I like 911s. It’s the first car I have driven too.
out of all the base (or better non GT) 911s that I drove (hard), I found the 70s naturally aspirated Cars somehow irrationally dangerous to drive and relatively low speeds.
the 964 (89-94) is my favorite choice because it preserves the irrationally dangerous as above + adds speed. It is the bastard of 911s. I love it.
the 993 took away, or toned down the irrationality. Great car but not as fun as they 964. At all. More of a gran turismo.
the 996, ah the 996 - what an amazing car it is. Tight, lighter than the 993, modern - I really liked the one that I drove. The water cooled engine is a leap ahead. Too bad they didn’t nail the design.
the 997 S is a fantastic car. More power, looks great, very nice handling, still feels compact etc.
after the 997 they are not 911s anymore, sort of Aston Martin with the engine on the wrong side.
So I bought a 996 Turbo. It happened. Good deal, 67k miles, Manual, sport seats. I always found the Turbos to be the “cars of the reach guy who’s not a 911 purist and just wants to go fast on the straight”. Despising them basically.
I have been wrong.
I will write more later but, if you are thinking about one: do it.