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Old 02-01-2019, 12:21 PM
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Default I'm thinking of bringing her out before spring.

As some of you may know, I just got my car last month on December 3rd. It spent 3 weeks at the shop for reasons I won't go in to here. I've cleaned it, polished it, parked it on mats, over filled the tires and have a trickle charge on it. I've done some fun DIY's to keep me entertained. Now I walk past that beauty every day on my way to work.

It's been freezing cold and snowy in Northern VA for the past couple of weeks. However, as weather is in VA, it's supposed to get in to the 60's next week. I'm thinking screw it and drive the damn car on the days I can. In past, w\hen I've gotten new (weekend) cars I usually get them in the spring, enjoy them over the spring, summer and fall and park them when winter comes around.

Should I be disciplined and sit out the winter until March or let er rip?
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these cars will not break if you drive them in inclement weather... they are made by germans... german winters are not mild

just go easy if you are on summer tires and the temps are low
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Drive it, it's not a Faberge Egg and is begging you to be driven!!
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I think I posted this knowing what answers I would get.
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:51 PM
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You must feed that inner Id of yours. So long as you can take it out long enough to get the oil temp up over 200 for a spell, DRIVE IT!

After a few weeks of below freezing, and then some, temps in Chicago are finally moving above freezing for a few days this weekend. Its wash time for me and my beast tomorrow.

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Old 02-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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It will be in the 60ís this weekend in Missouri but mine will sit until mid April when the weather stabilizes. Main reason being the car is clean and I really donít want to have to clean it again for a 1-2 day ďzipĒ around. I am very **** about my Corvettes and 911 as they get detailed after every drive. My other cars are another story. Itís all what you can live with and my rational side says to drive it.....itís just a car.....but it never wins the internal debate😏
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:05 PM
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I got my car late November of 2018 and thought I would wait until the spring time to drive it. A week later I couldnít resist and bought snow tires and wheels and have been driving it most days. Itís an amazing car to let eat dust in the winter.
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by adcampo View Post
As some of you may know, I just got my car last month on December 3rd. It spent 3 weeks at the shop for reasons I won't go in to here. I've cleaned it, polished it, parked it on mats, over filled the tires and have a trickle charge on it. I've done some fun DIY's to keep me entertained. Now I walk past that beauty every day on my way to work.

It's been freezing cold and snowy in Northern VA for the past couple of weeks. However, as weather is in VA, it's supposed to get in to the 60's next week. I'm thinking screw it and drive the damn car on the days I can. In past, w\hen I've gotten new (weekend) cars I usually get them in the spring, enjoy them over the spring, summer and fall and park them when winter comes around.

Should I be disciplined and sit out the winter until March or let er rip?
What tires are on it?

In my experience, if Pirellis, be careful if it is near 60 degrees. Don't drive them if below 60 degrees.

If the Pilot Sport 4S, you'll be better at 40 degrees than the Pirellis at 60 degrees. I've never driven my PS4Ss below 40 degrees.

As for a general comment, respectfully, suck it up and buy some winter/all-season tires and drive that car all year long! I can't tell you how wonderful it has been this season to wake up to a temperature of 25 degrees and still hop in my 911 and drive. Next year will be even better because I just ordered new wheels and tires for the Boxster and I'll be able to drive it all year as well.
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I'm on the same boat... My only issue is pot holes, road grit, salt and sand.
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I have Pirellis on my T and have been driving it without issues on warmer days (mid 30s and up). Tires actually warm up pretty quickly, maybe due to rubber stiffness/flexing. Not pushing hard though.

50s and 60s there are absolutely no concerns driving summer tires as long as you don’t go crazy. I make it a point to run my cars in the winter at least once a month weather allowing.
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:58 PM
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I feel sorry for those that donít drive their cars, keeping them pristine. My first Porsche was a 2002 911 cab. Never drove it in rain. Would never consider winter driving. Sold it for a big loss with hardly any mileage on it. Car never felt right due to infrequent driving.

I live in the northeast.

My 2018 C4S. Daily driver with snow tires. Car is a bright color but you wouldnít know because itís covered in salt. The most fun I have ever had with a 911 is driving this one in cold and snow. Great winter car in addition to warm weather.
For those dealing with rattles and annoying engine issues, daily driven cars seem to be less subject to them. Infrequently driven cars rot as they sit.

When weather gets somewhat warmer I may wash it.
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Originally Posted by phefner View Post
You must feed that inner Id of yours. So long as you can take it out long enough to get the oil temp up over 200 for a spell, DRIVE IT!

After a few weeks of below freezing, and then some, temps in Chicago are finally moving above freezing for a few days this weekend. Its wash time for me and my beast tomorrow.
Boy, I've seen Chicago is beyond cold! I heard this morning that you guys have like a 100 degree swing in "feels like" temp. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by 6flat View Post
I feel sorry for those that donít drive their cars, keeping them pristine. My first Porsche was a 2002 911 cab. Never drove it in rain. Would never consider winter driving. Sold it for a big loss with hardly any mileage on it. Car never felt right due to infrequent driving.

I live in the northeast.

My 2018 C4S. Daily driver with snow tires. Car is a bright color but you wouldnít know because itís covered in salt. The most fun I have ever had with a 911 is driving this one in cold and snow. Great winter car in addition to warm weather.
For those dealing with rattles and annoying engine issues, daily driven cars seem to be less subject to them. Infrequently driven cars rot as they sit.

When weather gets somewhat warmer I may wash it.
You have the right mental outlook.....now I just need to get it!
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:07 PM
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Thanks all. I'll take it out when it warms up a bit. Maybe tomorrow. Funny how excited i am. It's like I"m asking for permission and you guys said YES.

My car has P Zeros which are absolutely the worst in cold temps. None the less, I'll get them temp a bit and be careful. Might be a bit soon to start thinking of winter tire/wheels package. I really don't have to drive the 991, I've got a company car - A6 Quattro which is my DD.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:08 PM
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My thinking was the same when I picked up my new car back in December, cover it, plug it in and leave it till Spring. After only a few short days sitting in the garage, I located some new winter wheels and tires and have already driven approx. 800 miles since. I'll only take it out on clear, dry days when the roads are free of snow and ice. Weather next week is supposed to be in the mid 50s, you know I'll be enjoying it then.
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