 997, especially cosmetically, the answer really depends on what you want.

Newer with a potential warranty, but slower with limited modability or older without a warranty and unlimited in mods?

I think it really comes down to this, do you want to mod? Given the same choice, it comes down to having the legendary and damn near bulletproof dry sump GT1 block for me. The turbos, GT2 and GT3's will have, otherwise not.


Originally Posted by myfootsmells View Post
i dont know what to do, looking for some advice.

'02 996TT ~20,000 miles - $50k
'05 997 Carrera S ~20,000 miles - $50k

996TT
Pros

415hp
easy to mod

Cons
Old

997 Carrera S
Pros
Newer (Under Warranty)
Better headlight style

Cons
Slower

which one would you get? pros? cons? i know this is the 996TT forum, but try and be objective.

thanks.

michael
 
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yeah? what was your name on there? i've been good went with an m3, prius, 545i and now i'm looking at a porsche. you?

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Yes at some point I'd like to chip and mod it.

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I think it really comes down to this, do you want to mod?
 
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Here's what you have to think about. When you're driving the 997S and a turbo goes by you, will you be thinking "I wish I had bought the turbo". Because I can guaranty you that no turbo owner, when passing a 997S thinks "I wish I was driving a 997S instead of my turbo". Well, maybe a driver with an older turbo does.
 

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Used 996TT.
Porsche bullet proof split case motor.
415-450 hp Stock.
Easy to modify engine (+100hp with just bolt ons,) and suspension.
Plenty of used weekend drivers available with low miles and low price compared to orginal MSRP.
An abundance of used performance parts at cheap prices.

New 997S
Automanual tranny if you want to pay for it.
Better front looking front end.
Better Nav/Phone/Ipod interface

"Old turbos never die, they just get faster"..... Douglas MacArthur
 
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Here's what you have to think about. When you're driving the 997S and a turbo goes by you, will you be thinking "I wish I had bought the turbo". Because I can guaranty you that no turbo owner, when passing a 997S thinks "I wish I was driving a 997S instead of my turbo". Well, maybe an old turbo driver does.
Great point!
 
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i think im sold on the 996TT. performance is the most important factor so i think i'll regret it if i get 355hp instead of the 415
 
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Originally Posted by landjet View Post
When you're driving the 997S and a turbo goes by you, will you be thinking "I wish I had bought the turbo". Because I can guaranty you that no turbo owner, when passing a 997S thinks "I wish I was driving a 997S instead of my turbo".
Landjet,
You nailed it!
BTW: You will have different feeling when some kids in big wings WRX/EVO tailgate you.
 
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i think im sold on the 996TT. performance is the most important factor so i think i'll regret it if i get 355hp instead of the 415
You missed count. It is 355hp compared to 415 to start with and 500-700hp without open up engine.
 

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haha yes that is a big factor!

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You missed count. It is 355hp compared to 415 to start with and 500, 600, 700+ without open up engine.
 
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There was a recent thread on this very subject and hands down the overwhelming response was 996TT. I know for sure what my choice would be and it ends in TT.
 

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