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Raptorace
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: 991 next week, worried. Reply with quote

Hey guys, I’ve owned 4x 997’s ove the years and currently have a 997.2 S Cab which Ive loved. Ive hung onto it because I’m worried about the electronic steering on the 991’s.
Spotted a 2014 991 S aerokit cub online and got carried away😂 it arrives next week!

The thing is that I’m one of those guys that takes his cars on track and European road trips etc etc and I drive pretty hard so I’m really worried I’m going to hate this electronic steering especially after over 10 years with the brilliant 997’s steering.

Can anyone here (who really pushes their car) put my mind at rest, ie has good expoenece in both 997’s and 991?
Thanks.
 



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You did not test drive it first and see what it was like?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
You did not test drive it first and see what it was like?

Indeed
 
  
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Raptorace
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope I did not. Crazy I know, it’s 200 miles away and snowing, so I just bought it on line as didn’t want to miss it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raptorace wrote:
Nope I did not. Crazy I know, it’s 200 miles away and snowing, so I just bought it on line as didn’t want to miss it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d go back to some of the initial reviews (YouTube maybe) when the 991 was first launched. I seem to recall they weren’t too bad when the reviewers spoke about the electric steering back then and you don’t really hear it mentioned now so i am sure it’s fine 👍
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raptorace wrote:
Nope I did not. Crazy I know, it’s 200 miles away and snowing, so I just bought it on line as didn’t want to miss it.


Good lad. More or less bought mine the same way. I can't be doing with dicking about once I've made a decision. Looks a lovely car and I'm sure it'll be grand. Enjoy!

PS Mine was as described and more Wink But I knew it would be.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
Raptorace wrote:
Nope I did not. Crazy I know, it’s 200 miles away and snowing, so I just bought it on line as didn’t want to miss it.


Good lad. More or less bought mine the same way. I can't be doing with dicking about once I've made a decision. Looks a lovely car and I'm sure it'll be grand. Enjoy!

PS Mine was as described and more Wink But I knew it would be.


Ive bought every one of my porsches online , never tried the actual car before I bought it , I test drove some others to ascertain what I wanted then just looked around for the right one .... buy from reputable dealer ... not many worries ...

don't worry , you will love it ...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my experience of 997 and 991 on road and track, if overall a 997 is 10 out of 10, then overall a 991 is 9.5 out of 10.

So nothing to worry about.

The electric PAS is only slightly noticeable as a "dullness" when extremely provoked (when compared to the hydraulic PAS).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think DRZ is about right I would have given the 991 a 9.

Just make sure power steering plus is turned off and then it is pretty good .
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimrod wrote:
I think DRZ is about right I would have given the 991 a 9.

Just make sure power steering plus is turned off and then it is pretty good .


Didn’t know you could do that! How do you turn it off Nimrod?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerbyJim wrote:
Nimrod wrote:
I think DRZ is about right I would have given the 991 a 9.

Just make sure power steering plus is turned off and then it is pretty good .


Didn’t know you could do that! How do you turn it off Nimrod?


Don't think you can, I had a 991.1 CS and a 991.2 C4S Targa and I didn't notice any button (not that I looked) Question
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can be disabled but its a Visit to the OPC but I believe it turns itself off when you reach 25mph anyway . I owned a 981 and the electric pas was as good as it gets but the 991 I drove during a Day at Rockingham was very different not bad but not as sharp as the 981.
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