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Old 01-05-2018, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Conch911 View Post
I have a feeling that a whole lot of people- like those in Charleston, SC, will have to answer "yes" this week...
I’m in Charleston and will not be driving the 911 this week partly due to having summer tires and the salt on the roads. However, the biggest reason is people around here have no idea how to drive in the snow and ice.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:18 PM
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I think this is mainly a personal preference thing. With proper snow tires and limited amount of snow these cars can do as well as any other car. That being said my car is in the garage the first day I see these fine folks in NJ salting the roads. I have other cars I can drive and abuse during the winter and I use my car as more of a fun day toy than a daily driver.

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Old 01-06-2018, 10:15 AM
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Car will do fine in the snow but if you want the car to be a longer term keeper, then I would avoid it due to the salt.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:14 PM
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For those of you that drive in the winter and are DYIs, how bad is corrosion on the fasteners etc. underneath?
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny DB View Post
For those of you that drive in the winter and are DYIs, how bad is corrosion on the fasteners etc. underneath?
Virtually none. I drove my 2000 Boxster S for 13 years and 197K miles in Philly... snow tires in winter..... I did have some heat shield rot out very very early (around the cats?)... did some weird buzzing vibrations.... my Indy pulled it out and said "don't worry about it". The new owner of the car turned it into a track car and said some caliper bolts were frozen.... may or may not be related to salt..... and he is still tacking it fine (new engine as the chassis blew two engines). In short..... these cars will not corrode..... never had a radiator leak... nothing. Our 997s are buttoned up underneath even more than my Boxster was. Drive the car.

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Old 01-07-2018, 12:07 PM
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As it is my daily driver and only car I always drive it in the snow unless there is more than six inches unplowed. Here is a pic. One of the advantages of silver is it helps hide the filth.

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Old 01-12-2018, 04:59 PM
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Painted my car white last night...

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Old 01-12-2018, 09:16 PM
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I rarely even drive my 911 in the rain. I am someone who believes in the Proper Tool for every job. I have enough cars where I can use a proper 4WD SUV to handle snow duty. If I can't have fun in the 911, I don't bother driving it. Can a 911 do fairly well in the snow? Yep, much better than people thing, but why bother when you can own a much cheaper car that does a much better job and not put the 911 at risk of any damage or road debris?
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rodH View Post
I rarely even drive my 911 in the rain. I am someone who believes in the Proper Tool for every job. I have enough cars where I can use a proper 4WD SUV to handle snow duty. If I can't have fun in the 911, I don't bother driving it. Can a 911 do fairly well in the snow? Yep, much better than people thing, but why bother when you can own a much cheaper car that does a much better job and not put the 911 at risk of any damage or road debris?
ya that rain must be a killer
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by vern1 View Post
ya that rain must be a killer
Agreed. Never driven in the rain.

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Old 01-15-2018, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mike cap View Post
Upstate NY here and an average of 120” of snow a season. And probably that much salt too.
The salt and cinders the towns use would destroy my cars in two seasons. Both my 911’s hibernate for the four months.
Upstate NY as well here.

People don't realize how bad the salt/sand/rock mixture they use to control the snow here would be on a nice car. Front end be trashed in one season.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 1FlossedM3 View Post
Upstate NY as well here.

People don't realize how bad the salt/sand/rock mixture they use to control the snow here would be on a nice car. Front end be trashed in one season.
Your correct, it's not the snow, it's the salt mix they put down. A few years ago I ruined some nice forged Harley rims by riding all winter long.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:29 PM
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No way. My Jeep handles all precipitation.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:25 PM
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I always installed the snow tires and drove It as longs as the snow has been plowed but recently purchased a Subaru Outback for my teenager with a learners permit and I have been letting him drive to school and then I take the car to work. I got lazy this year and I didn’t install the winter tires so now I missing driving my mistress.
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