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Porsche experts: see here please

Discussion in 'Other Brands & Models' started by StephaneS, Feb 14, 2005.

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    In the mix of good cars I would like to buy when back to France, I am considering buying a Porsche.
    My budget is around 20k and that can give me any C2 I want on the continent, even an old 996 (I'll increase the budget slightly).
    the thing is, I have heard bad stories about the 996 reliability and here is a list of known problems I found:
    1. RMS failure
    2. Intermediate shaft bearing failure
    3. Dropped liners
    4. Overheating cylinders (caused by the incorrect use of 100% coolant, not a 50/50 mixture)
    5. Variocam actuator failure
    6. Breather housing oil leaks

    Not being a mechanic can anyone enlighten me with simple words as to what is what and how bad it is?

    Or shall I just forget about 996 or even 993 and just get a great 964 (turbo?)?
    My aim is that this car will be my pride and joy with lots of feeling, but reliable! It has to be very quick also.

    Thanks
    Steph
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    not many experts here??!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/comeon.gif
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