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really like the look and have been thinking about buying a used one for under $20k. Anything in particualr to think about or worry about with this vehicle?
 

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If you're buying a 911 for under 20K, I would think there would be a lot to worry about. I will let others expound on what that may be.
 

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Originally Posted by Brian278
If you're buying a 911 for under 20K, I would think there would be a lot to worry about. I will let others expound on what that may be.


I saw a 1978 model that had extensive work done on it sell on Ebay for around $15k. I understand it won't be new. just want something to tool around in or zip to the office in when it is warm and I don't want to drive the Yukon.
 

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Originally Posted by dirk diggler
I saw a 1978 model that had extensive work done on it sell on Ebay for around $15k. I understand it won't be new. just want something to tool around in or zip to the office in when it is warm and I don't want to drive the Yukon.

As a second vehicle, this is a much better idea. I applaud your taste, anyhow.
 

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Ask iammatt.
 

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911s are for, terrorist.
 

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Originally Posted by dirk diggler
really like the look and have been thinking about buying a used one for under $20k. Anything in particualr to think about or worry about with this vehicle?
Go to http://forums.rennlist.com/ for lots of discussion about Porsche. A 911 is a great car that provides lots of thrills every time you're behind the wheel. However, remember, you get what you pay for.
 

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There is just someting good feeling about an old 911 (especially the ones right before they threw on the beluga tail). By todays standards they aren't particularily fast but they are still faster than most cars on the road and definately faster than you can go without getting a ticket.

They drive like they are on rails and the engines have a very direct feel. Parts and labor can be expensive (labor more so than parts actually...a lot of the aircooled parts are VW shared components) but they are much simpler than todays vehicles.

The guy I interned for last summer had one as an almost daily driver (80's model...right before the beluga tails) and it wasn't a problem (he didn't drive every day, but when he did it was the 911 unless the wife was home and he needed a bigger car).
 

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my friend has an air-cooled, refuses to get rid of it. because of the boxer engine seals being situated vertically, he has constant oil leaking, even when parked. he keeps a big ass oil collection tray in his driveway.
 

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I've had mine for about 2 weeks (see the 911 turbo vs. Ferrari thread). It is a blast to drive and it is a better car than I am a driver. I hope to correct that with some time at driving school. I'm sure even the older ones will give you some thrill and chills. Good luck!
 

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Originally Posted by dirk diggler
really like the look and have been thinking about buying a used one for under $20k. Anything in particualr to think about or worry about with this vehicle?
Do you like the look of $1000 mechanic bills? http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...11+page-8.html Note the repair costs.
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You can get a late '60s or '70s version for about $20,000.
More like '89-'93.
 

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Originally Posted by HomerJ
Do you like the look of $1000 mechanic bills?

[big link edited out for people's sanity]

Note the repair costs.



More like '89-'93.


Wait... air cooled? What the hell? Screw that.
 

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Originally Posted by Shraka
Wait... air cooled? What the hell? Screw that.

The Porsche 911 had an air-cooled engine from its inception in 1963 to the demise of the "993" model 911 in 1998.

Some purists consider that the 911 variants that have been produced since 1998 are not "real" 911s as they are water-cooled, rather than air-cooled. The introduction of watercooling has helped to ease problems that some 911 models had with overheating, particularly when idling in traffic.
 

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