Legend of the 996 – or 7?
Your recent issue heaping acclaim on the 996 made for an interesting read. The 996 may only now be popular, but the 997 has always found favour with buyers. It’s a superior car, offers a better drive, and has a better interior. Look at a
997 head-on and you can still see a 993! If you look at prices where the 996 has slowly appreciated, it’s now just below values of the 997. Surely the 997 has to be the better buy? A much better car for not a lot more cash… I agree to an extent that the 997 is a better car for not a lot more outlay, however there’s a definite bridge between like-for-like values – it is only when you look at cars like the 996 c4s that it encroaches on values of entry-level 997s. even then, some may like the idea of a 911 with less driver aids or technological input, plus the 996 kept to compulsory annual servicing, whereas the 997 switched to biannual. either way there’s pros and cons to both cars – you should always weigh them up and choose the right car for you.