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Old 05-15-2019, 08:11 AM
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Well hell guess that was a stupid question!!! Love the 100% positive response. Made that decision pretty damn easy.
Now to really start looking for one. I do normally drive the hell out of my cars as that is what I buy them for. Just was a little unsure about this.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:55 PM
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Here are two additional reasons to drive your GTS, first these cars are over engineered. There are not too many cars that can driven on the track 10-15 times per year for years and still be a DD. Second, if you scan the resale market, you will see that higher mileage cars do take a bit of hit but nothing like time itself. For example, a four year old 911 with 50k, will not sell for that much more than a 4 year old with 70k.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:05 PM
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I think there are a lot of us DD the .2's. I am on track for over 15K miles this year. Had a wonderful tour this weekend with the wife - over 600 miles in three days. Car was perfect.

Having a nice, fun car makes the trip more enjoyable. PPF will handle the bugs


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Old 05-15-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Psorcery View Post
This.. I forgot to add that its only a GTS.. Not a Carrera T or an Enzo.


Iíve had my Carrera T from new in April last year. Did over 15k miles in the first 12 months. Itís my only car and wears winter tyres in the colder months.

I donít find it too loud on the motorway, despite the reduced sound-deadening.

New springs (KW) are shorter & stiffer.

Still makes a perfect daily driver for me.

More modifications in July to up the power to 480hp.

You only live once...
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:09 PM
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Coming up on 45,000 mi.
Bravo drive that thing
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:42 PM
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I DD my Carrera T and it's my only car. Driving the T is definitely the best part of my work day, and I love winding it up on b-roads on the weekends. No regrets!

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Iíve had my Carrera T from new in April last year. Did over 15k miles in the first 12 months. Itís my only car and wears winter tyres in the colder months.
Wing Commander Over 11k miles in 8 months myself. I'm with you mate!
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:50 PM
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I have a 16" 991.1 GTS, SPASM, with all the goodies. It's the most enjoyable sports car 'Ive ever owned. Aerocup kit front lip went on last week, Aerocup kit rear wing goes on next week. I run Weissgold HRE RC100's during the summer, the stock satin black Turbo's in the winter. This car turns heads all day, every day. Fun AF problem to live with.

I bought it well, and I DD drive it. We have already put 10k miles on it since purchasing it in December, and I have zero regrets. I better understand the car today, and have come to fully appreciate what it really is after all the seat time. Perfection...

Philosophically, I invest in multi-family real estate and drive my 911 to enjoy my life, and the experiences it gives me. Cars your own to actually drive, invariably depreciate.

lastly, I also think storing a GT3/GT2 RS to rub with a diaper every week end, but don't actually drive is called masturbation / speculation. Plenty of guys will lose their shirts on the that program if they suddenly have to sell, - and that happens to the best of us.


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Old 05-15-2019, 03:04 PM
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About to crack 30k on my DD 991.1 C4S. Makes a great MTB hauler too

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Old 05-15-2019, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by zunayed View Post
I DD my Carrera T and it's my only car. Driving the T is definitely the best part of my work day, and I love winding it up on b-roads on the weekends. No regrets!

Wing Commander Over 11k miles in 8 months myself. I'm with you mate!
Good stuff! These cars were designed and built to be driven, by enthusiasts!
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by vansmac View Post
I have a 16" 991.1 GTS, SPASM, with all the goodies. It's the most enjoyable sports car 'Ive ever owned. Aerocup kit front lip went on last week, Aerocup kit rear wing goes on next week. I run Weissgold HRE RC100's during the summer, the stock satin black Turbo's in the winter. This car turns heads all day, every day. Fun AF problem to live with.

I bought it well, and I DD drive it. We have already put 10k miles on it since purchasing it in December, and I have zero regrets. I better understand the car today, and have come to fully appreciate what it really is after all the seat time. Perfection...

Philosophically, I invest in multi-family real estate and drive my 911 to enjoy my life, and the experiences it gives me. Cars your own to actually drive, invariably depreciate.

lastly, I also think storing a GT3/GT2 RS to rub with a diaper every week end, but don't actually drive is called masturbation / speculation. Plenty of guys will lose their shirts on the that program if they suddenly have to sell, - and that happens to the best of us.


Those HREís look terrific! Wanted to brighten up my GTS from the stock black satin centerlock wheels. What finish did you choose for your HREís?
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by schnell987 View Post
Those HREís look terrific! Wanted to brighten up my GTS from the stock black satin centerlock wheels. What finish did you choose for your HREís?
Thank you. They were painted Weissgold #539, itís a Porsche color used in the 80ís and on the GT2 RS Weissach wheel package. Totally changed the look of the car, with the Aerocup Kit, Iíve built a little nod to the GT2 RS, but a DD. Paint, donít powder, then clear coat.

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Old 05-15-2019, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by thesaintusa View Post
I am waiting for my GTS to arrive (not an easy wait). Realistically should be no more than 10k miles/year.

I plan on using it as my DD in the spring/summer and fall, weekends to the mountains will be with the Jeep.

No plans to DD in the winter as that will be the job of my Subaru STi, but I am seriously looking at a C4S as a winter DD.
Your going to love the C4S in the winter.

Morning fill-up after a spirited run in the middle of a snowstorm.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by phefner View Post
Your going to love the C4S in the winter.

Morning fill-up after a spirited run in the middle of a snowstorm.
Good lord! Yeah, my Jeep. Not my 991 . Great stuff!
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by phefner View Post
Your going to love the C4S in the winter.

Morning fill-up after a spirited run in the middle of a snowstorm.
Totally Awesome!!
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:34 AM
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I just bought a winter wheel set for my C2S. Pirelli Sottzeros and cup 4 wheels. I am going to drive it all through the winter. Even winters in New Hampshire the roads are snow free 95% of the time. I was sick of not driving the car for six months out of the year. Thereís no better feeling than finishing up work and jumping into a 911 for the drive home. Itís my daily rain or shine. Iím shopping around for ski rack and bike rack right now.
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