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Old 05-14-2019, 03:01 PM
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Iím sure this has come up, but Iím in the North East and Iím looking for a 911. My preference is for a 2005.5 - 2008 RWD coupe. This is not going to be a daily. With that said Iím seeing more C4s out there. I suppose it makes sense that on the east cost they would be more prevalent. My reasoning for avoiding AWD was avoiding the added complexity and maintenance on twice the drive line. In addition to this when I think of the 911 I think manual rwd sports car.

Am I putting to much stock in that ?
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:12 PM
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Seat time. Get some.


Did I mention some time driving both cars? I may have...
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:17 PM
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If you want the traditional, classic 911 experience, I would go with the RWD. I live on the East Coast but mine is not a daily driver so I am very happy with the RWD, the relative simplicity and lighter front end.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:26 PM
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Iím in the NE too, and I ended up choosing an 07 997C2S. I donít drive it all year round as we have 2 other cars in the family with all wheel drive. As small a difference it may be, I actually didnít want the C4S mainly because thereís a little less front trunk space too, and I wanted all the space I could get given I was coming from a Boxster that had a front and rear trunk.

I personally donít think of a 911 as only good in rear wheel drive, as the Turbo models are also all wheel drive and are pretty awesome. Just that for me, I didnít feel I needed the AWD in my situation.

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Iím sure this has come up, but Iím in the North East and Iím looking for a 911. My preference is for a 2005.5 - 2008 RWD coupe. This is not going to be a daily. With that said Iím seeing more C4s out there. I suppose it makes sense that on the east cost they would be more prevalent. My reasoning for avoiding AWD was avoiding the added complexity and maintenance on twice the drive line. In addition to this when I think of the 911 I think manual rwd sports car.

Am I putting to much stock in that ?
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:39 PM
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I have had both. The C4S is a little better in bad weather but quite honestly anywhere a C2 is going to get stuck a C4 will 95% of the time I feel.

They do handle a little different. To me the C4 feels more planted in corners and drives just a little different. Not in a bad way just different. The C2 is more tossable in corners.

Dont think you you can go wrong in either situation, but do drive both.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:40 PM
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I personally like the AWD handling , very planted
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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I prefer the pure front end steering feel of the red cars. The AWD cars have a slightly more muted steering feel and a greater tendency toward understeer. With the rear weight bias of the engine back there over the driving wheels in a C3, they do just fine in the rain too. I'd only go AWD if it was going to be a daily with the risk of being caught in some situations worse than rain.
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