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

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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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  • Amazing car !!!! But why did they paint it with that shitty silver colour ??????????

  • Love the look. Headlights included. The design is simplistic, and minimalistic. Stunning, and mechanically bullet proof, from a safety and reliability perspective.

    Alexander van WykAlexander van Wyk2 napja
  • 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

    OG SchlongersonOG Schlongerson8 napja
  • I’m not a purist and I love it. The car looks great to me.

    beatstreet 33beatstreet 339 napja
  • 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!

    Robert WilsonRobert Wilson9 napja
  • 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.

    Bjørnar AndreassenBjørnar Andreassen9 napja
  • 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.

    David MikhailDavid Mikhail10 napja
  • 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

    Dirk RuenzDirk Ruenz11 napja
  • Those headlights do ruin the car.

    Eddie CuevasEddie Cuevas12 napja
  • Doug you didn't need to read the sticker to find the X50 just check the license plate, duh

    Luc AchardLuc Achard18 napja
  • I even like the front.

    Karen GraceKaren Grace19 napja
  • Anyone noticed license plate? 911TX50 mentioning it's a 911 turbo with X50 package Cool😂👍

    Ali BekhradiAli Bekhradi22 napja
  • 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.

    S.A. GS.A. G22 napja
  • 997.2 TURBO is the car

    John AthertonJohn Atherton24 napja
  • "great bargains" "Cheap" Welcome to Australia, where car prices are fucking stupid. 40k for a 996 Carrera 120k for a 996 turbo.

    crapcoptercrapcopter25 napja
  • if you don't like the headlights put a cover or a bag over the bitch

    Plant-Based MDPlant-Based MD29 napja
  • 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

    Jean Paul CeulemansJean Paul CeulemansHónapja
  • I like these headlights better than circle ones, definitely makes it different and stand out

  • at 9:39: Ambient light in the door is pointing to ignition key...

    CasaXero Ruud van RooijenCasaXero Ruud van RooijenHónapja
  • Hands down the best 911 ever made 😍 next to the 991 turbo !

  • Just want to know who doesn’t like fried eggs? I love them. Just ate for breakfast.

    MoFlyboy BlanquitoMoFlyboy BlanquitoHónapja
  • Aftermarket hradlights and problem solved.

    Luka B.Luka B.Hónapja
  • Please review a nissian silvia s15

    Arvin GobinArvin GobinHónapja
  • 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.

  • amazing car, great review. I have a 996 C4S and did a brief review on my channel.

  • 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?

  • when you coming back to maine lmao

  • Doug the type of guy that reads a book on gynaecology before he makes loves.

    recon forsalesrecon forsalesHónapja
  • 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.

    John 996John 996Hónapja
  • The Ferarri interior looks like someone mixed an older S class with an early 2000s chevy impala.

    Joel AJoel AHónapja
  • This and the 993 are my favorite porsches

    John Cena's first cousin's grandpa's butler in lawJohn Cena's first cousin's grandpa's butler in lawHónapja
  • 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

    martin b.martin b.Hónapja
  • 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.

  • I am in progress of making a Doug-like video so Doug can feel the way we do when we watch his videos, smile and enjoy! You can also check my channel which is currently waiting for more content that I'm gonna make!

    Million WhyMillion WhyHónapja
  • I agree that the 996 looks better than the 997 from all angles except the front.

  • 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 😉

  • Riding in this car as a kid was the reason I got into cars.

    Sammy WittenbergSammy WittenbergHónapja
  • ugliest porsch ever

  • 997 is my favorite of the 911s

  • 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

    Dan EvansDan EvansHónapja
  • doug please do this generation boxster

    Cullen McNamaraCullen McNamaraHónapja
  • X50 also on the licence plate...

    xilnoxilno2 hónapja
  • matter what, double the purchase price for surprise repair work.

    Stevie RayStevie Ray2 hónapja
  • How many shirts does this guy need? Does double up on socks too?

    brian keenanbrian keenan2 hónapja
  • in what world can you find an x50 under 65K unless it has 100K miles on it.

    Racer RacerRacer Racer2 hónapja
  • 993 Interior is on point.

    Seth ChapsSeth Chaps2 hónapja
  • Doug, you're wrong about this car's interior - it sucks. The Type 993, 997 and 991 ALL have the "classic" long dashboard of the 70s and 80s cars. Only this one strayed with its "bulbous" dashboard styling. Overall, while still an iconic Porsche, the 996 just isn't as appealing as the interiors/exteriors of the aforementioned cars. The new 992.2 has that classic interior design theme. Hopefully it stays that way for future 911 generations going forward for the sake of traditional styling.

    Leroy BrownLeroy Brown2 hónapja
  • I love the looks of this car.

    Rob LairdRob Laird2 hónapja
  • Guess that explains the plates lol 911T(urbo)X50

    Andrew D'mitriAndrew D'mitri2 hónapja
  • Watching this reminds me of my 986 and I have to agree not my favorite interior (still better than a lot of interiors at the time)

    Erik With A KErik With A K2 hónapja
  • Great review Doug really enjoyed,they are a beautiful car 🚗

    Trevor DellTrevor Dell2 hónapja
  • What actually buggs me about this car isnt the headlights, its the wheels

    Mattia ZanniMattia Zanni2 hónapja
  • Yeah I like these head lights

    TheDanTheDan2 hónapja
  • Doug Is A Type Of Guy Who Sell A 05 Mercedes Benz AMG G55 6x6 For $90,000

    Diether SantosDiether Santos2 hónapja
  • It’s a bargain right up to the point when it needs two new turbos because they have rotted.

    J DJ D2 hónapja
  • The 993 interior with it's five round instruments i a classic timeless one, the 996 interior looks just what it is, dated. The 996 makes you look like the guy who could not afford a more expensive Porsche and that us probably the case.

    Railmaster.Railmaster.2 hónapja
  • The designer who came up with the idea for runny eggs headlights should be fired!!!!

    Yash241 YashYash241 Yash2 hónapja
  • Own a 996 gt2 Clubsport and it’s my favorite looking Porsche 911 regardless of price.

    Dean NorrisDean Norris2 hónapja
  • This is my favorite Porsche 😝

    Julian Felipe Granados FlórezJulian Felipe Granados Flórez2 hónapja
  • Reliable my ass

    A K83A K832 hónapja
  • The small light on the handle provides light to the ignition.

    lagus76lagus762 hónapja
  • I know I'm in the total minority here, but I actually like the look of the headlights; and not just because they're different from eeevveerrry other 911; I personally think the front end just looks more sophisticated with these lights. The plain, boring round ones might be the 'classic' look, but that doesn't mean that EVERY model 911 has to have them... What if that extended to other aspects, like say, steering wheel? Or the wheels themselves? Anyway, I like 'em, and I pointed out this situation (regarding the 996) to my brother, and two months later he got a 996 4S..! However, being in LA, he went to one a better one of the many specialty Porsche shops, who sprinkled magic voodoo dust on the engine, and now it ROARS! Well, the aftermarket exhaust contributes to that as well, but supposedly it has between 465 and 475 HP now, and having driven it, I'd believe that number no problem. With the custom wheels and new Pirellis, he's in for about $40k, and it's a car with $80k's worth of grins & giggles under the hood... Gotta love a 911, no matter what!

    Jack MaddoxJack Maddox2 hónapja
  • The 996 is the pinnacle!

    JvdLJvdL3 hónapja
  • Please dont tell others how good this is. It is one of my dream cars and it’d suck if its prices go up.

    Kaifee HaiderKaifee Haider3 hónapja
  • The major reason and more than the headlights, is the 996 was the first with an water-cooled engine. 993s are a premium as they are the last of the air-cooled motors. The 996 was also the first time the 911 became a lot larger

    Peter RestainoPeter Restaino3 hónapja
  • The size looks like comet in gta 5

    Nonlol226Nonlol2263 hónapja
  • the 996 has aged really well. i think these cars will start going up in value soon

    Veyronp87Veyronp873 hónapja
  • A Porsche 911 X50 aren't exactly cheap. I can only find one in my area for sale and it's 65k. Even at 45k its expensive. Car has way to much plastic and you can get better Porsche's for 45-65k.

    ThePassionateGingerThePassionateGinger3 hónapja
  • This is my childhood dream car, and I will own one.

    Conner DiPasqualeConner DiPasquale3 hónapja
  • 1990 BMW interiors are excellent, that is unless you want a cup holder.

    lexafied3dlexafied3d3 hónapja
  • swap out those headlights for an aftermarket alternative, problem solved!

    lexafied3dlexafied3d3 hónapja
  • Doug and his shorts wearing country club friends think that Porsches are cheap !

    Harry THarry T3 hónapja
  • Manuell is indeed the german word for manual

    D. L.D. L.3 hónapja
  • 8:31 😂

    Dat WolfDat Wolf3 hónapja
  • I'm always blasting Doug, but I honestly think he was right on the money with this one. Good job.

    Gary ThorstensonGary Thorstenson3 hónapja
  • X50, good to know 🤜🏼🤛🏼

    Infinite G DimensionsInfinite G Dimensions3 hónapja
  • I actually prefer those headlights.

    77z77z3 hónapja
  • I didn't go looking, but did anybody else notice the license plate? Right at 5:28 where you can see the 911 T "X50"...what a nerd!

    mahina1963mahina19633 hónapja
  • ok, you convinced me - I've ordered two of them.

    Robson EnduroRobson Enduro3 hónapja
  • Doug gets gapped by a honda pilot at 20:10

    ProtomanProtoman3 hónapja
  • Things Doug neglected to mention: - The REAL reason that most "purists" (yeah, a little eyeroll there) prefer the 993 has more to do with the fact that it's the last generation to be air cooled (vs water cooled). Those ugly headlights were just a nail in the coffin. - The butterfly knife in the glove box.

    Ari BurkesAri Burkes3 hónapja
  • but I hate gray or black cars and that's all that's out there to buy.. every fool drives a white, black, or gray car..

    Plant-Based MDPlant-Based MD3 hónapja

    Philippe Je Suis From The FuturePhilippe Je Suis From The Future3 hónapja
  • A way to fix ims

    Nenad TrajkovićNenad Trajković3 hónapja
    • This car has no problem with IMS it's a different engine.

      Zrzze ZoloZrzze Zolo3 hónapja
  • These analog era 911's will always become more valuable . My 996/4 -3.4 is crazy fast on the highway. Sticks like glue on twisty roads .Epic to drive .

    VanaConnVanaConn3 hónapja
  • 👍

    Travis HartleyTravis Hartley3 hónapja
  • If I had the money, I would buy one then drive it around the neighborhood of all the vapid People. I don't have to see the head lights wile driving, they do. 😈 Every time I get a dirty look, mission successful. 😆 😆 I think I found away to increase the fun factor.

    Zenas StarchildZenas Starchild3 hónapja
  • 15:09 it locks cause there is a knife in there :D

    yopa yopayopa yopa3 hónapja
  • Only suitable licence plate for this car

    yopa yopayopa yopa3 hónapja
  • "Intermediate shaft", lol. Confirmed, supercar buyers are a bunch of picky babies.

    Shotgun ZombieShotgun Zombie3 hónapja
  • At my work we melt PVC plastic bottles in an extruder and those machines are made by Germans aswell...and they have manual spelled manuel aswell...that is funny.

    Fernando GodinezFernando Godinez3 hónapja
  • the "battery front trunk" icon on the lid of fuse box is to let owners know that they can connect a portable battery charger to that location and any metal part (door hinge) to unlatch front hood. This is for folks who have dead battery. Most folks don't know that..and therefore have a tough time jumping the car because of locked front hood.

    Sonny NguyenSonny Nguyen3 hónapja
  • The headlights are crying

    Dan MelDan Mel3 hónapja
  • Swapping to 997 front end(saw some kits, look awesome) and getting rear led lights is like a Fountain of Youth for this model, non Porsche guys probably won't be able to distinguish its age without interior check.

    Regardless ManRegardless Man3 hónapja
  • Trunk CD changers go back to the 80s.

    brianjcavanaughbrianjcavanaugh3 hónapja
  • I reckon give it a few decades and the price will be more because of the headlights being different. Like the 1980s slant nose Porsche.

    Insert NameInsert Name3 hónapja
  • the only 911 i dont like.. i hate the headlamps

    Harriz IzwanHarriz Izwan3 hónapja
  • Thank you, idiots! I love this car and the headlights especially. ANd I could afford it easily! Enjoy your VW Beetle's

  • Is it the 996 so cheap because of that person who is no longer with us had a bad accident with a 996?

    knightrider1545knightrider15453 hónapja