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Albert Park

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it, I don't car about dirty cars its just the amount of salt that goes down on the roads. If there wasn't as much salt Id happily use all year round. I did read that its the rise in temp with the salt clad car that's not great so done go for a run then put it back in a garage without cleaning it.

My car was daily driven by previous owner for about 7-8 years, you can tell by the bodywork though Laughing
1999 C2 Coupe - http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=124107
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Joined: 06 Mar 2014
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Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The joy of using it daily - salt gets washed off as soon as it gets washed on.
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driven all year round in all weathers as the daily driver, it will occasionally go through a car wash in the Winter if there are a few nice days ahead and I can get to appreciate a run of cleanliness for a while. I like to keep the floor mats clean with a dust pan and brush though.
If the snow is too deep I’ll use the red neck pick up, it’s surprising how much fun you can have in the Winter, skidding these 996’s around in the dry is a bit dangerous in the dry in my hands at the speeds required.
I bought the car for fun and to tick a box, I intend to keep and maintain it for a long time but I don’t want to get too old to use it or to find I’m priced off the road by excessive fuel costs or penalised when the push for electric vehicles means that the combustion engine is taxed into oblivion so I’ll use it now.
I quite like the chipped worn patina it’s developing, I do hope it’s not affecting its resale price

2000 C2 996

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Rik b

Joined: 14 Sep 2019
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m going to use mine on and off all the way through the winter just because I love driving it....
I get up and have a choice of lovelyness to drive. I’m lucky as my car has a heater and wipers 😂

Tomorrow it goes back into the garage that fitted a windscreen so badly my drivers footwell could’ve been home to some fish.... let’s see what they say???
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SORN and hibernate fore me.
I've never driven my previous 911's during the winter. Salty roads and general mud and crap is no good for a 20 year old car IMO.
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