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Which yr is best for 996TT purchase 2001-04?

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I searched the forum on this topic to no avail..

I currently own a 99 c2 and am looking at upgrading to a 996TT.

Below is a snapshot of the reliability from consumer reports.


What are your suggestions on the best yr to purchase a 996TT?

Thx all!

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Well...based solely on the pessimistic report above - a 2003.

Not sure the reliability could change that much from year to year. Unless we are talking about the first year the model has been released and the immediately subsequent year.

Honestly, get the latest one if you have the $. Unless I am totally wrong they are all 996 based and no major changes were made.



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I would never base a buy on CR....Being a statistician unfortunately I now too much about their sampling methods...

wross....what's holding you back...do tell!

I like to get stories from both sides of the fence.


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It requires a rather lengthy treatise on representative sampling, measurement systems uncertainty and financially motivated bias.

Don't forget to factor in dumbspit customers...:)

It appears to lump all 911 models into one bin as well.

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I guess I was one of those "dumb**** customers" who answered the questionnaire sent out by CR....I volunteered to be one of the input folks who receive questionnaires about what washing machine and dryer I have, household appliances etc. WROSS is quite correct when makes his comments about representative samplings.

A lot of their info comes from Joe Blow citizen who responds to a series of questions about what broke, how did it break, how old was it, how many times was it repaired, would I buy another one, as well as some demographic information about the person submitting the information. So.....as a "scientific" study, it would flunk miserably....but the more folks they get for input, the better the info might be provided the sampling wasn't skewed to a certain type of person, income bracket, educational background etc. When it comes to the cars, specifically the Porsches.....I wonder how many responses they got inorder to make the 96% confidence rating it received......I don't imagine that their sampling group contained too many Porshe folks.

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