After 9 years of ownership, here's what I conclude. (1)Annual inspections by a competent 911 technician are very important for spotting oil leaks, etc., in the early stages. (2)Avoid cars that have been tracked or modified...these can be a money pit for subsequent owners. Otherwise, the type 993s represent the best sports car for the dollar available.
Performance capability is extremely high...exceeds driver capabilities, for sure! Also, this model is an excellent long trip car...very comfortable for two adults with modest amounts of luggage.
(1)No cup holders available, sorry. (2)A/C works good, but not great.
I have owned other Porsches, 635 BMWs,1750 Alfa Romeos and MGs. This car is the most fun, best handling and best looking of all of them. The Turbo-look version (C2S) has all the appearance attributes without the high cost of purchase. Being one of less than 2000 made worldwide makes it desireable and consequently is holding it's value better than standard models, which doesn't hurt either. If this car has a fault, it resides in the difficulty in changing oil filters. During my period of ownership there have been no problems other than a wheel alignment and a dead battery after eight years. This car isn't driven often, but when it's used it's driven with vigor and begs for more.
Appearance, handling and performance.This is a driver's car and responds to skilled pilots with superb capabilities.
My only complaint is the radio which could have better performance and reception. It certainly doesn't need cup holders or the like.
One of the most enjoyable cars that I have driven. It is both an exotic in its performance and modernly comfortable its demeanor. Outstanding acceleration and handling. Great for the open road and fun along the switchbacks. As a city car it is less enjoyable with poor mileage and constant attention. Overall, however, it can not be beat for bringing a smile to your face.
Acceleration. Handling. Styling (old school yet modernly sexy).
More reliable turbo seals (if car is not cooled down properly seals can deteriorate and cause oil leakage into turbos, resulting in smoking). Front windshield seal tends to squeak (easily fixed with Pedro's Ice Wax).
This car is amazing! Despite its age the 993 TT is by far one of the most rewarding cars to drive. The steering is not too heavy nor too light--just perfect for feeling the road and understanding where the car is relattive to its limits. I used to own Mercedes and this is definitely not a Mercedes.