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Mike Owens
05-24-2001, 01:51 PM
Guys, I just bought another car (a 4700 mile '99 Porsche 996 Cabriolet), so it looks like I may need to sell my Z3 Coupe. Here's the particulars:<p>1999 BMW Z3 Coupe<br>Montreal Blue with Tan interior<br>5 Speed<br>Sunroof<br>CD Player<br>Luggage Net<br>17" Wheels<br>Tinted Windows (35%)<p>The car's original window sticker was $39,200, and it now has 24,500 miles. I'm the 2nd owner. With the exception of a few rock chips in the front (which I've touched up), the car is near mint. No paintwork or wrecks, by the way.<p>I'm asking $27,500 for the car, and will sell the brand new polished BBS RC wheels with Bridgestone Pole Position S02's now on the car for an extra $2000. They cost almost $2700 new, and have less than 1000 miles on them.

Zach
05-24-2001, 03:07 PM
<i><br>Guys, I just bought another car (a 4700 mile '99 Porsche 996 Cabriolet), so it looks like I may need to sell my Z3 Coupe. Here's the particulars:<p>1999 BMW Z3 Coupe<br>Montreal Blue with Tan interior<br>5 Speed<br>Sunroof<br>CD Player<br>Luggage Net<br>17" Wheels<br>Tinted Windows (35%)<p>The car's original window sticker was $39,200, and it now has 24,500 miles. I'm the 2nd owner. With the exception of a few rock chips in the front (which I've touched up), the car is near mint. No paintwork or wrecks, by the way.<p>I'm asking $27,500 for the car, and will sell the brand new polished BBS RC wheels with Bridgestone Pole Position S02's now on the car for an extra $2000. They cost almost $2700 new, and have less than 1000 miles on them.<p></i><br>

Mike Owens
05-24-2001, 03:19 PM
Zach,<p>As you know from our phone conversation, I go through cars like Elizabeth Taylor goes through husbands. <p>Even though I really don't want to sell the Z3 Coupe, I must. I was offered the '91 NSX back to buy 2 months ago, and I bought it (it's a red/black '91 with only 19,000 original miles that I was the 2nd owner on back in '96). Since I just bought the Porsche Cab, the Z3 Coupe unfortunately has to go.

M4Mozart
05-24-2001, 03:53 PM
how do you like the 996? I am looking to get a used one too (cab)<p>Thanks.

Mike Owens
05-24-2001, 04:07 PM
Since I've only owned the 996 Cab since last Monday, I cannot give a lengthy impression of the car, but I'll give you my initial impressions at least:<p>1) Build quality is very nice. 993 owners (95'-'98) seem to think that Porsche quality is not as good as it once was (perhaps true), but the 996 fit and finish is first rate.<p>2) The car has no exhaust sound. I'm thinking of buying a Fabspeed exhaust, since the car sounds like a Lexus right now. The air-cooled cars DID sound better.<p>3) The car is easier to drive fast than any of the other 911's I've owned in the past, plus the interior is much more user-friendly and larger.<p>4) My car has the full supple leather option (BTW, my car is Guards Red/Savannah Beige). While I certainly wouldnt have sprung for the $3500 or so it cost new, it sure is nice. As are the power seats (Porsche has the nerve to charge $1520 for power seats)!<p>Let's just say this about my 996 Cab purchase: I'm next in line at my BMW dealership for ordering and spec'ing out an M3 Cab. I decided the 996 was the better choice, and am passing on the M3.

John B.
05-24-2001, 04:24 PM
Hey Mike,<p>Congrats on the 996 Cab, they are great cars. I know that my Dad still loves his very much even though he tends to get fickle on these kind of things. Hopefully, you got the 18" wheels as well.<p>I highly recommend that you sign up for the two day course at Road Atlanta. It rocks, is very educational, has a ton of driving time, and you use their cars. The cars are also equiped with Fabspeed (I think, I'll check and get back to you) exhausts and they rock. I'll have to check my notes. Expensive, but worth the cash. Enjoy the new ride.<p>John B.

M4Mozart
05-24-2001, 04:25 PM
I have to go and test one...This will be the 1st porsche.

coky
05-25-2001, 08:14 AM
'am sure the car feels more visceral than any bmw.<p>but is it as quick? <p>it's been very difficult for me, in my p-car research, to find definitive acceleration numbers for the 996s.<p>

Zach
05-25-2001, 10:35 AM
I hope you enjoyed the coupe and hope to see you back here when the 2004 395 horsepower, 6 speed, All Wheel Drive, 2900lb M coupe comes out!<p>I'm getting mine in Steel Gray! ;-)<p><i><br>Zach,<p>As you know from our phone conversation, I go through cars like Elizabeth Taylor goes through husbands. <p>Even though I really don't want to sell the Z3 Coupe, I must. I was offered the '91 NSX back to buy 2 months ago, and I bought it (it's a red/black '91 with only 19,000 original miles that I was the 2nd owner on back in '96). Since I just bought the Porsche Cab, the Z3 Coupe unfortunately has to go.<p></i><br>

Mike Owens
05-25-2001, 01:18 PM
I haven't owned the 996 long enough to really get on it and have a feel for its getup and go, but I can say this: it's no where near as fast as the Viper GTS I used to owwn, but it is quicker than my NSX.

DC from Cape Cod
05-26-2001, 09:14 AM

Geo
05-26-2001, 06:13 PM

DC from Cape Cod
05-26-2001, 08:14 PM
Let's see.....I sold the 993 for the new M3 but didn't like it so I passed on it. I kept my #1 spots on both the Coupe list and the Cab list in case it gets a bit more interesting. I just picked up a 1998 M3 Cab in Dakar Yellow with under 6,000 miles to hold me over for a while.<p>BTW, John B. and I were in the class together at PDE and he and I are VERY good friends.<br>

Geo
05-27-2001, 01:36 PM
opps,<p>not meaning to imply anything by my question, just wondering what your porsche/bmw status was.....<p>so, not too crazy about the new m3?, been hearing similar comments like that about it. What I am curious about is the new M Coupe. <p>dave

DC from Cape Cod
05-27-2001, 04:59 PM
I added the John B. comment for those that didn't know we were friends...I realized after re-reading it that it wasn't clear...it wasn't addressed at you.<p>I seem to change "fun" cars every 18 months or so and have finally learned to buy them slightly used - they are much cheaper that way! It also helps to avoid early model problems and allows me to pick the best model sold. I have no need to have the newest toy on the block - here on Cape Cod even a 20 year old 911 turns heads (grin).

Nice
05-27-2001, 05:15 PM


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