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Discussion in 'Porsche' started by cosmicdingo, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. cosmicdingo

    cosmicdingo Formula Junior

    Nov 14, 2005
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    Clemson SC
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    E Evans
    Got good responses from Fcar guys. but how many folks here use their Porsche as a DD? I'll hand up and listen.
     
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  3. 76Steel

    76Steel Formula 3

    Sep 8, 2007
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    Mike
    Just started the same thread a day ago w. same question - check it out - its right below somewhere in this section. Mike
     
  4. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 17, 2001
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    Joe Mansion
    I use my 997 C4S as my DD in Chicago. 40.000 miles in sun and snow. BUT , the engine was replaced this summer due to a faulty cylinder wall. Car was eating more oil than a fleet of Alfas and would have eventually caused engine failure so P replaced it. Wasnt very happy with service but at least it was covered by the warranty. Other than that, great car but expensive tires ...
     
  5. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Jun 30, 2007
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    I have a 997 C2S as a DD; almost 9k miles in seven months. No issues so far other than using a lot of oil (not as much as Andrew!) and a healthy tire appetite, made worse by four track days.
     
  6. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,700
    Fullerton, California
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    Jon
    My brother does the same with his 997 C2, minus the track days, and somewhat less mileage.
     
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  8. triode

    triode Rookie

    Oct 5, 2009
    21
    Boca Raton, FL
    All of my Porsches have been DDs, including my new GT3, the best of the lot.
     
  9. photonut

    photonut F1 Rookie
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    Nov 16, 2007
    4,079
    Michigan
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    Joel
    winter dd: turbo cayanne
    summer dd: sl63
    toy: 430 spider
     
  10. Tony K

    Tony K Formula 3

    Jun 7, 2006
    1,724
    Toledo, Ohio
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    Tony K.
    I've done close to 200k miles in 944s since the 1990s. They have been great in the hottest and coldest, driest and snowiest weather. Have taken countless long trips with them where relying on the car was essential. Many happy memories. One of these days I'll switch to a Cayman. :)
     
  11. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 4, 2004
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    Texas
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    David
    Its not a Ferrari in that other than a very few examples they are not "collector cars".
    If your not daily driving them your wasting money and opportunity.
     
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  13. Island Time

    Island Time F1 Veteran
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    Dec 18, 2004
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    East TN
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    David
    997 dd here too. Depending on where I go, I might take the truck.

    (hard to not drive a Porsche when the keys are layin' on the table! ;))
     
  14. 308 GTB

    308 GTB F1 World Champ
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    Feb 7, 2002
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    New Jersey
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    Barry Wolinsky
    #11 308 GTB, Jan 16, 2010
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  15. mclaudio

    mclaudio Formula 3

    Dec 13, 2003
    1,146
    Seattle area
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    Claudio
    Past Porsche daily drivers: 964 Coupe, 930 Cab, 996 coupe, Cayenne S
    Current: 86 Carrera coupe (minimal electronics, very engaging), Boxster (wife's)
     
  16. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    i daily drive my hot rodded 930 turbo whenever i am at my home in charlotte. up to 40k miles now...and 500 hp never gets boring!
     
  17. HobbsTC

    HobbsTC Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2004
    1,465
    Tallahassee, FL
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    Thomas
    Yep, 2003 Boxster S.
     
  18. indaville

    indaville Formula 3

    Oct 6, 2005
    2,275
    Louisville, KY
    My 911 is my DD. Cars are meant to be driven!!

    Matt
     
  19. 430rcks

    430rcks Formula 3

    Dec 26, 2009
    2,045
    West Palm Beach
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    Jason
    2008 Carrera S Cab. One of the best cars I've ever had!

    Had her for about a year and a half. 12k miles. No problems to date!
     
  20. Tony K

    Tony K Formula 3

    Jun 7, 2006
    1,724
    Toledo, Ohio
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    Tony K.
    So difficult to find a good 944/951 for sale. It seems that all of the good 944s are in the clutches of their long-time, enthusiast owners. :)
     
  21. 308 GTB

    308 GTB F1 World Champ
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    Feb 7, 2002
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    Barry Wolinsky
    Right. Like mine, Tony. This is the only Porsche I've ever owned. It really is a nice car....the Lindsey Racing RWHP Package makes it even nicer! ;)

    Barry
     
  22. maserich

    maserich Karting

    Mar 13, 2008
    162
    My SC Coupe was my daily driver for 3 years here in Phoenix. Very comfy and fun.
    The guy who had it before me also used it as a dd for about 6 years.
    Rich
     
  23. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    50 % of my client's in our "4 season" city use them as DD's.
     
  24. Rod

    Rod Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2004
    864
    South Derbyshire
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    Rod
    Been using my 993 as a daily driver for the past 12 months.. It just makes you want to jump out of bed and drive to work!!!

    Fun fun fun!
     
  25. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Apr 28, 2003
    47,441
    Texas!
    My '09 Cayman is my main man. The PDK makes it even better.

    Dale
     
  26. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,700
    Fullerton, California
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    Jon
    For dry weather, I could see a 356 being fine. I recently drove a '63 356 Super 90 and was surprised at how pleasant it was.
     
  27. Michael P. Messina

    Oct 13, 2004
    35
    Tampa
    I have a 86 911 whaletail coupe which I used as a daily driver for about 8 years with no major problems. I looked forward to going to and from work evey day, have a little fun and unwind from office stress. Stopped using it this past summer as the Florida heat just wore on me as we all know these ac systems don't blow ice cold air. May sell her, but If I do, it will be like saying goodbye to a great friend!
     
  28. badges2

    badges2 Formula 3

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Geneva, IL
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    Neil
    #25 badges2, Mar 10, 2010
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