"Bought it new in October 1996 and have used it as a weekend car for special rides. We packed it to the gills for a great trip form L.A. to Santa Fe and back. Really fabulous roadcar.
The only problem was the carbon buildup due to the USA catalytic converter but I went ahead with a full top end re-build as I plan to keep the car till they carry me out of it.
I am pleased to notice that the new 2010 version of the 911 looks very much like my 993 - with similar headlights and even the reflectors going part way accross the tail.
There is really nothing like the sound of the air-cooled, flat six at 4,000+ RPM when it gets up on the cams with that "chain saw ripping through metal" sound!
I like the LACK of things like cup holders and computer driving aids since I really have to pay attention to my driving or I will end up in the weeds. This is a very responsive car that slips though traffic like a salmon going upstream. Extreemly reliable and can be a daily driver."
"This is a Great car. I purchased it from the original owner in 2000 with 20,000 miles. I reluctantly sold the car in 2005 with 59,000 miles. I just re purchased the same car in 2009 from the same person i sold it too in 2005. The car has 75,000 miles.
It is the ONE!!!!"
"3rd Porsche I have owned and best. Bought 4 years ago with 35,000 miles. Driven daily in summer to and from work (42 miles each way). 86,000 miles on it now. Great mpg at 25. Classic air-cooled Porsche. Only issue is tires. Given camber of rear wheel, tires experience excessive wear on interior face. Now switching rear tires at 10,000 miles to get 20,000 miles per pair."