You would probably be best to look into buying a 1996-1998 993. These are considered by many to be the best overall line of air-cooled Porsches. Very reliable. I had no trouble in 18 months with my 1997 C2S. I think for the kind of money you quote, you should be able to find something nice; I'd look at the '97 year models first.Wake Champ said:I am looking for a porsche, but have never owned one so I don't know a lot about them. For starters, anyone have any advice on what year/model to look for with a budget of 45-50k? I do not want a convertible. Thanks
You have a PM. Also, tts will run you high $50ks minimum.Wake Champ said:Yes. I am interested. You can have him send me a private message or whatever works. That link is the only porsche I have found that has appealed to me in my area. Anyone else have any contacts or ideas?? Can I get a turbo for that price range??
Lol Tristan I thought i had been pming the wrong guy :byebye:RoadBeef said:chunpng-
I go to the university at nearby Memmingen during three days out of the week, and otherwise live with my family in Pfaffenhausen and also work there at the Netto supermarket. As you may have guessed my major at the Uni is English, hehe. I have known about Ruf since my family moved here three years ago, but I have loved Porsche for a long time before that. I've only met Mr. Ruf once, at a Rotary dinner meeting in Bad Wörishofen. He's a very very nice man, and he drove a dark blue old 911 that day.
What is odd for me is that I read in car magazines like Evo and Excellence that Ruf, as you say, is a Mecca for Porsche nuts, but locally he is considered just another company... which I suppose is why he likes it so much out here in the middle of nowhere south Germany, nobody really bothers him I suppose.
Just kidding, I work at Ruf and am originally from California. Hehe :blink:
Sorry for pulling your leg but I just couldn't resist!
I am very happy to hear how much you love your BTR-2, that is actually my favorite type of Ruf, even more so than the CTR-2 just because the 993 BTR is so understated, yet so so fast!
oohhh: oohhh: ouich Holy cow that car is gorgeous!!chunpng said:Adam,
Thanks for the kind words. Tristen, for you, here's a few pics of my RUF.
Definitely show him these pics. You folks have the advantage that you don't even have to pay shipping. :1: :1:RoadBeef said:oohhh: oohhh: ouich Holy cow that car is gorgeous!!
My father has a guards red 993 C4, and I always tell him he should put painted Ruf wheels on it. Your car's looks are proof positive that his chrome 17-inchers just aren't cutting it anymore :cheers:
chunpng said:Definitely show him these pics. You folks have the advantage that you don't even have to pay shipping. :1: :1:
I highy recommend a RUF. It's cheaper in the long run because you won't long to buy another car ever again, unless you are Adam, that is.... hmmm hmmm