Dream of owning a Porsche
The Porsche has been my dream
car all my life.
Now in my late 30s, I am planning
to get a 993 air-cooled Tiptronic for
myself (my wife already has an SUV
and I'm driving a 2007 Camry).
My budget is about RM270,000.
I have recently seen a few 993s but
have fallen in love with a mint-condition 1996 993 Taiga which is within
I am looking for an everyday, easy-
to-drive sports car which is reliable.
Somehow, I can't find anything else
which I like more than the 993.
What are your thoughts on the
993, given my likings ?
The 993 can even fit my two young
children behind ! I simply love the
Are there any known issues on the
993 which should make me think
I am aware of the infamous oil-seal leak problem on the 993
but was advised that it's not an issue which cannot be fixed.
I am not really too particular
whether I get a C2 or a Targa variant,
but Tiptronic is a must for me.
You are a lucky petrol head in the
position to dump your transport pod
(Camry) and get yourself a real man's
I myself can appreciate your enthusiasm for this purchase and have just one
word to say - well done!
You only live once and if you can afford it, drive your dream car as long as
you do not put yourself into the poor
Also, consider your kids' future as
owning an exotic car like a Porsche requires a rather hefty bank balance.
Of all the supercars, the 993 is probably one of the safest bets in terms of
running costs but when something
breaks, it will be more than double the
price of a similar item in your Camry.
Standard servicing is not a big cost
issue and you need to look at the car's
mileage to see what possible high replacement costs will be coming your
way once in your hands.
Try and visit the Porsche dealer, Auto Eurokars, and chat with the service team
and get their advice and see if the car
you are buying has records with them.
It always pays to be friendly with the authorised dealer.
Wish you all the luck and have a great