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

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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  1. C Racer

    C Racer10 שעות לפני

    Commented elsewhere before, but yet another good vid. A fab looking Turbo 996. I had a new 997 Carrera S but some how it lacked old Porsche look and lacking in character. Oddly my left leg when in the cruise felt squeezed inwards from the left slightly - RHD. I went for the 996 Turbo and it certainly feels more solid, more positive to drive and very comfortable, has more of the old Porsche character. I love the awesome Le mans racing style lights etc. Way ahead of it's time, also the great Mezger engine power haus. The 996 Turbo is the real deal urban icon - Timeless unique beautiful clean design. I could have gone for a new series but the new ones can look to gimmicky and Bat Girl a bit like the new Astons nowdays just too "kit car". The 996 Turbo genius design of the best of the old and the new was way ahead of it's time. The Turbo 996 is a real deal street true urban Icon, a work of art and no I wouldn't let go if offered over 100k, because I still enjoy the car just so much.


    SRAMEK3 ימים לפני

    Well....I am simple man. I love all generations of the 911.

  3. Syaufi Shaharuddin

    Syaufi Shaharuddin4 ימים לפני

    in my country this car has the same market value as the cheapest brand new bmw 3 series

  4. Ethan Storm

    Ethan Storm8 ימים לפני

    i love the 996 its the Porsche i grew up seeing on the streets

  5. Trent Pacheco

    Trent Pacheco9 ימים לפני

    I actually like the headlight design for the 996

  6. Travis Siegel

    Travis Siegel9 ימים לפני

    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.

  7. Edgar Rojas

    Edgar Rojas11 ימים לפני

    Tf he tweaked at 8:32

  8. encompassvideo

    encompassvideo11 ימים לפני

    It's a crazy shit-box bargain. Over-hyped, poorly-engineered cars. People love to get ripped-off and here's your proof.

  9. Zrzze Zolo

    Zrzze Zolo6 ימים לפני

    Can you enlighten me and tell me which car you think in this price range is over enginered

  10. R. Lemon

    R. Lemon18 ימים לפני

    Is that Quentin Tarantino?

  11. Łukasz Łukasz

    Łukasz Łukasz19 ימים לפני

    1:53 👏👏👏👏👏😁

  12. DoDo Brown

    DoDo Brown20 ימים לפני

    Was* a bargain. Thanks.

  13. Allen Chan

    Allen Chan21 יום לפני

    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.

  14. Spider Jerusalem

    Spider Jerusalem21 יום לפני

    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...

  15. patrick bateman

    patrick bateman22 ימים לפני

    you can get a 997 for 50k what a ripoff

  16. crapcopter

    crapcopter24 ימים לפני

    "Cheap" 100k...

  17. John Fedor

    John Fedor24 ימים לפני

    Those headlights are pretty terrible...

  18. The Boogeyman

    The Boogeyman25 ימים לפני

    Great now this car is gonna go up in value too so I can’t afford this either

  19. Lynchy Gt2

    Lynchy Gt225 ימים לפני

    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.

  20. Isaac Dominguez

    Isaac Dominguez26 ימים לפני

    that guy definately knew it was an x50 with that license plate

  21. Dhruv Kota

    Dhruv Kota26 ימים לפני

    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

  22. Yousef Ahmed

    Yousef Ahmed27 ימים לפני

    What a buttfil momment probably gonna be come a meme 8:31

  23. Erlantz Atzerriko Kontrebia

    Erlantz Atzerriko Kontrebia27 ימים לפני

    This is the bargain im looking for, in a spyder version. Dont care about the stupid headlights

  24. ZDriver1996

    ZDriver199627 ימים לפני

    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

  25. F00

    F0028 ימים לפני

    Why would you need a Metric conversion table outside of the US? Makes sense to be left in the dealers Manuell tbf... Dummy

  26. Lee Holland

    Lee Holland28 ימים לפני

    IMS bearing.

  27. Nala Bear

    Nala Bear29 ימים לפני

    8:31 I begin to question if Doug actually wants to be doing these car reviews.

  28. Jack Russel

    Jack Russel29 ימים לפני

    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.

  29. Futtbucker69 420

    Futtbucker69 420חודש לפני


  30. Dave Moore

    Dave Mooreחודש לפני

    I never have found the heated seat control confusing, better go get an IQ test Doug its really very simplified???

  31. Justin Nguyen

    Justin Nguyenחודש לפני

    Doug is the type of guy to

  32. braddeicide

    braddeicideחודש לפני

    I don't like that the headlights stop hard at the bonnet, it looks like they planned to do more, then didn't.

  33. darkinertia2

    darkinertia2חודש לפני

    why not just get a headlight conversion if thats all thats wrong with the car?

  34. Glen Littlefield

    Glen Littlefieldחודש לפני you ever get pulled over for speeding? LOL!

  35. Kras 4

    Kras 4חודש לפני

    18 years later, still a beautifully designed machine. Always been a fan of the 911 from Porsche.

  36. Frank Burns

    Frank Burnsחודש לפני

    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.

  37. Allan Eddings

    Allan Eddingsחודש לפני

    Great car and I own a 2003 but it ain’t cheap when something does fail!

  38. Max Gillespie II

    Max Gillespie IIחודש לפני

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  39. eemjay 91

    eemjay 91חודש לפני

    Need For Speed Porsche (PS One) 🥰

  40. Zach D

    Zach Dחודש לפני

    This car is severely underrated and I think it’s gorgeous

  41. Hamzeh Hassouneh

    Hamzeh Hassounehחודש לפני

    These headlights looks beautiful what are you talking about

  42. Mohammad

    Mohammadחודש לפני

    Something about those tail lights makes them look more modern than they are.

  43. Thomas Vath

    Thomas Vathחודש לפני

    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

  44. Daddy Roy

    Daddy Royחודש לפני

    Doug stfu😭 mans always saying "Thiiiissth"

  45. Makke

    Makkeחודש לפני

    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

  46. dick welch

    dick welchחודש לפני

    No bargain to maintain

  47. william skrainski

    william skrainskiחודש לפני

    Those headlights ugg

  48. giants4

    giants4חודש לפני

    I dont like the front though

  49. Vladimir Erfan

    Vladimir Erfanחודש לפני

    Need for Speed Porsche Evolution army checking in.

  50. matt the gta man

    matt the gta manחודש לפני

    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

  51. Chilipal

    Chilipalחודש לפני

    For a few hundred you can get headlight covers that change it to circular, or go full conversion

  52. S.A. G

    S.A. Gחודש לפני

    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?

  53. Kung Fu Lender

    Kung Fu Lenderחודש לפני

    I like the 996. Plus, many of them are manual.

  54. Tony Montana

    Tony Montanaחודש לפני

    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.

  55. Zoe Fountain

    Zoe Fountainחודש לפני

    I want (1)

  56. Fitness Guru

    Fitness Guruחודש לפני

    I prefer the 996 GT3. Less power, but lighter, no AWD, and no safety systems for skilled drivers only.

  57. Jonah Böhringer

    Jonah Böhringerחודש לפני

    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 ??????????

  59. Alexander van Wyk

    Alexander van Wykחודש לפני

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

  60. OG Schlongerson

    OG Schlongersonחודש לפני

    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

  61. beatstreet 33

    beatstreet 33חודש לפני

    I’m not a purist and I love it. The car looks great to me.

  62. Robert Wilson

    Robert Wilsonחודש לפני

    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!

  63. Bjørnar Andreassen

    Bjørnar Andreassenחודש לפני

    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.

  64. David Mikhail

    David Mikhail2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  65. Dirk Ruenz

    Dirk Ruenz2 חודשים לפני

    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

  66. Eddie Cuevas

    Eddie Cuevas2 חודשים לפני

    Those headlights do ruin the car.

  67. Luc Achard

    Luc Achard2 חודשים לפני

    Doug you didn't need to read the sticker to find the X50 just check the license plate, duh

  68. Karen Grace

    Karen Grace2 חודשים לפני

    I even like the front.

  69. Ali Bekhradi

    Ali Bekhradi2 חודשים לפני

    Anyone noticed license plate? 911TX50 mentioning it's a 911 turbo with X50 package Cool😂👍

  70. S.A. G

    S.A. G2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  71. John Atherton

    John Atherton2 חודשים לפני

    997.2 TURBO is the car

  72. crapcopter

    crapcopter2 חודשים לפני

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

  73. Plant-Based MD

    Plant-Based MD2 חודשים לפני

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

  74. Jean Paul Ceulemans

    Jean Paul Ceulemans2 חודשים לפני

    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


    UNDERCOVER2 חודשים לפני

    I like these headlights better than circle ones, definitely makes it different and stand out

  76. CasaXero Ruud van Rooijen

    CasaXero Ruud van Rooijen2 חודשים לפני

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

  77. UC510RYAN

    UC510RYAN2 חודשים לפני

    Hands down the best 911 ever made 😍 next to the 991 turbo !

  78. MoFlyboy Blanquito

    MoFlyboy Blanquito2 חודשים לפני

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

  79. Luka B.

    Luka B.2 חודשים לפני

    Aftermarket hradlights and problem solved.

  80. Arvin Gobin

    Arvin Gobin2 חודשים לפני

    Please review a nissian silvia s15

  81. KPexEA

    KPexEA2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  82. SportsCarAdvisors

    SportsCarAdvisors2 חודשים לפני

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

  83. 31acruz

    31acruz3 חודשים לפני

    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?

  84. SkyApollo

    SkyApollo3 חודשים לפני

    when you coming back to maine lmao

  85. recon forsales

    recon forsales3 חודשים לפני

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

  86. John 996

    John 9963 חודשים לפני

    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.

  87. Joel A

    Joel A3 חודשים לפני

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

  88. John Cena's first cousin's grandpa's butler in law

    John Cena's first cousin's grandpa's butler in law3 חודשים לפני

    This and the 993 are my favorite porsches

  89. martin b.

    martin b.3 חודשים לפני

    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

  90. JoKro

    JoKro3 חודשים לפני

    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.

  91. Million Why

    Million Why3 חודשים לפני

    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!

  92. MrFunk

    MrFunk3 חודשים לפני

    I agree that the 996 looks better than the 997 from all angles except the front.

  93. JJ

    JJ3 חודשים לפני

    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 😉

  94. Sammy Wittenberg

    Sammy Wittenberg3 חודשים לפני

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

  95. BalkanMmaFanatics

    BalkanMmaFanatics3 חודשים לפני

    ugliest porsch ever

  96. Interceptor810

    Interceptor8103 חודשים לפני

    997 is my favorite of the 911s

  97. Dan Evans

    Dan Evans3 חודשים לפני

    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

  98. Cullen McNamara

    Cullen McNamara3 חודשים לפני

    doug please do this generation boxster

  99. xilno

    xilno3 חודשים לפני

    X50 also on the licence plate...

  100. Stevie Ray

    Stevie Ray3 חודשים לפני matter what, double the purchase price for surprise repair work.

  101. brian keenan

    brian keenan3 חודשים לפני

    How many shirts does this guy need? Does double up on socks too?