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MaxA
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really understand the hatred of the Carrera/Targa/GTS/Turbo etc 911 4 in the Porsche community.

I've got a 4, and I drive it all year round, in the rain, snow, ice, sun, rain, pollen, gravel, and mist, because it's my car. I must say it's far less of a 4 than any of our previous 4WDs or AWDs, as, most of the time (which is to say about all the time), ooh maybe only about 100% of the power goes to the rear wheels (even the skinny 295 section ***** from Nokian Renkaat).

It is about as completely different to drive as it is possible to get from any quattro, Haldex, 4Motion, syymetrical AWD, Xdrive or Land Rover as I have ever had the pleasure to pedal over the years. And as far as I can tell, almost completely exactly the same to drive as a 911 2 - although no-one's let me out on a track in a 2 to date. Maybe it's just a bit bobbier at the front end.

At the end of the day, in my limited experience as a non Level 1 Driving God the main advantage of the 4 in my 911 is to pull me straight when I'm looking at trees and rocks dead ahead out of the side windows.

But that's just me. frustrated
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you debadged two otherwise identical cars (1 4wd and 1 2wd) and drove each one on a dry track..... very few people would be able to tell which was which. On a wet track... of course the 4 would thrash the 2! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:


I don't really understand the hatred of the Carrera/Targa/GTS/Turbo etc 911 4 in the Porsche community ...........

........... At the end of the day, in my limited experience as a non Level 1 Driving God the main advantage of the 4 in my 911 is to pull me straight when I'm looking at trees and rocks dead ahead out of the side windows.

But that's just me. frustrated



I don't think there's a particular hatred of those cars it's just that there's different types of 911 owner. Some prefer the purist versions (2wd, manual, rev happy) whilst others prefer the more composed all round driving experience that 4wd and/or automatic and/or turbocharged 911s can deliver.

I've driven lots of 2wd 911s and never had 'a moment' but I've only ever owned 4wd 911s as I know that with time I'd be inclined to push them harder and probably become complacent.

Like you I'm no driving god so I need 473 bhp, a Tip' box and 4wd to keep those that are in sight when I'm out with them. Grin
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