If you are considering a Porsche, just do it. Though I've not owned the car for long, I can honestly say that I'll be keeping it for a very long time. You get just what you want and expect from a true sports car: a rough ride, phenomenal handling, great acceleration, and the alluring tune of the Porsche Boxer engine. Those who complain about the rattles are missing the whole point of a car that has sacrificed body-stiffening weight for enhanced road performance.
Interior styling, left-hand ignition, full-leather, memory seats/mirrors, performance, and the engine note under heavy acceleration.
The 996 does not get a glove box or glass rear window until 2002 model year.