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      09-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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I'm in love with the 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo



So what's a good source to learn about an '89 911 Turbo? I've been lusting after this car, it will definitely be a car I own in the future. Anyone here own one?
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      09-09-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Start here:
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/930-turbo-5/

Pick up Excellence Magazine.
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I'll check when I get home, but I think Excellence just did a market update on the 911 Turbo.
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Just got home, there is a 911 Turbo market update in the Oct 09 Excellence, on stands now.
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Going to Borders tomorrow. Thanks.
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First off, don't think about buying anything from Victory. If you want to go thru a specialist then work with Willhoit, Sloan, or Truspeed. If you don't trust me, do a search for Victory on Rennlist.

Second, the 930 is called the 'widow maker' for a reason. A short wheelbase with lots of oversteer combined with very significant turbo lag is a hair raising experience even for seasoned drivers. The 930 was the first car to give Porsche a series of product liability lawsuits from fatal accidents.

Instinctively let up even a tiny bit on the throttle as you break loose, and it's all over. And you don't want to drive this car in the wet, ever.

I'd say do yourself a favor and pick up a 993 Turbo. Safer, fast and precise, fun to drive, and a really good investment. And still hand-built and oil/air cooled. The last of the breed.

Just my opinion. Although it's based on long time ownership/experience with these cars. I've driven my mechanic's 930 many times, and you have to be on your toes. He rarely ever drives it (he drives in PCA club racing, but with 964s and 993s.)

That said, older P-cars make for an enjoyable relationship providing you have the time and can afford to maintain them. Even an oil change is labor intensive.

But the 930 is not exactly a daily driver, imho.
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First off, don't think about buying anything from Victory. If you want to go thru a specialist then work with Willhoit, Sloan, or Truspeed. If you don't trust me, do a search for Victory on Rennlist.

Second, the 930 is called the 'widow maker' for a reason. A short wheelbase with lots of oversteer combined with very significant turbo lag is a hair raising experience even for seasoned drivers. The 930 was the first car to give Porsche a series of product liability lawsuits from fatal accidents.

Instinctively let up even a tiny bit on the throttle as you break loose, and it's all over. And you don't want to drive this car in the wet, ever.

I'd say do yourself a favor and pick up a 993 Turbo. Safer, fast and precise, fun to drive, and a really good investment. And still hand-built and oil/air cooled. The last of the breed.

Just my opinion. Although it's based on long time ownership/experience with these cars. I've driven my mechanic's 930 many times, and you have to be on your toes. He rarely ever drives it (he drives in PCA club racing, but with 964s and 993s.)

That said, older P-cars make for an enjoyable relationship providing you have the time and can afford to maintain them. Even an oil change is labor intensive.

But the 930 is not exactly a daily driver, imho.
993 FTW

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993 FTMFW first sportscar I drove. My dad used to have a 993 turbo back in 1998. he wanted to do the CRT 2 conversion but he sold it. He regrets selling it Im looking to get it back for him someday.

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I love the 993TT, I also love the 930. Get the one you want.
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the 993 is HOT!
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Good info. NOT going to buy THIS particular car. Just using it as an illustration of what I might want. Now that I re-read my first post, I can understand why people would think I meant this particular car.

Thanks for the info on the 993. Obviously, whatever I get, this isn't going to be a daily driver. It also isn't going to be a track car (I have a '99 Miata for that). Hopefully it won't be a garage queen either.
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Haha....I knew "Porsche Guru'' aka stickypaws was going to chime in with his words of wisdom. NIce......thanks for sharing that info
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993 Turbo will always be one of my dream cars
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