I owned a 1991 C2 from May 2000 to Nov 2002, when I traded it in for a Boxster S. There is a great publication called "Porsche Buyer's Guide" which is published by Excellence magazine and contains great info on all Porsches by model year. 911s all have their unique 'quirks' by model year and some model years had problems that were expensive to fix.... ie the car I bought had a distributor cap fix and I verified my car had the update. Excellence magazine is also a useful reference as is rennlist. I would also give some thought to the purpose of buying the car. It was by far the most fun car I've ever driven.Hawaiishrimp wrote:Any Porsche 911 owners here? In the long term, I am aiming to buy a 911S (all cash, no financing). This is assuming I have already saved a significant amount for retirement, IRA and 529 already. With that said, is it going to burn a hole for me maintenance-wise? I love Porsche and I want to fulfill my dream of owning one someday.
In my case, at 10 yrs old the car developed a very small oil leak... the car would leave a quarter-size oil spot on the garage floor which was no big deal, the problem was the oil smell in the car once the engine got hot was so bad that my wife wouldn't ride in it anymore. The problem was a gasket but the engine needed to be removed to repair the leak, and it would have cost about $4000. Sold it, got a Boxster S - which was almost as much to drive, actually more fun since my wife would ride in it. If I recall correctly the car took about 10 quarts of oil and oil changes were close to $200, but that's all I had to do to the car annually. Sold this once my children started driving and needed cars. Looking forward to the empty nest soon (2 of 3 are out), a move south, and sports-car ownership once again, hopefully within the next 2 yrs.