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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#1426 of 2175 The new 2008 997 WARNING!!!!
Mar 07, 2007 (8:13 pm)
I presently own a 2006 997 2CS coupe, the first Carrera White 2006 in California. The release date for the 2006 997, I beleive , was Oct 1, 2006. Picked my car up September 30, 2006..but whatever. In my humble opinion, the best looking Porsche 911 ever! ( 993 very close 2nd place ).
Check out any website that pictures the 2008 997 with the slightly tweeked front end and the mildly tweeked rear end lights and bumper. The only thing I would have to say is WARNING!!!! Porsche should back off just a little on the tweeked styling before they turn this car ugly. At what point does the " Bangle " design take this beautiful car into the relm of the slightly wierd with the 7 series BMW and the 2004 5 series? Porsche, please be careful. Don't ruin a GREAT thing.
#1427 of 2175 Re: The new 2008 997 WARNING!!!! [chrmdome]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:14 pm)
Correction.. picked up in 2005.. ooops Chromedome
#1428 of 2175 Re: The new 2008 997 WARNING!!!! [chrmdome]
Mar 08, 2007 (4:19 am)
Sounds like we picked up our cars on about the same date (mine is a 2005 911S Cab that I bought new in September, 2005).
Just out of curiosity, how many miles do you have (12,400 here) and how are your tires doing as far as treadwear (mine appear to have at least 50%+ tread left). I was initally told to only expect 12-15k miles out of the rear tires, but it looks like they are going to make it a lot longer than that. I have the Pirellis. I've heard the Michilins are even better. Your experience?
Any other issues you have had in the last 17+ months?
#1429 of 2175 Re: The new 2008 997 WARNING!!!! [habitat1]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I work about 3 blocks from where I live and have been driving another vehicle to work other than my " toys " . I have a 2004 BMW 5 series with 6300 miles on the clock and my Porsche has 2230 miles on it. The 997 is my toy and I drive it only for pleasure, on my days off and on the weekends. A new Porsche 911 was a dream of mine since I was 18 years old ( I'm now 57 ) and I saw my first 911 in a show room here in San Diego, Alan Johnson Porsche in La Mesa California. I fell in love with the quality... the quality was my main issue. Anyways, my tires are like new, as you would expect with only 2230 miles. I have already rotated the BMW's tires at 4,000 miles and see basically no wear in the BMW's tires. Unfortunately, since the Porsche's tires can't be rotated, I guess we are at the mercy of whatever wear the tires allow us. Giving up long life for better traction and " stickiness " is the issue. I have not priced new tires for the 997 yet, with the rate I'm going it will probably be the year 2020 before I need new ones, but I guess is you have to ask the price you should not own a Porsche. -My daughters own Hondas and I'll let them worry about that.
#1430 of 2175 Re: The new 2008 997 WARNING!!!! [habitat1]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:51 pm)
I have an '06 C2S Cab that I bought in April last year. I currently have 11800 miles on Michelin PS2 and just like in your case, it appears to have at least 50% tread left, so it looks like they will last more than 20K miles which is fantastic.