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I left the Porsche family a few years ago and getting the bug to get back in. Looking at 996 despite my original bad experience with intermix.

I'm looking at some 996s now...how can I tell if it's a C4 vs. C2 that just had a C4 badge put on the back? Shouldn't the VIN tell me?

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Trunk emblems can be added and brakes can be painted, but the trunk will tell the truth (although I guess someone could put C2 running gear in a C4 body shell: :huh: ).

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Look for a front diff and half shafts. Also the door sills should say Carrera 4.

I once heard of someone trading in a Jeep "Rubicon", which he swapped the axles and t-case from his old 97 Wrangler. The dealer didn't notice untill it was on the lot for sale! Tells you about the quality of a Jeep dealer mechanic - assumed it was a Rubicon just because it had the stickers, and the VIN said it was, didn't have the common sense to notice that the important stuff had been swapped.

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