The 993 Porsche is a thrill to drive. They are beautiful cars, as well. I have owned two air cooled 911s, including a Polar Silver '96. My 993 had the 6 speed, and I could get up to 60 mph in first gear, with 5 more gears to go. And the howl of that 3.6 was a joy to hear.
But I also had some complaints about the car. The Porsche security system was a tyrant that couldn’t be ignored. You had to obey the security system or suffer the consequences. That means you had to lock the car every time you removed the key…even in the garage. I don’t believe there is a way to disable the factory system. If you violated its protocols, it would make you suffer with honking horns, blinking lights.
The car was also very unfriendly to the home mechanic. I performed most of the service and repair on my '87 G50 car, but the 993 is a different story. So, get ready to pay a lot of money for service on these cars. Even small things like changing the oil and spark plugs seem unnecessarily complicated.
The 993 is an interesting combination of crude and complex technologies. The car has two distributors that are kept in sync with a small rubber timing belt. They are a thrill to drive, beautiful to gaze upon and sometimes difficult to own.