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Old Yesterday, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
The anecdotal evidence from DFW hints that the problem may be more prevalent than we've expected.
Anecdotal evidence is worthless.
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I had a 981 CGTS. Traded it in January 2017 for the GT4. Didn't know about the 3rd gear issue. Didn't know about the issues with suspension. Had no idea about the strut towers. Drove it home from the dealer and fell in love. It was just that good.

Now I know about these things. And I just don't care. It still drives brilliantly. I still love it.

If it isn't for you or you are concerned, then don't buy one. But ripping on a car you don't own, providing no technical value, in an Internet forum... Find somewhere else to spend your energy.

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There are plenty of instances of it happening which is concerning when considering the idea of buying a new 100k car. I am waffling on my Spyder allocation because of this, my 987.2 doesn't have any of these problems or design flaw issues.

Also consider a minority of owners frequent these forums, not every occurance will pop up here for us to see. Only Porsche really knows how prevalent this is and they aren't talking.
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Originally Posted by chapmans View Post
There are plenty of instances of it happening which is concerning when considering the idea of buying a new 100k car. I am waffling on my Spyder allocation because of this, my 987.2 doesn't have any of these problems or design flaw issues.

Also consider a minority of owners frequent these forums, not every occurance will pop up here for us to see. Only Porsche really knows how prevalent this is and they aren't talking.
since you’re ‘considering’ buying a Spyder, maybe research the 100k car you want to buy. The Spyder doesn’t have the same suspension as the GT cars and there have been no reported failures.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Five12Free View Post

since you’re ‘considering’ buying a Spyder, maybe research the 100k car you want to buy. The Spyder doesn’t have the same suspension as the GT cars and there have been no reported failures.
718 Spyder will have the full GT suspension this time, I have done my research thanks.

Also why are you in the thread about STRUT TOWER FAILURES telling people not to care about strut tower failures? What is your goal here?
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Originally Posted by chapmans View Post
718 Spyder will have the full GT suspension this time, I have done my research thanks.

Also why are you in the thread about STRUT TOWER FAILURES telling people not to care about strut tower failures? What is your goal here?
allow me to retort to your witty response... I fail to see where Porsche has even announced a 718 Spyder. Oh you mean the testing cars and development cars? Last time I checked, those aren’t for sale. So to date, no Spyders with GT suspensions have been sold.

No one said we shouldn’t discuss these failures. But people like you are making it sound like they’re just melting while they are sitting there.

And I’m here because this is the GT4 forum and I own a GT4. You’re here because you’re neither a GT4 owner or buying one. Oh, wait... I get the feeling you’re just like a lot of people on rennlist these days. ‘Oh I would totally buy this GT3 if it had illuminated sills’ Or ‘I would totally buy this GT4 if it was for sale last week’. I think I have a better chance of taking over Canada with a high school marching band behind me, playing ‘we willl rock you’, versus you buying a Spyder.

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Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Five12Free View Post
I think I have a better chance of taking over Canada with a high school marching band behind me, playing ‘we willl rock you’, versus you buying a Spyder.
That might work.😂😂
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Originally Posted by Five12Free View Post

allow me to retort to your witty response... I fail to see where Porsche has even announced a 718 Spyder. Oh you mean the testing cars and development cars? Last time I checked, those aren’t for sale. So to date, no Spyders With GT suspension has been sold. Period.

No one said we shouldn’t discuss these failures. But people like you are making it sound like they’re just melting while they are sitting there.

And I’m here because this is the GT4 forum and I own a GT4. You’re here because you’re neither a GT4 owner or buying one. Oh, wait... I get the feeling you’re just like a lot of people on rennlist these days. ‘Oh I would totally buy this GT3 if it had illuminated sills’ Or ‘I would totally buy this GT4 if it was for sale last week’. I think I have a better chance of taking over Canada with a high school marching band behind me, playing ‘we willl rock you’, versus you buying a Spyder.
Amusing, but a little harsh... these issues do effect the way shoppers think about the cars though. I REALLY wanted a GT4, but I ended up buying a 997.2 GT3 in the last two months. The strut tower and 3rd gear issues were what swayed me. That said, I bet if I had bought a GT4 I really wouldn’t care about those items. It’s the funny difference between sitting on the sidelines and being in the game. For example: depreciation was a factor that I considered when shopping... I went with the 997 and it seems like the market has cooled almost 10k in the last few months. When I was on the sideline I would have found that type of swing offputting, but as someone who gets to own and drive one of these cars I really don’t care about the depreciation anymore. It would be nice if Porsche was more ahead of these types of things instead of being reactive, or accusing the owners of mistreatment. I’m a tier one suspension component supplier, and any failure of my components that would cause a front wheel to come lose from the car would be affectionately referred to as a “family killer” off the record. Consequently we don’t have ANY failures of that nature. If we did, even in small numbers, it would be a big deal. Wheels staying on cars needs to be a 6 sigma kind of thing; like airplane crash occurrences. It’s unacceptable for thre body tub to not be the most durable part of the car.

If i had one in my garage would it bother me? Probably not. I’d drive the wheels off the thing.......possibly pun intended.
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Originally Posted by Five12Free View Post

allow me to retort to your witty response... I fail to see where Porsche has even announced a 718 Spyder. Oh you mean the testing cars and development cars? Last time I checked, those aren’t for sale. So to date, no Spyders with GT suspensions have been sold.

No one said we shouldn’t discuss these failures. But people like you are making it sound like they’re just melting while they are sitting there.

And I’m here because this is the GT4 forum and I own a GT4. You’re here because you’re neither a GT4 owner or buying one. Oh, wait... I get the feeling you’re just like a lot of people on rennlist these days. ‘Oh I would totally buy this GT3 if it had illuminated sills’ Or ‘I would totally buy this GT4 if it was for sale last week’. I think I have a better chance of taking over Canada with a high school marching band behind me, playing ‘we willl rock you’, versus you buying a Spyder.
Damn!



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2 years ago a friend in his GT4 had a high speed impact at a road works ditch, equivalent to a large deep pot hole.
He said it was quite a significant impact and scared the living daylights out of him, to this day his car is in perfect condition with no signs of any damage and he drives his car very hard.
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