Originally Posted by impolyt_one
yeah I kind of have an idea what 993TTs cost in the US, are they still like 75K for a nice one? they're not that much in Japan, kinda on par with what a 3-4 year old base 997 C2 costs. All are low mileage, like 30K km's. Saw a nice black 993TT that has gotten my attention. I'd probably try to keep it forever, ship to my house in the US if I can't keep it rego'd in Japan (strict registration laws) or to my place in Korea.
I don't think OP needs an M3 though. He can't even drive a stick. He either needs a Merc SL like he said in the OP (those are nice to buy used, they tank in value and it's tons of car if you buy one a few years old) or something funky, a Mini isn't bad I guess. I still might be tempted to buy a tiptronic Boxster if I were him and wanted a car in the Mini's price range, it'd still be fun for someone who wants to squirt around town in a little sporty car.
Yeah, pretty much. Far more expensive than the much newer and current 996. And the price of the 993 TTS is pretty much in the collector car stratosphere...and for good reason
I guess I'm not clear on what OP wants - is it a fun car to drive (in which case M3 would rule), or something with funky styling? In that price range, it's pretty much the Mini, Fiat 500, or the latest Beetle?