Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: '07 S600, '00 E320 Wagon, other
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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I've owned several air cooled 911. Long hood early 70s, SC, 3.2 Carrera, 993 and one water cooled (996).
If you need comfort, efficient A/C etc (or are often driving with a significant other who is not into cars) get a water cooled at whatever price point you like.
If you don't mind some noise, harshness, driving with windows down and you enjoy/focus on driving, get an air cooled. If money is a concern, get 1978-83 SC. Very solid, reliable, fun to drive and the least expensive of the air cooled - best value for money.
Air cooled can also be used as a daily driver - I've almost bought one with 500,000 miles on it and running strong - try that with a Ferrari :-)