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What to look for before purchasing 996

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Looking to buy a 2001-2002 996 (C2 Cab or C4 cab). I have seen them with as low as 30k miles and as high as 56k. My question: agreed that a PIP should be performed, specially with the many RMS failures I have read on this post. But what sort of maintenance should have been done on this car (presume high mileage model) and what are some of the things that might have gone wrong or would go bad. Thanks

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That’s a loaded question!

Use the search feature i.e. 996 reliability, engine failure, 996 RMS etc… There is a lot of information and opinions out there. You may want to visit Rennlist and do the same search, it get even a hotter there if you know what I mean.

I wouldn’t let that stop me from buying a 996 even though I’m one of the few or many, depending on who you ask, that has had premature engine failure.

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Look for low mileage, fully serviced (at OPC) with warrantee (that can be extended) then as long as your happy with the car, you dont have to worry too much. Check clutch actuation/feel, any clunks from suspension and brakes for corrosion on discs. Dont be under any illusions though that these cars are bomb proof (as i'm sure your not) because they arent in my experience............. You will enjoy it though never the less.

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