|Quote, originally posted by VW97Jetta »|
|Obin, if I ever get a chance to get a Porsche someday, you're going with me to pick it out.......|
|Quote, originally posted by Obin Robinson »|
|hate to poop on your parade but mechanically those cars are nightmares. every time i see one i say "wow, very nice", then smile, and run away.|
964s are ok once you dump half your retirement into making them reliable. after you get rif of the Freudenberg flywheel, fix the distributor belt (in the NA cars), and solve the incessant oil leaking problems created by the gasketless engine, you only have the other half dozen problems left
there was a guy last year with a 964 Turbo that he could NOT get to stop shooting oil all over the place. he eventually had to thread the oil dipstick tube and put a bolt in it so that oil wouldn't blast all over the engine bay. of course oil still found a way to creep by. and this is AFTER dumping $50,000 into the car.
Q: Why are 964s like dogs?
A: Because they both like riding in the backs of trucks.
|Quote, originally posted by PassatB5.5 »|
Yeah well, if you can afford this kind of car, I don't think sinking 50k is much of a deal to these people.
|Quote, originally posted by Grinch337 »|
I dont know how much these cars go for, but I imagine it is not much more than 50K, so I dont think most people would want to spend the value of the car keeping it running.
|Quote, originally posted by cratz2 »|
|Granted, I'm more of a fan of the SC cars than the turbos but as far as actual reliability, I thought the 993s were considered kinda poor and many Porsche people recommended the latest 964s and the 996s (which get very expensive very quick) over the 993s. |
In your opinion, comparing the NA cars, are the 993s worth that much more than the 964s due to reliability and ease of work? I'm pretty well set in getting a 78-82 911SC as my next project and have talked with several folks at length but would be glad to listen to anyone's opinion on the subject.
Something like this would be ideal:
|Quote, originally posted by Rob »|
The Corrado was bad enough. I can't imagine owning a 964 Turbo and having to take it to the shop every two weeks. What a total PITA. And you wonder why people go out and buy cars like the S2000. Damn thing has been bulletproof, and it really adds to the overall experience of ownership.