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Fastfishracing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is my only car, used for everything from the school run to trackdays and ring trips!

I've done 20k miles in the last 2 years and it's now on 73k and it's not missed a beat Smile
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PanozGTR
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Joined: 05 Jul 2017
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chap's. This is the first time in my life where l can't wait to go to Sainsburys.
 
  
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Phil 997
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Joined: 05 Dec 2015
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Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bomber wrote:
PanozGTR wrote:
Thanks for the feedback. The 911 really is an all rounder. The minus of hanging the engine outback is far outweighed by all the pluses. Thumb


Almost.... I use mine as a daily except in winter when I can't open the doors due to the windows freezing shut and not dropping when I try to open the door. Apart from that it does everything brilliantly


on the subject of frameless door sticking when cold , use gummi fledge on the door rubber trim that stops the glass freezing to the rubber on a very cold day. Thumb
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Ishay
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could use mine daily but I don't think I would. Yes it does everything quite well but I've recently upgraded to a manual 997tt and it just isn't stress free enough in traffic. Seating and luggage space is fine, but the heavy clutch, 6 manual gears, short first gear, etc is just too much work for small spaces and short journeys.

With my e46 daily in the garage for a while my wife's Fiat 500 calls to me for the true city car runs.

That said when I had a 997 C2 PDK the daily use even in the city was more tolerable.

Better than a 'silly' supercar for these things, but not perfect.
 
  
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Ishay
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could use mine daily but I don't think I would. Yes it does everything quite well but I've recently upgraded to a manual 997tt and it just isn't stress free enough in traffic. Seating and luggage space is fine, but the heavy clutch, 6 manual gears, short first gear, etc is just too much work for small spaces and short journeys.

With my e46 daily in the garage for a while my wife's Fiat 500 calls to me for the true city car runs.

That said when I had a 997 C2 PDK the daily use even in the city was more tolerable.

Better than a 'silly' supercar for these things, but not perfect.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Bomber wrote:
PanozGTR wrote:
Thanks for the feedback. The 911 really is an all rounder. The minus of hanging the engine outback is far outweighed by all the pluses. Thumb


Almost.... I use mine as a daily except in winter when I can't open the doors due to the windows freezing shut and not dropping when I try to open the door. Apart from that it does everything brilliantly


on the subject of frameless door sticking when cold , use gummi fledge on the door rubber trim that stops the glass freezing to the rubber on a very cold day. Thumb


Thanks Phil, thanks to this forum (and possibly your advice to other members) I've got myself some, too late for last winter but I'll be ready this winter Thumb
 
  
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MaxA
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 997 was my daily, and I did 20,000km in 20 months. It's currently in storage, but I'll go back to Dubai and get it at the end of the summer, or rather, I'll stick it into a container. When it arrives, it will be put back into service as my daily again. AWD beats FWD for winter duty. All I need is a set of Nokian winter tyres. And some antifreeze.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is my daily driver but I do work from home, so it doesn't clock to many miles up. Had it just over 2 years and love it. Mine's a cabrio so is awesome in the summer/spring/autumn and winter days with the rood down, heated seats on is a joy. Very very comfortable cars and you can do long runs with ease. Wife loves it, takes a lot of luggage on folded down back seats and frunk.

Do it!
 
  
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clarkey979
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a daily driver (school run and work), which as my Indy tells me is better for the car.

This is my fifth Porsche and third 911... so once bitten it's hard to let go (all except one were daily drivers). In the early days it was a boxster with two of us. Now I have a family with two kids, its the family Porsche... the 911. Can't bring myself to do a Cayenne... but might be tempted by a panamera one day as four doors would be more 'sensible'.

My family is very tall, so I've gone for a tip auto for the first time - gives me that extra seat position flexibility on short trips and on occasion when we all want to travel in the 911, most of the time its just me and one or two others and that works fine.

Luggage wise it's great, very flexible - though cricket season has proved challenging!!!

As suggested some of the magic of driving a 911 is lost as a daily... except when it is given some TLC - beaming after a clean and interior going over, or a new part. Then it feels/looks magic again. Being a black car makes this sensation more extreme as it needs a clean all the time! Maybe choose silver if it's a daily? Oh and make sure you have heated seats for winter Smile

Also every so often when you get an empty road, maybe at night, it feels fantastic to drive away from the everyday rat race and rediscover the magic. Wind the window down and listen to those six cylinders, find a tunnel etc. I also really like it when the fuel tank runs low and it lightens up the front end, feels more 911ish.

So despite being used every day, it still feels very special to have a 911, I feel very lucky. I tried having a performance BMW, but it was dull as a daily in comparison. The 911 feels alive and quirky and that adds to the daily drive and makes driving to work more interesting.

What the car inherently hates is being stuck in traffic though, with the engine in the back the cooling system has to work that bit harder than a normal car. Also being an older car (getting on for 12 years now), you are always tuned into the possibility of strange noises etc (that might cost money and generally it costs more as a daily) that you shouldn't get with a newer car.
 
  
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Phil 997
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do like to be driven though and often hear that the garage queens actually cost more with little issues from lack of good use. Thumb
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CarreraMonkey
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Joined: 02 Sep 2013
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Location: Silverstone (ish)

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines a daily. It get's left all over the place all the time.

The wife's convertible is almost a daily too. Was used less in the winter, but still got used.

Our beloved X5 has pretty much been demoted to doing tip runs nowadays. Confused

I honestly don't think that a 911 costs more than a Golf to run. My v6 golf did less mpg than my 996 and way less than her 997 g2.
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PanozGTR
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well chaps, picked my pride and joy up on Saturday. Truly a dream come true. Best trip to Sainsbury's ever. It easily swallowed a weeks shopping with room to spare then the loooong!!!! way home. Also got pressganged into taking my Granddaughter to school. Sports exhaust switched on and lots of unnecessary noise. Just fantastic thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanozGTR wrote:
Well chaps, picked my pride and joy up on Saturday. Truly a dream come true. Best trip to Sainsbury's ever. It easily swallowed a weeks shopping with room to spare then the loooong!!!! way home. Also got pressganged into taking my Granddaughter to school. Sports exhaust switched on and lots of unnecessary noise. Just fantastic thumbsup


pictures!

I almost always go the long way home Smile
 
  
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PanozGTR
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to post some photo,s but l need an Idiots guide to posting pictures first. Can anybody help. Confused
 
  
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Phil 997
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Joined: 05 Dec 2015
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Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear you sorted with a great car mate. also that looking back at it as you walk way is perfectly natural , I believe its an affliction created in your neck from driving a 911 Grin Grin
re photos ,I have found the easiest way is to put on my desktop any pics to post then when you select the pic to post, right click see resize go to pixels and reduce to under 600 as thats the site max size save and post.
hope that helps Thumb Thumb
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James M-S
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Joined: 11 Apr 2017
Posts: 194
Location: Derby


PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations !!

Do you have an image hosting account?

Photobucket? FlickR?

If not I would simply google 'free image hosting' and take it from there.

James
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silvermilnec
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Joined: 20 Feb 2012
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Location: Leeds West Yorkshire


PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!! Take it easy with that right foot if your not used to the power of you are give it some beans Thumb

Hosting I use a app called "image size" set it to 1500 x 1500 select your picture press the resize button and it saves another pic the right size.

To post select choose file (select resized pic) then press add attachment and then submit Thumb
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PanozGTR
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks l will give that a go.
 
  
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