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Winter Hibernation

roja

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So Guys & Girls..

Winter is almost upon you up there in ol' Blighty (and Europe) and remembering the snow/ice/frost/grit and other less than perfect conditions to drive your precious porkers in....

...i was just wondering if any of you use yours in the winter months and if not what is your alternative transport???


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Nothing better than a drive in a 911 on a nice cold, dry, sunny winter's day, just like today. Hold on, wtf am I doing sitting in front of the computer at the moment??? See ya! :D

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although I have no garage, so the GT3 is tucked under 2 car covers but needs using as the battery on the car is so small that it is forever losing charge !

I do use the wife's 1.6 Focus for those quick trips.... but then again it takes at least 10 mins between getting to my car, taking off the covering, getting some life in the car then manoeuvring it backwards down the driveway (the only way to get out!).... at which point the Focus is much faster !


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Sundeep on 19 November 2006
although I have no garage, so the GT3 is tucked under 2 car covers

Sundeep - be really careful when using more than one layer - I bought a pretty 356A Cab that had been kept with two covers on - it was covered in blisters when the owner pulled it out!

Aparantly what happens - with one cover any moisture that's picked up can still 'wick' away to the air - with two, the moisture will be held between the layers and with changes in temperature, 'lift' the paint off the cars surface :eek:

I've seen it happen and it wasn't pretty :roll:

Philip

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I drive my C4S virtually every day, come rain or shine. I don't think I could 'lock' her away for months :(

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Philip Taysom on 19 November 2006

Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Sundeep on 19 November 2006

although I have no garage, so the GT3 is tucked under 2 car covers
Sundeep - be really careful when using more than one layer - I bought a pretty 356A Cab that had been kept with two covers on - it was covered in blisters when the owner pulled it out!Aparantly what happens - with one cover any moisture that's picked up can still 'wick' away to the air - with two, the moisture will be held between the layers and with changes in temperature, 'lift' the paint off the cars surface :eek:
I've seen it happen and it wasn't pretty :roll:
Philip


cheers for that, I've heard the same so am having to be careful, although it is very easy to be caught out ! the problem is that with all the tree debris the full custom coverage cover was becoming very impractical to move and check, so the second one that doesnt quite fit enables me to clear off all the flying debris and rain water off easier.. still not ideal but I'm unlikely to own a garage for a long time :(

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Whenever there is snow or below zero temp forecast here in Switzerland i use my VW Golf VR6 (bought just for winter use) - or the wifes Merc estate........i used both 911s i have owned year round but had too many seat pinching moments and decided that a winter car would be a better way forward........


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Similar criteria to Warren, sub zero or snow and I will tend to use the big Green Trooper. Having said that if it is one of those crisp dry but cold days Sally is the preferred vehicle of choice. Roof open AC set to Hi and the seat heaters on, nothing beats it.

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Anything other than snow I usually use the 911 (that's why I bought a C4), but the Trooper gets dragged out of the yard when the white stuff falls.

Having said that I have been given a new Freelander 2 to use (for work purposes only of course :oops: ) until at least this time next month and I'm having so much fun with it I haven't even started the engine in the Porsche since I picked it up 2 weeks ago!

The 3.2 i6 Freelander 2 does 0-60 in 8 seconds, top speed in excess of 125 mph, and handles like a normal estate car - none of which is that special until you realise it can also climb a 30+ deg. slope on wet grass with 5 up, on the same road tyres, without even spinning a wheel - awesome!


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The C2S only comes out on days like this weekend during the winter. My daily driver is an A4. When i switch back to the 911 I nearly always end up stopping after half a mile to check the tyres are ok: The Audi's steering is totally lacking in feel.
Comfier car for the commute though.

paeffman.

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I have the shopping car for daily driving but miss the 911 too much and on any day that looks vaguely good it comes out....and if I sell the Bm then it'll be used every day until I get a replacement, even drive it in snow last year and it was just great.....

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No, never use mine in winter. In fact next weekends Birmingham trip is turning into a personal dilema...to Porsche or not to Porsche.....

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Wattie on 19 November 2006
 
The 3.2 i6 Freelander 2 does 0-60 in 8 seconds, top speed in excess of 125 mph, and handles like a normal estate car - none of which is that special until you realise it can also climb a 30+ deg. slope on wet grass with 5 up, on the same road tyres, without even spinning a wheel - awesome!

Landies are simply awesome. If anyone gets a chance do a serious offroad day. As much fun as a track day, & you'll be amazed what a big luxury barge will do. The Range Rovers are as comfortable as any Benz, BMW but can go anywhere. Amazingly the Sports are more capable offroad than the Defenders in a number of respects.

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SunnyD, you really should have a look at the Coverzone Monsoon cover. It's custom fit for the GT3 with soft fleecy/woven lining, has a very heavy and durable/waterproof outer skin, and it is a fantastic cover for the cr*p weather conditions in this country. I used mine in all conditions for 10 months until I got a garage, and it never failed me rain, snow, frozen water or shine.

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I, luckily, drive mine everyday - thats the whole beauty of a 911 for me.

Its just a shame i cant take the roof down everyday - hardtop goes on today :(
for a couple of months....


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