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toughest sale i have had to make

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1st post may be my worst.

I have a 96 c4s with 27k on the OD that has been my baby for years now. The problem is that it doesn't get out much and I need a new car and not a new wife. My wife suggeted i look at a cayenne turbo s so we took a drive to the dealer and found a nice one, 2009 with 23k on the OD fairly equiped and clearly a better daily driver than my c4s. So the question came up, trade in the c4s for the turbo s or settle for a 2006ish cayenne and keep the c4s. The bride is convinced I will really enjoy the turbo s but I am realy struggling.

Thoughts? I cant have both I dont have the cashflow to support both of them. I luv the c4s but clearly cannot drive it daily and the turbo s seems like fun daily ride and they are giving me enough for my c4s to make the deal seem fair, but how do i cope with giving up my baby. The c4s has limited maint costs as it mostly sits under a cover in the garage and i fear the turbo s will put a big dent in my maint budget. I have been driving an RX330 for years but the OD hit 160k so i traded it in for a 2006 cayenne s for my wife and she gave her car to our daughter, so I am without a daily driver which is what prompted the trade in.

let me have it, lol

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1st post may be my worst.

I have a 96 c4s with 27k on the OD that has been my baby for years now. The problem is that it doesn't get out much and I need a new car and not a new wife. My wife suggeted i look at a cayenne turbo s so we took a drive to the dealer and found a nice one, 2009 with 23k on the OD fairly equiped and clearly a better daily driver than my c4s. So the question came up, trade in the c4s for the turbo s or settle for a 2006ish cayenne and keep the c4s. The bride is convinced I will really enjoy the turbo s but I am realy struggling.

Thoughts? I cant have both I dont have the cashflow to support both of them. I luv the c4s but clearly cannot drive it daily and the turbo s seems like fun daily ride and they are giving me enough for my c4s to make the deal seem fair, but how do i cope with giving up my baby. The c4s has limited maint costs as it mostly sits under a cover in the garage and i fear the turbo s will put a big dent in my maint budget. I have been driving an RX330 for years but the OD hit 160k so i traded it in for a 2006 cayenne s for my wife and she gave her car to our daughter, so I am without a daily driver which is what prompted the trade in.

let me have it, lol

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I can't immagine life without a 993.My fleet serves to preserve my '97 Carrera. My daily driver is a Toyota Highlander,bought new in '08,and my wife's car is an 04 BMW 325 coupe that we are considering turning into a new 3-series,as we are both in our sixties and need to plan our car ownership in light of future retirement plans.My 993 is an instant antidepressant.Like you, I don't put a lot of miles on it,but keep it in top shape with the help of an excellent mechanic and some work from myself when the repairs are straight fowardnabd don't require a lift. You'll miss it more than you think.

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the 993 was the last good Porsche made, keep it and a low maint. (jap) daily driver

I guess my 997 Turbo is just a piece of crap then. I wasn't aware that I missed out on the "last good Porsche ever made".

Since I drive my car (hard) every day (and have never had a problem with it) I thought it was a great car. Apparently not. Thanks for the clarity..

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Just my honest opinion, all I can say i can say is lets talk in 15 years

The only thing I will keep for 15 years are my dogs (hopefully) and my woman...:thumbup:

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the 993 was the last good Porsche made, keep it and a low maint. (jap) daily driver

I guess my 997 Turbo is just a piece of crap then. I wasn't aware that I missed out on the "last good Porsche ever made".

Since I drive my car (hard) every day (and have never had a problem with it) I thought it was a great car. Apparently not. Thanks for the clarity..

I think Magcudas enthusiasm may have been misstated.The 997,996 models are very different from the last of the aircooled Porsches. They represent the state of the engineering and manufacturing art of auto manufacturing. They are essentially faster,lighter,more comfortable,cheaper to manufacture,and more up to date than the venerable aircooled Porsches of yesteryear. Our enjoyment of these cars depends on our history,our memory and the lens that we look through when we make judgements about these cars.I have been awestruck with Porsches since owning several aircooled Volkswagon products,so the aircooled experience is very much what I seek in driving a Porsche. The loppy,uneven idle,the s mell of the heat exchangers,the sound of the stainless exhaust,even the respect for snap throttle oversteer are the sensations that stir my feelings for Porsche ownership. Given the remarkable performance numbers of watercooled Porsches,how can one not think they are not the awesome sports cars that they are. The aircooled Porsches are more analog,more mechanical,like the film advance winder on a Hasselblad camera,or the feel of a well oiled rifle bolt driven home after a shot. The watercooleds are more digital,more forgiving,astoundingly quick than any aircooled Porsche made.However,without a doubt,the 993s are some of the most beautiful Porsches ever made.

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Awesome comments. Your description of the air cooled Porsches is outstanding! I never got to own an air cooled P car. But when I was younger all of my friends had 911 Targas. One friend got to have his dad's (first production year) turbo four speed 911 on the weekends. I got to drive that car and it was amazing. I love my water cooled P cars as well. I can"t wait to drive the 991 and see what Porsche has created. My next purchase will be the next gen turbo. Can't wait for that! :jump:

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