I'm still a lurker at this point but torn between a base Cayman with some miles in the high $20's or a 996 with less miles in the lower $20's. I know they're different beasts and we had a '71 911T. I love both cars(Cayman and 911). I will be buying soon. My latest worry is this intermediate shaft problem. I would be devestated if I had a catastrophic engine failure. I've done some research here and Rennlist but I want to hear more. I would probably be looking at '99 996's. Comments please. Thanks, C.