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Model: 944, Year:1985, Mileage:86,280, Type of use:Street use only
Hi Joel,Now that I have made the decision to purchase a base model 996 Carrera with my $25,000 budget, are there more reliable years to look for? I have heard that you should avoid model years 1999-2001 due to the RMS/IMS/Porosity issues and seek the newer models with the more robust 3.6L engine and many technical improvements that the 2002 and newer models have. I understand that even those newer year models still have some of those issues as well but aren't as common. The cars that I have seen on the internet that are within my budget are 2002-03 models with approximately 75,000 miles on them. What is your opinion on those model years and what should I be concerned about considering the mileage?Thanks!

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