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Old June 26th, 2015, 05:25 PM
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Would you trade?

Happy Friday to all,

Assuming there are no title or major mechanical issues would you trade a very clean 1985 Defender 110 Tithonus for a 1999 Porsche with 37k miles.

Side note: We would still have the NAS 90 to feed the Defender addiction.

The kid in me is tempted. Let me know what you think.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 05:35 PM
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Funny.. I had a 964 trade for my ROW 90 that was considered recently.

I would never take a 996 though. Those are the bastard children of Stuttgart.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 05:43 PM
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Old June 26th, 2015, 05:50 PM
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Simply put: No. If it was a 997 with the RMS taken care of, probably yes.

'99 was the first year of the 996. The early cars were somewhat troublesome, mostly due to the Rear Main Seal issue- that could effectively kill the engine. The 996 is also the least desirable of the lot, as Dan mentioned. Sit in a 996 then a 997 & you'll notice a HUGE difference. The 996 has a tacky interior, no 'hips' like the 993 did, and a hosst of other reasons why they are so cheap now.

YMMV, of course.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 05:57 PM
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Good input. He did say that the IMS bearing was taken care of. Looking to get paperwork from the dealer on that though.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 06:18 PM
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Funny.. I had a 964 trade for my ROW 90 that was considered recently.

I would never take a 996 though. Those are the bastard children of Stuttgart.
That's a good trade
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Happy Friday to all,

Assuming there are no title or major mechanical issues would you trade a very clean 1985 Defender 110 Tithonus for a 1999 Porsche with 37k miles.

Side note: We would still have the NAS 90 to feed the Defender addiction.

The kid in me is tempted. Let me know what you think.
Got rid on my 09 997.2 S2 Cab with 6k on the clock about a year ago. Didn't drive it like it should be driven. I was always afraid of it getting keyed or dinged. Also, the yearly $400 oil changes and $400 batteries didn't please me either, but it had to be done to keep warranty. Loved the experience which every car nut should have at least once, but don't regret the sale in the least. Spent almost as much on my D90... maybe I'm just not too bright.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 08:14 PM
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I wouldn't trade. They are cheap and common enough to just buy, and if the IMS/RMS fail, you won't regret it as much if your 110 were gone. Plus you're not going to use year round, since that's the plain RWD version. So think of it more as, do I want another toy.
As others have said, a 997 maybe, but even so...


BTW, I have a '02 C4. Bought as a summer (midlife crisis) DD for work, to give my RR a break in the summer. If anything had to go from D90 to RRC to RR to my Toyota Truck (for carrying dogs, family and other crap), the Porsche is outta here.
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I wouldn't trade. They are cheap and common enough to just buy, and if the IMS/RMS fail, you won't regret it as much if your 110 were gone. Plus you're not going to use year round, since that's the plain RWD version. So think of it more as, do I want another toy. As others have said, a 997 maybe, but even so... BTW, I have a '02 C4. Bought as a summer (midlife crisis) DD for work, to give my RR a break in the summer. If anything had to go from D90 to RRC to RR to my Toyota Truck (for carrying dogs, family and other crap), the Porsche is outta here.
This type of common sense advice may actually keep my marriage together. Haha. You guys are great. Thanks for talking me off the ledge.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 09:04 PM
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Got rid on my 09 997.2 S2 Cab with 6k on the clock about a year ago. Didn't drive it like it should be driven. I was always afraid of it getting keyed or dinged. Also, the yearly $400 oil changes and $400 batteries didn't please me either, but it had to be done to keep warranty. Loved the experience which every car nut should have at least once, but don't regret the sale in the least. Spent almost as much on my D90... maybe I'm just not too bright.
997 is the easiest oil change I've ever done. Only real issue is the lack of a proper dip stick. SB less than $100 if you do it yourself.

Where are you buying $400 batteries? That's just absurd.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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I wish I knew more about these cars. (911's) seems peeps either love them or hate them...
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Old June 26th, 2015, 09:37 PM
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Definitely a huge difference in a toy though.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 09:55 PM
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Was a weird day though because the other Tithonus hardtop got picked up by a driver that was already hauling a Silver 911. Pretty sweet traveling companion of you ask me.
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