New Ride: 1999 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4

I have once again failed in my quest to keep this site even remotely up to date.  There has been quite a bit going on in the last few months, which is partially why nothing new has appeared here lately…. or at least that’s the excuse that I am going to use for now. Anyway, last fall I decided that I had had enough of the BMW 850i that had been my daily driver for the last 7+ years.  It had been good to me as I racked up over 55,000 miles, mostly driving to and from work every day.  It still ran beautifully for a 20+ year old car with over 175,000 on the clock.  The 5.0L M70 V12 is an absolute tank and will probably run for another 100k miles with only basic maintenance being necessary.  It was a fantastic car to drive every day and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of ownership. My replacement would have to be something that’s reliable yet fun to drive.  I decided that I wanted a manual transmission this time … just to make that evening commute on 202 a little more painful!  One of the first cars that I considered

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