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You are in the Porsche 911
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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#504 of 2170 Re: 20K / Year Porsche 911 [sdbui]
Feb 22, 2006 (3:35 pm)
I've slowed down - 5,000 miles in the first 5 months - thanks to winter finally arriving.
But a big part of my decision to get a 911, especially the 997, was what I have determined is a pretty darn durable car. There is a RMS issue that may not have been resolved completely for the 997. But that is a one time issue that will likely surface in the 4 year/50k mile warranty.
I don't expect to get to 110k miles before needing new brake pads, as in my 1995 Nissan Maxima. Nor do I expect to have only $300 in total maintenance over 2.5 years and 20k miles with my Honda S2000. But I didn't buy the 911 with the intention of it being a low mileage garage queen. I am confident it will be fine for 12-15k miles per year for me.
#506 of 2170 Looks like 3rd place to me habitat1
Feb 23, 2006 (6:18 pm)
Not to quibble but I read the article in the link you provided and it looks like the 911 came in 3rd. Did I miss something?
#507 of 2170 Re: Looks like 3rd place to me habitat1 [dweiser]
Feb 24, 2006 (6:12 am)
Actually,unless I missed it, the 14 cars listed are not ranked. The slide show is in alphabetical order. I (generously) gave credit to the 911, based upon the opening statement to the slide show:
"The slide show that follows this introduction lists the 14 most-reliable luxury cars on the market, including Murry's favorite, the 911, which receives J.D. Power and Associates' highest marks for dependability."
Where did you see the 911 listed in third place?
#508 of 2170 You're right habitat1
Feb 24, 2006 (5:07 pm)
Not sure where my "came in 3rd" came from. I guess your wording, "Interesting to see the 911 took top honors" made me think the 911 came in 1st; that's what top honors usually means to me.
Feb 25, 2006 (7:52 pm)
Habitat1, you are a good resource on this board. Do you have any comments about the comparision article between the 911 and the new AM V8 in the current C & D? Their comment was that the 911 seemed restless and twitchy on rough pavement (99% of the Interstates above the Mason Dixon line) compared to the Aston. I mention it because (as you posted earlier) I am interested in high speed touring more than gymnkhana performance.
#510 of 2170 Re: Twitchy? [blckislandguy]
Feb 26, 2006 (6:39 am)
The 997S isn't "twitchy" IMO. I took it on a 800 mile roundtrip last fall, which included a large chunk of the PA Turnpike. Not exactly your best maintained road surface. And the 911 was much more "glued down" than my FWD TL sedan. I could take my hands off the wheel and it would track straight as an arrow. I was completely comfortable and rested after a 400 mile drive with 1 bathroom/gas break. Not something I could have said about my former S2000.
Last week, I had a business trip that included 140 mile highway roundtrip in windy conditions. I could feel the 20-30 mph sidewinds a little more than I expected, but when I set the PASM on sport mode, again it felt very stable at 75+ mph.
I wish the AMV8 were available to test drive here in DC. It is several hundred pounds heavier and, from what I understand, does not have as quick of steering, chassis or throttle feedback as the 911. Which may indeed means that it drives more like a smooth GT than a sports car on the highway. Hopefully, you will get a chance to test drive both before pulling the trigger.
#511 of 2170 in need of guidance
Feb 27, 2006 (8:07 pm)
I've been doing some homework on my next car purchase and need some expertise. These Edmund's forums have been of great info for me in the past. Here's the situation.
I want a true sports car. I drive an Accord 5 days a week and I'm getting bored. I keep coming back to the 911 Carrera S, but have one main concern among many tiny ones. From what I've read, they tend to have an appetite for oil. Why? I've read how well built they are, but this bugs me. What am I to expect? Thanks
#512 of 2170 Re: 20K / Year Porsche 911 [sdbui]
Feb 27, 2006 (8:18 pm)
I HAVE A 04 C4S CAB THAT I DRIVE 20K PER YEAR IT HAS NOT BEEN AT THE DEALER FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT NEW TIRES AND AN ALINEMENT
#513 of 2170 Re: in need of guidance [todd7]
Feb 28, 2006 (6:16 am)
I have 5,100 miles in a little over 5 months on a 2005 911 S and I have added a total of 1.75 quarts of oil. This was about what the dealer estimated during the break in period. I do not think this should be your "main issue" regarding the 911. Even my Honda S2000 consumed a quart of oil in it's first 1,500 miles of break in, and it only held 5 quarts compared to 9 for the 911.
I may be wrong, but I do not believe a properly broken in 911 is going to experience any/much more long term oil consumption than other high performance engines.