Last post on Oct 24, 2013 at 5:25 PM
You are in the Porsche 911
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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#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.
#1437 of 2175 Clutch won't properly engage
Mar 13, 2007 (9:16 am)
I have a 2002 carrera cab 6 speed. The issue with the clutch is:
When I shift gears and accel, the engine revs but the car doesn't accel with the revving. So when I go from 2nd to 3rd and accel, the car acts like the clutch is not fully depressed.
#1438 of 2175 Re: Clutch won't properly engage [megasrt8]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 13, 2007 (1:08 pm)
Does it slip when you take off from a stop?
Unfortunately, it sounds like you need a new clutch..