Porsche 964 vs Porsche 996

by | Nov 27, 2011

Porsche 964 vs Porsche 996

by | November 27, 2011

I’ve spent the weekend driving in around in two interesting Porsches – a 964 Carrera 4 Targa and a 996 Carrera.

Interesting in that both the 964 and the 996 have, at times, been unloved 911s, with reputations for unreliability. Unfair reputations, I should add and, particularly in the case of the 964, people now realise that and prices are on the up. Both the 964 and 996 remain remarkable value for money and, drive one, and you’ll realise that they are, in fact, superb 911s.

The 964 is the perfect combination of classic 911 and modern (ish) technology and is an easy 911 to live with as a weekend toy, or even a daily driver if you really want.

The 996, on the other hand, is the first of the new-generation water-cooled 911s and has none of the compromises of older cars. It’s a Porsche you can happily drive every day – it’s fast, refined and sophisticated.

Which would you choose?

 

 

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