Here's Why the Porsche 911 Turbo (996) Is a Crazy Bargain

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Doug DeMuro

Πριν 6 μήνες

The Porsche 911 Turbo (996) is an amazing bargain. Today I'm reviewing the 996 Turbo, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of one of the best bargain 911 models. Then I'm going to drive the 996 Turbo and show you what it's like on the road with a great car.
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SRAMEK Πριν 2 ημέρες
Well....I am simple man. I love all generations of the 911.
Syaufi Shaharuddin
Syaufi Shaharuddin Πριν 4 ημέρες
in my country this car has the same market value as the cheapest brand new bmw 3 series
Ethan Storm
Ethan Storm Πριν 7 ημέρες
i love the 996 its the Porsche i grew up seeing on the streets
Trent Pacheco
Trent Pacheco Πριν 8 ημέρες
I actually like the headlight design for the 996
Travis Siegel
Travis Siegel Πριν 9 ημέρες
I would say that the primary reason the 996 is so much cheaper than the 997 is the IMS bearing in non-turbo models. Personally, the headlights don't bother me; it's still a great car.
Edgar Rojas
Edgar Rojas Πριν 11 ημέρες
Tf he tweaked at 8:32
encompassvideo Πριν 11 ημέρες
It's a crazy shit-box bargain. Over-hyped, poorly-engineered cars. People love to get ripped-off and here's your proof.
Zrzze Zolo
Zrzze Zolo Πριν 6 ημέρες
Can you enlighten me and tell me which car you think in this price range is over enginered
R. Lemon
R. Lemon Πριν 17 ημέρες
Is that Quentin Tarantino?
Łukasz Łukasz
Łukasz Łukasz Πριν 18 ημέρες
1:53 👏👏👏👏👏😁
DoDo Brown
DoDo Brown Πριν 19 ημέρες
Was* a bargain. Thanks.
Allen Chan
Allen Chan Πριν 21 ημέρα
Looking to buy, and I test drove one for the first time and found the clutch to be EXTREMELY light with the bite point pretty high up in the clutch pedal's travel. Is that normal? Clutch was changed less than 1000 miles ago as well.
Spider Jerusalem
Spider Jerusalem Πριν 21 ημέρα
The 996 Turbo has hit the perfect spot between sport expensive and classic expensive where it is cheap. NFS HP2 fans have been waiting for this moment for almost 18 years...
patrick bateman
patrick bateman Πριν 22 ημέρες
you can get a 997 for 50k what a ripoff
crapcopter Πριν 23 ημέρες
"Cheap" 100k...
John Fedor
John Fedor Πριν 23 ημέρες
Those headlights are pretty terrible...
The Boogeyman
The Boogeyman Πριν 24 ημέρες
Great now this car is gonna go up in value too so I can’t afford this either
Lynchy Gt2
Lynchy Gt2 Πριν 24 ημέρες
The light on the door illuminates the ignition barrel and the pic on the fuse box cover is showing you where to apply power if your battery goes flat... not where the battery is located! As the front trunk is opened by an electric switch it obviously won’t open with a flat battery. They have a jump point behind that cover so you can power the car enough to open the front trunk.
Isaac Dominguez
Isaac Dominguez Πριν 25 ημέρες
that guy definately knew it was an x50 with that license plate
Dhruv Kota
Dhruv Kota Πριν 26 ημέρες
I love the 996. Someone I know has a Speed Yellow 996 C4S 6spd and he treats it like his baby. I've been able to learn a lot about this car cuz of that
Yousef Ahmed
Yousef Ahmed Πριν 26 ημέρες
What a buttfil momment probably gonna be come a meme 8:31
Erlantz Atzerriko Kontrebia
Erlantz Atzerriko Kontrebia Πριν 26 ημέρες
This is the bargain im looking for, in a spyder version. Dont care about the stupid headlights
ZDriver1996 Πριν 27 ημέρες
Wind noise and road noise, no modern noise canceling system..... you stop caring about all that crap when you feel the power and driving experience
F00 Πριν 28 ημέρες
Why would you need a Metric conversion table outside of the US? Makes sense to be left in the dealers Manuell tbf... Dummy
Lee Holland
Lee Holland Πριν 28 ημέρες
IMS bearing.
Nala Bear
Nala Bear Πριν 28 ημέρες
8:31 I begin to question if Doug actually wants to be doing these car reviews.
Jack Russel
Jack Russel Πριν 29 ημέρες
Well it may be a bargain, but it's not. You should also consider the cost of maintenance, taxes, consumption, spare part and if something fail it can be a huge surprise.
Futtbucker69 420
Futtbucker69 420 Πριν 29 ημέρες
Dave Moore
Dave Moore Πριν 29 ημέρες
I never have found the heated seat control confusing, better go get an IQ test Doug its really very simplified???
Justin Nguyen
Justin Nguyen Πριν μήνα
Doug is the type of guy to
braddeicide Πριν μήνα
I don't like that the headlights stop hard at the bonnet, it looks like they planned to do more, then didn't.
darkinertia2 Πριν μήνα
why not just get a headlight conversion if thats all thats wrong with the car?
Glen Littlefield
Glen Littlefield Πριν μήνα you ever get pulled over for speeding? LOL!
Kras 4
Kras 4 Πριν μήνα
18 years later, still a beautifully designed machine. Always been a fan of the 911 from Porsche.
Frank Burns
Frank Burns Πριν μήνα
For a specific Porsche 911 to be shunned due to its styling is pretty freaking weird, given how subtle the changes in the general shape have been over a half a century.
Allan Eddings
Allan Eddings Πριν μήνα
Great car and I own a 2003 but it ain’t cheap when something does fail!
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Max Gillespie II Πριν μήνα
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eemjay 91
eemjay 91 Πριν μήνα
Need For Speed Porsche (PS One) 🥰
Zach D
Zach D Πριν μήνα
This car is severely underrated and I think it’s gorgeous
Hamzeh Hassouneh
Hamzeh Hassouneh Πριν μήνα
These headlights looks beautiful what are you talking about
Mohammad Πριν μήνα
Something about those tail lights makes them look more modern than they are.
Thomas Vath
Thomas Vath Πριν μήνα
I have to say I completely disagree with the claim that the 993 interior wasn’t very nice. I love the simplicity and I think it’s very cohesive
Daddy Roy
Daddy Roy Πριν μήνα
Doug stfu😭 mans always saying "Thiiiissth"
Makke Πριν μήνα
For fucks sakes Doug, headlights are not the reason why these are cheap. 1. Reliability issues, IMS bearing etc. 2. First aircooled car being compared to the finest aircooled. One is a recent development and the other has been fine tuned for a half a century. 3. It shared parts with Boxsters, like the headlights. Journalists and purists got mad. 4. Tiptronic is optioned to very many turbos, and that sucks when compared to manual. Why all of these are bullshit 1. Sure the aircooled cars don't have IMS-bearing issues but those engines need major overhauls (so more expensive to maintain) 2. Pretty sure this turbo would have run rings around 993 Turbo back in the day. 3. Cost-cutting was needed and people cried. I'm pretty sure the Cayenne was accepted better than this when it launched. 4. Tiptronic is just shit
dick welch
dick welch Πριν μήνα
No bargain to maintain
william skrainski
william skrainski Πριν μήνα
Those headlights ugg
giants4 Πριν μήνα
I dont like the front though
Vladimir Erfan
Vladimir Erfan Πριν μήνα
Need for Speed Porsche Evolution army checking in.
matt the gta man
matt the gta man Πριν μήνα
Shut up shut up shut up, stop telling everyone they are great because they will go up in value! These are truly the best cars, other than the boxter that middle class people can buy
Chilipal Πριν μήνα
For a few hundred you can get headlight covers that change it to circular, or go full conversion
S.A. G
S.A. G Πριν μήνα
These so-called enthusiasts/purists complaining about air vs. water/oil cooled and irregular shaped headlights are the same guys who wear gloves to change their windshield wipers. Porsche actually wanted to move to water/oiled cooled for the 964 car but didn't have the budget. Remember, their GT1 cars were water/oil cooled and had the eggy lights for a reason. Another point, what car-guy complains about the interior of a car? Oh, yeah, the same guy who wears gloves to put air in the tires. Snowflake much?
Kung Fu Lender
Kung Fu Lender Πριν μήνα
I like the 996. Plus, many of them are manual.
Tony Montana
Tony Montana Πριν μήνα
My dad has pretty much the exact same car just as a soft top convertible, the headlights look nice or at least ok to me but man the car is fast as fuck. It just starts pulling so hard as the turbos push more and more air into the engine. It feels like an airplane to me. Beautiful car 😍 and the shine of the silver on my dads turbo is so nice the paint job looks brand new and she is a 2005 model has 39k miles.
Zoe Fountain
Zoe Fountain Πριν μήνα
I want (1)
Fitness Guru
Fitness Guru Πριν μήνα
I prefer the 996 GT3. Less power, but lighter, no AWD, and no safety systems for skilled drivers only.
Jonah Böhringer
Jonah Böhringer Πριν μήνα
I think they just left it at „manuell“ because it’s the German spelling. In Lamborghini there is also „corsa“ and „strada“ as driving modes
Amazing car !!!! But why did they paint it with that shitty silver colour ??????????
Alexander van Wyk
Alexander van Wyk Πριν μήνα
Love the look. Headlights included. The design is simplistic, and minimalistic. Stunning, and mechanically bullet proof, from a safety and reliability perspective.
OG Schlongerson
OG Schlongerson Πριν μήνα
Nonamerican companies hit their styling peaks from 99-05 I swear. Bmw e46 Audi D2 and b5 porsche 996 and cayman basically all jaguar "type" cars list goes on
beatstreet 33
beatstreet 33 Πριν μήνα
I’m not a purist and I love it. The car looks great to me.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson Πριν μήνα
LOVE our 2003 911 Carrera S4 - exactly same wide body / brakes / suspension as the same year Turbo. Head lights are gorgeous on this low mile PORSCHE Red / Black - BTW, what car exists today with the same round headlights from the 50's - 60's anyhow? NONE. Has anybody noticed those GAY LOOKING Christmas sparkly lights they've put on everything lately that look like total Crap! PORSCHE 911's are a Total Babe MAGNET and faster then 99% of you salivators will ever drive. Get U ONE!
Bjørnar Andreassen
Bjørnar Andreassen Πριν μήνα
Ugly exterior and interior. And no, Doug, it was no improvement on the 993. The 993 looks minimalistically classic. The 996 looks like a plastic explosion. But - It’s still a super good bargain, and I’d love to own one.
David Mikhail
David Mikhail Πριν 2 μήνες
Its not really the headlights I dislike. Its the slab sided design. Coming after the curvy and sexy 993 makes it look even worse too. Its like finding out your flat chested girlfriend's mom has double D's.
Dirk Ruenz
Dirk Ruenz Πριν 2 μήνες
996 4S has a 3.6 engine like the turbo and therefore not the mentioned problem. Only regular Carreras with the 3.4 engine have it
Eddie Cuevas
Eddie Cuevas Πριν 2 μήνες
Those headlights do ruin the car.
Luc Achard
Luc Achard Πριν 2 μήνες
Doug you didn't need to read the sticker to find the X50 just check the license plate, duh
Karen Grace
Karen Grace Πριν 2 μήνες
I even like the front.
Ali Bekhradi
Ali Bekhradi Πριν 2 μήνες
Anyone noticed license plate? 911TX50 mentioning it's a 911 turbo with X50 package Cool😂👍
S.A. G
S.A. G Πριν 2 μήνες
Just picked one up with the X-50 Aero. Once you drive it, you forget the lights ever existed. Now, when I see a 997 from the front I immediately think: VW Bug; or, Ford Model T. Wouldn't trade mine for anything.
John Atherton
John Atherton Πριν 2 μήνες
997.2 TURBO is the car
crapcopter Πριν 2 μήνες
"great bargains" "Cheap" Welcome to Australia, where car prices are fucking stupid. 40k for a 996 Carrera 120k for a 996 turbo.
Plant-Based MD
Plant-Based MD Πριν 2 μήνες
if you don't like the headlights put a cover or a bag over the bitch
Jean Paul Ceulemans
Jean Paul Ceulemans Πριν 2 μήνες
I always disliked the interior and headlights but the rest of the car is very good looking I skipped this one going from 993TT to 997TT which I still have and will keep but t the 996TT now is the most affordable Mezger Turbo and the best bang for the buck you can find any brand any model period
UNDERCOVER Πριν 2 μήνες
I like these headlights better than circle ones, definitely makes it different and stand out
CasaXero Ruud van Rooijen
CasaXero Ruud van Rooijen Πριν 2 μήνες
at 9:39: Ambient light in the door is pointing to ignition key...
UC510RYAN Πριν 2 μήνες
Hands down the best 911 ever made 😍 next to the 991 turbo !
MoFlyboy Blanquito
MoFlyboy Blanquito Πριν 2 μήνες
Just want to know who doesn’t like fried eggs? I love them. Just ate for breakfast.
Luka B.
Luka B. Πριν 2 μήνες
Aftermarket hradlights and problem solved.
Arvin Gobin
Arvin Gobin Πριν 2 μήνες
Please review a nissian silvia s15
KPexEA Πριν 2 μήνες
I still have my 2002 996 turbo that I bought new. Even though it doesn't have the IMS bearing issue, it does have a problem with the glue on the coolant tubes failing. Mine failed 3 years ago and had to get them all pinned, cost about the same as the IMS fix on the non-turbo cars.
SportsCarAdvisors Πριν 2 μήνες
amazing car, great review. I have a 996 C4S and did a brief review on my channel.
31acruz Πριν 2 μήνες
Well don’t forget about engine piston bore scoring. 99-2005 bad engines with bore scoring, can't be fixed unless you rebuild the engine. (the Turbos and GT's are exempt?
SkyApollo Πριν 3 μήνες
when you coming back to maine lmao
recon forsales
recon forsales Πριν 3 μήνες
Doug the type of guy that reads a book on gynaecology before he makes loves.
John 996
John 996 Πριν 3 μήνες
Great video Doug. Having owned a 996C2 and now a 996 Turbo the main different is the engine and suspension setup, it's another level in the turbo.
Joel A
Joel A Πριν 3 μήνες
The Ferarri interior looks like someone mixed an older S class with an early 2000s chevy impala.
John Cena's first cousin's grandpa's butler in law
John Cena's first cousin's grandpa's butler in law Πριν 3 μήνες
This and the 993 are my favorite porsches
martin b.
martin b. Πριν 3 μήνες
i like the headlights much more then in the past when the car came out. nowdays i think they are very beautyfull. Taste change with age :P
JoKro Πριν 3 μήνες
i remember when I was a kid I liked the headlights on this one. It looked more modern and aggressive. I was disappointed when they went back to more conservative styling with the 997. And now I still don’t mind the headlights. It’s not a big deal. They look just as good as the classics. And I agree the rest of the car looks awesome. A simple case where people are too close minded and whiny.
Million Why
Million Why Πριν 3 μήνες
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MrFunk Πριν 3 μήνες
I agree that the 996 looks better than the 997 from all angles except the front.
JJ Πριν 3 μήνες
Hey y’all me and my girl Joanna are late to this video but we do have to admit this IS a “crazy” bargain quite frankly 😉
Sammy Wittenberg
Sammy Wittenberg Πριν 3 μήνες
Riding in this car as a kid was the reason I got into cars.
BalkanMmaFanatics Πριν 3 μήνες
ugliest porsch ever
Interceptor810 Πριν 3 μήνες
997 is my favorite of the 911s
Dan Evans
Dan Evans Πριν 3 μήνες
I actually think these look really, really smart now, but not in silver. In silver or grey, these looks boring as hell, but in a deep blue or something else quite nice, these look the bollocks
Cullen McNamara
Cullen McNamara Πριν 3 μήνες
doug please do this generation boxster
xilno Πριν 3 μήνες
X50 also on the licence plate...
Stevie Ray
Stevie Ray Πριν 3 μήνες matter what, double the purchase price for surprise repair work.
brian keenan
brian keenan Πριν 3 μήνες
How many shirts does this guy need? Does double up on socks too?
Racer Racer
Racer Racer Πριν 3 μήνες
in what world can you find an x50 under 65K unless it has 100K miles on it.
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