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I’ve just collected a beautiful 1998 996 Carrera and was stunned at how wonderful it was to drive. The 996 has got a bit of a bad reputation and I think that’s partly because some of the early examples are so neglected. This car, though, has been cherished and feels and drives like the true 911 it is. It’s a great colour combination, too, and incredible value for money. Click here for the full details of what I think is the best early 996 I’ve seen for a long time.
It takes a lot to make this cross but a book that landed on my desk the other day really got my hackles up. It’s called The Affordable Porsche and is published by Haynes, so I had high hopes of it. After all, Haynes has a good reputation and I’ve long advocated that Porsche ownership should be affordable. However, the more I read the book, the more it annoyed me. The laddish writing style grated but I could just about cope with it. What I couldn’t handle, though, were some of the sweeping statements. Here are some examples: “The 911 […]