I couldn't think of a better used Porsche to purchase! The 50/50 front to rear weight ratio makes for astounding turning/handling capability. I would buy another! Actually, I found one with very low mileage, and did buy it. Wonderful car, with great gas mileage. 20-21 in town, and 25-29 on- the-road at 80 MPH. And people can't quite figure out what it is, so you get a lot of questions, and people talking to you at stop lights. Great fun! And don't forget to join the Porsche Club of America after you buy.
Put some stickies on this car, clean it up and go! Better than most drivers, really a civilized track car. If you can hit the apex the car will reward over and over. Needs regular, and expensive maintenance. Figure $2000 every 10,000 miles routine stuff, and another $3000 for whoops.
The 968 Cabriolet is a hoot! It has great styling, goes when you step on the gas, and handles like it is on rails. It also has a practical side with a reasonable trunk (enough for a couple bags of golf clubs), and some storage space behind the seats. The 968 is well built and reliable. It was great as my every day driver. The engine seems bullet proof and runs as well with 100k miles as it did when I got the car.
Cruising around on a nice day with the top down can't be beat. The 968 is well designed for both style and performance. There is nothing to "trick out" because the Porsche engineers already took care of that for you.
The spare tire system is a bit funky and leaves something to be desired.
My requirements were ragtop, under 20k,
ability to do some maintenance myself,
good performance couldn't be something
you see everyday, and it had to have
head turning ability.
The 968 Cab fit the bill in every
way.....very low production numbers,
excellent handling and speed, a very
religious following, and turns more
heads than anything else I was looking
at because there are so few on the
Hope you find something that puts a
smile on your face every time you turn
Exterior styling, good performance, a
very religious following, and low
FM reception could be better and
leather seats show wear quicker than
The 968 is an excellent car. It has
reasonable get up and go, and corners
as if on rails (good tires are
important). A stiff suspension benefits
the handling characteristics, but this
leads to a bit of a harsh ride. It's
quality and reliability are excellent
(exceeded my expectations). As far as
sports cars go, it is among the most
practical, with plenty of interior room
and a reasonably sized trunk such that
the car is good for every day needs.
Good preformance and a rag top make for
a fun drive. The gas tank is large.
There are two lockable storage areas
behind the seats. The trunk has room
for a suit case or two sets of golf
clubs. There is a shelf behind the
seats that provides ample room for
Keyless entry would have been nice, and
the radio antenna leaves something to