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kozzi
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you are a large chap, then car can become uncomfortable after a time; I use mine in between 3 other vehicles and that is the first thing I notice. Fortunately I use mine for fun so don’t let it worry me too much
Fab car the 997.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rabbitstew wrote:
The 997 is a cracking daily driver. I used mine daily for the last 3.5 years and covered 50,000 miles in it, sun, snow & rain. Even did 5 hours in one day driving in it earlier in the year.


Yeah These cars a great dailies. I did 20k last year and the car has been fab (started on 43k now on 63k). BUT these cars are getting on a bit now and will need certain long life inspections/repairs to keep in fine fettle. Still an everyday super-car though.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The 997 is a cracking daily driver. I used mine daily for the last 3.5 years and covered 50,000 miles in it, sun, snow & rain. Even did 5 hours in one day driving in it earlier in the year.


It's a great car, more than comfortable and very competent. I once did a track day with the Porsche club, and it was 4 hours each way. Plus the time on the track in DE and in open track. The car didn't miss a beat.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
rabbitstew wrote:
The 997 is a cracking daily driver. I used mine daily for the last 3.5 years and covered 50,000 miles in it, sun, snow & rain. Even did 5 hours in one day driving in it earlier in the year.


It's a great car, more than comfortable and very competent. I once did a track day with the Porsche club, and it was 4 hours each way. Plus the time on the track in DE and in open track. The car didn't miss a beat.


Awesome. Plus I find the feeling when you walk out of your office, and see your 997 sitting in the car park is awesome. Not to mention the feeling when you start her up & drive off. Makes going to work more bearable.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines a daily driver, it's actually a effective family car.

Kids jump in the back and on the Targa the rear window pops open and you can get the seats down for loads of space.

here's a load I had to haul to Fedex

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just turned 92,000 miles in 997 and owned for approaching 13 to 14 years since buying new in 2007. I struggle to let go of the 997 even after all this time and with the added allure of the latest exotic supercars currently available on spectacular deals. I like the relative ease of ownership/low running costs. £25k-£35k for a good condition 997 C4S hard to walk past but if buying today I'd chuck a few more quid in and buy an M2 or used Alfa Guilia QF. If only one car sure not as special as a 911 but they will have all the latest tech which really makes town and commute type driving far easier. You won't be short changed with a C4S though on those early morning runs and it will always feel a bit special being a 911.
 



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rabbitstew wrote:
MaxA wrote:
rabbitstew wrote:
The 997 is a cracking daily driver. I used mine daily for the last 3.5 years and covered 50,000 miles in it, sun, snow & rain. Even did 5 hours in one day driving in it earlier in the year.


It's a great car, more than comfortable and very competent. I once did a track day with the Porsche club, and it was 4 hours each way. Plus the time on the track in DE and in open track. The car didn't miss a beat.


Awesome. Plus I find the feeling when you walk out of your office, and see your 997 sitting in the car park is awesome. Not to mention the feeling when you start her up & drive off. Makes going to work more bearable.


Agreed. Always a happy moment to fire up the 997 in the office car park (especially as mine is underground!).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've arranged to see a few cars over the next week or so, so we'll see how things go. Although the roads here are more like rivers just now, so maybe I should be looking at a new boat instead!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after viewing a few cars of both 996 band 997 variety, I ended up getting a lovely 997 C4S yesterday.

Just driven it back to Scotland from the south of England, so a nice 600 odd mile drive to get to know it. Have to say I am very impressed so far, it was very comfy for the motorway cruise and handled the country roads very well too! (only to be expected I suppose!)

I am looking forward to getting to know it properly over the coming months, but first impressions are very good!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff! Enjoy the new wheels thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Useless

Come on you know the drill.

Congratulations, 600 miles is quite far north!

I’ve done Midlands to Ross-shire in mine a few times. Some cracking roads through the Cairngorms. Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took the long way home, I actually love just north of Glasgow but detoured to visit family then had to come home via Edinburgh Airport to collect my other car. None of which was a chore in the new car!

I’ll post some more pics later when I get home if it’s still light enough to get some taken.
 



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! And a 600 mile drive! I barely had to drive 2 miles home when I bought mine as im lucky to have a very good porsche specialist near where I live.
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