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Old 01-13-2018, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom M'Guinn View Post
Valuable insights? Well, I haven't got on it yet, so this is a limited view. But... all I can tell you is that it is living up to the hype so far. The whole car is just so effortless. Don't laugh but it reminds me of the last generation twin turbo RX7 -- it had a similar feel, albeit with less of everything, but they both made you feel like a way better driver than you are, all while being a pleasure to drive. I'm quite confident I'll never be able to use this cars limits on a track. Interior isn't too shabby either.

Lots of electronics to set up while the weather is down -- Homelink for the garage door, memory settings, personalized I-mode, blue tooth, etc. Good time for PPF too

My only potential knock is the "symposer" thing that vents extra noise in the cabin in sport mode. At least it's not fake engine noise on speakers, but it doesn't really help the sound cruising around town. It's more of a drone. Maybe once I floor it, I'll like it more, so I'm holding off disabling it. I find myself wanting sport mode for the more aggressive/normal shift points, but going back to normal to kill the drone. Normal mode seems programmed for MPG and emissions, so seems to put the rpms way lower than feels comfy to me. More often than not I end up in normal mode but with the PDK set to manual -- they I can pick gears myself without the drone. I may be wrong, but I couldn't find way to get the gearing without the noise in I-mode.

Another thing that surprised me is that normal mode defaults to shutting off the engine at stop lights (more MPG/emissions stuff), unless you turn that off manually. You can override that in I-mode however, and it doesn't default to that in sport mode.
Thanks for the preliminary write up. Enjoy.

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Old 01-13-2018, 10:19 PM
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FYI, these TTS's drive great in the northeast winter. Rain, snow, sleet, freezing drizzle. all of it.
Had my 15 for almost 3 years, and have 33,000 miles on it.
Regardless of weather, I drive it.
4 wheel drive and 4 wheel steering negates any bad weather, and the clear bra negates any road salt as long a I keep the car clean.
You can do whatever you want with your car, but don't you wanna drive it as much as possible? I do, and I do.
When the new one comes in May, I will be doing that same thing. It's an amazing machine. Why keep it in the garage?
Just my opinion and no offense intended to anyone. Amazing cars, cars that were meant to be driven. I track mine as well. A high like no other.
The Turbo S was designed and built to be driven, so drive them.
That being said, in no way am I telling anyone to do anything with their cars that they don't want to do.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:20 AM
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FYI, these TTS's drive great in the northeast winter. Rain, snow, sleet, freezing drizzle. all of it.
Had my 15 for almost 3 years, and have 33,000 miles on it.
Regardless of weather, I drive it.
4 wheel drive and 4 wheel steering negates any bad weather, and the clear bra negates any road salt as long a I keep the car clean.
You can do whatever you want with your car, but don't you wanna drive it as much as possible? I do, and I do.
When the new one comes in May, I will be doing that same thing. It's an amazing machine. Why keep it in the garage?
Just my opinion and no offense intended to anyone. Amazing cars, cars that were meant to be driven. I track mine as well. A high like no other.
The Turbo S was designed and built to be driven, so drive them.
That being said, in no way am I telling anyone to do anything with their cars that they don't want to do.
(Did I just lose all my Turbo forum friends?)
Hey I grew up in South Jersey, and the weather isn't the same there as it is here in New England. Not only do we have to contend with salt, and sand, but they now spray this white chemical treatment
on the roads that leaves a "chalky appearance" all over your car. It can't be good for the paint nor for the rest of the car. So we need another good rain with some sunny skies to get out there.
We just have to be patient. Trust me I would love to get out this morning but it's very icy and not worth the risk.

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Old 01-14-2018, 04:36 PM
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Hey I grew up in South Jersey, and the weather isn't the same there as it is here in New England. Not only do we have to contend with salt, and sand, but they now spray this white chemical treatment
on the roads that leaves a "chalky appearance" all over your car. It can't be good for the paint nor for the rest of the car. So we need another good rain with some sunny skies to get out there.
We just have to be patient. Trust me I would love to get out this morning but it's very icy and not worth the risk.

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Oh, I totally agree, but "icy" and "salt on the roads" are not the same thing.
In no way did I suggest you drive this car on ice. (Unless you are doing a winter car control clinic).
Snow? Maybe. Slush, yes. The car handles great in winter weather, excluding ice or black ice.
That (ice) brings safety into the equation, and of course you should not take safety lightly.
I guess I misunderstood what you guys meant. My bad.

I was referring to the rain, dirt, salt, slush, etc. (Things that would get the car "dirty".)
A beautiful shiny car is only a wash away.
Sorry if I misunderstood what you guys were talking about.
Ice? Of course not!!
My bad.
Point was that these cars should be driven, not polished. That's my opinion, and only an opinion.
I'm sure there are many folks that only take these cars out on sunny, dry, and warm days. I know a few of those folks. To me, that's a shame. But that's just me.

Your car, your call....
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Please continue to feel for us.
Don't know if this helps or hurts. I didn't think I got any pictures, but found this one, taken as I drove, and actually think it captures the spirit of the day nicely. California coastline in January in a bright red Porsche -- come one!


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Don't know if this helps or hurts. I didn't think I got any pictures, but found this one, taken as I drove, and actually think it captures the spirit of the day nicely. California coastline in January in a bright red Porsche -- come one!


Painful is the word.

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Well, it's supposed to sprinkle tomorrow, so there's that...
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