Posts Tagged ‘993’

Lessons learned: Studded snow tires are superior on ice, then are snow tires and the worst performing are summer street tires. Dynamic Stability Control is for real. It takes a whole lot longer to stop on ice than I would have ever believed! Drive safe and slow on our icy roads. You won’t win any awards, but you will get where you are going, not in the hospital or worse! Next year I’ll have studded tires on my car for sure!


It is well acknowledged, if not documented, that the 1999-2004 Porsche Carrera 911 (or 996) is the ugly step-child of the 911 family. Having been born right after the pampered darling, the 993, the much belittled 996 was intended as a leap forward in luxury and performance – a Porsche for the new age.


Just a couple of important things that you ought to know especially if you’ve never owned an air-cooled Porsche 911 before. FYI: “993” is the common nomenclature for 911s built between 1995 and 1998.