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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#1720 of 2175 Re: Nissan GT-R - 997 Turbo Performance with a 911 Carrera Price Tag [bf109ace]
Oct 20, 2007 (8:24 am)
The performance on paper looks impressive, but the car iself looks butt ugly. And it's probably the 1 in 100 (not me) buyers of a 911 Turbo that can effectively use the extra power over a 911S.
Whether you like the German styling of the 911 or the Italian styling of the F430, it appears that you would need to be nearly blind to think this Mattel Toy "transformerd" version of a 350Z and G35 is attractive. And if you are nearly blind, you are going to have a tough time driving it.
Personally, I think Nissan might want to focus upon giving us a 350Z that isn't grossly overweight and underwhelming in performance at the $30-$35k level before they try tackling the supercar level. I found the 350Z to be a complete noncontender when I bought a Honda S2000 over a Porsche Boxster in 2001. I'd advise them to try to at least become competitive in their club champinonship before entering the US Open.
#1721 of 2175 Re: Swapping shell over drivetrain [bluemule55]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2007 (9:23 pm)
bluemule55, "Porsche 911" #1717, 2 Sep 2007 9:26 pm
You'd probably want to use the G50 transmission (starting in 1987) and if possible a 1988/89 engine with the Bosch DME injection system.
If you put a newer motor into an older 80s 911 with the 915 transmission, you're probably going to blow the trans out. It's not strong enough.
Nothing wrong with a 914--it's a cheaply built car that's true, with a VW engine, but it's a pretty fierce autocross car and still does very very well in SCAA.
Actually building a 914 with a Porsche 3.2 motor would be way fun.
Actually why don't you just buy an 88-89? They're great cars just as they are.
#1722 of 2175 Re: Nissan GT-R - 997 Turbo Performance with a 911 Carrera Price Tag [habitat1]
Oct 23, 2007 (10:26 am)
I believe you have a 911. This is a little off topic but have you tried putting a child seat or booster seat in the back seat? Thanks
#1724 of 2175 Re: Nissan GT-R - 997 Turbo Performance with a 911 Carrera Price Tag [upstatedoc]
Oct 23, 2007 (6:07 pm)
Child Seats Can Be Done! While I don't own a 911 or any Porsche for that matter, I have seen with my own perfect 20/20 vision a 997 911 Turbo with 2 (YES TWO) forward facing child seats in the back.
#1725 of 2175 Porche 1999 Carrera S convertable
Oct 23, 2007 (9:30 pm)
I have an 1999S I love this car, I need to replace one of the light bulbs in the head light. I have the bulb but not sure on how to take off head light or do you pull the black tabs in the trunk next to the head light? If any!one can help me please get back to me. I just spend 1500.00 on a oil leak. Please get back to me asap ! I can't drive the car at night, rosannewilsonvolcano.net I live up in the Jackson Californa up in the mountains and it take 2 hrs to get to a porche dealer in Rosevile .
#1726 of 2175 Re: Nissan GT-R - 997 Turbo Performance with a 911 Carrera Price Tag [upstatedoc]
Oct 24, 2007 (4:29 am)
I haven't attempted putting a child/booster seat in the car. My youngest was on the bubble of needing a booster seat at the time of purchase - and she's still in a booster seat for long trips in our MDX - mostly because of the flat bench seat and high seatbelts. But the rear seats in the 911 are much more form fitting and and seat belt location in the 911 is across her chest (not neck).
Another factor in the Cab vs. Coupe is that the Cab seatbacks are almost vertical, while the coupes are more naturally angled back, with a little more room. I think that helps accomodate child seats much better in the coupe.
#1727 of 2175 Re: Nissan GT-R - 997 Turbo Performance with a 911 Carrera Price Tag [tomtomtom]
Oct 24, 2007 (4:57 am)
Thanks for the link. Did it say what seats are compatible with certain vehicles? I couldn't find it.
Oct 24, 2007 (8:55 am)
No, it doesn't but a few 997 owners from the Rennlist forum recommended this seat.
#1729 of 2175 Re: Nissan GT-R - 997 Turbo Performance with a 911 Carrera Price Tag [nyccarguy]
Oct 24, 2007 (10:55 am)
Now, this is important, could you see if they were child seats or booster seats? This is the selling point to the wife. Sure honey we can ALL go in the car The little one is 2 yrs and still in a child seat (Britax, if that makes any difference) Thanks